Key features for the RB26 Crop Sprayer.

About the RB26 Self Propelled Crop Sprayer

The most agile and compact model in the Bateman range, the RB26 crop sprayer is the ideal solution for growers requiring a highly capable machine for spraying in challenging conditions. Bateman Boom Levelling & Pinpoint III Pulse Width Modulation are available as options.

Full Specification for the Bateman RB26 Crop Sprayer

 

DIMENSIONS (dependent on specification)

Height: 3.2mWheel base: 3.3m
Width: 2.8mTurning radius: 4.8m
Length: 7.0mWeight: 6810kg
Ground clearance (standard): 0.85mFuel capacity: 350 litres

STEERING

Positive link 2/4-wheel steer, fully hydraulic

SUSPENSION

Hydraulic fully active front and rear

WHEEL TRACK

Hydraulic adjustable axles with variable track width & optional display

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION

John Deere 185 hp 6-cylinder water cooled Turbo-charged diesel
Fully Hydrostatic four wheel drive, variable
from 0 up to 50 kph (depending on wheel size)
Hydrostatic and dynamic braking. Parking brake manually operated or automatically applied when the engine is stopped

CAB

Steel construction, with panoramic tinted glass
Dynamic suspension
Cladded and soundproofed
CAT 4 carbon filtration
Automatic climate control system
DAB radio/DVD player with 6" LCD touch screen, including Bluetooth phone system and MP3/USB connectivity
Roof mounted 360 degrees working lights, and warning beacon
Wash wipe windscreen wiper - 3 speeds including intermittent wipe
Large extendable wing mirrors
Fresh water hand/eye wash
Pneumatically operated step
Air suspension seat with fore and aft movement
Raise, lower and tilting steering column
External airline pickup point
Rear view full colour camera
Buddy seat with back support

TANK (Stainless Steel)

3000 litres fully baffled, tank contents gauge with dry indicator
Built in clean water rinse tank

BOOM

Bateman Contour 12/20/24 m 'Gull Wing' fold
Bateman (V.G) Variable Geometry Contour up to 36 m
V.G boom options
12/20/24 m
12/24/ to either 28-30-32 or 36 m
Other variations are available
Triplet nozzles with 3 sets of jets

FILLING

4 cylinder 270 litre/min piston diaphragm pump
Stainless steel 30 litre chemical hopper, can wash/bowl rinse, with twin venturi
Self-fill or bowser quick fill

CONTROLS

InCommand 800 rate controller with wheel speed sensor
Electric tapping system giving in-cab control of tank and sprayline rinse
Auto priming system
Ramsay box

DEMOUNTING

Full set of demount legs and jacks

WHEELS (Row Crops)

Standard Boom: 12.4/R32 (320/85R32)
VG Boom: 14.9/R34 (380/85 R34)

CONTROLS

Joystick command arm forward/reverse and sprayline controls
Electro-hydraulic spray pump and boom controls

EXAMPLE OPTIONS

Twinline with multi-jet options
Spreader skid unit, mudguards and demount jacks
Automatic section control
Low ground pressure tyres
Boom height control
400 litre/minute 6 cylinder spray pump
Twin spray pumps
Electric heated & controlled mirrors
2 & 3 speed wheel motors (6 ratios)
Capstan AG Pinpoint III blended pulse modulation system

Features and benefits for the Bateman RB26 Crop Sprayer

Bateman is unique; we devote ourselves entirely, in-house, to designing, building and maintaining exceptional crop sprayers. Discover more about our innovative features below…

The Cab...

Custom built for comfort.

Spending long hours in the field demands a comfortable and effortless operator environment. Our Panoramic 3 cab is designed and built in-house from the ground up. It is developed with our chassis and specifically designed for crop spraying with the emphasis on total operator comfort.

Bateman Sprayers Cab interior

Comfort begins the moment you sit in the high-backed, heated and cooled air suspension seat with fore and aft movement. Air quality and circulation is provided by a new climate control system featuring CAT 4 filtration.

