Kuhn Farm Machinery has upgraded its Deltis mounted crop sprayer, with a new chassis, tank and valve system giving a simple, yet reliable and effective option for small to medium scale arable operations.
The new Deltis 2 sprayer has been designed for mixed farming enterprises and small-scale arable operations where ease of use, safety and reliability are key priorities. The new machine replaces the outgoing Deltis range and features a number of significant upgrades including:
- A new chassis design which 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 which uses two steering wheel type valves to control the machine’s main spraying and flushing circuits, or the electronically controlled Diluset+ system which 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% 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 15 to 24 metres. Whichever boom is selected, the new sprayer uses Kuhn’s Optilift suspension system: the side folding booms are mounted on a parallelogram lift system which ensures perfect vertical stability during spraying whilst also allowing the boom to float during road transportation.
The Deltis 2 also uses a brand new and patented chemical incorporation system which 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 does not 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.