The article describes a track spraying train for weed control that incorporates re-designed equipment to reduce water consumption and which permits operation at 40 mph. Water consumption has been reduced from 80 to 40 gallons/acre at 20 mph and is still further reduced to 20 gallons/acre at 40 mph. This led to a reduction in size of the main diesel engine from 12 hp to 7 hp, and in the main pump output from 260 to 100 gallons/mile, effecting considerable space savings. The train stores sufficient weed killer for 130 miles of spraying at 14-1/2 feet swath or over 400 miles of cess-only treatment.

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    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
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  • Accession Number: 00037258
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM