Italian sprayers make debut at Cereals 2019

Mazzotti self-propelled sprayers will be making their UK show debut under the John Deere banner at Cereals 2019 in Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire in June.

Visitors to the John Deere stand (631) will see a175hp MAF 3580 3750-litre capacity model with 24m boom on static display alongside a 300hp MAF 6240 6600-litre capacity machine with 36m boom, which will also be demonstrated in the Syngenta Sprays & Sprayers Arena.

John Deere bought Mazzotti, a privately owned sprayer manufacturer based in Ravenna, Italy, in summer 2017. Founded in 1948, the family owned business is known for its innovation and expertise, particularly with self-propelled sprayers sold primarily in southern Europe for specialist crop production, plus skid units for other manufacturers.

The sprayers being shown at the Cereals Event are suitable for large-scale arable crop production and feature John Deere Powertech engines with hydrostatic transmission and two hydraulic pumps, four-wheel drive, four-wheel steer with crab steering and high clearance up to a maximum of 1700mm, depending on the model.

The comfortable, high-specification cab features Category 4 operator protection as well as a joystick control, computerised display and diagnostic monitoring system, which also displays images coming from rear and optional front mounted video cameras. Hydropneumatic suspension allows comfortable working and road speeds of up to 20kph and 50kph respectively.

Additional features include hydraulic front and rear wheel motors, hydraulic track adjustment with optional automatic adjustment from the cab, easy to access spray controls and stainless steel, variable geometry, self-levelling booms.

Both machines can also be equipped with John Deere’s AMS precision farming systems, including the StarFire 6000 satellite receiver, AutoTrac automatic steering options, GreenStar displays and JDLink wireless communications.

 

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.