Vicon has introduced two models of high-capacity trailed sprayer to join its existing iXtrack T3 and T4 versions. The new models are badged iXtrack T6, and are available with tank capacities of 6,400 and 7,400 litres, and the option of boom widths from 18m to 40m.
These two ISOBUS-compatible models now sit at the top of the Vicon range, and like their smaller stablemates use a single-spine chassis design offering high manoeuvrability, a low centre of gravity, and improved durability.
Specification includes a suspended parallelogram rear frame to carry steel or aluminium boom types. The rear frame also remains active on the road, offering a high degree of cushioning for booms when folded – this is a feature particularly suited to tractors with higher road speeds. In-field, this design combines stability with soft boom balancing, to minimise spray height deviation above the crop canopy. This affords improved application accuracy through greater boom stability.
Boom Guide manages spray height using ultrasonic sensors. Where Boom Guide Pro offers a three-sensor system with positive and negative lateral movement on each side of the boom, Boom Guide ProActive gains three additional levelling sensors on wider booms, allowing faster reaction to changes in ground terrain through a central slope correction cylinder.
Developed with operator-friendliness in mind, iXtrack T6 models are fully ISOBUS compatible and with new iXspray hardware and software, operators can take advantage of an intuitive touchscreen with smart electronics. Plug and play compatibility is available with any certified universal terminal, including the Tellus GO and Tellus PRO terminals.
IsoMatch Grip is a multi-function joystick with 11 buttons, and four levels of colour-coded functionality, offering up to 44 fully customisable functions. ErgoDrive headland management is also part of the standard specification, which allows spraying to start/stop, the boom to raise/lower and axle steering to be locked/unlocked, all with a single button press.
Nozzle control includes pneumatic or electric operation, suiting those using GPS for automatic section control and auto start/stop at headlands. The introduction of iXspray software affords individual nozzle control when choosing iXflow E. This also includes a mobile phone App for the remote control of nozzles when outside the cab. Such functionality simplifies nozzle flow checks and pattern testing, for example.
Liquid management includes iXclean Pro fully automatic valve management, allowing filling, agitation, spraying, diluting, priming, rinsing and tank cleaning can be controlled from the in-cab ISOBUS terminal.
The Vicon iXtrack T6 trailed sprayer models are priced from £71,260.