We have used GEM Sprayers for many years and so when looking for a new sprayer five years ago amongst others we looked at a FarmGEM FS1500 24 metre mounted sprayer. We were impressed by the machines strong build and simple control layout and ended up buying it. As the machine sprays not only our farm but does some contract spraying its kept pretty busy.
The GEM-Trak ticked all the boxes back in early 2015 when we were looking to replace our Case TS 3000 litre trailed sprayer. We needed more capacity so the 4200 litre tank on the GEM-Trak was important and we needed stability on the hills we have here on the farm and the low centre of gravity that at the GEM-Trak has compared to some machines on the market we looked at was impressive.
We upgraded to the Sapphire II from a trailed sprayer in 2014. So we had a look around, decided we liked the look of the FarmGEM Sapphire II, had a demo and that sealed the deal. We haven’t look back since, in fact it’s probably the best piece of kit we have ever bought on the farm! It has fantastic visibility from the cab and is just so comfortable to drive. The DGPS guidance and auto spray section control is spot on and just makes the job so easy.
WHY CHOOSE A FARMGEM SPRAYER
Years of experience have enabled the FarmGEM Design Team to build a range of crop sprayers which incorporate a very high level of strength without excess weight. For example the steel we choose and the lattice construction of the FarmGEM range of booms gives structural strength and stability but keeps weight to a minimum. Each joint has a lubrication point and every hinge pin is secured preventing movement and increased wear.
Each series of sprayers is loaded with specification depending on its individual class, however still allowing the grower to make specifications choices to suit individual circumstances. For example the Diamond trailed machines comes as standard with axle suspension, high capacity pump and stainless steel spray lines, auto circulation prime and purge system but a Radion 8140 touch screen controller is a choice option.
In the modern world we live in very few manufacturers can truly claim they have unique features. So the “Self-Trak” drawbar a system we designed some 20 + years ago which many have tried and failed to copy we feel is unique. It offers trailed sprayer wheel tracking without complicated electronics, sensors or hydraulics. We were one of the first manufacturers to control boom yaw movement and although many manufacturers now control this movement we think we still do the best job. Oh and we haven’t mentioned the Sapphire VT2 that truly is unique.
Manufacturers often claim their machines is the strongest, but how many are willing to back up this claim? FarmGEM are! We provide a Three Year Construction Warranty with our crop sprayers which covers the manufacture of all our steel components, from boom to chassis to steps, sharing our confidence with our customers.