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The path to John Deere's latest sprayer innovation – the 4940 – was paved by feedback from one of its most valuable assets.
“Guided by customer input, we've made the new 4940 the smartest, most productive, flexible, and precise application system available from John Deere,” says Kayla Reynolds, marketing manager, global application equipment.
The 4940 machine includes many of the popular features of the 4930 self-propelled sprayer, which makes it the company's most advanced applicator. Equipped with more integrated technologies, this new sprayer makes loading and applying material quicker, easier, and more precise.
“With proven technologies like LoadCommand, you can fill the 1,200-gallon tank in as little as three minutes,” says Reynolds. “This, along with the faster dry-application speeds, integrated direct injection, and improved weight distribution, helps you spray more acres in less time and get the best possible utilization of your sprayer assets.”
Direct Injection Ready is standard on all 4940 sprayers. This feature gives you the ability to maintain a clean solution tank, which makes it easier to switch between crops, to load faster, and to carry up to 235 gallons of extra product.
To make spray applications more precise, the 120-foot booms come in 11 independent sections, which is more than any other sprayer. Sections can be turned on and off manually or automatically with Swath Control Pro.
Units are available in 90- to 120-foot boom widths and are equipped with the GreenStar 3 2630 display.
Powered by a 340-hp. 9.0-liter Interim Tier 4 PowerTech Plus turbocharged engine with four-wheel hydrostatic drive, the 4940 sprayer can make dry applications at up to 25 mph (20 mph for liquid applications) and can transport at speeds of up to 35 mph when empty.
For improved front-to-back weight distribution, greater operational control, and reduced compaction, the 1,200-gallon solution tank has been redesigned to shift more weight forward.
Other features include 50-inch crop clearance, GreenStar CommandView Cab, and a new cornerpost display so you can easily see important engine and system information. The 300-cubic-foot drybox spreader allows for three-season-use flexibility.
Free for the first year, all units will be enabled with JDLink to help you better manage equipment logistics and field performance.
Base price starts at $374,194.