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Old 05-16-2008, 11:13 PM
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Americanlawn, got any pics of the unit you have for boomless nozzles?
Handheld or machine?
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by 420deere View Post
AmGreen-How do you control your speed on the Z turn?
i use gps on mine
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:23 AM
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For applications where I need to worry more about drift than coverage, the AI series of nozzles are good. They put out a 110 fan with air mixed into the spray. If you are using enough nonionic surfactant the spray is almost like a foam. Boom height is also an important factor as well. 80 nozzles and floodjet tips force you to keep the boom high off the turf in order to get uniform coverage across the entire length of the boom. I keep my walking boom at no more than 16" off the turf. I am usually spraying metsulfuron, Image or 2,4-D right next to beds.
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Old 05-17-2008, 07:08 AM
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The Fimco boom setup is very easy to control once you find the right tips that match application rate in first gear. This is how I do everything because my average lawn size is so big. I think the booms help you with visual reference for making your passes if you are not using a dye.
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Ric View Post

The Boom sprayer is used on Pasture management or utility turf management. I am researching Boom spraying at the present time because of a Interest in a Nitch Market other than lawns. Drift and off target application are a major concerns in this nitch market I am researching...... A fog in 3 MPH wind can drift 3 miles. A Mist can go a mile. a Light rain type spray can go 400 yards, all in a 3 MPH wind. Just since my first post to this thread I am finding out how much I don't know about Boom Spraying. To correctly do the Nitch Market I am researching, No off target application will not be tolerated unlike Pastures where there is no big problem.
Hey Ric
look at teejets TTI nozzles very course work good like using a chemlawn gun.Just as long as not going to use a contact herbicide. There on page 41 of sprayer specialties catalog they have nicer booms to than filmco
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:08 PM
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I have both FIMCO units (140 inch boom w/TeeJet and the Hypro Boomless). Each is fed by a 25 gallon tank and a 3.8 GPM pump. Once you calibrate and adjust the patterns, both work well. The Boomless setup is working awesome for post emergent control. No real problem with drift since the droplets are pretty course. I run them from a Polaris Sportsman X2 (2 up ATV w/dump bed). It's a big ATV.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:48 PM
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You should look into Greenleaf Turbodrops, they have a air injected boomless nozzle and drift reduction nozzles for your boom type sprayer. Boomless nozzles are ok with roundup or chemicals that are not coverage critical.
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:07 PM
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You should look into airmix nozzles from greenleaf. They will elinimate drift and allow high pressure.
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