AGCO Application Equipment introduces for 2012 three new RoGator high-clearance sprayers designed with even more power under the hood and boom-to-boom benefits to cut down on fuel consumption, emissions, maintenance and operator fatigue. At the core of the RoGator RG900, RG1100 and RG1300 models is a proven drivetrain system and powerful and efficient Tier 4 interim-compliant AGCO POWER 8.4-liter diesel engine with e3 selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology that provides a boost in horsepower and fuel efficiency. Thoughtful placement of service access points means that most maintenance tasks can be quickly accomplished at ground level, saving valuable time and energy. The enhanced operator environment with reduced noise levels and advanced information technology solutions make crop application smarter, more productive and enjoyable.
There also are things you won’t see on the new RoGator that add to its power and performance. The step from the chassis to the system is eliminated, creating an even front-to-back level for easy and safe footing. High posts on the boom rests are removed to improve the look and in-cab visibility of the machine. The 36-gallon fresh water tank previously used for foam markers is removed. Instead, an injection-style foam marker pulls water from the rinse tank, making filling of the foam markers easier. Other improvements in the design of the new RoGator include an increase in fuel tank capacity to 150 gallons. A new, longitudinal A suspension creates sharper turns, minimizes soil disruption and reduces the amount of motion that is transmitted to the cab. The front axle is repositioned to improve weight distribution and provide better visibility of the front tire from the operator station. Modifications to the boom plumbing and air aspirators provide faster on and off times, while also improving upon an already-impressive, industry-leading +/- one psi tip-to-tip accuracy.
The sloped hood, redesigned cab, removal of high-post boom rests and relocation of mirrors all contribute to excellent all-around visibility. Ten auxiliary lights are located around and under the RoGator, and 10 more lighting locations are available for even more visibility. As an additional safety precaution, a back-up alarm is triggered when the machine runs in reverse. Inside the cab, noise levels are quieter than ever, and controls have been reconfigured so that boom, pump and sparger switches are conveniently located on the armrest for easy access. Other cab features include a new easy-to-clean floor mat and optional leather seats. The AGCO brand name for SCR technology is e3 (energy, economy, ecology). This e3 technology treats downstream exhaust with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), which is stored in a separate tank and injected into the exhaust stream. The process allows the engine to run more efficiently by optimizing combustion and reducing polluting particulate matter.