mounted sprayer.

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  1. nashmach

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    They must have a better lift capacity too as the similar Ford would be around a 4600 and I wouldn't like to be putting a 1000l sprayer on one of those.....

    You are getting all nostalgic now!
     
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    We went from a hardi xl800 12m to a bethroud elite 1200l 15m sprayer 4yr ago. She was second hand but had done fuck all. I had a look at a new hardi at the time nd was very close to buying until the bethroud came up. The bethroud is a finer sprayer in my opinion the only thing is she is a heavy machine on the tractor the way it's designed. But saying that I would find it hard to back to a hardi due to steel quality. If your changing get in cab controls there a must and a induction hopper. Have a look at your average field sizes, tis a balls to get a sprayer that you have to come back to top up. Oh ya and if your going bigger don't forget the spinner if your on trams. Happy buying
     
  3. nashmach

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    I'd be honest with you, if I had the tractor with the lift capacity, the acreage to justify it and the corresponding budget, I'd have a UK built sprayer before either a Hardi or Berthoud.

    Gem/Case would be the forerunner with Knight a close section.

    Small fields here so no worries on that score but would be sticking with 12m for the drill and spreader.

    Might be my father dreaming for now!
     
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    IAM had a couple of sprayers at Grass & Muck, myself and the father were of the opinion that the KV/Rau was a better built and altogether nicer looking machine than the Hardi. If I was buying a sprayer in the morning and sufficient funds I'd be going for a trailed Chafer, followed by a Knight. The build quality of the booms in particular is way ahead of the 2 brands you mention, and we've had a succession of Hardi sprayers for the last 30 years.
     
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    The last Tecnoma we had here was 800l with gdm booms[ hyd folding up the back] it was very handy being able to fold half in to clear an obstacle ,it stood the pace without any welding or repairs . The Massey 4365 that worked it was very light on the nose far more so than the 390 it replaced 6 front weights were the norm . Prior to buying that one I wouldnt have looked twice a Tecnoma.
     
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    You could put an induction hopper there!
     
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    Just bodge on an old drill step with a couple of bits of railway track and it'll be a thing of beauty...:lol:
     
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    Next sprayer in two years time or so....
     
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    Paw and gone like this.
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    we had one up to a few mts ago sold locally ,i will get a few pics
     
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    Lads. If I purchased a sprayer from the north that already has a UK test, will it suffice for bord bia and dept of agriculture in the event of an Inspection?
     
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    You'd hope so but I'm sure an imported car with a full MOT would need to be retested here...
     
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    That's the mad thing about it. They could turn around and say no good when in fact testers in both jurisdictions are carrying out the same test.
     
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    that's changed now, what ever time is left on the UK MOT is credited here now as well, do your first Irish DOE is not due until the UK MOT expires.
     
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    No is my understanding but open to correction on that. @Thyregod T7 might be able to confirm.
     
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