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    Lite-Trac Sprayer

    The pictures were getting a bit of a response before it all went a bit pear shaped. So I thought I would put them back on.


    Also managed to get it sign written now.


    Lets hope this dry spell continues so that we can get some Liquid fert on.

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    How many litres of liquid fert do reckon you ll be able to put through it on a good day Bumble Bee?

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    Our best days with the Multidrive/Landquip were 7 Tanker loads which would be around 165000 litres.

    The new bowser that we built last year has a higher capacity transfer pump that has gained us 1.5 hrs/day in filling time.
    The Lite-Tracs tank is 50% bigger. It will also have the capability to switch on a second set of nozzles when the boom is at 24 metres (when Topcon release the software to control it) This will enable us to utilise the full capacity of the pump. I think that a lot will depend on how quick we can get the road tankers to the farm. I have warned the haulier that he may have to set on another truck

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    Now THAT is a serious bit of kit Bumble.

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    That looks like some tool, some investment in that i bet, what sort of life would you expect to get from it? The tank on the trailer is to big enough to be a bowser I don't think is it a mixing tank ?

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    Well wear.

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    Serious piece of kit that.

    Where in North Yorks you at bumble? I know a guy over Whitby way has one of these.

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    Quote Originally Posted by Strandman View Post
    Well wear.
    Is that a good or a bad thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgale81 View Post
    Serious piece of kit that.

    Where in North Yorks you at bumble? I know a guy over Whitby way has one of these.
    I am not far from Boroughbridge.

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    Does look an impressive bit of kit.

    Had the full tour of one at LAMMA by Mr Lite-trac himself I believe. Does come across as a rare machine and very capable. Would be interesting to see it working
    Did think he wanted me to buy one despite being a student . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bread_Boy View Post
    Does look an impressive bit of kit.

    Had the full tour of one at LAMMA by Mr Lite-trac himself I believe. Does come across as a rare machine and very capable. Would be interesting to see it working
    Did think he wanted me to buy one despite being a student . . .
    Yerbut you'd be married with a couple of kids at uni by the time it was delivered.

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    I was just going to say something similar, but you beat me to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big red View Post
    That looks like some tool, some investment in that i bet, what sort of life would you expect to get from it? The tank on the trailer is to big enough to be a bowser I don't think is it a mixing tank ?
    It is all mechanically driven like the Multidrive. So everything is fixable. This should help keep it in service for a long time. Biggest job is keeping on top of the corrosion.
    Have just had to put some king pin bearings and some track-rod ends on the Multidrive, as the mud had got into them. They had not failed but were a bit scored. It has not had much else in 4 years, so if the Lite-Trac does as well, I would like to think 8-10 years minimum. The price of kit now-a-days it is going to have to earn its keep a bit longer.

    The bowser is really a nurse tank for ferrying fert between the road tankers and the sprayer. It is only pulled by the sprayer if I need to take some water to a crop spraying job. It gives me a lot of flexibility as a lot of agronomists like a different mix for each field. I just take a tank of water and some chem to a block of land, which saves a lot of travelling about.

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    Quote Originally Posted by Bumble Bee View Post
    Is that a good or a bad thing?
    It just got blessed with the luck of the irish!

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    Quote Originally Posted by Strandman View Post
    It just got blessed with the luck of the irish!
    Well thank you for that. It may well need it.

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    How fast is this little brute going to be on the roads? It looks a fair thing, looking forward to seeing it in the flesh. Have you got a driver lined up for the Multidrive or are you going to get some acres eaten with the Litetrack first and see how you're coping?

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    We have had her up to 56kph. Fast enough
    We do have a driver lined up to drive the Multidrive. It is the same guy that drove it on the day shift when we were applying fert last year. He is a top bloke who I would trust with anything. You must be fairly local to me if you are going to see it in the flesh?

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    This is a seriously impressive machine.

    Richard

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    Do you not feel exposed with the cab out front. I have a forward control MB Trac all wheel steer and it still seems strange driving it. Certainly not at 56kph

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    Yes you do feel a bit vulnerable. Especially after have driven the Multidrive with a bonnet up front. Will just have to go steady.

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    Very impressive machine there!!! Hope it goes well for you!

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    Quote Originally Posted by Smythricky View Post
    This is a seriously impressive machine.

    Richard
    Just the thing for your sandy land

    how is the mallee ?

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    Quote Originally Posted by jonnieboy View Post
    Just the thing for your sandy land

    how is the mallee ?
    Yeah would go well here. Get some skinny wheels on for the spuds and be away. Mallee same as always, hot and dry. 6 mm rain in the last 3 months.

    Where abouts in the mallee were you.

    richard

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    Parilla but not the potato farm

    cut corn for a feller back in 2001

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    Hi

    First saw those Lite-Trac vehicles at Cereals last year, a very nice guy. He was very keen on New Zealand, and spent a few weeks over here during the Rugby World Cup

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    Hi

    How do you find the X30, currently running an x20 controller on our drill, but can't upgrade until Topcon can control multiple bins

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    Re: Lite-Trac Sprayer

    Combineguy
    I have not used it yet. i am still doing a PDI (post delivery inspection) and doing a few modifications. Precision Decisions are coming over on Monday to give me a bit of training on the X30. I will let you know how it goes when i get going.

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