Sprayers http://farmindustrynews.com/taxonomy/term/6151/more en Sprayer performance: Testing for consistent coverage http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/sprayer-performance-testing-consistent-coverage <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Sprayers have gone high-tech in recent years. Advancements including auto-steer, variable rate application, low-drift nozzles, direct-injection and pulse-width-modulation all have made chemical application more accurate. But there&rsquo;s a caveat, says Joe Luck, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.</p> <p>&ldquo;While we have great technologies to reduce sprayer errors, some boom setup and monitoring--or lack thereof-- issues could contribute to errors that even the technology can&rsquo;t solve,&rdquo; Luck says.</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/sprayer-performance-testing-consistent-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/sprayer-performance-testing-consistent-coverage#comments Sprayers Sprayers Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:34:00 +0000 78091 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Photo: Mark Moore</p> Improving coverage with new spray tools http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/improving-coverage-new-spray-tools <div class="field-byline"> Farm Progress Show New Products Team </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">We've rounded up some new sprayers as well as sprayer accessories from the fall farm shows for you to review.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/improving-coverage-new-spray-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/improving-coverage-new-spray-tools#comments Sprayers Farm Progress Show Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:24:00 +0000 74131 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The fall farm shows had plenty on display for visitors to see, especially new sprayer technology.</p> Super ride in a sprayer http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/super-ride-sprayer <div class="node-body blog-body">Michelin, which has been marketing VF tires since 2004, shows how its latest and largest farm tire performs under more extreme conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/super-ride-sprayer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/super-ride-sprayer#comments Sprayers Companies Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:34:00 +0000 72581 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>If you look closely you can see the way the tires flex but the sprayer remains under control. This is the largest tire class Michelin makes in the VF class and ride and safe handling were a key consideration.</p> New compact sprayer from Versatile http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/new-compact-sprayer-versatile <div class="node-body article-body">The new SX240 sprayer from Versatile offers a smaller size and plenty of enhancements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/new-compact-sprayer-versatile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/new-compact-sprayer-versatile#comments Sprayers Sprayers Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:46:00 +0000 72361 at http://farmindustrynews.com Re-inventing the rinse cycle http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/re-inventing-rinse-cycle <div class="node-body gallery-body">New chemical loading system opens, empties, rinses, and disposes of chemical jugs in less than a minute.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/re-inventing-rinse-cycle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/re-inventing-rinse-cycle#comments Sprayers Equipment & Supplies Sprayers Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:48:00 +0000 71461 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Chem-Blade opens, rinses and disposes of chemical jugs in less than a minute to speed load time while keeping the operator safe. The time savings will allow an operator to spray in the range of&nbsp;&nbsp; 25-45 additional acres per day, the company claims based on tests. An external lever or power switch activates the fail-safe system. Here, inventor Ethan Eck shows a cutaway of the system, which otherwise would be fully enclosed in a stainless steel housing to protect the operator. The housing is sealed to prevent spills, leaks, splashing, or exposure to fumes.</p> Largest sprayer model introduced by John Deere http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/largest-sprayer-model-introduced-john-deere <div class="field-byline"> Source: John Deere </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The R4045 sprayer is the largest and most productive sprayer that John Deere has made.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/largest-sprayer-model-introduced-john-deere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/largest-sprayer-model-introduced-john-deere#comments Sprayers John Deere Sprayers Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:51:00 +0000 71241 at http://farmindustrynews.com Prepping sprayers for 2014: newest tech on the market http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/prepping-sprayers-2014-newest-tech-market <div class="node-body article-body">On-farm sprayers are gaining value due to crop protection, productivity improvement tasks. Maintaining your farm’s sprayer means working through numerous details. Look at key factors when considering an update or a trade for better performance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/prepping-sprayers-2014-newest-tech-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/prepping-sprayers-2014-newest-tech-market#comments Sprayers Sprayers Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:25:00 +0000 70101 at http://farmindustrynews.com Mark Moore Perfecting carbon for spray booms http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/perfecting-carbon-spray-booms <div class="node-body article-body">European company tackles the challenge of using lightweight materials for spray booms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/perfecting-carbon-spray-booms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/perfecting-carbon-spray-booms#comments Sprayers Sprayers Thu, 26 Dec 2013 22:44:00 +0000 69321 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>You can see the intricate design of the carbon spray boom prototype here. Altek is deploying aluminum blocks and steel where necessary, but they&#39;re seeing a significant weight savings with this design.</p> Mark Moore Direct injection for sprayers is back http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/direct-injection-sprayers-back <div class="node-body article-body">Sprayers equipped with direct chemical injection systems are coming back as a rinseless alternative to tankmixing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/direct-injection-sprayers-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/direct-injection-sprayers-back#comments Sprayers Sprayers Tue, 24 Dec 2013 17:48:00 +0000 69291 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Self-propelled sprayers are being equipped with direct chemical injection systems, like this one by AGCO in its RoGator line.</p> New RoGator self-propelled sprayer from AGCO to launch this fall http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/new-rogator-self-propelled-sprayer-agco-launch-fall <div class="field-byline"> Source: AGCO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Launching in fall 2013, the RG700 self-propelled sprayer is ideal for spraying requirements that call for a smaller tank size. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/new-rogator-self-propelled-sprayer-agco-launch-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/sprayers/new-rogator-self-propelled-sprayer-agco-launch-fall#comments Sprayers AGCO Self-Propelled Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:08:00 +0000 65582 at http://farmindustrynews.com