THE NEW PATRIOT 250 EXTREME SPRAYER
Case IH has introduced its new Patriot 250 Extreme sprayer as the entry-level option in the four-model Patriot range, offering an easier step-up to self-propelled spraying for farmers who previously had to rely on tractor-pulled sprayers. The right and left booms of the new Patriot are independent, with a total span of 27 metres and the boom height can be varied from 60 to 220 cm fewer passes and a greater sprayed area. The booms are fed by a 2,500-litre solution tank and a 280-litre rinse tank, with a 36.5-litre chemical eductor. The 1.7 metre-high chassis affords best-in-class ground clearance of 1.6 metres, making it possible to work in taller crops. For the flexibility needed when spraying different crops, the wheel track can be varied from 250 to 305 cm. It is powered by a strong and proven FPT 4.5-litre in-line four-cylinder engine with common rail injection and a turbo intercooler, this makes 165 horsepower. To put all of this power to good use, traction assist for the 4x4 hydraulic transmission is standard.