1993 - Volume #17, Issue #4, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Quick Shot Spot Remover
The sprayer operates on a 12-volt battery and dispenses only a preset amount of chemical at each pull of the trigger.
"It reduces chemical use and applicator error," says Heard. "It has a hair trigger that releases a metered amount of chemical. It's lightweight so it can be used by women and small children. I started working on the sprayer after I noticed that my spot-spray crew used a lot more chemical after they had been working for several hours. The amount of herbicide injury to my cotton plants in-creased noticeably."
Heard says much of the problem is due to operator fatigue. An operator who pulls the spray wand trigger thousands of times a day gets fatigued and is slower in releasing the trigger, which allows more chemical to be dispensed with every shot of spray.
"Once you pull the trigger on my spray wand, the shot of spray is released and no more chemical will come out until the trigger is released and pulled again," says Heard. Sells for $130.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Perry Heard, Farm World, 2733 79th St., Lubbock, Texas 79423 (ph 806 745-3330).
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