Wednesday, February 17, 2010

CESSNA “AG WAGON”/“AG TRUCK”/“AG HUSKY”


1965–83




Cessna AG Wagon
STANDARD DATA: (AG Husky) Seats 1. Gross wt. 4,400. Empty wt. 2,293. Fuel capacity 54. Engine 310-hp, turbocharged Continental.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 126. Cruise mph 118. Stall mph 67. Initial climb rate 510. Ceiling 14,000. Range 245. Takeoff distance (50') 1,975. Landing distance (50') 1,265.

STANDARD DATA: (AG Wagon) Seats 1. Gross wt. 4,000. Empty wt. 2,164. Fuel capacity 54. Engine 285-hp fuel-injected Continental (300 hp at takeoff).
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 151. Cruise mph 112. Stall mph 63. Initial climb rate 550. Ceiling 9,100. Range 260. Takeoff distance (50') 1,885. Landing distance (50') 1,265.

STANDARD DATA: (AG Truck) Seats 1. Gross wt. 4,200. Empty wt. 2,222. Fuel capacity 54. Engine 285-hp fuel-injected Continental (300 hp at takeoff).
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 120. Cruise mph 111. Stall mph 65. Initial climb rate 490. Ceiling 8,100. Range 250. Takeoff distance (50') 2,140. Landing distance (50') 1,265.


Cessna AG Truck

Cessna AG Husky

Especially designed for agricultural use, the AG Wagon incorporates a variety of features to improve both the effectiveness and safety of spraying and dusting operations. The AG Truck is basically similar to the AG Wagon except that it carries a 280-gallon hopper rather than the former’s 200-gallon hopper. Both airplanes are equipped with extra-heavy springsteel landing gear with oversized tires; camber-lift wings and wing fences for better slow-speed control and smooth airflow; ample cockpit safety padding, wire cutters, and cable deflector; and various chemical dispersal systems. The cockpit features 360-degree vision and an airscoop that develops slight pressurization to keep out dust and chemicals.

Both the AG Wagon and AG Truck are powered by a 300-hp Teledyne Continental turning a constant-speed propeller. The AG Pickup, which was discontinued in 1972, and previous AG models housed smaller 230-hp Continentals. Cessna introduced the turbocharged AG Husky to its agricultural line in 1979. The highly efficient turbocharged Husky has a 310-hp engine to provide extra performance at varying operating altitudes. Standard equipment on the AG Husky is a 280-gallon hopper, an exclusive dispersal system, special lighting package, and a three-blade wide-chord prop. A new high-volume dispersal system that was standard on 1981-83 models allowed capability for up to 25% more chemical flow. Also, a redesigned emergency dump control gives fast, more convenient operation. Standard equipment on the AG Truck was an 86-inch two-blade threadless retention propeller. An 80-inch three-blade prop was an option.



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