As farming practices change operators invariably spend more time in the cab.
Consequently his environment is increasingly important, no where more so than in a large sprayer where the motion of wide booms and heavy liquids are transferred to the detriment of driver comfort.
Berthoud adopted a simple 2 part strategy when designing the cab for the latest Raptor models. It selected an existing Claas ‘panoramic’ cab as the most ergonomic available in terms of operator comfort and mounted it on two rams with nitrogen accumulators for cushioned operation, independent to the sprayer chassis.
The result is a smooth ride with minimised vibration and noise. It has the added benefit of fully adjustable cab height. Not only does this cut out much step climbing but also enables the operator to set the cab height where it gives best view of the crop. The cab also boosts a very high level of temperature and climate control and even a compact fridge for the driver’s lunch. Laminated tinted windscreen, electrically operated and heated rear view mirrors, a Bluetooth MP3 radio system, highly efficient door seals and sound proofing complete the spec.
The Raptor ‘Front Cab’ 3240 to be shown at Tillage is part of a range offered with tank capacities from 3200 to 5200L and booms from 24 to 42m.