7 Tips for Purchasing a New Sprayer – Tips with Tom #1

Posted on

About Jason Deveau (Spray_Guy)

Dr. Jason Deveau (@spray_guy) has been the OMAFRA Application Technology Specialist since '08. He researches and teaches methods to improve the safe, effective and efficient application of agricultural inputs in specialty crops, field crops and controlled environments. He is the co-administrator of Sprayers101, co-author of the Airblast101 Textbook, a slow cyclist and a slower runner.

See all posts by Jason Deveau (Spray_Guy).

What’s the only surefire way to know whether or not the sprayer is applying product at the rate you’ve specified? Can you let the cab monitor set it and forget it? After the Question of the Day, Tom moves on to the very important decision of choosing a new sprayer.

What’s your goal? Getting more acres sprayed correctly and at the right time.

Tom offers perspective on seven factors that should play into sprayer selection, but sometimes don’t (new paint and machines that go BING! are very distracting), and how to weigh the pros and cons of each category.