What is that? A dictionary? No, it’s the other guy’s operator’s manual. It might be great for some late night reading if you’re looking to catch some z’s, but it’s not great for when you need to know how to get the best performance out of your equipment. That’s why our Apache self-propelled sprayer operator’s manuals have just 10 sections. It’s not like we left anything out, we just build our sprayers to be as simple as possible so you spend less time reading, fine-tuning, and fixing, and more time in the field getting the most out of your machine.

So what are the advantages to simplicity?

Easy Maintenance

Have you ever tried to perform repairs or maintenance on a hydrostatic drive engine? Then you understand why Apache sprayers are all mechanical drive. The Apache’s mechanical drive transmission has fewer parts than hydrostat machines—meaning an Apache is easier to maintain.

Cost Savings

The average wheel motor of a hydrostatic drive can cost almost $5,000 per wheel—or $20,000 across the entire machine. Apaches, in general, have less expensive parts compared to hydrostat machines. For example, competitor filters are 55 percent higher, flow meters are 74 percent higher, and 3-way nozzle bodies are 31 percent higher on average.


Simplicity breeds dependability. The smart, simple design of an Apache sprayer reduces the likelihood of breakdowns. In the event something DOES ever go wrong, the simple maintenance, lower parts costs and industry-leading 5-year powertrain warranty means you will be back up and spraying in no time.

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“We demoed multiple brands of machines and in the end we chose Apache because for the price you could not beat the machine. It’s very simple to work on – mechanical drive. You don’t have to mess with any hydrostatic motors. When there was problem with hydrostatic drives, you almost had to take them to the dealer to have them repaired on. They were almost impossible for just a shade tree mechanic to work on. And it got expensive. So, that was the main reason we chose to go with mechanical drive – it’s simpler to work on and less expensive. It’s just a very simple machine and because of that we have very few breakdowns.”

— Matt Braun from Hobert, OK