The question is often asked, "should I get a boom or go boomless on my chemical sprayer?". This is important to consider and worth putting thought into. In fact, there is not a yes or no answer. It is important to consider things like what type of spraying you will mostly be doing and when you usually spray.
Spraying chemical can be a tricky game. There are so many different variables, that it can be hard to get it right. In this article we'll go over spraying terms that you must know to be on top of your spraying game.
Established in the early 1990’s, Tablas Creek Vineyard was one of the first wineries on the west side of Paso Robles, CA. Founded on values that date back generations, Tablas Creek became ‘certified organic’ in 2006. This was a major milestone in the vineyard's history, thanks to the help of Jordan Lonborg (the Viticulturist at Tablas Creek). After falling in love with agriculture at a young age, Jordan now spends his life directing spray programs to keep the grapes as healthy as possible.
Winterizing your sprayer is one of the most effective ways to extend its life and ensure that you are ready to quickly resume productivity when spring arrives. Setting aside a few minutes to winterize your sprayer each year during late fall will make a huge difference. Taking this important step can help prevent cracking and other problems that will occur when you fail to properly prepare your sprayer to handle the colder temperatures. In this article, we're going to look at why you should always winterize your sprayer.
There are a number of different spraying applications when you are applying chemical, and different guns to fit each application as well. Your chemical sprayer needs the correct gun for your purpose in order to be the most effective. So, the first question is what is your spraying application? Do you need high flow, or high pressure, an adjustable spray pattern? You get the idea. We are going to look at a few different spraying applications and select the right spray gun for your sprayer. Let’s start with tree spraying.
We all know that keeping your sprayer in great condition will reduce break downs during spraying season. Making sure your oil is clean is part of that. Here are a few simple steps to properly change/replace the engine oil on your sprayer as quick as possible.
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.
Hitching your 3 Point PTO sprayer to your tractor is simple when you follow the right process. This guide will show you how to quickly and safely complete this task without wasting time. Although the hitch or lift arms differ slightly with different brands of tractors, you will be able to follow this method. When connecting anything to a PTO shaft, it is important you take safety measures to eliminate any injuries.
If you live in a climate where the temperature drops below freezing in the winter, this complete guide is for you. Weather you own a UTV sprayer, 3-point hitch sprayer, ATV sprayer or pickup truck sprayer you must prepare it for the winter. Winterizing your sprayer ensures it is ready to go as soon as spring arrives. To make sure you minimize any busted parts or damage to your pump in spring, I have completed a guide you can easily follow. This guide will explain what tools you need and a step by step guide on how to winterize your sprayer.