LENEXA, Kan. — Building on many of the popular features of its current 4930 self-propelled sprayer, John Deere introduces the 4940 Sprayer as its most advanced applicator for the 2011-2012 season.

John Deere 4940John Deere 4940 Self-Propelled Sprayer, released for 2011-12 season.

The new sprayers come equipped with more integrated technologies that make loading and applying material quicker, easier and more precise.

All 4940 sprayers feature Direct Injection Ready, giving operators the ability to maintain a clean solution tank — making it easier to change between crops, load faster and carry up to 235 gallons of extra product.

To make spray applications more precise, the 120-ft. booms come in 11 independent sections that can be turned on and off manually or automatically with Swath Control Pro™.

The units come with boom widths of 90 to 120 feet and are equipped with GreenStar 3 2630 Display for advanced system control and field documentation.

The 4940 is powered by a 340-horsepower 9.0 Liter Interim Tier 4 PowerTech™ Plus Turbocharged engine with four-wheel hydrostatic drive that can make dry applications up to 25 mph (20 mph for liquid applications) and empty transport speeds of up 35 mph.

The 1,200-gallon solution tank has been redesigned to shift more weight forward for improved front-to-back weight distribution, greater operational control and reduced compaction.

Other features of the 4940 Sprayer include 50-inch crop clearance; GreenStar CommandView Cab for exceptional operator visibility and comfort and new cornerpost display that lets operators more easily see essential engine and system information; 300 cubic-foot drybox spreader for three-season use flexibility. 

For more information on the new John Deere 4940 Sprayer, visit www.JohnDeere.com