Growers participating in Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions now have an opportunity to upgrade sprayers with broadcast hoods at low cost to maximize on-target applications during the 2017 Spray Technology Equipment Offer, which runs from July 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.
Qualified growers will be offered a 30% discount and a 10% rebate on the purchase of either a Willmar Fabrication SPK645 self-propelled broadcast hooded retrofit kit, or a 642E three-point wheel boom broadcast hooded sprayer with over-center fold. Both products feature the Redball Gen II Broadcast Spray-Hoods. When used during ground applications, Redball Gen II hoods are proven in field trials to help greatly improve sprayer accuracy and coverage, and minimize pesticide drift by up to 90%*, especially when combined with other drift reduction technologies such as drift retardant adjuvants or low drift nozzles.
“Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions does an outstanding job of helping farmers choose the best strategies and products for effective over-lapping herbicide programs,” said Steve Claussen, president of Willmar Fabrication. “Together, Willmar and Monsanto are taking things to another step to help farmers improve accuracy and minimize waste when they are spraying their crops.”
To qualify, growers must be active participants in the Roundup Ready PLUS platform and purchase a total of 60 units of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybeans and/or Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield Soybeans, or a total of 12 units of Bollgard II XtendFlex Cotton before January 31, 2017. Upon purchase of the seed, growers will be offered a 30% discount when they purchase a qualifying hooded sprayer directly from Willmar using their Monsanto Tech ID number. By submitting their Willmar proof-of-purchase and the Monsanto Tech ID number, growers will then receive a 10% rebate on the qualifying equipment purchase.
A second option to this offer allows growers who purchase the required amount of seed to qualify for a 30% discount on the purchase of a qualifying hooded sprayer between February 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017.
The SPK645 Self-Propelled Broadcast Retrofit Kit includes Redball Gen II Broadcast Hoods, mounting brackets, hardware to mount hoods on center section, and right and left primary booms. The kit is easy to mount and available for most self-propelled makes and models. Initial installation takes approximately 10 hours. After hoods are installed, they can be removed or put back on in 10 minutes. Spray nozzles are mounted inside the hood to protect the spray pattern from wind disruption for better coverage.
The 642E Three-Point Broadcast Hooded Sprayer with Over-Center Fold features a new and simple design that offers the same great drift protection and spraying accuracy. Just like its 642 companion, the 642E is ideal for spraying field borders and buffers. The sprayer also demonstrates good stewardship and is equipped with Redball Gen II Broadcast Spray Hoods. The new optional trailer hitch attachment makes the 642E Hooded Sprayer more versatile than ever. The 642E Sprayer and hitch attachment are ideal for ag retailers as a rental unit. The hitch attachment allows for easy transportation behind a truck for delivery to farmers and field locations and a quick hook-up to a tractor. In addition the hitch attachment can be removed and the sprayer can operate with a three-point hitch.
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