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Hey,

After a HUGE scare here in the east hills of the willamette valley last week (rolling an Apache 1210 on to its top)

We are now officially looking for a cab that has RPS(rollover protection system), does the new JD 4930's have a tractor cab, like a 9220 cab? tractors by law have to have RPS. Apparently the law states only tractor cabs need RPS and not really anything else, dumb dumb law IMO.

by the grace of God everyone is OK from this frightening experience.

Thanks~








 

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Well the sprayer was fully loaded, today we had engineers out to look at the site, and turns out the slope was only 34% << not even close to our steepest ground around 48%.

It was the first solution tank this sprayer ever had in it, its very unfornate, but the driver.. my brother is re-couping slowly but surely he should get back to better health, but his back is broken in several places.
 

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Hope he recovers completely.
Is it a new design? To heavy in the rear?
The JD 47X0 is very light at the nose end too, specially with the 90ft boom.
The 49x0 are better balanced.
 

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The weight distribution is MUCH better for hill climbing on the Deere, for one, Deere has a weight bracket and then the machine is able to have some front end counter balancing, secondly the back axle placement is placed to where the tank is completely in front of the rear axle,

Hard to see from my pics but the Apache has the tank sticking out over the back axle off the rear of the machine, thus when you go up a hill the center of gravity shifts much of the solution's weight farther back and raising up the front end, further complicating the machines performance on hill climbs as opposed to Deere.
 

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I too wish your brother a speedy recovery. Never like to see that happen to guys.

In this sort of steep ground a front mounted sprayer has the advantage over the rear mounts for the very reasons of better weight balance all round. Also makes them climb better.

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Quote:Well the sprayer was fully loaded, today we had engineers out to look at the site, and turns out the slope was only 34% << not even close to our steepest ground around 48%.

It was the first solution tank this sprayer ever had in it, its very unfornate, but the driver.. my brother is re-couping slowly but surely he should get back to better health, but his back is broken in several places.




good to hear that he gets better!! all the best!

what sprayer did you had before for spraying the 48% ground??
 

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For the steep ground we used to use a 7410 JD tractor with saddle tanks, it worked very well for us for many years, then we tried a 4700 JD and it never did the hills very well, the hydro drive doesnt like hills, even with traction control it still didnt perform.

we have heard good things about the 4720 and that it is much improved over the 4700, so, we are going to give it a try, one is on a truck heading our way =)

Basically our farm policy is now like this.... whatever the 4720 cant spray we no longer will farm that ground. It will either turn into a timber stand or left go.
 

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Better get a weight bracket for it and hang a full set of weights on it. That's what I had on our 4710 and it improved traction and handling a bunch! Specially if you have the 90 ft boom.
 

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Quote:For the steep ground we used to use a 7410 JD tractor with saddle tanks, it worked very well for us for many years, then we tried a 4700 JD and it never did the hills very well, the hydro drive doesnt like hills, even with traction control it still didnt perform.

we have heard good things about the 4720 and that it is much improved over the 4700, so, we are going to give it a try, one is on a truck heading our way =)

Basically our farm policy is now like this.... whatever the 4720 cant spray we no longer will farm that ground. It will either turn into a timber stand or left go.


Hillcofeller: First, and most important...I sure am glad that the operator is OK, that's the main thing
As for spraying the steep
ground....We have been asked MANY times....howcome the old, out
of date, pull type sprayer behind a Challenger of all things....well, it's about safety.....we go on 48% slopes ALL the time...with no
worries....here is a couple from this spring ....





Glad everything turned out OK down there.
 

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Didn't notice this post earlier, hope everyones recovering.
Is the weight distribution that bad that the machine "endoed"?
 
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