Versatile announced the addition of a 120’ aluminum boom to the line of self-propelled sprayers. The Versatile self-propelled sprayer line boasts a boom system with an new design. First introduced in 2014, the SX240 and SX280 models will now have a new boom option for maximum field coverage.
LIGHT WEIGHT AND BALANCED
The boom was built with the efficient strength-to-weight lattice-style construction. A weight reduction of roughly 500 lbs. gives the boom more reliabilityand ease of control by causing less momentum and movements at any speed while driving through varied terrain.
The left hand boom rest rotates 180 degrees; inset for shipping width considerations, and then
rotated out for field mode. These changes will reduce complexity and shipping challenges for dealers and
customers. The 60/120 combo boom is a single fold of primary and secondary sections. Catwalk railings
will now be removed and conveniently stored for transport.
STRONGER BY DESIGN
Structural integrity was the idea behind creating the 120’ aluminum boom. The use of a single
piece arched top extrusion provides a far superior design to the ‘single’ welded tubes typically found on
competitors’ products. This uses 1/3 fewer welds and provides a greater cross sectional area for improved
strength, durability and boom component placement.
PRECISION WELDED FOR STRENGTH AND LONGEVITY
Precision engineered welds have been optimally placed to reduce the chance of any cracks that may lead
to unnecessary maintenance and/or service. Mild steel has been integrated into all high stress areas and
front boom rests, as well as precisely cut aluminum extrusions to optimize weld surface areas within the
structure and additional weld joints that have been positioned on the flats of the extrusions in an optimal
position. All tubular sections have now been drilled at the lowest points, this will allow an easy escape route for
any potential accumulation of water; virtually eliminating the chance of future cracks due to internal
PRO-ACTION FLEX TECHNOLOGY
The field-proven design of the Pro-Action Flex technology is integrated with the reliability and strength
of the new 120’ aluminum boom. This technology absorbs energy and enhances boom stability. Threeway
breakaways (forward, back and up) were created to handle all potential contact to extend the
reliability of the boom. These changes mean a better return on investment over time.