New Ride ’n’ Drive feature: self-propelled sprayers

Sprayers will be lined up and driven one at a time by interested buyers

New Ride ’n’ Drive feature: self-propelled sprayers

Choosing the right machine the first time saves growers time and money – in the purchase and in the application. Investing in a sprayer is a large financial commitment, so it’s important to know what’s on the market to truly meet your farm’s needs and to understand how the different models compare in performance. That’s why a new Sprayer Ride ’n’ Drive will be featured for the first time ever at Ag in Motion this year.

“One of the great features of an outdoor show is the ability of attendees to test out and learn about equipment, no matter how big or small, before they buy,” says Paul Roper, Ag in Motion demonstration co-ordinator. “The Sprayer Ride ’n’ Drive is a great chance to learn about different equipment makes and models, and speak to the people who know them best.”

Taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily in the Demonstration Field, each company will have its own “pit” area in the large demonstration space. Sprayers will be lined up and driven one at a time by interested buyers for a maximum of 10 minutes; however, serious buyers will have the opportunity for further testing following the Ride ’n’ Drive’s conclusion. It will be ongoing throughout the day with no appointments, so interested attendees should arrive early to try out any equipment they may be interested in purchasing.

Attendees can expect to see and test equipment from manufacturers like Massey, New Holland, John Deere and Versatile.

This article was presented as an Ag in Motion Special Event Feature in the July 3, 2017 issue of the Alberta Farmer Express.

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