Salford 8700 Air Boom Applicator

Salford recently launched its Valmar 8700 Pull-Type Air Boom Applicator at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina.

It comes equipped with a 72-foot boom and air boom technology of the company’s 20-ton Valmar 9620 applicator.

Enhancements on the 8700 include:

  • Upgraded boom suspension for increased boom stability and durability at higher field speeds
  • Excellent ground-following ability with left/right boom pitch adjustment that is controlled hydraulically from the cab
  • Fully hydraulic boom folding, for all boom sections, with from-the-cab controls

The 8700 is also available with a 60-foot boom, featuring outlets on 30-inch centres for post emergence and inter-row applications.

The 8708 model features an 8-ton hopper with either mechanical drive or hydraulic rate metering, while the larger, 8711 applicator has an 11-ton hopper and comes with hydraulic rate metering only.

“The need for accurate, high-speed application continues to drive producer decisions, while prescription application is also becoming a higher priority,” says Brad Baker, Senior Product Manager at Salford Group. “With 30-plus years of in-field use, Valmar air boom technology has earned a reputation for its ease-of-use and accuracy. Salford is building on that reputation with engineering enhancements as well as features that improve speed, precision and durability.”

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