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

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

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

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

Few farmers would argue that getting more acres covered per hour is a priority during spraying season. The easiest way to cover more ground is to minimize the amount of time the sprayer spends standing still when conditions are conducive for spraying, emphasizes Tom Wolf of AgriMetrix and Sprayers101.com, in this TechTour episode. “A big part of… Read More

There’s something about sprayers that makes them a “farmer magnet,” as Tom Wolf describes them. Tom and his “Exploding Spray Myths” partner-in-crime from OMAFRA, Jason Deveau, stopped by the RealAg studio at FarmTech to chat about what it is about pipes and pumps and nozzles that had farmers rappelling in from the ceiling (apparently) to get a… Read More

For many of us, shiny new equipment with the industry’s latest innovations are more than eye-catching — they’re drool-worthy. But, you might not have to rush out to get a new sprayer just yet. “There’s a lot of things you can actually do to increase the value of your sprayer — or the performance of… Read More

We always love to see when content sparks further discussion among viewers and readers. Discussion is what fuels learning among the agriculture community. We tweeted this: New unit from Summers Mfg designed to cut down on sprayer fill times — thoughts?https://t.co/lgQYy1vTST — RealAgriculture (@realagriculture) February 1, 2016 Creating efficiency is not easy for product developers…. Read More

In the ongoing quest to boost spraying efficiency, North Dakota-based Summers Manufacturing has developed a unit designed to cut down on fill times by preloading chemicals before the sprayer comes in for a pit stop. “When the sprayer (operator) pulls up, all he has to do is hook the hose up to the sprayer, fire up… Read More