Re: 2010 RoGator's
Fold Flat Booms I'll give it to RoGator but why go away from it if they originally had it?
In response to your comment it actually is quite obvious. In order to fold flat with that old 854 design you had to get on that flimsy ladder facing toward the front of the machine, which was great for visibility but not so great for the operator. In order to make the ladder entrance from the side they had to raise the booms up at an angle to allow enough room for a person to pass underneath. Now that they have a front entrance ladder, they can again put the booms flat when folded, however there is one drawback. If I replace with a new machine it will require modifcation of my transport trailer or the ladder so that I can load it and put the ladder down. Even though the side entrance is not ideal, it is better for the operators that are using the cradle system for transporting their sprayers. As for deeres front mount ladder, perhaps they should come up with a better fail safe system to retract the ladder than the faulty seat switch that has caused two of the custom applicators around here to rip their ladders off when loading the sprayer onto the trailer. In a gator there is no way to forget your ladder because it is will not retract untill the park brake is released and will not go down untill it is applied,