Apache Sprayers use super reliable mechanical drive

The AS1240 194kW (260hp) is the range-topping model in the Apache stable with a 4540-litre tank capacity mated to booms out to 40m

In keeping with the company philosophy of continuous design innovation, Apache has introduced a number of improvements for the 2019 model year.

A one-piece hood design improves durability in rough working conditions and an added cross member under the product tank improves load distribution and balance.

For buyers that require adjustable axles, added flexibility is provided by higher capacity and splined kingpins.

Perhaps most importantly, the 2019 line-up benefits from the cutting-edge precision technology delivered by the Raven Advanced RS1TM Steering System.

On top of next-level steering accuracy, the RS1 system adds functions such as advanced steering electronics and the Viper 4+ advanced field computer for product application and boom control.

Inside the cab, the 2019 Apache Sprayers gets an all-new positive-position joystick that has been custom engineered to specifically fit the new machines.

Inside the cab, the 2019 Apache Sprayers gets an all-new positive-position joystick that has been custom engineered to provide an extra level of control

The joystick provides an extra level of control via a versatile, durable dual-axis configuration with ergonomic features like a silicon pad and replaceable components.

Many buyers opt for an Apache as it offers a smaller initial investment, and the company claims it has the lowest cost of ownership in the industry.

Apache Sprayers also have a higher resale value. It has been shown the AS Series retain an average of 72 per cent of their value after 5 years, verified by a survey conducted by Equipment Watch USA and this has been the case for three years running.

The Apache mechanical drivetrain has fewer parts for increased reliability and a simpler operator interface.

In addition, models across the Apache range share many of their parts, making for a lower cost and readily available replacement parts.

More power to the ground, reduced cabin noise, lighter overall weight, better fuel efficiency, lower maintenance costs, and better boom ride are all benefits that the company says are improved by mechanical drive.

Sprayers in the Apache range are driven by 4.5-litre Cummins engines wedded to a 4-speed JCB powershift transmission in the smaller capacity models.

Or a 6.7-litre Cummins engine mated to a ZF 6-speed powershift transmission with lock up torque converter in the bigger machines.

The Apache range has boom sizes from 24 to 40 metres and tank sizes from 2460 to 4540-litres.

Choices in different tyre sizes, plumbing, GPS and controllers allow buyers to customise their sprayer to their specific needs.

Inside the cab of the Apache AS1240 the operator gets a smooth ride and has excellent visibility of the boom, front tyres and forward position

The flex frame chassis, patented suspension and ergonomic seat soak up the bumps, providing a smooth ride.

A custom cab has excellent visibility of the boom, front tyres and forward position.

The touchscreen display informs the operator of the engine vitals, and is the control centre for power mirrors, throttle settings, diagnostics and more.

The joystick allows the operator to easily change gears, rpm, adjust boom height and control wing tilt.

The rear-view camera, cruise control, and quality Bluetooth radio all add to operator comfort.

Apache sprayers are backed by a 5-year limited warranty.

The first two years of the warranty includes bumper-to-bumper coverage of parts and labour up to 1000 hours. The following three years covers parts only.

For more information on the Apache range call John Reichstein on 042 782 7944 or (07) 4671 2717, or email: john@apachesprayersaustralia.com.au Alternatively, go to the web www.apachesprayersaustralia.com.au or www.etsprayers.com

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