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John Deere or New Holland 120' sprayers

Looking to upgrade to a 120’ / 1200 gal sprayer. Have had a 1000 gal Apache for last fewyears, was an OK unit, liked the mechanical drive and light footprint but boomswere built way too weak and no longer any local dealers so not going that wayagain. Have narrowed it down to eithera New Holland SP275R or John Deere 4930/4940. Red dealer doesn’t even call back with prices when I have inquired abtunits they have on the lot so not really interested in going that route……. What are people’s experiences with eitherunits? Any issues to watch for? Big differences between the 30/40 series orjust a newer series engine? There is abig price difference between 4940 and 4930 with same hours! thanks for your input.....

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Isnt the NH275 just a rear wheel drive miller condor? Would have to be cheap for me to consider. The deere 4940 is better balanced and stronger boom than 4930. Too bad your case dealer is so poor. The case 4430/4440 would be the product of choice between all of them. Often can buy a used deere 4038 for same price as 4940 and 4038 is much better sprayer.

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I know a Miller or NH guy here is about to get butt hurt but stay away, just stay away.....

I love front booms though, Deere now will be able to get parts so if front boom is something that has your attention take a look at them. I got to drive a STS 12 and it made me feel like I crawled out of something from the Stone Age getting out of my machine

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I'm guessing you liked that hagie better then your millar?

Our green salesman doesn't want to sell any 4940's around here. They have had terrible luck trying to keep them running. 4930 was decent just not balanced.

A 275R newholland should be priced way lower then the Deere 4930/4940. I know a few guys that have them and they are good for what they are but they aren't a Deere or a case.
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I was looking at the mechanical drive rear boom model..... have had good luck getting around with a mechanical drive up until now..... not interested in the front boom for 2 reasons - 1) haven't heard many good things and 2) I spray a lot of fertilizer on windy days and I think that would make a real mess!
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I wouldn't buy a second miller rear boom. When it works, it works good. But we have had years with a TON of trouble with our Condor A40, and some years it's great. We may have got a lemon, I have talked to another guy that has one and they havent had much for trouble. Luck of the draw I guess.
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Love our 4940 had a few hydro hose leaks when it was new.Spray over 50 000 acers a year and have only small issues like changing a sensor or something small like that ,but we do get a preformax each season so that helps catch problems during off season.I think its in my opinion by far the easiest and simplest sprayer to run having driven a case and rogator for a couple of days.
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We've had a 4930 for 5 years. I've had 2 hydraulic hoses wear through due to rubbing and one cracked coolant line. Cheapest sprayer I've ever ran.
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4930/40's are tanks in a good way and in a bad way. Not really any problems with either of them that I've ran or rode in besides hydro leaks on the 4940's I was around. Besides Cab cornerpost and different shaped tank I don't know what the differences are. Like previous poster said they are easy to run. If you are gonna go the JD route make sure you get the biggest tires possible if there is a choice. If looking @ a 4940 maybe stay away from the first year(2012?), but maybe that is just being overly cautious. No experience with a NH...
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The first 4940's (2012's) had a more issues with hydro leaks . Some differnces between the 4930 and 4940 are 4940 has 15 more horse power which does'nt look like much but is very noticeable. Tier 4 engine with particulate filter which has been totaly problem free,no urea. Also a display on corner post above 2630 with lots of info a quick glance and frees up 2630 screen homepages. Different wheel motors and more corrosion resistant fittings on hydro hoses.Bigger storage box on side and no more boom section switches on side console they were moved to display which is no problem since section control is automatic. 4940 has 11 boom section and 4930 has 7. 4940 has better light on front grill and on side.Just a few differences that come to mind

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