October 21st marked the 25th year of producing Case IH Patriot sprayers at the Benson, Minnesota manufacturing faculty. Honored guests, executives and employees marked the day with a special ceremony.
“Twenty-five years ago, growers and professional applicators were introduced to Patriot sprayers and shown a better way to optimize their time and accuracy in any conditions,” said Jason Hausauer, Benson plant manager. “Today, we are proud to continue to build sprayers that offer some of the most advanced spray technology on the market.”
The “cab-forward, rear-engine” configuration gives Case IH Patriot sprayers a distinct look, as well as a performance edge. The design puts the static weight of the cab and engine over the front and rear axles. When the tank is full and the booms are extended, the design keeps the weight of the product tank in the center to allow more even weight distribution between the axles.
The occasion is marked with a limited edition 25th Anniversary Patriot 4440 and 3340 for 2017. The commemorative machines will feature eye-catching silver and red paint, anniversary decals, MICHELIN® tires, Raven Industries technology and Wilger COMBO-RATE® nozzle bodies, the new AIM Command FLEX™ advanced spray technology, and boom-size and precision-technology options to match customer needs.