Visibility is second to none in Bateman crop sprayers. Just two carefully positioned pillars dramatically reduce blind spots. To increase visibility further the rate controller is mounted on a retracting bracket.

A more refined & much quieter in-cab experience is provided by improved insulation and the solid, air tight door.

What this means for you…

  • Steel construction, with panoramic tinted glass
  • Automatic climate control system (heating and cooling)
  • DAB radio/DVD player with 6” LCD touch screen, including Bluetooth phone system and MP3/USB connectivity
  • Telescopic steering column with base and mid joint adjustment

The Chassis...

Balanced and agile.

Our chassis is designed for ease of operation, safe weight distribution and minimal compaction across all terrains.

RB55 Chassis

The positive link two/four wheel steering is unique to Bateman crop sprayers. We fit a hydro-mechanical system which changes driving mode without the need of electronic sensors or manual operation.

Time spent changing track width is dramatically reduced via a simple flick of a switch. An electronic display is also fitted for optional in cab track width adjustment.

Maximum traction, weight distribution and a low centre of gravity is achieved with active suspension and the centrally mounted engine and spray tank.

Bateman Sprayers are powered by John Deere water-cooled, turbo-charged engines. These units generate power where and when you need it, return excellent fuel efficiency and meet stage IV emission standards.

 

What this means for you…

  • Hydro-mechanical positive link two/four wheel steering
  • Active suspension system
  • Option of boosted hydrostatic and dynamic brakes
  • Removable sprayer pack
  • Hydraulic track width adjustment

The Spraying system...

Cool under pressure.

Efficient, simple to use and highly effective, the Bateman spraying system gets the job done – every time.

Bateman spraying system

The efficiency begins with intuitively designed plumbing for high flow rates and faster filling times. All spraying system operations are performed at low engine revolutions for increased fuel efficiency.

We build air valves into the spray control system, this produces faster, more accurate on/off control of the sprayline, minimising overlap, and increasing the efficacy of the chemicals and fertilizers applied.

We offer a highly effective and well proven system which uses pulse width modulation. The benefits are individual nozzle control, maintaining optimum pressure and droplet size across a range of speeds.

A further benefit of our system is turn compensation. This feature enables the whole boom to maintain optimum application, despite one end of the boom travelling faster than the other. Each nozzle individually adjusts its rate for the turn applying the perfect dose and consistent droplet size for the area it covers.

 

What this means for you…

  • 28 mm stainless steel spray line with either single or multi-jet bodies
  • Baffled stainless steel spray tank and integrated clean water rinse tank
  • Options are available from 270 to 1000 litres per minute pumps
  • GPS system compatible spray line
  • Individual nozzle control with pulse width modulation

The Standard Boom...

Anything but standard.

The Bateman Standard spray boom is renowned for strength, stability and exceptional performance.

Bateman Sprayers boom

Designed for spraying in more compact environments, the Bateman Standard spray boom can be specified on the RB26 and RB35 models and is available from 18m to 24m widths.

When unfolded a mechanical shear bolt system secures the boom in position and self-centring break-backs provide breakaway protection.

What this means for you…

  • Available in 18m, 20m and 24m widths
  • Self-centring break-backs
  • Robust yet lightweight with contour hugging capabilities
  • Can be fitted with all the Bateman nozzle options: – Single nozzle, multi-nozzles and virtual twin-line
  • Nozzle bodies are protected within the boom framework reducing down time through breakage
  • Unique Bateman re-circulation system mean the tank and sprayline
    contents are ‘never still’

The Variable Geometry Boom...

Extreme durability and dependability.

The Bateman Variable Geometry (VG) spray boom is a compact, modular design constructed from strong, specially sourced lightweight steel.

Available in widths from 24m to 42m, the Variable Geometry spray boom is designed for medium to large-scale farm and contract spraying. This boom configuration is available as an option on the RB26 and RB35 and comes as standard on the RB55.

The new Bateman Boom Levelling system has been designed in-house to work with all our Variable Geometry booms across the range.

