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mcmanigal 119649 59 Cat 65B either
Cat 65B
A Cat Challenger 65B pulling a 100 foot Brandt sprayer on
SRS Ranches just east of The Dalles, Oregon. Running in
3rd gear (5 mph) this combination will get over 66 acres
in an hour. The Brandt wind cones allow spraying in wind
up to 15 mph with little or no drift. The gallon per acre
rate ( in this case 10 gals) is controlled by a Micro Trak
MT-3400 controller. ;-)
Re: Cat 65B
How do you spray acurately with such a large piece of kit
? Is there any form of GPS on this tractor or is it just
skill and good judgement ? Does the end wheel of the boom
leave enough of a mark to be visible from the cab on the
next pass ? I take my hat off to the driver anyway. Welsh
farm machinery are toys in comparison to this ! (not that a
challenger would be much good in a 5 acre field :-P)
Re: Cat 65B
Hi Owain! We are not using any GPS as yet, mainly because
we usually run two sprayers ( this 100 footer & a 70 foot
machice) together. If we go to GPS, we would have to split
them up. If you look close, you can see a foam marker on
the left end of the boom. ( that will be enough snikering
from you GPS guys)The foam gives us a good mark to go by,
and when we run both rigs together, we can smoke a field
BEFORE the foam melts. The overun on the spray depends
on the field; the more it chops up the worse the overlap
gets. The real thrill with this 100' sprayer comes when you
come to a 90* corner with a fence and a drop off edge.
I clipped the end nozzel just last month with this rig.
Damn. :-]
Re: Cat 65B
Thanks John,
Foam ! Thats my kind of technology. I wouldnt mind havin
a go on a piece of kit like that, perhaps one day . . . . .
Re: Cat 65B
Why the little tank? Our nabo have a 42oo liter
trailer-sprayer with a 40!! meter boom.. Sorry but no pic
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