Case IH introduces newest Patriot sprayer
Case IH has launched its newest 1,200-gallon sprayer – the Patriot 4430. The flagship model in this series of sprayers, known for its cab-forward, rear-engine configuration, is an appropriate addition to the Case IH Efficient Power family, delivering more horsepower in a more fuel-efficient package. Together these features allow operators to get in the field sooner to meet critical application windows with the power to handle challenging field conditions.
The Patriot 4430 features the proven 8.7L Case IH FPT engine with 12 percent more horsepower than its predecessor, the Patriot 4420. Rated at 325 horsepower (hp) with power growth up to 356 hp at 2,100 rpm, it has more than enough power to climb hills and navigate wet spots in the field. And, using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to increase fuel-efficiency and reduce maintenance requirements, the Patriot 4430 not only meets Tier 4A emission standards, it provides operators with a significant operating cost advantage on average over other sprayers in its class.
“The enhanced performance and efficiency mean operators can cover more acres with less fuel,” says Ken Lehmann, Case IH application equipment marketing manager. “In addition, the updated Case IH Surveyor™ cab – coupled with the trademark Patriot features like the cab-forward, rear-engine configuration – allow for optimum accuracy and productivity.”
A Comfortable, Productive Environment
The Patriot 4430 features an updated Surveyor cab design based on the Steiger tractor cab, which increases interior cab space to an industry-leading 132 cubic feet, allowing more space to work and better visibility. That, in combination with the cab-forward design and more glass than any other cab, makes long days in the field easier and more comfortable for operators, and thus reduces fatigue and minimizes crop damage.
The right-hand console moves with the seat for easy access, providing near-effortless control of all sprayer functions. The optional AFS Pro 700 color display provides a single interface for sprayer control and guidance operation.
Widening the Application Window
When spraying, time is of the essence. Lehmann says the optional 360-degree High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting and AFS Accu-Guide guidance system can add hours to the workday, so growers can take advantage of the right agronomic moment.
To get into wet fields sooner and maximize critical spraying windows, the Patriot 4430 utilizes the series’ industry exclusive cab-forward, rear-engine design for more even weight distribution. This reduces rutting and soil compaction, even as the tank empties.
To simplify operation, the Patriot 4430 offers an optional 120-foot boom with the AutoFold Plus boom fold/unfold feature. The AutoFold Plus raises booms out of the cradle and initiates the unfolding process using a single switch. About 30 seconds later, the inner-, mid- and outer-boom sections are completely unfolded and the center section height has lowered to its most recent setting. This return-to-height feature eliminates any guesswork about boom height when moving from field to field. Folding the booms is simply the same process in reverse.
High Quality Application Assured
The Patriot 4430’s 1,200-gallon capacity tank comes equipped with full length sparge and rinse tubes for product agitation and tank cleaning. Plumbing options can be added to handle low-flow, standard, or high-flow application rates, such as for liquid fertilizer.
“In addition, our exclusive AIM Command pulse width modulation technology ensures an accurate and consistent chemical delivery under a wide range of speeds and conditions,” explains Lehmann. “The results are better coverage and better weed control.”
Equipping the Patriot with AFS AccuGuide autoguidance reduces skips and overlaps, eliminates foam marker expense, and minimizes operator fatigue. AccuBoom automatic boom section control automatically turns on and off boom sections based on GPS-based as-applied maps.
“Patriot sprayers have led the industry with their strength and accuracy,” says Lehmann. “We’re pleased to build on this tradition by introducing the Patriot 4430, which takes horsepower, fuel-efficiency, and operator productivity and comfort to the next level.”
The New Case IH Patriot 4430 Sprayer Features:
- New Case IH FPT 8.7-liter engine with SCR technology – Fuel-efficient power and EPA Tier 4A compliance
- More power to you – 325 base hp that can grow to 356 hp
- Upgraded Case IH Surveyor Cab – 132 cubic feet of interior space and over 90 square feet of total glass
- New AFS Pro 700 display option – Faster, lighter, portable to Case IH Steiger, Magnum and Axial-Flow cabs
- Exclusive AIM Command spray technology– Accurate, high-quality application
- New Michelin tire offerings – 380/90R46 Spraybib and 620/70R38