 

What this means for you…

  • Available spray widths from 24m to 42m
  • Hydraulic break-backs, at every fold point
  • Can be fitted with Bateman Boom Levelling (BBL)
  • In-house software gives maximum flexibility using positive and negative movement from horizontal
  • Multi-width spraying options on all VG booms
  • Capstan Ag PWM is an optional extra on the VG Boom

The Accurate Fertiliser system...

Raising the bar.

The Bateman Accurate Fertiliser system represents the ultimate even-flow fertiliser spraying system.

Bateman AccuRate system

This innovative system is self-contained – the dribble bars are protected within the framework of the boom. Individual dribble bars are connected via an ingenious linking system forming a straight, solid line, which prevents accidental damage or twisting.

Automatic section control can reduce over application, turning sections on and off at field boundaries and previously applied areas. Real time crop information is available via sensors that measure crop vigour.

 

What this means for you…

  • Advanced software stores field mapping information in the command display memory
  • Visual screen guidance with integrated light bar
  • Variable application rate via prescription, satellite or aerial imagery
  • Electric or fully integrated, hydraulic GPS controlled steering systems
  • Boom height control can be fitted via the command display
  • Single spray line for easy application change with 4 settings via the stainless steel metering unit
  • All functions can be managed via one command display

Pinpoint III PWM

Hit the target every time.

Developed with our partner, Capstan AG, PinPoint III Envelop™ is the next generation of blended pulse width modulation (PWM) system. PinPoint III combines the pressure control and performance valve driving of PinPoint II but adds ISOBUS VT/UT compatibility along with full rate controller functionality, expanding the flow and pressure stability to another level of control all through compatible ISOBUS displays. Individual nozzle resolution on your primary display allows for synchronized as-applied maps and volume counters and easier operation per a prescription map.

Bateman Pinpoint II PWM

Turn Compensation, Valve Diagnostics, easier nozzle profile changes, and setup are all redesigned to display and operate on the VT and continue to provide the operator-focused information that enable the most confident application possible.

The expanded speed and application rate ranges that PWM is known for are still present with even better pressure and rate stability. Further features include iOS/Android app-based software updates, the option to operate the system with even higher resolution on an iPad or tablet with increased overlap control*. The system is also compatible with see-and-spray control systems.

PinPoint II systems are able to be upgraded to PinPoint III to bring the new features to existing installations.

*Additional hardware required.

 

What this means for you…

  • Wider application speed range, no over/under misapplication
  • Drift management and turn compensation*
  • Uniform pressure and droplet size, chemical and time savings
  • Redesigned interface operates on VT
  • Pinpoint II systems can be upgraded to Pinpoint III

*Turn compensation is a feature in pulse width modulation (PWM) sprayers in which nozzle output matches the boom’s speed during a turn.

Bateman Boom Levelling...

Spray more accurately with BBL.

Bateman Boom leveling (BBL) is our proven boom leveling system. BBL enables spraying in all types of field and crop growth stage, under a vast range of light conditions and across a wide range of speeds.

Bateman Boom Levelling system

Sensors constantly monitor the contours of the terrain for variations in height. This results in a more dynamic boom response, greater agility and a more stable machine environment when spraying across widths of up to 42m.

The BBL system has been designed to work with all our Variable Geometry (VG) booms.

 

What this means for you…

  • No need to change any pre-programmed spray settings
  • Boom adjusts laterally when spraying across or up an incline
  • Boom height and consistency of spray are maintained when
    spraying in a dip
  • Spray in mixed terrain during fading or low light conditions, or
    when working at night
  • Smooth effortless boom control provides improved machine
    performance and reduced operator fatigue
  • BBL can also be retro fitted to some older models with VG booms
Bateman Boom Levelling Infographic

Operator feedback for the RB26

Watch David White in conversation about how highly he values his Bateman Sprayer on his farm in Kent.

Bateman RB26 operator Rupert Inkpen

“After moving away from Bateman for a few years, when it came to renewal of our sprayer I wanted a machine that I actually looked forward to driving. That decision was easy – I returned to Bateman.”

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