There are a lot of high clearance sprayers to choose from. What features set the Miller Nitro apart?
RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner had a chance to ask Mark Burns, application equipment manager with Case IH, what was new with the Miller Nitro sprayer when they were together at the Farm Progress Show at Boone, Iowa. Mark began by pointing out there is high clearance and then there is higher clearance.
Burns says with the Nitro there are more options for you when you come into the Case IH dealership. “The two new Miller Nitro models will be the 7410 and the 7370. Basically introducing a high clearance option through select Case IH channels for those who are looking for something with a little more ground clearance.”
Burns explains there are times when you want a little more height. “Within the Case IH realm the Miller Nitro will start at 74, and depending upon model, go up to 78 inch of ground clearance, whereas a Patriot is hovering around that 52 to 53 (inch). So, (for) those that are truly looking for some late season fungicide applications, especially in corn crop, we’re seeing a lot interest in a machine such as this.”
Another feature Burns notes which gives you more flexibility is “being able to add on those side dress top dress type applications, whether it be through a coulter bar or through dribbling it at the root zone.”
Burns says the Nitro does allow you to do some late season applications that other sprayers don’t. “If you look at the back side of this there is a fungicide bar, so if you are getting into those taller seasons we’ve got something on the rear of the sprayer that will actually address that where we’re not having to worry about driving the sprayer through that application.” (see complete interview below)