Features

Salford’s new AB640 air boom applicator merges the high capacity of the Salford 9620 with the expansive 90-foot swath seen on Salford chassis mount applicators. This design allows producers to cover 22% more ground per pass compared to a 70-foot applicator, minimizing compaction and increasing efficiency.

Key Features

  • Wide Swath: The 90-foot swath covers more ground with each pass, reducing field compaction.
  • High Capacity: The massive 640 cubic foot hopper reduces the need for frequent fill stops.
  • Walking Tandem & Dual Tires: Dual 800/65R32 tires and walking tandem ensure safe and comfortable operation, even with a full load.
  • Micro-Bin: The 100 cubic foot micro-bin allows for precision application of low rate micro-nutrients and crop protection products with optional secondary metering.

Precision Control

  • Raven RCM: Precision application and left/right section control are managed by the Raven RCM, ensuring accurate coverage.
  • Optional Raven XRT Auto-Boom: Maintains consistent boom height automatically, enhancing application accuracy and protecting the boom from ground strikes.

Ease of Use

  • Built-In Sight Windows: Provide easy visibility for monitoring.
  • Electric Roll Tarp: Simplifies tarp management.
  • Grease Banks: Centralize lubrication points for easy maintenance.

Benefits

  • Increased Efficiency: Cover more ground with fewer passes.
  • Reduced Compaction: Wide swath design minimizes soil compaction.
  • Less Downtime: High capacity reduces the frequency of fill stops.
  • Accurate Application: Precision control with advanced Raven technology.
  • User-Friendly: Features designed for ease of operation and maintenance.

The AB640 has a 90ft boom. When applying product you have over a 20% increase over competitive 70ft boom machines. The booms are 78.5” inches off the ground, and are able to travel 104 inches, 52 inches up, and 52 inches down. Boom outlets are on 30 inch centers.

The AB640’s 90 foot boom and large hopper contribute to significantly faster application.
• Fewer passes
• Less compaction
• More acres per hour
• Fewer labour hours
• Lower fuel consumption
• Easier to hit optimal application timing
• Speed up seeding operations by reducing fertilizer load on carts
• Reduction in tractor engine hours and maintenance
• Run slower in rough terrain and still get more done

The AB640 has a total capacity of 640 cubic feet, with the main hopper holding 540 cubic feet, and a 100 cubic foot micro-bin.

The AB640 the micro hopper capacity has been increased to 100 cu-ft struck from 60 cu-ft on its 9620 predecessor. This equates to a capacity of up to 4 mini bulks of common crop protection products. The micro-hopper is equipped with a flip-gate which allows it connected to them primary bin when apply a single product. The AB640 comes standard with a roll tarp that can be controlled from a switch in the cab, or from ground level.

A solid tarp support between the main hopper and the micro-bin allows the two compartments to be heaped without product spilling between the compartments.

The AB640 was designed new from the ground up. The new frame that is the base for the unit, is designed to mitigate hitch slap in certain loading conditions. To secure the hopper to the frame, the AB640 comes standard with 8 double ended shear beam load cells. These cells provide a solid mounting point as well as accurate weight readings of remaining product.

Dual 800/65R32 tires on a 20-ton tandem walking beam safely and comfortably carry the AB640’s massive hopper through the field, even in rolling ground and rough conditions.

The AB640 uses the Raven® RCM for precision application control of the primary and secondary metering, including the left/right section control. The Raven RCM is one of the most common, easiest and reliable rate control systems available today.

The AB640 comes with a switch box to fold and un-fold the booms, lock the booms when folded, and to raise and lower the booms. The switchbox can be upgraded to a joystick if the operators prefers.

Product Specs

Series
Valmar
Size
Standard: 640 cu-ft
Product type
Pull Type Air Boom Applicators
Model Name Short
AB640
Model Name Long
AB640 Pull Type Air Boom Applicators

Materials Spread

Fertilizer
YES
AG Lime
NO
Litter
NO
Organics
NO
Seed
YES
Other
Granular Herbicide
Number of products applied, including optional hopper compartments
2

Detailed Equipment Specifications

Paint

Red

Hitch

Option: Cat 4 Articulating hitch
Option: Cat 5 Articulating hitch

Jack
-
Tarp

Electric Roll Tarp included

Tail Light

Work lights included

Height
12'
Weight
22,300 lbs

Hopper

Hopper Size

Standard: 640 cubic feet
Optional Secondary compartment –
Primary Compartment: 540 cubic feet
Secondary Compartment: 100 cubic feet

