17 May 2023, Africa: Three new models will be introduced to the market sporting a complete redesign delivering improved efficiency, operator comfort and the introduction of AFS Connect™
Case IH is adding the Patriot® 50 series sprayer to its lineup of self-propelled application equipment. With an exceptional operator environment, complete vehicle control, enhanced connectivity solutions and integrated spray technology, the Patriot 50 series sprayer is designed to help operators work more productively and achieve high-efficiency spraying.
For decades, growers and custom applicators have trusted the Patriot sprayer to take on tight application windows. The distinctive cab-forward, rear-engine design and strong, durable boom are critical Agronomic Design™ elements that enable operators to achieve accurate, timely spraying. To match the needs of today’s producers and ag retailers, the Patriot 50 series sprayer integrates advanced technology and connectivity solutions with a reliable design — all to enhance operator productivity.
“The priority during the development of the new Patriot series was to help customers maximise yield potential and manage tight application windows better,” said Stefan Amering, Case IH EMEA Product Manager, Sprayers. “We are confident we have achieved that with the 50 series.”
Major innovations of the Patriot 50 series sprayer include:
- Optimized Precision: Includes the option of adding AIM Command FLEX™II, offering six modes of operation for greater accuracy and control across chemical application rates, pressure and droplet size, as well as individual nozzle on/off control for increased precision.
- Increased Cab Comfort & Ease of Use: The new Patriot offers a quieter cab than previous models, with a comfortable interior and an abundance of glass for maximum and unrestricted visibility. Compatible with optional AutoTurn, two customizable displays, the AFS Pro 1200 and the Viper 4+, ensure operators always have optimal vehicle and product control and the ability to see what they want, when they want.
- Stable Booms for Accurate Spraying: The integrated AutoBoom® XRT Automatic Boom Height Control detects and accommodates changes in terrain, ensuring coverage accuracy and effectiveness, while a new center section design minimizes boom yaw in challenging conditions, even with longer boom options.
- Unmatched Connectivity: Currently being rolled out across the Case IH tractor ranges, AFS Connect™ is now offered in the Patriot, providing unmatched connectivity, guidance, data and monitoring solutions for any farm operation. It also allows remote support with the full display visible. Every Patriot 50 series sprayer comes with an AFS Connect-compatible modem and a 5-year subscription from the factory.
With the addition of AFS Connect, operators and managers can view, store, and share their application maps from season to season, or track a machine’s location, parameters, and progress during jobs to help with planning tasks. This capability allows producers to regain valuable time in the field and increase efficiency across their operation.
“Keeping features that are tried and tested, like the forward cab/rear engine design that works so well, but then adding and re-designing to ensure the highest levels of spraying accuracy and efficiency, with industry-leading connectivity and remote management capabilities are what make the Patriot 50 series unmatched,” added Mr. Amering
First public view of the new Patriot in Middle East and Africa will be at NAMPO Harvest Day, 16 – 19 May 2023, in Bothaville, South Africa. It is available throughout the Middle East and Africa region, South Africa, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
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