Category: Sprayers

Spray Tips Special Edition: Is Your Boom Too High?

High or low, the height of your sprayer boom doesn’t really matter. Right? Actually, that’s a myth. Welcome to a new season of Spray Tips Special Edition. In our first episode we find our dynamic duo of Sprayers101.com, Tom Wolf of AgriMetrix, and Jason Deveau of Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, bickering over… Read more »

6,500+ Acres in 24 Hours: Agrifac Claims Spraying Records

Dutch sprayer manufacturer Agrifac says one of its machines smashed a pair of spraying records last week in Australia, with a single high-clearance sprayer covering over 6,500 acres in 24 hours. Although the company doesn’t say where this record is registered, a local justice of the peace was present to adjudicate on the farm of Karolyn, Tony… Read more »

Deere Rolls Out Carbon Fibre Spray Booms

Strong, durable and lightweight. Those are the words John Deere is using to describe its new carbon fibre spray booms. John Deere has been working for years on ways to substitute the composite material for the steel and aluminum traditionally used in farm equipment. After years of testing, the new 120- and 132-foot carbon fibre… Read more »

New Holland Adds NutraBoss To Self-Propelled Sprayers

New Holland has added some nutrient delivery innovation to its self-propelled sprayer line-up. Earlier this year, the company reached an agreement to give its sprayer customers access to the NutraBoss dual fertilizer placement tool. In this video interview from the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, New Holland’s Jarrod Angstadt explains how the lightweight… Read more »

Deere Aims for Accuracy with New Nozzle Control

John Deere’s new intelligent nozzle control system promises to help sprayer operators maintain consistent droplet size and pattern through a range of speeds, while reducing overlaps, skips, and drift. The ExactApply system was unveiled earlier this year at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. In this video, John Deere product manager Lydia Thomas explains… Read more »

Continuous Rinsing Saves Time and Reduces Spray Residue

Looking for a faster way to triple rinse your sprayer? OMAFRA’s application technology specialist Jason Deveau has an idea for you. At Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS), Deveau teamed up with HJV Equipment’s Adam Ireland to demonstrate the concept of continuous rinsing. In this video, Deveau notes that the concept comes from Europe where there… Read more »

Case IH Brings AIM Command Flex to 2017 Sprayers

Case IH has unveiled its latest offering in spray technology, known as AIM Command Flex. All 2017 Patriot sprayers will come factory-equipped with the nodes required to run the ISO Virtual Terminal (VT) compatible Flex system, explains Mark Burns, Case’s marketing manager for application equipment, in this video. “It’s the new generation of spray technology… Read more »

Case IH Releasing Silver Anniversary Patriot Sprayers

It was the fall of 1991 when Tyler Industries started building its Patriot high clearance sprayers at Benson, Minnesota. Bought by Case IH in 1998, 2016 marks the 25th anniversary for the Patriot sprayer. “This is our opportunity to celebrate a significant milestone with this product line,” explains Mark Burns, application equipment market manager for… Read more »

The Future of Hagie Sprayers With John Deere

For those who closely follow the equipment industry, there was something unique about John Deere’s deal with sprayer-maker Hagie Manufacturing. The two companies announced a joint venture this past spring that saw Deere acquire a majority stake in the Iowa-based company known for its innovative front boom, high clearance sprayers. Unlike most of its other… Read more »

Drone Giant DJI Bringing a Spraying Drone to North America

Chinese drone manufacturer DJI is introducing a spraying model to North America, as it foresees a day when farmers use swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to control weeds, diseases and other pests. The Agras MG-1 is an octocopter capable of carrying 2.5 gallons and covering 7 to 10 acres per hour, explains DJI’s Jan… Read more »

Carbon Fibre Sprayer Booms: Can They Take a Licking and Keep on Ticking?

Would a carbon fibre spray boom be strong enough to withstand the rigour of continuous field spraying? That’s a question John Deere intends to answer as it continues to look for ways to substitute the composite material for the steel and aluminum traditionally used in farm equipment, such as boom sprayers. At its annual product… Read more »

Highlights from Day 1 of Farm Progress Show

Farmers got a glimpse of the future on Day 1 of the Farm Progress Show. Case IH rolled out an autonomous concept tractor and John Deere talked about plans for a carbon fibre farming revolution that could see sprayer booms and more made of the material in the near future. Real Agriculture’s Kelvin Heppner and… Read more »

Dutch Sprayer Brings New Features to North American Sprayer Line-Up

Canada’s Farm Progress Show had an international sprayer in its line-up of ag equipment this year. For many farmers, it was their first chance to see Agrifac’s Condor, manufactured in the Netherlands. Agrifac’s Rob Blijdorp was on the grounds to field questions, explaining some of the high clearance sprayer’s unique features. In the interview below, Blijdorp… Read more »

Techtour: Horsch Unveils ‘Millennium Falcon’ of Sprayer Sensors

Most modern boom sensors look to the terrain immediately ahead to adjust for changes in terrain. Besides mitigating the risk of drift, these systems also offer one less thing for the sprayer operator to have to worry about. Horsch’s new BoomSight offers a slightly different, higher perspective. BoomSight was unveiled by Horsch at Agritechnica in Germany… Read more »

Spray Tips Special Edition: More to Clean Than Just the Tank

The tank’s clean so the whole sprayer is ready to go. Right? Actually, that’s a myth. Our dynamic duo of Sprayers101.com, Tom Wolf, of AgriMetrix, and Jason Deveau, of OMAFRA, are back to explode another spray myth. In this episode, @Nozzle_Guy and @Spray_Guy discover that there’s more to cleaning a sprayer than just making sure the tank… Read more »