AGCO Corporation has launched the new Fendt Rogator 900 Series applicator with adjustable clearance, bringing North American operators a single machine for applying liquid or dry crop care products at any time, to any size crop.
The Fendt Rogator 900 is the first of its kind the only self-propelled, rear-mounted boom applicator with adjustable clearance and easy conversion between liquid and dry systems for ultimate versatility, says David Fickel, manager of tactical marketing for application equipment, AGCO. Because the new Rogator can be equipped for nearly any type of crop care application, customers not only optimize their investment in the machine, but have greater control over when and how products are applied. That helps ensure better product use for higher yields and an overall better return on their crop care investment.
As crop production practices evolve and farmers make more late-season passes to apply nutrients and fungicides or seed cover crops, Fendt says the need for high-clearance equipment is greater than ever to clear tall crops like corn, sugar cane, sunflowers and others. Now, farmers can use the Fendt Rogator 900 as their one machine to apply liquid or dry products any time pre-plant or postemergence in short or tall crops and after harvest for fall fertilization, burndown or cover-crop seeding.
With the push of a button, Fendt says the two new H (high-clearance) models automatically raise from standard to high clearance of up to 76 in., in less than 45 seconds for critical late-season dry or liquid application and less disturbance of tall crops. After application, the applicators just as quickly return to standard clearance of 56 to 60 inches, depending on model for superior stability on the road. Changing between the liquid system and a dry spinner or pneumatic system takes less than two hours: unhook two or four hydraulic connections, remove the on-board system from the chassis and replace it with the one needed for the next job. The hydraulic pump for all systems stays on the chassis, the company says.
Owners of Fendt tractors and combines as well as the current RoGator C Series applicator will find the multifunction joystick and armrest of the Rogator 900 series familiar and easy to operate.
Fendt says the Rogator 900 Series includes these features and options:
The OptiLoad system of the industry-leading LiquidLogic system now offers the best of both worlds customizable and fully automated rinsing controlled from the cab. Using the Fendt VarioTerminal, the operator can control how long to run each electronic valve for each type of product, without leaving the cab.
A variable fan with reversing function helps clear the engine cooling package of pollen and fine dust, increasing cooling efficiency and reducing downtime to clear filters.
The Fendt 900 Series cab features dual activated-carbon filters and a state-of-the-art cab pressurization fan for protection from dust, aerosols and vapors. The cab has 12 percent more glass than the previous Rogator, giving operators greater visibility. More shoulder room, Air-Ride seat suspension and a heated and cooled seat provide maximum comfort for long days in the machine.
A range of nozzle, section and boom-height control options are available with the choice of two technology packages for precise application. The EZ-Drops drop tube kit can be added for placing late-season nitrogen and cover-crop seed below the crop canopy.
Customers can choose either the Protechi technology package for the Fendt VarioTerminal and integrated Fendt technology or the ProTech+ technology package with the Fendt Viper 4+ field computer for the ultimate combination of operating power and program capabilities.
The Fendt Rogator 900 Series has five models: RG932, RG934, RG934H, RG937 and RG937H, ranging from 315 HP to 339 HP. The RG932 and RG934, with 70-in., diameter tires, have 56-in., standard clearance; the RG937 has 80-in., tires and 60-in., standard clearance. The two high-clearance, dual-position chassis models, RG934H and RG937H, change to clearance heights of 72 and 76 in., respectively.
All models have AGCO Power 8.4L engines and are equipped with LiquidLogic liquid management (standard), with liquid capacities ranging from 900 to 1,300 gallons, or dry spinner systems with capacities ranging from 253 to 330 cubic feet. All but the RG932 can be equipped with the Air-Max Precision R1 or R2 pneumatic boom spreader, ranging from 215 to 275 cubic ft., in capacity. Owners can customize the systems and tank sizes they need for their operation.
Steel booms of 90-, 100- and 120-ft., lengths with 10-, 15- and 20-in., nozzle spacing are available to suit specific width, volume and broadcast needs. An optional aluminum 132-ft., boom, 5 percent lighter than a 120-ft., steel boom, is also offered.
The Fendt Rogator 900 Series is manufactured in Jackson, Minn. Customers can place orders at Fendt dealerships beginning in October, with delivery beginning in the second quarter of 2022. Fendt adds customers also can see the new Fendt Rogator at AGCO Lot #806 at the Midwest Ag-Industries Exposition (MAGIE) Aug. 25-26, 2021, in Bloomington, Ill., and at the 2021 Farm Progress Show from Aug. 31-Sept. 2, in Decatur, Ill., at AGCO Lot #333.