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John Deere Launches New Sprayer Cab, 132-Foot Boom
At the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show this year, John Deere showed its sprayers some love by debuting a new carbon-fiber boom and a freshly-designed CommandView III Cab.
The sleek, black carbon-fiber boom seemed pretty popular amongst showgoers. Its naturally corrosion-resistant and durable boom will be offered in widths of 120 feet and Deere’s widest length yet — 132 feet.
“The big thing about this boom is that it’s lightweight,” says Doug Felter, John Deere’s product marketing manager for application equipment. “It’s over a third lighter than its steel counterpart, saving a lot of weight and allowing us to be more productive with wider widths.”
Noticeable changes in the cab include a snazzy joystick (hydro handle), a 4600 CommandCenter display, and a redesigned CommandARM. The hydro handle has a more ergonomic shape, which is the biggest visual attention-getter, but it also is more customizable than other joysticks and offers buttons that growers can program as they wish.
The 4600 display will look familiar to growers with Deere tractors that are pretty new. The displays have been in the new tractor cabs for a few years and are now transitioning into Deere sprayer cabs, as well. As for the CommandARM, it was redesigned to have spray functions integrated into it.
Growers will also have the option of purchasing a heated and ventilated leather seat that swivels smoothly for convenience and visibility.
Deere will start taking orders for the new boom and CommandView III cab in June.