In 2016, Equipment Technologies announced four new models in its Apache 30 Series self-propelled sprayers line. With Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 Final engines powering all four models, these sprayers boast greater horsepower while consuming less fuel and providing a steadier ride than previous models.
“Our 2016 models raise the bar for quality and value,” says Matt Hays, chief executive officer of Equipment Technologies, the Apache manufacturer. “We believe that growers will like what we’ve done, and will enjoy greater cost savings and profitability with these new machines.”
According to Equipment Technologies, the upgrades to the Apache sprayers began under the hood, where the Cummins 6.7-liter Tier 4 Final engines “generate higher horsepower while stretching fuel further than their 20 Series predecessors.”
The 30 Series 6.7-liter-powered lineup consists of the AS730, rated at 173 horsepower (129 kW); the AS1030, rated at 225 horsepower (168 kW); the AS1230, rated at 260 horsepower (194 kW); and the AS1230 XP, rated at 300 horsepower (224 kW).
The QSB6.7 Tier 4 Final engine is one of the most popular and versatile engines ever built by Cummins. With features such as a high-pressure common-rail (HPCR) fuel system, cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC)/selective catalytic reduction (SCR) ultra-low-emissions systems, it is no surprise that the Apache sprayers are seeing 5-20% better fuel efficiency than their 20 Series predecessors.
“Cummins is always looking for ways to help our customers succeed,” said Bruce Farrar, Industrial Sales Manager – Cummins. “We are happy that our Tier 4 Final QSB6.7 is able to help Apache customers operate with more power and efficiency.”