John Deere subsidiary Mazzotti has updated and extended its MAF range of self-propelled sprayers for 2021. Operating from its base in Italy, the company focuses on building self-propelled sprayers that offer high customer value.
For 2021, the existing MAF 2580 (2500-litre capacity), 3180 (3000-litre) and 3580 (3500-litre) models will feature multiple upgrades, including a new solution system, a new wider range of spray booms, John Deere spray controls and a new operator station.
The MAF range will also see the addition of a new compact high-capacity machine, the MAF 4080. This features a chassis with a longer wheelbase to enable the larger 4000-litre solution tank to be carried, while maintaining 50/50 weight distribution.
All four models are powered by a 175hp four-cylinder Tier 5 John Deere engine, offering quiet operation, high productivity and fuel efficiency.
The MAF 2580 and 3180 machines feature a standard 40kph hydrostatic transmission, with the option to specify a high performance system incorporating engine and transmission management with either 40 or 50kph transport speeds.
The high performance transmission is fitted as standard
to the larger MAF 3580 and 4080 models. Alternatively, mechanical drive can be specified with the
Mc variants, which offer a joystick-controlled, infinitely variable hydro-mechanical transmission.
Utilising mechanical axles to transmit more power to the ground, the Mc versions provide higher traction, superior hill-climbing ability and more efficient road transport.
Steering, which features selectable two-wheel, four-wheel or crab steering modes, has been upgraded. It now features automatic alignment when switching between the modes. Improved steering power offers the ability to fit wider, large diameter tyres.
Four-wheel steering is now automatically disabled at speeds above 14kph and a mechanical locking device is fitted, which improves safety by positively preventing rear axle steering movement when in transport mode.