John Deere is integrating its own brand sprayer engines into its Hagie sprayer lineup for 2019, which should help John Deere dealers better service the Hagie sprayers.
Dual product spraying will also be available on the 2019 model year machines.
The model year 2019 (MY19) Hagie STS10 and STS12 machines will be powered by 6.8L PowerTech John Deere diesel engines, providing 280 and 300 horsepower.
The move is part of the continuing integration of the company’s products since John Deere bought controlling interest in Hagie in 2016. The deal gave John Deere a front-mount sprayer to sell at a time when front-mount sprayers were growing in popularity.
The new John Deere engines are turbocharged and air-to-air aspirated and are used in the John Deere R4030 Sprayers and a number of other Deere machines to deliver consistent power over varying speeds and terrain.
Along with the engines, Hagie is including a new high-performance cooling package that improves fuel efficiency and overall performance of the STS10 and STS12 models.
The engine compartment and hood on the STS10 and STS12 models have been redesigned to match the new Deere engines. The new design also incorporates a new tool box and air intake scoop.
The right side of the chassis now includes new fuel and diesel-exhaust fluid (DEF) tanks, and a fuel-fill ladder and platform for easier access.
Doug Felter, product marketing manager for John Deere application equipment, said ”The move to integrate John Deere diesel engines across more Hagie models makes it easier for Deere dealers to support these machines.”
John Deere is updating its Dual Product System (DPS) that has been offered through Hagie Custom Solutions. DPS allows the tank to be divided so two different products can be applied in a single pass. The Hagie DPS is available for 1,200- and 1,600-gal. (4542 L and 6057 L) capacity Hagie Sprayers. This update gives operators the ability to accurately and variably place nutrients in the root zone while simultaneously applying crop protection products to the plant.
The Hagie Dual Product System is available on STS12 and STS16 machines with split-tank configurations equipped with dual pumps and separate rate controllers. It is compatible with Raven or John Deere Precision Ag systems and other plumbing modifications are necessary.