How Fast Should I Drive My Sprayer?

It seems simple: The faster you drive the sprayer, the more area you cover. This makes higher travel speeds a seductive method for improving productivity. Sprayer manufacturers knew this 25 years ago when pull-type sprayers first received bigger, suspended outrigger wheels. Since then they’ve delivered more powerful engines, better hydraulic motors, smoother suspension and cruise […]

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Pulse Width Modulation

Case AIM Command

Note:  This article was written before significant changes occurred in the marketplace in 2016. While it still explains how the system works, a more current account can be found here. Pulse-Width-Modulation (PWM) refers to a method for controlling the flow rate of fluids.  How does it work?  Does it have a fit on your farm? […]

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Rate Controllers and Spray Pressure

Monitors

Automatic rate controllers are standard equipment on almost all new sprayers. They ensure consistent application volumes, but they don’t do all the thinking for you.  We explore how to make them work properly. A rate controller needs to know the boom width (entered by the user), the total spray liquid flow rate (from a flow […]

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