John Deere has added an economy-sized, versatile model to its 30 Series self-propelled sprayer lineup.

The new 4630 Sprayer is ideal for corn, soybean or small-grain producers that want a productive yet comfortable machine with advanced options. The 4630 Sprayer replaces John Deere's discontinued 6700 Sprayer.

"Customers can choose between a narrow 72- to 88-inch, or wide 90- to 120-inch axle configuration," says Nick Weinrich, John Deere product manager. "In areas where corn or soybeans are planted on traditional 30-inch rows, the sprayer's wide-axle configuration allows it to straddle three or four rows, providing ultimate stability for the operator.

"Plus, its C-channel frame and air-ride, four-link suspended axle provide an exceptionally smooth ride that lets you spray at speeds up to 17 mph."

The new 4630 Sprayer features a 600-gallon poly solution tank that sits above the sprayer's axles to prevent crop interference. The sprayer's hydraulically driven centrifugal pump provides continuous 4- to 95-gpm flow rates that deliver up to 40-gpa rates across the 80-foot boom width at speeds up to 12 mph.

John Deere's AutoTrac-Ready system provides the necessary wiring harnesses to run GreenStar guidance and field documentation applications. Customers can add a StarFire global positioning receiver and use it in conjunction with the standard GreenStar 2 1800 Display or optional GS2 2600 Display to run guidance applications like AutoTrac and Swath Control Pro.

The GS2 2600 Display enables operators to create as-applied maps, and to utilize documentation features found in larger John Deere 4730, 4830 and 4930 Sprayers.

The 4630 Sprayer is available with a 60-/80-foot boom that enables operators to spray at either a 60-foot width with the outer booms folded in, or at 80-feet with the booms fully extended.

"The 4630 Sprayer comes equipped with features similar to John Deere's larger sprayer models, including a 4-wheel hydrostatic transmission that's matched to the John Deere SprayStar spray-rate control system that allows for accurate, variable-rate spraying at speeds up to 15 mph," Weinrich adds. "A 50:50 weight split provides optimal balance for traction control and flotation."