- Accuracy and precision continue to evolve for Kverneland’s extensive range of mounted and trailed sprayers following the development of several new features, all focused on harnessing technology
There are three new optional features, which comprise SpotSpray; the introduction of a 25cm nozzle spacing option; and the next generation of Boom Guide ProActive boom height control.
SpotSpray technology is an extension of variable rate application maps. While such maps have been applicable to seed drills and fertiliser spreaders with task control, the same principle can be applied to Kverneland sprayers that are equipped with iXspray software, when combined with iXflow Air/iXflow E individual nozzle control.
SpotSpray uses treatment maps that can populated with a zero application rate in addition to a prescribed application rate. By loading a treatment map into the control terminal, the sprayer automatically controls individual nozzles through the SpotSpray software and GPS, following only the indicated areas on the treatment map.
These maps could be used to define weed spots, wet areas, non-germination areas and parts of a field with known soil problems. As a result, liquid application costs can be reduced, further protecting healthy crops from unnecessary blanket applications.
With the introduction of a 25cm nozzle spacing option, lower boom heights can be achieved to further reduce spray drift to a minimum. And working at a reduced boom height of 30cm instead of 50cm, has been made possible with the latest generation of Boom Guide ProActive ultrasonic boom control. Advanced sensor technology is able to deliver greater precision and consistent boom control at higher forward speeds.
Kverneland sprayers include tractor-mounted iXter A and iXter B models, plus the ability to add capacity from an 1,100-litre iXtra front tank. An extensive line-up of iXtrack trailed models includes T3, T4 and T6 versions spanning 2,600-7,400 litres.