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

13:47
Stephen Conway, the Bishop Of Ely (centre) at the site dedication in Cambridge with Barnes Construction Director Mark Hart and Chair of Trustees Stuart Evans (left)

The Bishop of Ely, the Rt Rev Stephen Conway, led an Act of Dedication to mark the start of a £10.5 million hospice for the Arthur Rank Charity in Cambridge.

17:23
Ruth Overton from the Chemotherapy Room (centre), Sister Arlene Parcon, Melvyn Fitzpatrick and Val Fitzpatrick

A cancer patient has raised over £1000 for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital - by asking for cash donations instead of birthday gifts.

Cigarettes isolated on white

Smokers will be encouraged to ‘stub out and come up smelling of roses’ at this week’s Wisbech Rose Fair.

15:54
Residents are being encourged to keep a smell diary

Smell warfare has been launched in Wisbech where residents are keeping odour diaries in a bid to track down where a mystery pong is coming from.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

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