FEATHER WEIGHT TRIAL BOOM
CARBON FIBER STRUCTURE
Ultra lightweight (less than 2.5kg.) and exceptionally robust.
Resistant to damage in transit and use.
Minimal operator strength required.
Minimal operator fatigue- maximum endurance.
Optional transport box to avoid damage in transit and storage.
DRY BOOM TECHNOLOGY
Spraylines are independent of the boom structure and flexible- so they don’t leak if the spray boom is handled roughly.
Minimises weight of spray liquid in the boom – less physical demand on the operator.
Minimises the volume of liquid required to prime the boom – reduces the amount of chemical needed for trials plots. Thus more plots per gram of chemical.
Small volume and clean internal bores of spraylines facilitate flushing with a minimal quantity of compressed air or gas between sam-ples.
Washing out is safer- easier and consumes less water- thereby producing less toxic waste.
Contaminated spraylines are cheap and easy to remove and discard.
The entire spray boom can be assembled in 2 minutes.
No tools necessary for assembly or disassembly.
Use one or more sections to spray 1- 2 or 3 metres wide with 2- 4 or 6 nozzles.
Compression couplings grip harder when pressurised- preventing leaks under pressure.
Angle of T-boom to shaft is infinitely adjustable to produce a narrow swath or for spraying to the side of the operator to avoid walking in the sprayed area.
T-boom is rotatable in order to angle the nozzles forward or back (for when using floodjets or spraying tall crops).
Quick-change nozzle mounts.
Suitable for any spray tank and pressurising system- from CO2 pressurised trials sample holders to commercial lever-pumped backpack sprayers.
PRECISION COMPONENTS FACILLITATE ACCURACY
- Failsafe trigger valve-
- adjustable pressure regulator-
- two in-line filters-
- self-seal nozzle holders with pressure-regulating nozzles and
- built-in stand to keep nozzles out of the mud when filling.
A simple 30 plot field trial takes up to 10 man days to locate- mark out- spray- assess and interpret the results.
This manpower alone produces direct costs of $4000.
One agrochemical company estimates that each of its agrochemical field trial costs $70-000 in manpow-er- materials and overheads.
However the potential costs of a failed trial are even greater if the work has to be repeated properly and this delays the launch of a new product by one year.
For these reasons- it is clear that shoddy workmanship- unreliable equipment- and inadequate materials are a false economy in the high-value business of field trials- so the best field trials plot sprayboom available is the best insurance of the time invested in spraying field trials.
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In the last 12 months we have sold over 120 of these units with excellent feedback.