Plumbing Projects That Make Spraying Easier and Safer

Some of our biggest struggles in spraying involve the start and end of each spray day. When starting a new field after the sprayer is cleaned, we need to prime the boom. If it’s full of water, that water has to be purged and the question is always for how long and where to do […]

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Storing Pesticide Mix Overnight

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Not being able to finish a tank due to weather or any other reason happens to just about everyone. Is it OK to simply leave the sprayer as is, and resume spraying later after some agitation? In many cases, the answer is yes. Most pesticide mixtures are stable in short term storage. On resuming spraying, an agitation […]

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Three Features that Should be Standard on all Sprayers

One of my main activities in the winter is public speaking. Attending producer meetings gives me the privilege of meeting many farmers, learning about their operations, and sharing my research results. I enjoy providing practical solutions to problems. But there are three issues that always come up to which I wish I had better answers. […]

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Sprayer Nurse Truck Designs Part 2

One of our recent posts highlighted some great producer designed tender systems for the sprayer.  We posted four submissions, and are continuing the series with new submissions in this post. Our fifth submission comes from the folks at Pattison Liquid Systems of Lemberg, Saskatchewan I recently saw Phil Lingelbach of Pattison at a sprayer clinic. […]

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Sprayer Nurse Truck Designs

We’ve recently been talking about how we can increase sprayer productivity by decreasing downtime. The main productivity robbers are time spent filling and cleaning. Using our productivity calculator, we’re able to show a 30% increase in acres per hour with some relatively simple changes to how we fill the sprayer. It’s important to actually measure the […]

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