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Well brother just got his r4045 120' the other day and dealer finally got the right nozzles in for the sharp shooter

Seen it my self for the first time today, and it looks dam impressive... Built like a brick ****house, blown away how much heavier it looks over patriot... Cab looked very nice...

He had a 4430 patriot before and it worked very well, so this was a tight decision

He said he's only sprayed a few quarters with it so far and this is his thoughts so far

Cab view in fold up is better than patriot, Deere gps is more accurate than patriot, his patriot was always jumping around because of gps...booms so far seamed as good if not better and height control on booms better than patriot....ride goes to the Deere, cab noise was hands down louder on Deere, and cab monitor still was assessing, as for hp hands down to case, he says he was maxed out at 14mph on a level field with Deere, with motor grunting.....

Dealer says it will get better during brake in:p. sprayer looks like it's much heavier than patriot, see how it is in the wet fields... And it's weight ballence on a scale

As for hills he had not tried any hills yet but is really concerned that it will be week because of hp

Sharpshooter is not the same as aim he thought, since his pressure was changing while speed was being reduced, needs more time to see results

Simplicity of outside controls looks basic but getting use to electronic touch pad, front fill looked good and positive air to clean out lines, case never had that

I hope to get in it myself and get some spraying done this week to compare as well, over all it looks like Deere raised the bar over older older series, but weight is still heavy... Price is:eek:
 

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I just took one for a test drive this morning (R4038). I liked the ride, the setback front axle felt odd (just because it is different that what I'm used to), the power was surprisingly good and it has some nice features that I wish I had on my 4830. There was a R4045 there as well and they said it had noticeably more power than the 4038 but I didn't try it. The sound level, I thought, was about the same as my 4830 just different. Where the 4830 has a high RPM 'whine' to it, the R4038 sounded more like a truck. Hopefully, when the time comes to change machines I can find a low hour 4830. Otherwise, don't know what I'm going to do.
 

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Well got to run sprayer last week, did I say it was over built...

Comming from the patriot early in the day I found the Deere to follow the ground on the booms not as good, hit the dirt more than a few times where patriot would of not, also found booms to be dancing more around fighting to find sweet spot

Found ride roughter than 4430 patriot, it seams the patriot floats more where Deere is much stiffer, found visibility better with booms in fold up postion on the Deere and about the same in field, little less neck fatigue with Deere because of seating postion compared to case

Sharpshooter worked same as aim, and did a fine job, Deere computer seamed ok, and gps needed a little tweaking, wanted to wonder in the hills but over all ok

Now for the biggest downside of the Deere, this sprayer is underpowered suvierly, we had dropped speed to less than 5mph on a few hills where patriot would of flown over... Motor just laboered very loud and we thought a few times that it would come to a stop... It's not 100 hp low, maybe two hundred... Can't imangine this in wetter terrain conditions, don't think it could be used, that bad

Also found Deere sprayer much louder in the cab, than what I was use too, using the phone was a peda

Positives over the patriot were that booms could be raised higher on the wings, to get threw tight revenes, I actually have a few that the patriot will max out on the lift with, where this Deere would be fine

Deere has more room at tank above to walk around

This review was on a hr of using it and was first impressions of it, with more break in time on engine, and hrs of running it it could be different, but the little I used it, I prefer the patriot
 

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First, I'm a Deere guy, but I feel like these sprayers fell waaaay short of all the pre release hype.

We have 2 4030's and I'm highly under-impressed with them. They are VERY heavy and sluggish. They feel like they have the same HP to weight ratio as Deere 4700. We traded 2 4730's in, and I do not feel like the new sprayers are worth the additional cost.

We have around 280 hours on each machine, and they both still feel gutted. I'm not sure if ours have laminated glass or not, but they seem just as loud as our 4730's, especially with a high engine load. The mirrors on the booms suck too. It needs a bigger fuel and DEF tank. I may be in the minority here, but the new cab placement makes it very hard for me to watch the ends of the 100' boom. I amconstantly looking around the cabs corner post.

The good: it's easy to load and easy to operate. Suspension is really nice. Boom is very robust. It's easy to load and easy to get clean. The new tractor cab is nice. It is also very easy to service.
 

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Update.. Dealer been out a few times turning up hydro so it's having better hydro hydraulics, but over all it's far from where it needs to be..

Be a great sprayer on fields where you can see all four corners thou..
 

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I know the front tires are setback on th r series making them harder to see...

Is the "right front tire" viewable from the cab when track spaced at 136 inch centers? (I'm sure it's probably not at 120 inch centers).
 
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