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Berthoud launches two new Sprayers at SIMA 2017 - HERMES & VANTAGE

Berthoud launched two new products at SIMA 2017: Hermes - Mounted (replaces FORCE) Vantage - Trailed (replaces TENOR)   The VANTAGE range of trailed sprayers which replaces the TENOR:- Tank Sizes of 2800, 3500, 4300, 5500 and 6700 litres - boom types ranging from 24 to 44 m (AXIALE II, KONDOR, EKTAR B2, EKTAR B3 and AXIALE 36/38).- Available in two regulation versions: DPAE and DPM associated with new control units.   Hermes - small tractor mounted sprayer which replaces the FORCE The HERMES is available with a choice of 3 tank sizes: 800, 1000 and 1200 litres  Ream folding Booms : A new range of ALSR rear-folding booms in 15, 16 or 18 metres. This new boom with 3 steel...

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Berthoud Raptor - Mid Cycle Re-Launch

Berthoud unveil Raptor upgrades for 2016 Berthoud’s Raptor self-propelled sprayers have pushed even further in their quest for innovation with upgrades providing greater operator convenience and comfort, reduced all-round cost with even better performance. The BOSCH REXROTH hydrostatic transmission now has ECO functionality as standard. The operator sets a forward speed for the machine which automatically adjusts its engine and hydrostatic rate according to the load. This mode may also be combined with cruise control enabling the operator to predefine his working speed. The 3 speed ranges have been developed to reach 0-18 / 0-25 spraying modes and 0-40kph road speed enabling fuel consumption to be optimised and provides the operator with more flexible use and comfort. In the cab...

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News Story - Bought ‘sight unseen’

News Story - Bought ‘sight unseen’ Blind faith can pay off, as in the case of W B Ritchie Farms in North Yorks and their Berthoud ‘Tracker’ trailed sprayer.Having lost their previous machine to a barn fire, David Ritchie was given the task of finding a replacement that was fit for purpose on his family’s mixed arable and dairy farms. With around 3,000 acres of spraying per annum, David had a pretty clear idea of what his priorities were: a reliable sprayer with rate control and tracking drawbar.Initially he considered a second hand self-propelled machine but soon realised that his budget would only run to one with a lot of hours on the clock. Murray Allan of Spray Trac Systems...

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Poultry House Disinfection with 2000 litre Berthoud ‘Fructair TC’ Trailed Sprayer

News Story - Bio-security gets a boost in the poultry shed Despite the acknowledged importance of bio-security, little has changed in the past 20 years in terms of poultry house disinfection routines. Until now, with the adoption of spraying technology more usually associated with fruit orchards. Contractor Nigel Newland of Driffield, North Yorks has introduced a 2000 litre Berthoud ‘Fructair TC’ trailed sprayer, specialised citrus spec’ model with 26 individual fixflow nozzles which produce a fine mist, effectively reaching all surfaces including those frequently missed with a hand held lance.“The problem with hand lance spraying” says Nigel, “is inconsistency. It can be hit and miss with even experienced operators. Older sheds especially often have pipe work and structural supports making...

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