Viticulture, horticulture and vegetable producers looking for a fully enclosed remote spray system might want to take a look at the new skid spray unit from Silvan Australia.
Newly created, the self-contained, remote controlled spray unit is mounted on a skid frame. Capable of carrying 400 litres of water, the unit uses a Dosatron chemical injection system to control the pesticide application.
On release, a Silvan spokesperson said the key feature was the system provided accurate and safe induction of inputs as the operator did not need to manually measure, pour or mix the chemicals.
"Increased safety for the operator as well as overcoming the waste disposal problems created when an excess of already mixed chemicals is left over," they said.
Silvan spraying specialist Greg Everitt said as the water and chemical remained unmixed prior to application, the operator could alter the application rate on the fly.
"The operator also has the option to determine or vary the desired application rate," he said.
"No longer are there risks of a chemical spill or mistaken mix of materials.
"And as both the water and chemical component remain remote until needed there is no oversupply or over mix of the product that needs to be safely disposed, so operator and environmental safety are key outcomes provided by this unit."