The advent of Roundup Ready crops led many farmers to begin applying their own herbicides. Resistant weeds have changed the focus of herbicide use, but many growers still need to be able to improve the accuracy of their applications. AGCO’s Craig Miller talked about his company’s offering for that market in this interview at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill.
The new RG700 sprayer was designed from the ground up for farmers who want to do their own spraying. The 700-gallon tank is aimed at small- to medium-sized growers, but it can also be used by dealers and custom applicators to get into smaller or unusually shaped fields.
Miller says the RG700 is equipped with a 165-horsepower high-torque engine that provides more consistent power to the ground to allow it to pull through hills, rough terrain and soft, wet ground. It features AGCO’s advanced selective catalytic reduction or SCR technology that meets EPA Tier 4i requirements.
It also features the AWD Smart Drive system that helps it maintain consistent field speed without shifting and traction with all four wheels remaining on the ground. The system adjusts the turning speed of the wheels in turns and in rough terrain to make sure it provides a consistent application rate through the field, according to Miller.
The RG700 was one of several new products introduced at the Farm Progress show. For more information on the RG700, visit www.applylikeapro.com/RG700.