New Aluminum Boom for Versatile Self-Propelled Sprayers

April 30, 2015

Winnipeg, MB – Versatile is excited to announce the addition of a 120’ aluminum boom to the line of self-propelled sprayers. The Versatile self-propelled sprayer line boasts an impressive boom system with an extreme-duty design. First introduced in 2014, the SX240 and SX280 models will now have a new boom option for maximum field coverage.

LIGHT WEIGHT AND BETTER BALANCED
The boom was built with the most efficient strength-to-weight lattice-style construction. Creating a lighter boom was one of the main goals. A weight reduction of roughly 500 lbs. gives the boom more reliability and ease of control by causing less momentum and movements at any speed while driving through varied terrain.

TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS
The left hand boom rest rotates 180 degrees; inset for shipping width considerations, and then easily rotated out for field mode. These changes will reduce complexity and shipping challenges for dealers and customers. The 60/120 combo boom is a single fold of primary and secondary sections. Catwalk railings will now be removed and conveniently stored for transport.

STRONGER BY DESIGN
Superior structural integrity was the idea behind creating the 120’ aluminum boom. The use of a single piece arched top extrusion provides a far superior design to the ‘single’ welded tubes typically found on competitors’ products. This uses 1/3 fewer welds and provides a greater cross sectional area for improved strength, durability and boom component placement.

PRECISION WELDED FOR STRENGTH AND LONGEVITY
Precision engineered welds have been optimally placed to reduce the chance of any cracks that may lead to unnecessary maintenance and/or service. Mild steel has been integrated into all high stress areas and front boom rests, as well as precisely cut aluminum extrusions to optimize weld surface areas within the structure and additional weld joints that have been positioned on the flats of the extrusions in an optimal position.

All tubular sections have now been drilled at the lowest points, this will allow an easy escape route for any potential accumulation of water; virtually eliminating the chance of future cracks due to internal freezing.

PRO-ACTION FLEX TECHNOLOGY
The field-proven design of the Pro-Action Flex technology is integrated with the reliability and strength of the new 120’ aluminum boom. This technology absorbs energy and enhances boom stability. Threeway breakaways (forward, back and up) were created to handle all potential contact to extend the reliability of the boom. These changes mean a better return on investment over time.

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For more information please contact:

Adam Reid
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Phone: (204) 661-8711
E-mail: areid@versatile-ag.com

Versatile, a division of Buhler Industries Inc. (TSX: BUI), is the only Canadian manufacturer of agricultural tractors. The factory in Winnipeg, Manitoba covers almost 700,000 square feet with complete manufacturing and assembly capabilities and full research and development facilities. For more information on Versatile tractors visit www.versatile-ag.com.