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Deere’s new 4940 self-propelled sprayer

Agriculture.com Staff 06/03/2011 @ 12:48pm

Building on many of the popular features of its current 4930 Self-Propelled Sprayer, John Deere introduces the 4940 Sprayer as its most advanced applicator for the 2011-2012 season. These new John Deere Sprayers come equipped with more integrated technologies that make loading and applying material quicker, easier and more precise. 

To start, all 4940 Sprayers feature Direct Injection Ready, giving operators the ability to maintain a clean solution tank, which makes it easier to change between crops, load faster and carry up to 235 gallons of extra product. To make spray applications more precise, the 120-ft. booms come in 11 independent sections, more than any other sprayer, that can be turned on and off manually or automatically with Swath Control Pro™. Units come with boom widths from 90 to 120 feet and are equipped with GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display for the most advanced system control and field documentation.

The John Deere 4940 Sprayer is powered by a 340 horsepower 9.0 Liter Interim Tier 4 PowerTech™ Plus Turbocharged engine with four-wheel hydrostatic drive that can make dry applications up to 25 mph (20 mph for liquid applications) and empty transport speeds of up 35 mph. In addition, the 1,200-gallon solution tank has been redesigned to shift more weight forward for improved front-to-back weight distribution, greater operational control and reduced compaction. 

“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. “With proven technologies like LoadCommand™, operators can fill the 1,200-gallon tank in as little as three minutes. This, along with the faster dry application speeds, integrated Direct Injection, and improved weigh distribution, helps producers and ag service providers spray more acres in less time and get the best possible utilization of their sprayer assets.”

Other features of the 4940 Sprayer include 50-inch crop clearance; GreenStar™ CommandView™ Cab for exceptional operator visibility and comfort and new cornerpost display that lets operators more easily see essential engine and system information; 300 cubic-foot drybox spreader for three-season use flexibility. All units come with JDLink™ service free for the first year, allowing owners to better manage equipment logistics and performance in the field.

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