Brazilian sprayer maker sets sights on North American market


Designed by Stara, Brazil’s largest agricultural machinery manufacturer, the Imperador 4000 sprayer claims to feature the world’s only centrally-mounted boom.

The sprayer was introduced in 2010 with a mid-mount boom between the two axles, designed deliver more stability, better targeting and higher spraying quality, says Stara’s export area manager Douglas Fernandez.

In this report from Agritechnica, Fernandez tells RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney how the 36-metre boom with 50/50 weight distribution, 4,000-litre tank, 3-metre wheel track and underframe clearance ranging from 1.6 to 2 metres, all contribute to the sprayers success.

Fernandez also discusses the potential for Stara sprayers to enter the North American market in the near future. The Brazilian company has established a strong market in Argentina and South America. It’s also a force in eastern Europe, Africa and Australia.

“And for sure in the near future, we’re going to be looking to America, it’s a big market, big potential,” says Fernandez. “But we want to be fully prepared to give the best support. It is not just sell a machine — we must be prepared to provide a good service to our customers.” See the full report below.

RealAgriculture’s coverage of Agritechnica is brought to you by Optimum Gly, a new canola trait technology from Corteva Agriscience.  

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