Clean Your Nozzles

When operators winterize their sprayers, they should remove all the tips and store them separately. Many store them in large pails with lids. Calibrating the sprayer just prior to winterizing will indicate if the nozzles should be stored, or replaced. Let’s assume the tips are still within 5% of the average output, and 5% of the manufacturer’s pressure […]

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How to Properly Set Up a Crop Sprayer

Article reprinted with kind permission from an original article written by Oliver Hill in the February, 2017 edition of Farmers Weekly. Photos ©Kathy Horniblow. Crop spraying is one of the most important and highly skilled jobs undertaken on any arable farm, but it is facing increased public scrutiny. This is why it is vital that the kit […]

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Continuous Rinsing should be considered in North America

Overview This article expands on an earlier article: here. Before we dive into the details, let’s start with a quick video summary filmed by Real Agriculture at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in September, 2016. When the pressure drops and the nozzles begin to sputter, the sprayer is considered empty. However, it can still retain a lot […]

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The Pressure Gauge Shows More Than Pressure

A sick pressure gauge might be trying to tell you something...

Kim Blagborne (formally with Slimline Manufacturing) has long said that the pressure gauge on an airblast sprayer indicates more than just pressure. It can be used to diagnose a number of pump and plumbing issues… if you know what to look for. Here’s Kim’s troubleshooting guide to reading into what your gauge is REALLY telling […]

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Exploding Sprayer Myths (ep.6): Sprayer Cleanout

It’s been quite a ride. Here’s episode six of “Exploding Spray Myths”. Real Agriculture helps us share an important message about why sprayer clean out involves so much more than just the tank. If you think you know what we’re covered with, we’re accepting guesses 🙂 And please, don’t blow into nozzles, even if they […]

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