Spraying

7 Ways to Stop Herbicide Clogging up Your Sprayer

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[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2018 9:20:19 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Sprayer Maintenance

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When you begin to spray with herbicide after it has sat in your sprayer for a couple of days, it may clog. Although every chemical is different, there are simple ways to deal with this issue so it never happens again. After conducting some basic research, I discovered that although this is a common problem for anyone that uses a herbicide sprayer, nobody has shared any easy fix. In this article, you will discover seven common sense solutions to this annoying issue.

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Calibrating a Sprayer: 4 of The Best Apps, Calculators and Worksheets

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2018 10:03:09 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Using a Sprayer

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Calibrating a sprayer is mostly neglected because it seems too hard. This can be true when you don't have the right tools. When I first calibrated a sprayer, the first thing I did was googled 'how to calibrate a sprayer'. I noticed very quickly that a lot of people had written about this but it was extremely hard to find a simple process. That's when I set out to find the best apps, calculators and worksheets so nobody else has to research as much as I did. I chose four of the best tools I have seen that will make calibrating a sprayer very simple.

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7-Step Guide: Cleaning the Tank on Your Sprayer

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 16, 2018 7:35:24 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Sprayer Maintenance

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When you change spraying chemicals, it is extremely important you thoroughly clean your tank. This simple process can eliminate damage being done to crops or grass by preventing small amounts of the wrong chemical being sprayed. If you have the right cleaning fluid and tools, this process is simple. In this article, I have included a list of the best chemicals to use for cleaning and a 7-step method that you can follow.

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What Does 'Calibrating a Sprayer' Actually Mean?

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2018 10:05:50 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Using a Sprayer

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There are several definitions and interpretations of what 'calibrating a sprayer' really means. After researching this topic (extensively), I have concluded with a simple definition that will help you quickly understand everything you need to know. In this article, you will also learn about 3 calibration measurements that you must understand before calibrating your boom sprayer. Make note of the 'pro tips' given that I learnt from professionals that perform this task every season.

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8-Step Guide: How to Quickly Calibrate Your Sprayer

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 9, 2018 9:01:59 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Using a Sprayer

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If you have the right calculations and tools, calibrating your sprayer will take about 30 minutes. This is an easy process if you follow this step by step explanation. When I wanted to learn how to calibrate a sprayer, I decided to do some research to discover the process. I found it extremely difficult to find a basic explanation all on one page. For those of you in that situation, here is the best explained procedure to follow.

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4 Revealing Fenceline Spraying Tips That Will Save You Time

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 9, 2017 7:45:03 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Spraying Tips

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Fenceline spraying is the quickest and cheapest way to maintain your fences. Many property owners and farmers think that this task is unneeded or too time consuming to worry about. I conducted some research and found that both sides of the argument have valid points. In this article, you will learn why and when spraying fencelines is important. You will also discover four fenceline spraying tips that I have learnt from people in the field that complete this job every year.

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Buyers Guide: 3 Point Sprayers

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[fa icon="calendar'] May 25, 2017 8:41:26 AM / by Matthew Firth posted in Buying a Sprayer

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Purchasing a 3 point sprayer for your tractor is an investment that requires some research. If you have never used a sprayer on your tractor, this article will be very helpful. After speaking to many farmers and hearing what their pain points are about 3 point sprayers, I have gathered a list of 9 things you should look for before you make the purchase. Hopefully this list will save you a lot of research time and get you the right sprayer for your application.

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8 Effective Ways to Reduce Spray Drift While Boom Spraying

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 27, 2017 7:41:37 AM / by Jim Arnot posted in Using a Sprayer

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Probably one of the most frustrating things while boom spraying is your chemical drifting. Stopping the spray drift in windy conditions is often easier said than done. However, there are things you can do that reduce the drift on those windy days you are trying to finish a field, before it rains. Although there are times when it is too windy, in this article you will find 8 effective ways to reduce the spray drift as much as possible.

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Sprayer Maintenance 101: Lengthen the Life of Your Sprayer

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2017 9:01:00 AM / by Calvin Firth posted in Sprayer Maintenance

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Keeping your sprayer in good condition will help you lengthen the life of the sprayer. Everyone knows that when you look after something, it lasts longer. Sprayer maintenance can seem a huge task if you don't have the right tools. In this article, you will basically go through a quick sprayer maintenance course. This guide teaches you best practices for maintaining your sprayer before and after use. You will also learn the importance of monthly checkups.

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Getting Your Sprayer Ready for Spring: 6 Essential Steps to Take

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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2017 3:55:11 PM / by Matthew Firth posted in Sprayer Maintenance

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During the rush of a busy spring, we know that equipment downtime is not an option. Getting your sprayer ready properly for early spring spraying will eliminate any unneeded breakdowns. These important tips will help you quickly test your sprayer to see if it's ready to use after winter storage. From a visual inspection right through to testing the unit itself, you will learn how to get your sprayer ready for spring.

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