One of the world's biggest self-propelled boomsprayer is made by Narembeen manufacturer Sonic Boomsprays.
The Sonic Predator 300 won best new release award at the 2007 Dowerin Field Day.
The Sonic Predator boasts a 224kW 8.3L Tier Three Cummins engine, an Alison six-speed auto transmission, a Marmon Herrington transfer case and Alltech diffs (formerly Rockwell).
The machine also carries a 7000L Rota-Moulding main tank, 500L flush tank capacity and a 36.5m trapeze boom.
Transport speed comes at a healthy 75km/h and also a working speed of up to 45km/h. It sits on airbag suspension and runs 380 x 90 R46 row crop tyres with optional 650 x 65 R38 flotation tyres Sonic also has ensured the new machine is equipped with the usual features such as strength, reliability, user friendliness, large flushing tanks, high quality fittings and finish.
The Predator can also incorporate Sonic's award-winning Airmatic system. The latter allows you to choose a droplet size from Very Fine (VF), (F), (M), (C), (VC), through to Extra Course (XC) at the touch of a button.
The chosen droplet size will be maintained regardless of water rate or speed traveled. "So you can apply fungicides at high pressure/high water rate and herbicides at a low pressure/low water rate without changing nozzles," because much of the water carrier is replaced with air, there is some suggestion that water rates may be reduced to the lower end of label requirements.
The Airmatic is an optional extra that can be fitted to any model.