Redball has entered the self-propelled sprayer market with a 1,200-gal. stainless steel sprayer with a 140-gal. integral rinse tank and a ProAction Flex boom. The boom is a lattice-truss pendulum boom, which is available in 80- and 90-ft. widths. The 2-wd mechanical drive sprayer is powered by a Tier 3, 275-hp, 6.8-liter John Deere diesel engine. It has an Allison 3000 automatic transmission with a locking torque converter, a JCB on-the-go locking differential and gear-driven drop boxes. Axles, which adjust from 120 to 152 in., are suspended with an automatic axle-leveling air bag system with sway control.
The sprayer’s bolted flex-design frame is built from 3/8-in., 110,000-psi C-channel steel, with heavy-duty open-section cross members. The wheelbase is 13 ft. 9 in., allowing for a turning radius of just 15 ft. The overall sprayer length is 27 ft. with booms folded. Crop clearance is 48 in. with 14.9X46 tires, both front and rear. Heavy-duty disc brakes can be found at all four corners.
Although Redball has built its reputation with industry-leading high-clearance trailer sprayers, members of its engineering and production staff have designed and built many of the top self-propelled sprayer brands now in the field, Claussen notes.
“We started this project with a tremendous base of in-house knowledge and experience about self-propelled sprayers and the factors that make them productive and cost-efficient to operate,” he says.
Suggested list price is $185,000. Contact Redball LLC, Dept. FIN, Box 159, Benson, MN 56215, 877/332-2551, www.redballproducts.com.