Our fleet consists of a five turbine Air Tractors manufactured in Olney, Texas and one turbine Helicopter. Our workhorse aircrafts are two AT-802A models with PT6-65AG Pratt and Whitneys and handle 800 gallon loads. One AT-502A model featuring a PT6-60AG Pratt and Whitney engine equipped with a slower rotating propeller resulting in a substantially quieter airplane. To complete our aircraft fleet, we have two AT-502’s with PT6-34AG Pratt and Whitney engines, one of which makes a trip to Minnesota in the spring to work the season out there. Finally The Helicopter is a Bell 206 (Jet Ranger) and handles all the sensitive areas.
All are equipped with Hemisphere GPS Bantam or G4s capable of Constant Rate or Variable Rate applications thanks to Auto-Cal Flow Controls. This gives us accuracy within two-tenths of a gallon applied rates. this equipment stores flight logs giving us very accurate post flight information to examine the results of every job.
In recent years of Ag Aviation technological advances have made tremendous progress. When it comes time to pick your applicator we encourage each one to become familiar with these advances and remember that "All Ag Planes are not created equal”. Technology does make a difference and cannot be viewed as the same as even ten years ago, and certainly not twenty years ago!