Apache rolls out new sprayer with remote support, lightweight engine

If you already own an Apache sprayer, you know it is one of the lightest sprayers on the market. That’s according to Eric Friesen, regional director of sales for Equipment Technology (ET), which make the Apache line. At the Western Canadian Crop Production Show at Saskatoon, Sask., Friesen, along with his sales team, were showcasing the new AS 1240XP.

“There’s a new hood design, a little more of an aggressive look,” Friesen says. “As far as the steering system goes, we have RS1 steering with sling shot which is allowing us to do some remote support, so that we are able to assist our operators from the field in the office.”

As far as the engine goes, he says just like the rest of their lineup, it’s a 6.7 litre Cummins engine.

“A lot of parts commonality, a lot of consistency … we’re just not having any issues with it (so no need to make a change).”

In order to keep the weight down, none of the Apache sprayers have hydrostatic wheel motors. Freisen says the lighter two-wheel drive system is less likely to break through the crust on the first pass, and it gives farmers the ability to carry out their own maintenance.

ET recently opened a parts distribution warehouse in Saskatoon, which is the first one in Western Canada. Friesen says that by having the warehouse in the middle of the Prairies, it should help lower the amount of time it takes to get parts shipped to retailers and producers.

Listen to RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse speak with Eric Friesen of Equipment Technology about their new Apache Sprayer 1240XP. 

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