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04-12-2008, 09:26 PM
I am trying to get 25gal to cover atleast one acre for broadleaf apps.
http://www.nationwidewholesaledirect.com/catalog/item/2380284/1830178.htm This is an example of a setup. Would I be looking at change nozzles, pressure, both, or what.
As long as I apply the product amount per sqft. correctly, can I cut the carrier down to what I want, or is there a min amount of carrier that I must use. Let me know if I'm way off on this stuff.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
04-12-2008, 10:55 PM
Should work--if--you reduce the pressure to a low rate so as to apply about a half gallon per 1000 sqft.
04-13-2008, 08:52 PM
All you need to do is adjust your ground speed. Practice with water until you get a complete tank to cover an acre.
04-13-2008, 11:19 PM
04-13-2008, 11:46 PM
The only way you will know what you need to do is calibrate, calibrate, calibrate.
There are really only two good ways to change your rate:
2) Tip size
You can change your rate some with pressure...but only small increments, and that is not a good idea.
Find a comfortable speed and then find the tip to match your speed best for your rate. Then adjust your pressure just to get the correct micron size/pattern.
If you are only spraying broadleaves I would go a lot lower then 25 gallon/ac.
If I were you and there isn't a lot of concern for drift...I would be down around 10-12 gallon/acre.
You will get awesome control and will be able to cover twice the acres with one tank!
04-15-2008, 08:51 PM
i have a similar set up , ihave a 2gpm pump set at 18 psi running 3.5 ground speed with 3 tee-jet turbo #08 set at 20 inch spacing covering 5 feet . My tank is 25 gal i fill it with 20 gal to spray 1/2 acre. I spray 40 gal per acre.Hope this helps
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