Fenland farming firm first in the country to get its hands on futuristic new sprayer

11:41 20 November 2012

Left :David Hildred Managing Director of Boston Crop Sprayers Ltd recieves the keys from Martin Shackcloth sales manager Berthoud UK.

Left :David Hildred Managing Director of Boston Crop Sprayers Ltd recieves the keys from Martin Shackcloth sales manager Berthoud UK.

Archant

A FENLAND agrochemical firm is the first in the country to take delivery of a futuristic sprayer.

Boston Crop Sprayers Ltd in North End, Wisbech has got its hands on Berthoud’s Raptor Front Cab for contracting purposes.

The new model has removable joystick controls that allow the operator to ensure everything is working correctly whilst outside the machine.

It also has in-field GPS, is air-conditioned and has a 180-degree swivel chair to ensure operator comfort.

John Hildred, of Boston Crop Sprayers, Wisbech, said: “This model has been demonstrated in 12 counties and was very well received.

“It will make a massive difference both in terms of safety and productivity.”

0 comments

More news stories

17:23
Digger and workers in the field next to Estover for excavation work.

A plan to build 30 homes in March looks set to get the go ahead - despite 20 letters of objection from local residents and a plea by March town councillors to turn it down.

Sunshine Coast mayor visiting March. Sunshine coast Mayor Mark Jamieson with Lily Rose Keenoy and Lewis Howe from Cavalry school and Cllr Carol Cox..Picture: Steve Williams.

The Mayor of the Sunshine Coast in Australia made a 10,000 mile trip to pay his respects to one of his countrymen, Second World War hero Jim Hocking, today.

16:39
Chapel road car park.Wisbech.

Police and council officials are working to make sure there is no breach of the peace after about 30 gypsy vans parked at the rugby field in Wisbech.

15:48
Bee Hotel  launched by facet and Sainsburys. Students from Facet with the Mayor of March Rob Skoulding and Michelle Connolly Sainsbury's PR ambassador. Picture: Steve Williams.

Busy bee students were out in force at the side of Sainsbury’s in March to plant a wildlife haven in March town centre.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition