Lemken has announced that the company is exiting the sprayer business. The company says it plans to “strengthen its mechanical weed control, plus selective crop care business” instead. Lemken’s sprayer line-up was never sold in North America, but it does indicate the direction that some manufacturers may take due to the increased appetite for mechanical… Read More

As technology advances, spot sprayers are becoming more and more of a viable option — a helpful evolution given the advent of herbicide resistance and the increased focus on environmental stewardship. Trimble has added to the Weedseeker line up with an updated version of the spot-spraying system, dubbed the Weedseeker 2. The tech is mounted… Read More

Amazone’s largest trailed sprayer is offering a few new features, including the ability to quick load. Unveiled in 2011, the UX 11200 has an 11,200 litre capacity, with Super-L2 sprayer booms from 24 to 40 metres. According to the company, its triple pump system provides a suction capacity up to 900 litres per minute. “It’s… Read More

A new sprayer prototype built through the collaboration of three companies, is looking to lower the cost of production and protect the environment by providing real time detection and spray application of weeds in row crops. Developed through the joint efforts of Amazone, Bosch and xarvio, SmartSprayer uses software based on economic thresholds to make… Read More

Re-designed for the North American market, Equipment Technologies’ series of hydrostatic sprayers offers operators strength, stability, and performance. “We launched the line for sale about two years ago in North America,” says Matthew Hays, CEO, Equipment Technologies.  “We’re in the process of setting up dealers. We’ve sold probably 30 units so far.” The Bruin HS1100… Read More

Something weird is happening to our Exploding Spray Myths team. Every time Jason Deveau and Tom Wolf get close to a sensitive downwind area, or drive fast to make up for lost time, their sprayer shuts down. It’s almost as if the sprayer is enforcing best management practices! Little do they know… On this all-new… Read More

From an 18-propeller drone sprayer to 16,000 litre spray tanks, Agritechnica’s spray application exhibits covered all the bases, but with an emphasis on European offerings. For North American attendees, the differences were striking, and in some cases, rather surprising. “The nozzle manufacturers are actually trying to play catch up. There’s the pulse width modulation revolution… Read More

It may not be described as “bigger, faster, stronger,” but John Deere’s concept sprayer is catching eyes for another reason — it’s autonomous. Exhibited in the Future Technology Zone at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, the light-weight sprayer works on tracks to minimize ground pressure, while offering four-wheel stearing, and a ground clearance of 1.9m. Currently… Read More

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