AGCO Application Equipment is introducing five new models of its RoGator high-clearance, post-emergence applicators to the custom application industry and professional growers. The new models feature larger-capacity tanks, greater visibility, easier access to the cab and the convenience of a new front-load liquid system.

The company says the new models meet needs of both retailers and producers who are growing in farm size, offering greater capacity with 900-, 1100- and 1300-gallon liquid systems and added horsepower.

The 2010 RoGator's front-entry design features a fold-down ladder, easy first step, gentle angle of ascent, wide-set hand rails and a wide walkway maximized at the cab side to allow the widest cab door opening in its class. Two different walkway treads provide secure footing along with large tread holes for exceptional visibility to the left-front wheel.

Front-entry design also makes possible a new optional front-fill liquid system featuring larger fresh water and hand-rinse tanks, faster reloading and reloading access to a nurse truck without folding in sprayer booms.

Lowered boom mounts and a lowered tank saddle, as well as off-cab rearview mirror mountings, mean the unparalleled panoramic view of the six-post Advanced Application Cab is now even better both in the field and on the road. In addition, the RoGator cab is even quieter than before with a thicker, more sound-proof floor mat.

"With the increased size and re-engineering of the boom mount system, operators will realize even faster boom-fold cycle time," says Mark Sharitz, director of marketing for the AGCO Application Equipment division. "Changes to the plumbing and hose-routing mean the RoGator's clean underside and simple plumbing and wiring systems are even more streamlined.

"Improvements to our electrical mountings and connections enhance machine life and minimize costly down time. Custom applicators and professional growers will also notice small changes such as new labeling and a slightly different color scheme across our entire line of application equipment."