The Agrifac Condor self-propelled sprayer was minimally introduced to the U.S. market in 2015. Agrifac field equipment is extensively marketed in Europe and now its sprayer line-up has been introduced in Australia, Canada and the U.S.
The Netherlands-based company has been displaying at selected winter farm shows and will be at the Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky.
Because it is such an international company with customers speaking several different languages, Agrifac has developed the Condor Visual Guide app with specific short and concise sprayer instructions for smart phones.
The company noted, “The Visual Guide app is of great help to drivers to find specific instructions of the Condor’s operation system. Concise video instructions show the driver how to optimally use the machine. What makes the app so special is that it is internationally applicable. Everything is explained by videos and symbols. It can be used by anyone, everywhere. There are no spoken or written instructions, just visuals that everyone understands.”
Agrifac says its Condor is “brilliant simple,” which it translates as meaning “innovative and easy to use.” The ability for no spoken words or written messages to be included with the operations app would seem to justify the simple operations claim.
A description of the Agrifac Condor Endurance, the largest machine in the line-up, highlights that the machine is sized for large U.S. fields. It has a 2,100 gallon tank, 320 horsepower Tier 4 engine and booms up to 180 feet wide.
The Condor boom is a recirculating design with a pressure feed from both ends, which speeds up cleanout speed. Since it uses the boom as part of its circulation system, the boom primes at filling so the new product is at the nozzles quickly. Nozzle-to-nozzle control is an available option.
The nozzles are Agrifac’s version of an air plus nozzle, which means liquid and air are delivered simultaneously by the nozzle. Liquid is pumped to the nozzle like any other machine, but air is also delivered by a dedicated air pump. Both air and liquid come through the same nozzle. Spray mix flow and droplet size can be adjusted independently, with air and liquid pressure.