1984 - Volume #8, Issue #3, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Bandit Cuts Chemical Costs
The Bandit applies chemicals in a 15 in. band, 7 1/2 in. on each side of the plant row, so the area directly next to the crop is sprayed, but leaves the area between the bands unsprayed.
Carr points out that the æY'-shaped banding units have 3 fan-type nozzles ù one spray directly over the plant row, and one on each side of center which sprays in towards the row.
The banding units mount on a 2 by 3 in. tubular steel beam and attach with U-bolts for easy adjustment for different width rows.
The wings have a specially designed clevis hinge system whichallows them to float and keep the proper ground clearance on slopes from û 30 to +20?. The wings fold hydraulically for road transport.
Each wing rides on a spring-loaded gauge wheel to keep the shock out of the spray boom. Gauge wheel height-is adjustable from 22 to 30 in. and the banding units height is also adjustable.
The Bandit can be mounted on the tractor's 3-pt., belly mounted, or on the front of the tractor. Your tractor-mounted spray tanks and accompanying pump can be used with the boom.
Models are available in 12-row narrow (30 in.) and 8 row (narrow and wide). The 12-row sells for $1,895.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Almaco, Box 296, 99 M Ave., Nevada, Iowa 50201 (ph 515 382-3506).
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