Thursday, November 23, 2017

Kuhn: Lamma debut for upgraded Deltis 2 mounted crop sprayer

By WniF editors

Kuhn will use January’s Lamma Show to display its upgraded Deltis mounted crop sprayer that features a new chassis, tank and valve system. The Deltis 2 is a simple, yet reliable and effective option for small- to medium-scale arable operations.

The new machine replaces the original Deltis range and features a number of significant upgrades including:

  • a new chassis design that is both robust and lightweight, making the Deltis 2 one of the lightest mounted sprayers on the UK market;
  • a new tank design capable of holding up to 1,300 litres – a double-slope deep sump improves performance, even on steeply sloping terrain, and makes emptying and rinsing the tank easier than on previous models;
  • new controls are available in two formats: the manually operated Manuset valve system that uses two steering wheel type valves to control the machine’s main spraying and flushing circuits, or the electronically controlled Diluset+ system that allows operators to control the sprayer’s main spraying and flushing functions from the comfort of the tractor cab. Both versions are simple to use and require 30 to 50 per cent fewer valve operations compared to other similarly sized machines.

The Deltis 2 is available with a range of Kuhn spraying booms including steel (MTS2) and aluminium (MTA2, MTA3, MEA3) booms in widths ranging from 15m to 24m. Whichever boom is selected, the new sprayer uses Kuhn’s Optilift suspension system where the side-folding booms are mounted on a parallelogram lift system that ensures perfect vertical stability during spraying, while also allowing the boom to float during road transport.

The Deltis 2 also uses a brand new and patented chemical incorporation system that offers improved operator safety when handling hazardous crop protection products. The Optifiller is made of a long-lasting, chemical resistant material and features a wide-necked filling port for ease of use. The induction bowl is capable of holding up to 42 litres of product, and is operated via foot controls so that the operator doesn’t need to bend down towards the incorporator when full of chemicals. The whole Optifiller system sits within the confines of the sprayer’s chassis for added protection and folds out for easier operator access during the filling process. A hand-held lance, which makes rinsing quick and easy to achieve, is fitted as standard.

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