Nova set to shine at Agritechnica
Lemken’s new self-propelled sprayer, called the Nova, will make its debut at the forthcoming Agritechnica show to be held in Germany in November.
The new machine is a development from a strategic partnership Lemken formed with chassis manufacturer and fellow German firm, Bräutigam in 2017.
Hydrostatically driven, the Nova will be available with tank capacities of 4,800- or 7,200 litres with 24m to 39m wide booms, equipped with a new automatic control system. The chassis is fitted with a completely new cab with Cat 4 filter option, hydro-pneumatic suspension with height control and telescopic track width adjustment.
Spraying equipment includes polyethylene tanks with smooth internal surfaces and residue sump with an electrically controlled agitation system and auto-filling control. The height adjustable, 55 litre capacity induction hopper is prepared to accept a closed transfer system.
In the new cab operators will find an air-suspended seat with controls arranged on the armrest. This is also fitted with an innovative joystick that can be configured to personal choice, using numerous buttons that can be assigned to various functions.
Control is via the existing Lemken MegaSpray system on the CCI 800 or 1200 terminals, with functions including section and application rate control, track guidance and job record keeping. Data is transferred using agrirouter, the new universal data exchange platform, which handles data from a range of different manufacturers.
Cab auto-climate control is standard, while options include a Bluetooth radio as well as positive pressure, Cat 4 three-stage filtration.
Lemken’s new AdaptiveBalancingControl (ABC), employs up to five sensors to provide levelling and height control for the aluminium booms. Individual nozzle control is also available.
The chassis offers a ground clearance of 1.2m, with the hydraulic adjustment option raising this to 1.6m. Both axles are fitted with independent, hydro-pneumatic suspension.
Track widths on the chassis can be set between 1.8m to 2.3m, with hydraulic adjustment as an option. The Nova can be fitted with tyres from 300mm to 650mm wide.