Kan. — With the
introduction of the R4045 Sprayer, John Deere is adding a higher horsepower,
large-capacity, self-propelled sprayer to the lineup of 4 Series sprayers
introduced in 2013.
The R4045, which replaces the company’s 4940 Sprayer, offers
the high application rates, productive spray speeds and all the technology and
comfort that ag service providers and large producers need to cover large fields
quickly and efficiently.
Dave Mulder, product line manager for John Deere application
equipment, said the new sprayer offers the performance, productivity and
versatility that farmers and ag service providers need in a rugged,
fully-integrated, three-season machine.
“The R4045 Sprayer was designed with the durability to
handle challenging field conditions and accurately apply liquid product and dry
nutrients as quickly as possible while providing the uptime, comfort and control
operators demand. It’s all engineered and built into this machine,” he said.
The new R4045 Sprayer features a 346 horsepower Final Tier 4
PowerTech PSS 9.0L engine with four-wheel hydrostatic drive that can operate at
25 mph spraying/spreading and 35 mph in transport.
For liquid applications, it comes with a 1,200-gallon
solution tank and option of 90-, 100- or 120-foot dual swing-link suspension,
flat-fold booms that can apply up to 230 gallons per minute with a high-flow
pump and dual flow meter.
The sprayer can easily be converted to a dry nutrient
applicator by installing a high-capacity 200- or 300-cubic foot New Leader dry
The R4045 shares a similar frame and chassis design, as well
as the standard and premium CommandView II PLUS cab options, as its R4030 and
R4038 family members. This includes a more spacious cab with more glass for
greater visibility, the high-backed ComfortCommand Seat and redesigned
CommandARM with integrated GreenStar 3 CommandCenter display for more
comfortable, finger-tip control of all machine operations.
The cruise control feature allows the
system to automatically
control the vehicle to the operator’s target speed when the
operator sets the engine
speed and hydro handle at maximum positions.
Mulder said many other features have been built in to the
R4045 to make loading and applying product even faster and more precise.
“Our exclusive Load Command system can fill the 1,200-gallon
tank in as little as three minutes, and the factory-installed front fill option
makes loading the machines much easier and convenient with 3-inch Quick Fill
couplings,” he said.
The R4045 Sprayer equipped with the Solution Command System
comes with the industry exclusive Target Fill feature, which allows the operator
to input the desired fill level — minimum 150 gallons — using the numeric
Target Fill consists of a tank level sensor inside the tank,
the appropriate software and a micro display that shows the actual volume in the
solution tank during the filling process.
Other optional features of the R4045 include the Direct
Injection system that promotes quicker changeovers and faster cleanouts and
helps lower the risk of using multiple products.
Standard end cap aspirators at the end of each spray section
reduce nozzle turn-off time and the boom air purge system is available to help
purge out additional product during change over.
tri-directional breakaway tip sections and full-boom breakaway features
help protect the booms, and the number of boom sections has been increased to
improve spray resolution by up to 33 percent.
“Operators can quickly adjust boom height from 19 inches to
92 inches or add BoomTrac Pro for automatic boom-height control,” Mulder noted.
“Because the chassis sits on a dual strut independent wheel
air-ride suspension, operators will enjoy a smooth, stable ride at higher
speeds, and auto air spring leveling keeps the chassis level at all times,
including on uneven terrain and as the spray tank empties.”
The GreenStar 3 2630 Display features increased memory, a
touch-screen interface, video capabilities and is ISOBUS compatible. It comes
loaded with Field Documentation, Map-Based Prescriptions, On-Screen Mapping and
Other integrated technologies that further enhance
productivity include AutoTrac, John Deere Section Control, John Deere Mobile
Weather and AgLogic. JDLink is available and enables Remote Display Access,
Service ADVISOR Remote and Wireless Data Transfer.
These are all part of the John Deere FarmSight experience
available through local dealers to help customers more efficiently utilize their