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Planning to move from a tugalong to an SP for productivity and comfort. Sick of being bashed around in a tractor!
Took a test drive in a 4 series Miller but was suprised how rough it was. Going through very shallow erosion ditches (maybe 2") it transfered a fair bit through to the cab.
How are the other brands?
 

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I went from a 555 versatile to a case 4420. With the 4420, by the end of seeding I would have to get a needle in my back so I could walk again. Never had that in the 555 and I was spraying at the same speed. Two years ago the seat broke in the 4420 and now it's down on the floor and doesn't move and my back has been fine. The seat won't be getting fixed while I have it
 

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Have a magnum with cab suspension and front axle suspension that we spray with. Just bought a old hardi saritor at seeding. The hardi rides much nicer than the magnum. It still gets rough were its bad like blowing out hills but I'm still averaging 5km hr more for a batter ride.
 

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The small frame Deere sprayers are by far the smoothest but not the most stable nor will they go some of the places a Gator will.
 

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I've gone from a 7720 JD with big flotation tyres and TLS front suspension to a 1396 Rogater and when it gets rough I slow down and I am still 5-10 kph faster than the tractor. I can spray at right angles to the sow lines with no problems.
It's a 2011 and has all air ride
 

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The small frame Deere sprayers are by far the smoothest but not the most stable nor will they go some of the places a Gator will.
Not sure I agree with that statement. When Gator went to the air ride suspension along with the air ride cab the ride was certainly not worse than a JD 4730 or 4830, but like you say, a Gator will go places a deere cant. (this still holds true today to due to huge weight diffrences, not the weak hydros they used to have) and you will probably be able to run a gator for 4000 hours before your boom tips look like they went to Iraq. Of all the sprayers I've tried I havent seen any come close to the boom stability of a Gator and I also agree with you on that point.
 

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WIllmar sprayers with the scissor air ride suspension and air ride seat are smoother than the older Deere's for sure. And way smoother than a patriot (2nd gen)... The new gators have a similar suspension system with the air everything.



Are you looking for new or used?
 

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WIllmar sprayers with the scissor air ride suspension and air ride seat are smoother than the older Deere's for sure. And way smoother than a patriot (2nd gen)... The new gators have a similar suspension system with the air everything.

Are you looking for new or used?
Used. And not in the 300-400K range
More like 120-180K
 

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Sounds like you need a old hardi saritor.
Yea Snake I was looking at Saritors. My brother has one. Trouble is they are only 2WD and I have a fair bit of clay river country that a 2wd would get stuck in 50% of the years. I am close to closing on a Goldacres with 4wd so will see how that goes.
 
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