Three years after its market launch in 2017, Fendt Plant Protection Technology is now introducing an automatic nozzle control system, Fendt OptiNozzle. The Fendt Rogator 300 series comes with a unique single-wheel suspension and new AGCO boom height adjustment.
The Fendt OptiNozzle control system delivers the perfect application results, guaranteed to deliver the selected drift reduction.
The driver defines the output, the degree of drift reduction and a suitable pressure for the optimal drop spectrum. Fendt OptiNozzle then automatically selects the most suitable, pre-installed nozzle or nozzle combination to meet the expected drift reduction during application, even at changing speeds or output levels. The automatic adjustment of the nozzles or nozzle combination significantly expands the speed range during application.
Fendt OptiNozzle is an easy and accurate option for complying with legal requirements and targets for drift reduction and distance requirements, even under varying conditions.
Working with a Fendt Vario that supports the TIM functionality certified by the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF), the towed Fendt Rogator 300 field sprayer can communicate with the tractor via the Tractor Implement Management (TIM) function, for automatic control.
The plant protection sprayer calculates the optimal speed and accordingly adjusts the nozzle parameters, the preferred drift reduction and output. Depending on the nozzle or nozzle combination used, the field sprayer regulates the speed of the machines to the calculated target speed. This ensures that the product is always applied with the right drift reduction. Active TIM control lets the driver adjust the speed – as selected from the specified speed levels. The teamed machines automatically keep to the selected speed. At the same time, the sprayer adapts the nozzle or nozzle combination to the new speed.
From track widths of 2 metres, the new hydropneumatic single wheel suspension is available for the Fendt Rogator 300 towed field sprayer. The two hydraulic cylinders cushion the vehicle to increase stability during cornering, in difficult road conditions and on slopes. The suspension significantly reduces the load on the tractor and boom and allows for even higher application accuracy, even at high speeds.
With the Fendt Stability Control automatic levelling system, the Fendt Rogator 300 guarantees safe use on the hillside and stable road positioning. No matter what the load, the levelling system always provides full suspension to counteract rocking movements.
When driving parallel to the gradient, the single-wheel suspension design also allows a manual slope compensation of up to 7°, or 12%. Single-wheel suspension also comes into play in filling processes with plant protection products, as it allows the Rogator 300 to be manually levelled for even more accurate filling.