In-cab nozzle selection and automated tank and spraying system cleaning are features of the latest-specification Rogator trailed and self-sprayers.
These are Fendt products built in eastern Germany now that the Challenger brand has been dropped from the European market.
The Rogator 300 is a 4-model line of trailed sprayers with capacities of 3500-litres, 4670-litres, 5775-litres and 6930-litres, while the Rogator 600 self-propelled extends from 3850- to 6000-litres capacity.
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Both machines have a new 5-way valve intended to improve the filling cycle by allowing water to be flushed into the induction hopper at the same time of chemical containers are being rinsed. An optional electric suction valve can be operated via the OptiFlow control centre, which is also used to initiate an automatic rinsing cycle for the tank and all pipes at the press of a button.
In the cab, Rogator 600 operators can add an optional joystick controller for functions such as rear axle steering – for tight circle steering or crab steer to compensate for side slopes – and changes to the ordering process allow new machines of both types to be delivered with a second set of tyres and choose from 20 different nozzles sizes and types.
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Another new option is the eQuadSelect nozzle body carrier, which permits in-cab switching between four different nozzles – used individually or in combinations – to provide different application rates and spray characteristics.
With the 6000-litre tank, the self-propelled model can also have a new aluminium boom configuration with alternative outer sections that provide 24m (78ft) and 36m (118ft) working widths – in addition to 18m (59ft) when just the inner sections are deployed – to suit different tramline, crop bed or row crop spacings.
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Power for the Fendt Rogator 600 is provided by mid-mounted 4- and 6-cylinder AGCO Power engines with 170hp, 208hp and 227hp outputs. Driving wheels up to 2.05m tall are powered through a CVT transmission, and hydraulic adjustment of the independent wishbone suspension provides 45cm (18in) of ride height adjustment.
Type: Trailed and self-propelled sprayers
Key feature: High-spec spraying system; self-propelled Rogator 600’s low centre of gravity, hydraulic ride height adjustment and 40/50kph top road speed.
More info: www.fendt.com