New Chafer self propelled at CropTec 2016

Chafer Machinery’s new self propelled sprayer will be on show at CropTec 2016. Designed for the medium to large scale arable farm on display is the Chafer “Interceptor”. The Interceptor can be fitted with a 4000 or 5000L tank and booms ranging in size from 24m to 36m. 


The range will be joined by the Chafer “Defender” which will be able to carry a 3000 or 3500L tank and booms up to 30m in width. Both models are due to go on sale for delivery in spring 2017.

Both sprayers will be powered by 6 cylinder Deutz TCD tier 4 final engines which are highly fuel efficient and quiet. The Interceptor is fitted with 215bhp engine while the Defender is powered by a 180bhp motor. A Bosch Rexroth hydrostatic drive train powers both machines. 

The Interceptor additionally benefits from automatic dynamic traction force distribution which compensates for changes in terrain automatically adjusting wheel motor displacement to give maximum traction and fuel efficiency.

 A dynamic braking system uses a combination of hydrostatic deceleration and independent mechanical braking operated by a foot pedal.  This system significantly reduces stopping distances while preventing over revving of the engine.


The spacious cab offers excellent comfort for the operator over a long working day.  All round visibility is excellent with clear and unobstructed views of the spray booms through the full wide rear windscreen. All controls including a multifunction joystick are logically laid out in the operator consul, the position of which can be adjusted to suit the operator. Along with full climate control and multi stage air filtration, the cab offers a large buddy seat complete with a refrigerated compartment.

The powerful and efficient chassis is fitted with a high specification Chafer spray pack which incorporates many of the features already successfully introduced on the Chafer Guardian and Sentry trailed sprayer range. Stainless steel tanks incorporate a deep sump for complete tank emptying, aggressive tank agitation and internal baffles. 


The Interceptor and Defender will be available with 24-30m F Series booms (Machine displayed fitted with a 24m boom) with the Interceptor also being able to carry 30 – 36m G Series booms. All booms can be specified with Chafer Contour automatic boom leveling which can now offer “Sub Zero” inclination for hilly terrain. For liquid fertilizer users all booms can be specified with duo react air controlled nozzles which can accommodate Chafer Streambars. The sprayer is fitted with a high capacity centrifugal pump for rapid tank filling.

Sprayer control systems featured on Chafer trailed range are now available on the Defender and Interceptor.  Most notable of these control systems is the ePlumbing which is controlled via external and in-cab 7” colour terminals. All plumbing modes can be activated by the push of a button. Controlling plumbing electronically removes the chance of moving manual taps into the wrong position, eliminating the possibility of contamination and crop damage.

Recent upgrades to the ePlumbing system include optimizing of the eFill automatic filling software. The eFill allows the operator to preselect desired filling volumes of both the main spray and rinse water tanks, preventing overfilling and leaving the operator free to concentrate on chemical induction.

As well as automated filling, ePlumbing also boasts the eClean system, for fully automated cleaning of the full liquid system. eClean improves the efficiency of  sprayer cleaning and reduces downtime.

To complete the comprehensive specification automatic boom section control is fitted as standard to all machines in the range. Hydraulically operated auto steer can also be fitted as an option.

CropTec 2016

Want to test drive Chafer's new self propelled sprayer? Join us this November 29th & 30th at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Ticket are FREE for pre-registered visitors, book your tickets here
CropTec’s sprayer demonstration area gives you an exclusive opportunity to test drive and experience on a one to one basis, the latest sprayers in the market from leading manufacturers.
80% of our visitors last year rated the sprayer demonstration area as excellent; we give delegates a unique first-hand experience of the machines, dedicated time with an expert and a place to compare the most up to date innovations and technology in the market.
Simply visit each of the manufacturer’s stands in the exhibition hall to arrange your test drive.

Nichola Bell

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