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Innovative boomspray design

Supplier: Australian Agricultural Machinery
21 November, 2012

Australian Agricultural Machinery has been developing innovative machinery for agriculture for over 55 years.

Frame

The frame of the Jetstream Boomspray is a traditional trailer-style design constructed of heavy wall tubing steel. While this design ensures that unit structure is strong enough to withstand extremely rough field conditions, it also provides a significant amount of flexibility as well. The ability of the chassis to flex under stress grants the operator the smooth, constant towing that has become a trademark of the Jetstream Boomspray.

A feature component of the Jetstream Boomspray chassis is the rear boom carrier frame. This frame is a durable single-locking point for the booms when folded into the transport position. It offers tremendous support to the booms when the sprayer is towed at higher speeds while transporting.

Axle

The axle must be fixed to maintain a constant position and smooth ride for the nozzles. The axle must still be able to flex over its full length when the machine is traveling over rough ground conditions so that metal fatigue does not occur. Here you can see the difference between the Jetstream Boomspray and the conventional axle will fracture at this point. Here you have a heavy-duty spring steel axle, which resists failure plus two large main bearings to carry the load.

This acts as a shock absorber, to assist in protection of the equipment in field conditions, thereby eliminating axle failure. Operating pressure for the tyres must be 18psi (124kpa), which will give you the cushioned floatation suspension.  

Wheels

Tyre and rim selections are specifically suited to each Jetstream Boomspray. These selections give unmatched durability, load carrying capacity and minimal ground pressure.