New Holland launched its new MY16 Guardian series rear boom sprayers at the Canadian Farm Progress Show in Regina, Canada. Three models make up the MY16 Guardian series: SP.260R, SP.300R, and SP.300C. Both the SP.260R and SP.300R are rear boom models.
Kubota says a smoother ride was achieved thanks to the added second rear suspension valve and also boasts improved leveling on side hills and crowned roads. As well, the 6.7L QSC Tier 4B engines are designed to deliver more horsepower while using less fuel. Operators will have the option to choose from a 1,000 or 1,200 gallon tank made from poly or stainless steel tank with both the SP.260R and SP.300R models.
The new models continue to offer a rugged simple rear boom design with automatic transmission, single pass coolant system, and mechanical drive system for enhanced speed, durability, and traction. In addition to offering operators an unmatched cab designed for greater comfort and convenience, every New Holland MY16 Guardian sprayer qualifies for the New Holland Top Service program for easy service and maintenance.
The SP.260R model is rated at 260 horsepower (max 270), and has boom width options of either 90 or 100 feet. This model also features an exclusive angle drive and new fixed axle option that can reduce weight and operating cost.
The larger SP.300R model is rated up to 300 horsepower (max 310) and can accommodate an optional four wheel drive assist.
As for the new SP.300C combination, it comes with available combination dry box and combination liquid system. Kubota says operators can switch between Combo Liquid and Combo Dry systems in approximately one hour. The SP.300C combo chassis come standard equipped with 2-wheel drive and an optional 4-wheel assist and boom widths of 90, 100, or 120 feet.
Combo Dry attachment can be ordered as a single bin/product or as a multi-bin/product configuration. Both feature a hydraulic load sensing system to maintain spread pattern during deceleration. The large main tank is 134 cubic feet (4.35 tons), while the smaller tank is 100 cubic feet (3.25 tons).
The Combo Liquid system offers a 1,200-gallon poly or stainless steel tank, electric rinse system and electric agitation adjustment (standard feature), mono boom or truss boom option, and product circuit hoses stay connected and mounted on skid including an optional educator/induction system.
Both combination options feature quick attach front and rear mounting systems. The mounts do not have to be removed, but rather the operator is able to loosen and swing out of the way.