Hopper Material

409 stainless steel, painted

Hopper Extensions

N/A

Hopper Gate Control

N/A

Hopper Ladder

∙ Rear ladder & platform
∙ 2nd hideaway access ladder

Hopper "Inverted V"

Yes

Hopper Sight Window

Yes

Metering and Drive

PTO Drive

Tractor supplied hydraulic

Material Distribution Booms/Spinners/Air Line

∙ 90 foot spread / 304 stainless steel
∙ Hydraulic boom suspension w/accumulator
∙ 7 foot breakaway tips – hydraulic fold
∙ Switchbox Control
∙ Hydraulic independent RH and LH fold

Application Swath Width

90 feet

Material Distribution Drive

8 inch Crary hydraulic direct drive fan
Tractor supplied hydraulics

Metering Drive

Hydrualic driven metering

Primary Metering

∙ LH/RH independent 16″ 304 stainless steel mesh conveyors
∙ Dual hyd drive motors (7 GPM – one per conveyor) 2 section control
∙ Independent LH and RH PWM (flow control)
∙ 304 Stainless steel funnels & air manifold

Primary Metering Minimum Output Rate
-
Primary Metering Maximum Output Rate
-
Secondary Metering

Hydrualic driven metering

Secondary Metering Minimum Output Rate
-
Secondary Metering Maximum Output Rate
-
Material Banding or Section Control

Primary Metering: Left/Right Section Control available
Secondary Metering: Left/Right Section Control available

Tires and Axles

Axle
-
Tire and Wheel Options

800/65R32

Monitoring and Precision Control

Monitors Options and Rate Control

Raven RCM controls for LH/RH Independent Hydraulic Metering

Raven RCM Integrated Scale Kit

Weigh System Option
-

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Product Specs

Series
Valmar
Size
Standard: 640 cu-ft
Product type
Pull Type Air Boom Applicators
Model Name Short
AB640
Model Name Long
AB640 Pull Type Air Boom Applicators

Materials Spread

Fertilizer
YES
AG Lime
NO
Litter
NO
Organics
NO
Seed
YES
Other
Granular Herbicide
Number of products applied, including optional hopper compartments
2

Detailed Equipment Specifications

Paint

Red

Hitch

Option: Cat 4 Articulating hitch
Option: Cat 5 Articulating hitch

Jack
-
Tarp

Electric Roll Tarp included

Tail Light

Work lights included

Height
12'
Weight
22,300 lbs

Hopper

Hopper Size

Standard: 640 cubic feet
Optional Secondary compartment –
Primary Compartment: 540 cubic feet
Secondary Compartment: 100 cubic feet

Hopper Material

409 stainless steel, painted

Hopper Extensions

N/A

Hopper Gate Control

N/A

Hopper Ladder

∙ Rear ladder & platform
∙ 2nd hideaway access ladder

Hopper "Inverted V"

Yes

Hopper Sight Window

Yes

Metering and Drive

PTO Drive

Tractor supplied hydraulic

Material Distribution Booms/Spinners/Air Line

∙ 90 foot spread / 304 stainless steel
∙ Hydraulic boom suspension w/accumulator
∙ 7 foot breakaway tips – hydraulic fold
∙ Switchbox Control
∙ Hydraulic independent RH and LH fold

Application Swath Width

90 feet

Material Distribution Drive

8 inch Crary hydraulic direct drive fan
Tractor supplied hydraulics

Metering Drive

Hydrualic driven metering

Primary Metering

∙ LH/RH independent 16″ 304 stainless steel mesh conveyors
∙ Dual hyd drive motors (7 GPM – one per conveyor) 2 section control
∙ Independent LH and RH PWM (flow control)
∙ 304 Stainless steel funnels & air manifold

Primary Metering Minimum Output Rate
-
Primary Metering Maximum Output Rate
-
Secondary Metering

Hydrualic driven metering

Secondary Metering Minimum Output Rate
-
Secondary Metering Maximum Output Rate
-
Material Banding or Section Control

Primary Metering: Left/Right Section Control available
Secondary Metering: Left/Right Section Control available

Tires and Axles

Axle
-
Tire and Wheel Options

800/65R32

Monitoring and Precision Control

Monitors Options and Rate Control

Raven RCM controls for LH/RH Independent Hydraulic Metering

Raven RCM Integrated Scale Kit

Weigh System Option
-

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AB640 Sell Sheet

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