Case IH sprayer takes 2011 honor
The Case IH Patriot 4430 sprayer has been selected as the 2011 CropLife® IRON Product of the Year. The award was recently announced at the Agricultural Retailers Association Conference and Exposition in Boca Raton, Florida.
“We are pleased that the industry recognizes the benefits the Case IH Patriot 4430 sprayer can bring to retailers, custom applicators and producers, helping them improve their efficiency, cover more acres with better accuracy and use less fuel,” says Ken Lehmann, Case IH Application Equipment Sales and Marketing Manager.
CropLife IRON Product of the Year Award
Any agricultural equipment introduced during the calendar year can be nominated for the CropLife IRON Product of the Year award. The publication’s staff selects the five finalists from nominations submitted by email from their readers and comments made at trade shows and events. The Product of the Year winner is then determined based upon a month of online voting on the CropLife website and Facebook page.
“The Product of the Year is similar to a People’s Choice award,” says Eric Sfiligoj, editor of CropLife IRON. “The Case IH Patriot 4430 sprayer received more than half of all votes received, making it the clear choice for this honor.”
The first CropLife IRON Product of the Year was awarded in 2007. In 2008, the Case IH Patriot 3330 sprayer was a finalist.
Built for performance and efficiency
The Case IH Patriot 4430 sprayer is the first sprayer to join the Case IH Efficient Power family, which includes Titan™ 30 Series floaters, Axial-Flow® combines and Steiger®, Magnum™, Puma® and Maxxum® tractors.
The Patriot 4430 sprayer features a Case IH FPT 8.7-liter engine delivering 12 percent more horsepower than its predecessor. Rated at 325 horsepower (hp) with the ability to grow to 356 hp, the Patriot 4430 uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to meet EPA Tier 4A compliance while providing more fuel efficiency and power.