Verified FBN Member (MT)


Pros and cons of a 2004 John Deere 4710 Self Propelled sprayer?

Sprayer has around 5500 hours, 1300 on a reman motor.

Guess I’m wondering how many more hours can a guy really expect of the life of the machine ex: wheel motors etc?

I’ll be putting 100 to 150 hours on it a year.

First sprayer trying to avoid paying the co-op 5-6 bucks an acre.


Verified FBN Member (IL)

Your big savings is with the chemical you buy from BFN

Verified FBN Member (NE)

We run are John Deere sprayers up to 4000 to 7000 hrs. Have gotten along fine. We put 700 hours a year on. If don’t have trouble you’ll be fine. Got good motor. But the other guy is right if something goes wrong it’ll take couple years to break even again.

Verified FBN Member (TN)

Probably just as cheap to stay with co-op. That’s a lot of hours on that machine. We’ve had several JD sprayers over the years and with that experience, if you get around 2000 hours it’s time to let them go