Plamen Vladimirov from Bulgaria is talking about his Kverneland iXtrack T4 trailed sprayer. Plamen Vladimirov has been working in the agriculture for about 20 years. He grows cereals and oilseeds in the region of Vidin with his partner Borislav Gochev.
How long have you been working with Kverneland?
“We have been working with Kverneland equipment since NIK became a Kverneland dealer in Bulgaria. Initially we purchased a Kverneland disc spreader. Later we purchase two more disc spreaders. This year we bought the Kverneland iXtrack T4 trailed sprayer.”
Why did you choose the trailed model iXtrack T4?
“Honestly, we were looking for a specific machine. It had to be delivered in a very short time, as well. We had some specific requirements for the equipment of the sprayer. Our preliminary research has shown that Kverneland has the right machine we are looking for. Our main requirement was a 36 metre boom, because our technology (sowing, spraying, and spreading) is based on this width. And most importantly, there is a section control – switching on and off boom sections or individual nozzles. Section control is an incredible advantage! Kverneland iXtrack T4 meets all the requirements and we are very pleased that we found such a machine.”
How do you evaluate the stability of the boom?
“The Boom Guide Pro systems works very well with 5 sensors that provides constant height of the boom. The boom is very light. We usually spray at a height of 50-60 cm above the crops. The system is very helpful especially when spraying in windier weather. It minimise the loss of pesticides and liquid fertiliser.”
What are the differences between the trailed and self-propelled sprayer you use?
“In fact, we in no way give up the convenience of the self-propelled sprayer. On the contrary – the Kverneland iXtrack T4 sprayer is a good as a modern self-propelled sprayer. All extras are the same. The only difference is that the price of the trailed sprayer is much more affordable.”
How important is the connectivity for you?
For us, it is very important that the sprayer is ISOBUS compatible. We have a lot of agricultural machinery and we do not worry about which tractor we will attach to the sprayer.
Did you made the right choice with the machine?
“I am very glad I did the right choice. Furthermore, it was a decision that we had to make quite quickly so the machine has to be delivered in a short time. I am glad that our partners were able to deliver the sprayer quickly. For us it is very important to spray with the machine exactly when necessary. I definitely have no regrets for our choice!”