An AgWeb.com Farm Equipment Special
The popular Case IH Patriot sprayer has new performance features. The company is introducing the Patriot 3330 sprayer, with enhanced engine horsepower, an available 120-foot boom and an optional luxury cab-- along with a new level of power and productivity.
"This model's predecessor, the Case IH Patriot 3320, was the first truly world-class 1,000-gallon sprayer. But like our customers, we're always striving for greater performance," says Ken Lehmann, Case IH application equipment marketing manager.
"We started with the engine. The Patriot 3330 sprayer features the same reliable Case IH 6.7-liter diesel engine used on the 3320. But, its peak horsepower is increased by over 12 percent and peak torque is increased 5 percent to 789 ft/lb. at 1,500 rpm," Lehmann explains.
According to the company's new product announcement, the Patriot 3330 sprayer features a cab forward, rear engine design, offering the best weight distribution over the front and rear axles of any sprayer in the 1,000-gallon product tank segment. The Case IH design reduces field rutting and compaction, which is more important than ever, with the optional 120-foot boom.
Lehmann explains, "We took a new look at the mainframe, too, and increased the rail tube size from the 10x4x5/16-inch frame we had on our previous model to a 10x6x1/4 inch. So the new Patriot 3330 frame looks a lot like the frame on our larger Patriot 4420 sprayer.
"The payoff is in productivity - with the 120-foot boom in operation, you see a 20 percent productivity advantage compared to a 100-foot boom. With shorter boom lengths, of course, the productivity gains are even greater."
Case IH also is introducing the AutoFold Plus boom fold/unfold feature as part of the 120-foot spray boom package. With AutoFold Plus, the booms are raised out of the cradle and the unfold process begins with the touch of a single switch. About 30 seconds later, the inner-, mid- and outer-boom sections are completely unfolded and the center section height has lowered to its most recent setting. This return-to-height feature eliminates any guesswork about boom height when moving from field to field. Folding the booms is simply the same process in reverse.