I bought a 4410 last year it was the nicest sprayer I have ever drove. the 50/50 weight ratio makes it handle very nice. the cab is very quiet and controls are very user friendly We put aim command on ours seemed to help drift on windy days it is also nice to the get the even micron size for Round-up Overall it is a excellent sprayer
Have a nighbor that raises over 6000 acres of suger beets and many more corn and beans. He has 2 of the largest Case sprayers made (not sure the numbers). He had a local welder make 176' booms for them.
He (welder) never had a call from them all season.
Where I worked last year they had a 4260 that covered over 50 000 acres. They're upgrading to a 4410. I much prefered this unit to a 1254 rogator which is what I was used to. MUCH quiter and smoother to operate.
A little off topic but my cousin has a 4720 ('05) had a ('03) 4710 before that, and he runs a commercial spray applicator business. Last alone he said he could do close to 1,000 acres a day barring he had the necessary chemical and water on the sprayer. He has the 90' booms on his 4720. I believe he said last year he did way over 50,000 acres and has had to do nothing to his sprayer. The cab is just like all the other JD cabs, very nice to me, not sure about case as I haven't inside them lately, but the JD is very nice. I am not sure about Case's sprayers but I know the JD's rule supreme out here in western KS.
We tested out a deere sprayer this year and the biggest impression it made on me was the ride quality. That air ride suspension is just incredible. For the guys that run 12+ hours a day, I can see how a deere would make that less of an issue as the operator fatigue wouldn't be as much of an issue.
Has anyone run both a case and a deere sprayer to know the good and bad points of each?
He is getting ready to upgrade his reloading system. He is going with 3 nich plumbing this time I think instead of 2".
No HP has not been a problem. To my knowledge the only time he's gotten it stuck was when he was doing it right after a rain this fall, the only time I can think of. I will ask him exactly what he thinks when I go back to college and talk to him some more.
Quote:must be nice haveing that kinda grown where you can cover alot of acres
Yeah, if you're in an area that has 1000+ acre fields, then it would be easy to get 1000+ acres/day on the sprayer. Road time and doing headlands always seems to just kill your average acres/hour number.
Here in the rolling hills of eastern Iowa, we don't have the luxury of large fields. We have plenty of headlands and waterways to border as well.
Yea the ride quality in his 4720 is something else. I rode in it with him a couple time, he doesn't have the extra seat, so I rode on the console and it still wasn't a big deal to me. He is going to run this sprayer this year again and then trade it off, so this sprayer will have covered easily 100,000 acres and has not had a breakdown yet. He's thinking the 3" pipe should cut down his reloading times by almost a 1/3 which in the world of spraying is a big amount of time. He has picked up more acres this year so he might cover over 125,000 total on the sprayer, but as I said I will ask him more specifics when I go back to Colby for school again.