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Spray Pattern Images – Guardian Air vs. Billericay Bubble Jets

Hypro have released some images of the results carried out in a comparison test of their Guardian Air nozzles, against Billericay Bubble Jets.

Showing the spray pattern on water-sensitive paper, the images show  that the Guardian Air Nozzle produce twice as many spray droplets than its competitor nozzle.

According to Hypro Calculations,  that means 20-30,000 additional droplets per ml of spray at 3-Bar pressure; thus making them so effective and popular.

Much anecdotal evidence has been provided by customers who have switched to Guardian Air Nozzles, and been impressed by the results, and this material will form part of the next batch of Promotional Information from Hypro.

The Images show the nozzles in use at 3,2 and 1 Bar.

Guardian Air Spray Pattern

Guardian Air Spray Pattern

Bubble Jet Spray Pattern

Bubble Jet Spray Pattern

 

 You can buy both Billericay Bubble Jets and Guardian Air nozzles from Agratech.

John Deere Aims Higher!

high-clearance-bundleJohn Deere introduces a new high-clearance bundle for its 4730 and 4830 Sprayers. With the addition of the bundle, farmers and commercial applicators are able to use their sprayers to apply fungicides or other products on corn in the tassel stage, and to increase their application opportunities in other tall crops such as sugarcane and sunflowers.

“The bundle increases the sprayer height an additional 16 inches and provides increased crop shielding…[as]…Now, with up to 76 inches of under-frame clearance, customers can drive their 4730 or 4830 Sprayer through tasseled corn with minimal crop damage…” says Adam Hart, John Deere product manager.

The high-clearance sprayer bundle consists of four assemblies — one per wheel — that attach between the chrome spindle and the casting that houses the wheel motor. Shields are also included to help keep the radiator and grill clear of tassels or pollen. In addition, the bundle includes parts that lower the eductor to make loading chemicals more convenient.

A telescoping latch mechanism allows the eductor to be lowered to a more accommodating height for loading, as well as a convenient storage position that’s out of the way when not in use. The clean-water rinse tank also has an extension to make access to clean water more available to operators when needed.

Read more about this bundle at John Deere

Landquip deliver twin-ram steering axle sprayer range

Source – Farmers Guardian 20 February, 2009

East Anglian based crop sprayer designers and manufacturers, Landquip, have unvieled their new range of steering axle trailed sprayers, INTRAC.

The range features include the firm’s Genius CAN-Bus electronic system, which is used to control the twin ram auto-steering system which the driver can quickly override for manual operation or engage crab steer.

Hydraulic suspension and S cam brakes are standard on the 3,000, 4,000 and 5,000 litres capacity sprayers. The track width of the 13-tonne rated axles can be altered from 1.8m to 2.0m.

The self-priming centrifugal pump is powered hydraulically and has a capacity of 700 litres per minute. Richard Abbot, of Landquip, says this ensures fast fill times and high volume spraying at pressures of up to 7 Bar.

Alu-light booms spanning up to 36m wide come with stainless steel recirculating spraylines and multi-head nozzle bodies. Sequential switching of up to 11 boom sections is standard and there is the option of GPS-controlled automatic section control.

The operator controls and hand-wash facility are located beside the fold-down stainless steel induction hopper which has a new rotating can wash head.

Prices start from £47,000.