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The sprayer is often the most used implement on the farm and is, therefore, an important investment. Self-propelled sprayers have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their numerous benefits over traditional trailed sprayers. When considering the factors of return on investment, operator comfort, height of the machine, and purchase price, it is clear that self-propelled sprayers offer advantages that make them a smart investment for farms over 1000 hectares or more.
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Additionally, self-propelled sprayers have a more even weight distribution, reducing soil compaction which helps to protect delicate fields from damage. This also means that crops are less likely to be affected by tire tracks, increasing yields and improving overall returns.
The height of self-propelled sprayers is another important factor to consider. These machines are designed to be much taller than trailed sprayers. This is particularly beneficial for farmers working with tall crops or those in areas with challenging topography. The higher height of self-propelled sprayers also makes it easier for the operator to monitor the application process and make adjustments as needed, improving the accuracy of the application and reducing waste.
Another, and maybe to most important advantage of self-propelled sprayers is the comfort and ease of use for the operator. With self-propelled sprayers, operators sit in a comfortable cab, which is often air-conditioned and equipped with modern technology like GPS and auto-steering systems. This not only reduces the physical stress of operating the machine, but also allows the operator to work more efficiently and accurately, further increasing the return on investment.
Whether working with tall crops, challenging topography, or just looking for a more efficient application process, self-propelled sprayers are a valuable investment that will provide a long-lasting and cost-effective solution for years to come.
Ultimately, the choice between a self-propelled sprayer and a boom sprayer will depend on the specific needs and circumstances of the individual farmer or operation.
The good thing is that, whatever your needs are, HARDI Australia has you covered with our extensive range of hand-held , pick-up , linkage , trailed and self-propelled sprayers from 1.5 litres to a whopping 10,000 litres and application options from handguns to 54.5 metre booms.