Front-mount self-propelled sprayers have become more common over the last decade, but the majority of sprayer manufacturers still exclusively build rear boom sprayers.
For years, Miller-St. Nazianz and Hagie Mfg were the two main brands with front-mount booms.
In 2010, New Holland entered the sprayer market with both front and rear boom sprayers after signing a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Miller. Last fall, New Holland purchased Miller, bringing production of both designs in-house.
Miller’s former director of marketing, Tim Criddle, now serves in a similar position with New Holland. In this video filmed at the 2015 Farm Progress Show in Regina, he compares the advantages of New Holland’s”high-end” front – versus “value” rear-mount sprayers, and explains why they choose to build both designs: