Auto boom height control

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Bought another sprayer and considering adding auto boom height control. Boom is only 28m so not massive width. A lot of fields I spray are undulating to say the least. Not many flat.

Do you think it's worth paying the extra for it? A arag unit would work with sprayers existing control unit. But doesn't do Vg, just controls height and tilt. Never had a vg boom before, sprayer I have bought has it and I think it would be a useful feature I would utilise.

Norac system which also controls Vg is 10k. Haven't had price back on Arag. @Matt77 Had fitted a arag system I noticed on another thread.

Any other options for height control to consider? Could retrofit it after sprayer delivered.
 

Sandy

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Bought another sprayer and considering adding auto boom height control. Boom is only 28m so not massive width. A lot of fields I spray are undulating to say the least. Not many flat.

Do you think it's worth paying the extra for it? A arag unit would work with sprayers existing control unit. But doesn't do Vg, just controls height and tilt. Never had a vg boom before, sprayer I have bought has it and I think it would be a useful feature I would utilise.

Norac system which also controls Vg is 10k. Haven't had price back on Arag. @Matt77 Had fitted a arag system I noticed on another thread.

Any other options for height control to consider? Could retrofit it after sprayer delivered.
The Arag might be okay at 28m but you would be a lot better with the vg boom height control Norac 7 nothing below that. Not sure what other systems can be fitted to a landquip
 

Matt77

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
East Sussex
Bought another sprayer and considering adding auto boom height control. Boom is only 28m so not massive width. A lot of fields I spray are undulating to say the least. Not many flat.

Do you think it's worth paying the extra for it? A arag unit would work with sprayers existing control unit. But doesn't do Vg, just controls height and tilt. Never had a vg boom before, sprayer I have bought has it and I think it would be a useful feature I would utilise.

Norac system which also controls Vg is 10k. Haven't had price back on Arag. @Matt77 Had fitted a arag system I noticed on another thread.

Any other options for height control to consider? Could retrofit it after sprayer delivered.
The Arag system has it’s moments, you get what you pay for and it’s cheap, think it was something like £1400, I personally think it would behave much better with 4 sensors but Arag reps have been out and set it up and say it’s doing what it should, the system allows 4 sensors, it’s DIY fit which is handy, you need to unlock the delta 80 screen, I was told it wouldn’t work on the 400 but I already had the 80 so no problem, however I’d not buy it again!
 

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
The Arag system has it’s moments, you get what you pay for and it’s cheap, think it was something like £1400, I personally think it would behave much better with 4 sensors but Arag reps have been out and set it up and say it’s doing what it should, the system allows 4 sensors, it’s DIY fit which is handy, you need to unlock the delta 80 screen, I was told it wouldn’t work on the 400 but I already had the 80 so no problem, however I’d not buy it again!
Thanks for your honest opinion.
 

Matt77

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
East Sussex
Thanks for your honest opinion.
Hopefully that doesn’t come across as all doom and gloom but it’s a disappointing system, and they won’t price me up for the extra sensors, I’ve given up really, I use it on pre ems where it works 80% of the time but I don’t even turn it on now for anything else, which is not good I know, other things more important going on these last few years and it’s got left on the to do list.
 

Oscar

Member
Norac uc5 - ok but not outstanding especially over 10 km/ hr but would still have it over 24 m.
Norac uc 7 - much better than uc5 even at 14 km/ hr but can still get caught out if a sudden hump/ hill but if a gradual change then it follows great. Negative camber is also very good, ie boom goes below level .
Have to be honest though as I have Norac system but Bateman have fitted electronic module to it ( they call it BBL, Bateman Boom Level)which Bateman them selves say is Norac uc7 plus, so my comment above re UC7 is actually Norac ? Plus BBL.
I run at 24/32/ 36m and it works very well even at 24 when they are facing the wrong way , just have to adjust height figures.
 

croppers

Member
Location
Scottish Borders
Phone Richard or David at Landquip, they won’t mind in the slightest if you are buying through a dealer, in my opinion I wouldn’t bother at 28, the boom is well balanced as it is and not worth the extra cost of a Norac system. Wider booms perhaps but I would struggle to justify it at 28m
Retro fit Norac is an easy option should you decide to upgrade at a later date.
 

Robt

Member
Location
Suffolk
Is go the extra for norac. I’ve seen it on landquip and when set up correctly ( needs doing per machine) it can match the system fitted to a Horsch
 

Gav

Member
Trade
Location
Norfolk
Definitely worth spending the extra money for the NORAC system providing it is set up correctly for the machine, would need a minimum of 3 sensors for the VG boom. Easy to say that when it’s someone else’s money I know but better than buying a cheaper version and forever cursing about it.
 

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