First Front Tank goes to Work

North Yorkshire contractor Simon Percival has taken delivery of the first Vicon iXtra front tank, for use with his iXter 24m mounted sprayer and HC vertical folding boom.

Equipped with auto tank leveling, he says the entire outfit is extremely well balanced, and customers cannot believe how and where he can travel with it.

“We simply cannot justify a self-propelled sprayer – but with this new front/rear outfit, we simply don’t need one,” explains Simon Percival, who runs D&A Percival & Son from The Old Byre, Patrick Brompton, Bedale, North Yorkshire.

“Auto tank levelling transfers liquid from the front to the rear in volumes of just 150 litres at a time, so tractor and sprayer balance is maintained perfectly throughout spraying.”

With auto fill and prime, nine boom sections and GPS section control with auto start/stop through Starguide III, he says the Vicon outfit is the next best thing to a self-propelled sprayer, but at a fraction of the price.