Growers now have an opportunity to add Case IH. AIM Command FLEX retro-fit kits to any Patriot sprayer manufactured from 2009 to 2016, giving a cost-effective alternative to a new sprayer purchase.
When Case IH first introduced AIM Command on Patriot sprayers in 1999, spray technology was elevated at that time to a higher level with increased accuracy for product application. AIM Command FLEX now takes that control level to a much higher sphere.
AIM Command FLEX offers consistent, flexible and accurate application, regardless of speed with a 36-section overlap control to minimise costly over spray and double applications that can stunt the growth of crops. There is also application rate turn compensation to minimise potential damage when spraying around trees, utility poles, or any curve in a paddock where the spray boom can be travelling faster on the outside of the turn and slower on the inside.
The flow rate through each tip is adjusted based on its position on the boom and the speed of the turn to maintain the correct application rate at each tip.
Constant boom pressure can be adjusted independent of the target rate and sprayer speed. With the push of a button, operators can toggle between two fully customisable spray pressures. Lower pressure can be used to achieve larger droplet sizes that are less prone to drift in sensitive areas, and a higher pressure can be used to increase the force droplets have for increased canopy penetration where drift is less of a concern.
With AIM Command FLEX there is increased product application flexibility. Operators can choose to increase spray rates up to 30% from the target rate in key sections of the boom. Those sections include up to eight nozzles behind the sprayer wheel tracks, on the outside of the boom, or wherever the operator chooses.
“It’s great news for owners of older Patriots who’d like to take advantage of the improved technology but aren’t in a position at this stage to invest in a whole new machine,” said Case IH Patriot Product Specialist Andrew Kissel.
Adam Blachut, co-owner of Case IH dealership Intersales at Temora, said the AIM Command FLEX retro-fit kits were easy to install, meaning little machine downtime for farmers, and made good financial sense.“You can put this system on your old sprayer, and have it do just as good a job as a new sprayer with the latest and greatest spray technology,” Adam said.
For more information check with your local Case IH dealer or go to the Case IH website at www.caseih.com