AGCO says it’s giving its RG700 self-propelled sprayer an update for model year 2015, with a simplified drive system to improve performance and make for easier operation. The RG700 is the junior model in AGCO’s RoGator line. With a 700-gallon-tank, it debuted last season as the newest and smallest member of the RoGator family.
The plan is to have the redesigned model ready for introduction in late spring 2015. It will then wear the new model number designation RG700B. In addition to having a Tier 4 Final engine, the RoGator’s AWD (all-wheel drive) Smart Drive System will enable some components to operate automatically without operator input, according to Craig Miller, sales and marketing specialist for AGCO Application Equipment.
“The drive system will offer presets for both transport and field conditions,” he says. “Within the field range, the RPM floor setting remains adjustable, although with a higher limit to ensure peak performance.”
AGCO’s own AWD Smart Drive System is designed to provide consistent field speed without shifting and improved traction keeping all four wheels on the ground. The result should be a smoother ride, less wear and tear on the booms and more precise product application, even under variable field conditions.
All of the RG700’s other features will carry over to the 2015 RG700B, including the 165-horsepower engine, adjustable track widths, boom control, steering systems, cab and the option to order it ready for Raven’s Slingshot digital technology right from the factory.