New Miller improves efficiencies

21 Jan, 2016 01:00 AM
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The innovative drive train system with the new Miller Nitro 6365 sprayer claims to deliver up to a 30 per cent reduction in fuel consumption.
The innovative drive train system with the new Miller Nitro 6365 sprayer claims to deliver up to a 30 per cent reduction in fuel consumption.

Miller’s latest self-propelled sprayer, the Nitro 6365 comes with new features promising better efficiency saving growers time and money.

The Nitro 6365 is the latest model in the popular Nitro range and boasts a new propulsion system for maximum power with minimum fuel consumption.

Jon Bent from McIntosh Distribution, Miller’s Australian distributor, said the new model retains the features growers have come to expect from a Nitro, including the high underframe clearance, hydralink suspension and the versatility of the Quick-Attach system, but offers an innovative drive-train to optimise performance.

“The new drive train has been completely redesigned with variable displacement hydrostatic drive system and planetary torque hubs,” he said.

“This means faster response to speed changes through more efficient transfer of power to the ground, even at lower engine RPM, all contributing to a reduction in fuel consumption.

“Early feedback from operators is that we are seeing up to a 30 per cent reduction in fuel consumption with the 6365 when compared to equivalent-sized machines.”

The 6365 also gets new styling, with increased access to the engine bay making servicing easier and more convenient.

A redesigned cooling system with a repositioning of cooling components, resulted in an increase in efficiency as well as a reduction in operator and environmental noise, according to Mr Bent.

“The Nitro was already class leading when it came to noise reduction, and that has now been

improved further in the 6365.

“The cab boasts a larger full-colour touch screen display, monitoring engine and spray system functions and includes an integrated rear facing camera with full-time rear vision during transport and is automatically on when reversing,” he said.

“Outside the cab, a full array of LED lights now provides even better night vision than previous models.”

Miller’s Spray-Air system is available with the 6365, combining the benefits of both air-assist and air-atomisation into one spray nozzle system.

The Nitro’s front-mounted boom and rear-mounted engine provide optimum weight balance with a large tank range available including 4500, 5300 and 6100-litre options - all with a full manufacturers’ warranty.

The Nitro is well known for its front-mount boom, which enables a commanding view of spray operation and ensures the spray pattern is not adversely affected by wind created by the machine.

The demand for the 6365 has already commenced and Jon said the first machines were due for delivery in Australia in February.

He encouraged interested growers to enquire promptly in order to avoid delayed delivery times.

“If customers are considering upgrading to a 6365 and they want to make sure they have it in time for pre-seeding spraying, now is the time to act to ensure delivery,” he said.

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