This article summarizes key points for you to consider before purchasing a backpack sprayer and provides backpack sprayer calibration guidelines and maintenance tips. It also includes reviews of backpack sprayer equipment that some of our readers are currently using in field operations.Read More
Practical guidelines for cleaning and winterizing your truck-mounted, ATV, or backpack sprayers.
Proper cleaning and winterization of herbicide application equipment is important to ensure safe storage over the winter. Spending a little extra time in the fall will save you time and money next spray season!
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) with small-capacity spray tanks and boomless nozzle systems are well adapted to uneven terrain and are thought to have potential to spray 25 to 30-foot swaths using a centrally located single or dual nozzle arrangement. This article summarizes field studies by Robert Wolf and others at Kansas State University to evaluate the effectiveness of spray nozzles on ATVs.
Several herbicide applicators have been diagnosed with ‘trigger thumb’ (Stenosing tenosynovitis) or ligament damage to the thumb possibly caused by excessive use, and/or stiff spring pressure with some handgun applicators.Read More
Spray nozzles are an important part of your herbicide application program. There are many different types of nozzles available from manufacturers, and each nozzle can perform differently. Review some guidelines for selecting the proper spray nozzles and operating them effectively.Read More
We asked 13 invasive plant management professionals to provide insight and tips on nozzle selection and maintenance based on their field experience. See what the professionals suggest for type and size of nozzles for backpack and ATV/UTV or truck-mounted sprayers, supplemental equipment, and best practices for calibrating, maintaining, and replacing nozzles.
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All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs/ 4 Wheelers) and Utility Vehicles (UTVs/ Side by Side) have become essential tools for land managers working in range, prairie or forest lands. With diverse models and brands on the market right now, how do you select vehicles and application systems that are best for you?Read More
We asked 10 public and private invasive plant management professionals which ATV and UTV herbicide application platforms they recommend and why. Learn about the equipment they endorse based on experience.Read More
As part of an online survey (January 2013), TechLine readers reviewed their herbicide backpack sprayer’s safety, durability, ease of use, and performance. Read about the top-ranking backpack sprayers TechLine readers recommend.Read More