New Hagie sprayer offers mid-size farmers choices
Hagie introduced the new STX10 sprayer 10 years after it's last from scratch sprayer. The new piece of equipment is designed for farmers who farm 1,500 plus acres. Jim Williams offered several components of the machine that stand out from other sprayers.
- The boom is a new design, integrating a routing channel in the upper boom support, reducing the amount of hoses and wires and increasing visibility. It is 40% lighter than previous models.
- The sprayer has 8 inches of suspension travel.
- It is equipped with a 240HP 6.7L Cummins diesel engine and uses a Sauer-Danfoss H1 series hydrostatic twin pump to supply the power to the full time four-wheel drive system.
- The engine is at the back of the machine to take air in through the top of the hood, preventing the buildup of trash that reduce airflow and keeping the engine cool during late season applications.
Jacob Bolson, an engineer with the company, says the STX10 is simple, yet elegant. "The simple things, like the foot switch at the base of the door to run clean water and the seat with posture enhancing foam make this sprayer unique," he explains.
The STX10 is available for the 2011 model year in a limited production, with full production scheduled for 2012.