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Equipment Spotlight: R4038 With ExactApply

Posted by Hurst Farm Supply on Jul 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Equipment Spotlight: R4038 With ExactApply

When it comes to spraying, the type of sprayer you use impacts the amount of money spent each time you apply a new chemical on your fields.

Make Sure Your Sprayer is in Good Repair

Having unforeseen maintenance issues with your sprayer could cause you to miss the window of opportunity for spraying the crop. It’s worth noting that emergency repairs are generally a great deal more expensive than routine maintenance work. Having your sprayer serviced is often when minor issues are identified and corrected, preventing emergency repairs.  Hurst Farm Supply specializes in preventative-maintenance inspections like our Sprayer Inspection package.  One of our Certified John Deere technicians can perform a 153-point inspection hit list on your machine, verifying the proper operation of the engine, powertrain, hydraulics, spray systems, fluid levels and more.

When it’s Time to Upgrade

If you’ve decided it’s time to upgrade, you should take a good, long look at John Deere’s R4038 Sprayer with ExactApply nozzle technology.  The technology included in this newly updated model far exceeds that of previous models. The changes make spraying easier while practically eliminating problems connected with drift, overlaps, and skips in spraying patterns.

Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)

No matter what type of nozzle you’re currently using, the PWM allows you to automatically switch between three different nozzle options to keep a consistent droplet size at varying speeds. The PWM is designed to improve pulsing frequency by 3 times (ideal for air induction nozzles) and functions smoothly no matter your speedor application flow rate.

Spray Late Into the Night

John Deere equipped each of the sprayer’s nozzles with LED lighting, a feature you’ll appreciate on those late nights in the field. The additional lighting allows you to carefully monitor the spray pattern and make instant adjustments that keep the spray pattern uniform.  LED lighting also alerts the operator to malfunctions of specific nozzles with a series of slow warning flashes.  Gone are the days of counting in from the tip of the boom to determine the location of a faulty nozzle.

Easily Switch Nozzles

You don’t have to climb in and out of the cab when you want to switch between nozzle  A, nozzle B, or combination nozzle A+B. This task is easily accomplished with a single button push. Not only does this save some wear and tear on your joints, but also speeds up the application process. When one of the nozzles ceases spraying, the driver is instantly notified.  

Keep Your Spray Consistent

The  ExactApply technology makes it possible for you to vary the rate of spray across the sprayer’s entire boom. You can manually switch to low-drift nozzles to outline your field while leaving the interior of the field at a normal application rate.  Turn compensation also allows for varying application rate along the entire boom to account for varying speeds during a turn by automatically adjusting the pulse length of each nozzle.

Want to learn more about how John Deere’s R4038 Sprayer ExactApply nozzle technology benefits your crops? Contact Hurst Farm Supply today. We’ll happily answer all of your questions.

Resources:

https://www.deere.com/en_US/products/equipment/self_propelled_sprayers/R4038/r4038_sprayer.page

http://www.farms.com/expertscommentary/john-deere-r4038-sprayer-with-autotrac-vision-and-exactapply-introduced-116608.aspx

https://www.deere.com/en_US/corporate/our_company/news_and_media/press_releases/2016/agriculture/2016aug30-exactapply.page

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