1979 - Volume #3, Issue #5, Page #32[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Spot Marker Eliminates SkipsNew field marking systems use paint instead of foam to mark passes. Latest new introduction is the "Spot" field marker from Marshall Holdings Ltd., in Turtleford, Sask. It uses aluminum paint powered with air pressure to place spots at regular intervals automatically.
"This system is simpler, and requires less maintenance because it uses air rather than an electric pump," says Andy Brossart, sales representative for the new system. "Just 100 psi in a 10 gal. tank lasts 300 to 400 acres."
You can operate the spot system from your tractor cab, setting spots at the distance and size you need. Easily adapts to conventional spray booms, with just a screw driver and a knife, according to Brossart. Runs off 12-v. power and the holding tank carries 4% gal. of marking fluid, enough for 500 acres or more, depending on the frequency of your mark.
The "paint" used is a non-toxic, commercially pure aluminum mixed one quart to 4 gal. diesel fuel. Silver, explains Brossart, shows up in any field conditions, from new crop, to field stubble, to black dirt.
Besides sprayers, the system is used on grain drills, fertilizer spreaders and liquid applicators. A kit to equip a 70 ft. boom sells for $597, plus $8.95 per quart for the special paint.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Marshall Holdings Ltd., Box 165, Turtleford, Sask. SOM 2Y0.
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