Front Versus Rear Boom: Comparing Sprayer Designs

(source: New Holland)
(source: New Holland)

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:

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