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Spray Angle Setting Device
If you've ever been frustrated by the time and mess it takes to set spray nozzles at the proper angle to get full coverage, you'll like a new device called "Accu-Set" made by Automated Agricultural Systems, Monroe, La.
"Accu-Set" duplicates the nozzle spray pattern, allowing you to set spray nozzles for height, angle and proper coverage with-out even turning on the sprayer. You simply slip the reusable, plastic device over the tip of any flat fan nozzle. Adjustable anus extend downward from the nozzle tip. To see what the width of the spray pattern will be, you set the angle formed by the adjust-able arms to duplicate the angle of the spray nozzle.
"Without this device you have to turn on the spray rig, set all of the nozzles, then drive forward and spray as someone walks behind and adjusts the nozzles until all spray patterns and settings are correct," says Laurel Koll, who along with John Watts invented the unit. "It can take three hours to set an 8-row spray rig. Meanwhile you can be exposed to toxic chemicals, and vegetation in the area may receive a massive overdose of chemical that sterilizes the ground for years. Accu-Set eliminates those problems by allowing you to set nozzles in a dry environment before you go to the field."
Koll says Accu-Set works great for resetting nozzles that have become plugged up or knocked out of alignment in the field. "You can stop and line the nozzle back up without leaving the sprayer running. That's easier on you and your pocketbook because all that chemical isn't running out on the ground."
Accu-Set works on all types of spray rigs, including directed pre-emergence and post emergence. A package of two Accu-Set devices sells for $15.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Automated Agricultural Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 2452, Monroe, La. 71207 (ph 601 756-2430).

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