Hagie, Deere Collaborate on First Product Since Acquisition
As Hagie’s largest full season applicator, the STS16 has been reworked and updated multiple times since its inception, but in 2017 the applicator is taking on new life with a powerful John Deere engine.
This 1,600-gallon self-propelled sprayer is the first product collaboration between Deere and Hagie that has been released since Deere’s acquisition of Hagie in March of 2016.
“Through this partnership we are generating momentum to better serve the needs of current, new, and prospective customers and equip John Deere’s global distribution network with Hagie’s innovative application solutions product portfolio,” says Kevin Marshall, Hagie’s product line marketing manager.
Although these sprayers will be available in only limited production, they all will be equipped with a 9-liter John Deere PowerTech PSS engine. Each engine is rated at 375 hp, but has a 413-hp. peak.
Other updates include new wheel hubs that increase torque to the ground by 15%, a repositioned rear engine hood to give the cooling package extra clearance and create more storage, and a fuel tank that can hold 150 gallons with a handy fuel ladder to keep you efficient.
Growers will get 76 inches of underframe clearance with this sprayer, which makes application windows much wider for in-season applications. A narrow leg design and crop package also contribute to efforts to keep crops healthy and damage-free.
A front-mounted boom and thoughtfully designed cab should keep growers in the know with exceptional visibility. According to Hagie, the sprayer’s cab was designed with ergonomics and operator safety in mind.
Hagie’s 2017 STS16 can be ordered now through John Deere’s distribution network.