100 litre tank manual 8704 rev 1

100 litre tank manual 8704 rev 1
100 litre tank system with integral rinse tank and hand wash
Operator’s Manual
Publication Part No: 8704
Revision: 1
3
Edition Notice
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This publication covers the following products:
100 litre Tank - Type Tank/100
This document is prepared for Micron Sprayers Ltd. their agents and clients. The
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errors or inaccuracies should be reported to Micron Group or their agents.
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Preface
This document has been produced to provide guidance in the installation and use of
the Micron 100 Litre Tank and associated accessories.
Operators of the Micron 100 Litre Tank should read this document thoroughly.
Operators must understand the correct use of this equipment and necessary safety
precautions before attempting to install or operate the Micron 100 Litre Tank or its
associated accessories.
Readers should pay particular attention to the ‘Important Information’ section of this
document.
Please contact Micron Group or their agents if you require any assistance.
While reading this document please be aware of the following conventions:
Bold text has been used to highlight information of particular interest.
Italic text has been used to signify references, quoted text and text that provides
additional information to the reader. This text may also be highlighted by the use of
bold text.
For further information on the use of markers and symbols please refer to the
‘Important Information’ section of this document.
Micron Group is the registered trademark of; Micron Sprayers Limited, Bromyard,
Herefordshire, United Kingdom. All other trademarks used in this Handbook are the
property of their respective owners.
Every care has been taken in the design of this equipment and the preparation of this
Handbook. However, Micron Sprayers Limited cannot accept responsibility for errors
or the consequences thereof.
The user must satisfy themselves that the equipment is suited to the intended use, is
functioning correctly and its use is in compliance with local regulations controlling the
application of pesticides.
All spray applications illustrated in this Handbook are provided for guidance
only. Users should always refer to the product label when using pesticides for
specific conditions of use.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION (PLEASE READ)
Instruction to operators
The equipment referred to in this document is designed for use by suitably qualified
and experienced personnel. The user must ensure that they are fully compliant with
any national or local regulations governing the use of pesticides and application
equipment before attempting to use the Micron 100 Litre Tank. If miss-used the
Micron 100 Litre Tank has the potential to cause harm to personnel or damage to the
equipment, property or the environment. Please read the information in this guide
thoroughly before installing and/or operating the equipment.
This document is not intended to contravene or supersede any national or
international operating or safety standards. Where other national or international
standards are available the higher standards should be used.
It is the operator’s responsibility to ensure the safe use of the equipment and the
safety of others during use of the equipment.
It is the operator’s responsibility to minimise environmental impact from the use of the
equipment.
It is the operator’s responsibility to ensure that all warning labels on the machine are
legible. Any damaged labels must be replaced.
Working with this document
This document has been written to provide the information to correctly install and use
the equipment safely. Various symbols are used on the equipment and in this
document to provide guidance to the operator; please take time to become familiar
with these symbols.
Symbols used on the equipment and in this document
Denotes a caution or warning – ‘things you should be aware of’. A
specific warning is given in or close to this symbol.
Denotes a mandatory prohibition – ‘things you must not do’. A specific
prohibition is given in or close to this symbol.
Denotes a mandatory instruction – ‘things you must do’. A specific
instruction is given in or close to this symbol
NEGLIGENCE OF ANY STATED WARNING, PROHIBITION OR MANDATORY
INSTRUCTION MAY CAUSE THE DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY OF A PERSON.
OR SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE EQUIPMENT OR ENVIRONMENT.
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Mandatory
Prohibition
Caution or
Warning
Mandatory
Instruction
Do not insert
fingers or foreign
objects
Warning – risk
of electric shock
Refer to
Instructions
STOP - Do not
proceed with this
action
Caution –
Surface may be
hot
Eye protection
– must be worn
Keep Clear –
Keep all persons
clear of this area
Warning – risk
of crushing of
hands or fingers
Gloves –
Warning –
danger from
leaking
substances
Warning – risk
of crushing of
whole body or
limbs from side
Protective
Clothing –
Warning – risk
of danger from
escaping high
pressure fluid
Warning – risk
of crushing of
whole body or
limbs from above
Wash hands –
hands must be
washed after
handling
Toxic – risk of
contact with toxic
substances
Harmful –
substance is
harmful
Danger to the
environment–
risk of
contamination
must be worn
must be worn
Prohibitions in Use
The Micron 100 Litre Tank is designed for use with agricultural spray products that
are approved for use in the intended crop situation.
The use of non approved pesticides is strictly prohibited.
The equipment should not be used to spray the following materials

Any form of petrochemical fuel or oil

Acids

Concentrate solvents
For lubricating fluids refer to the maintenance section of this document.
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Table of Contents
Section
Page
EDITION NOTICE ........................................................................................................................................................................ 3
PREFACE.................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
1
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................................................... 8
1.1
TANK FEATURES............................................................................................................................................................. 8
1.2
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION ........................................................................................................................................ 10
2
SAFETY .......................................................................................................................................................................... 11
2.1
MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL HAZARDS ................................................................................................................ 14
2.2
WORKING WITH PESTICIDES ....................................................................................................................................... 14
2.2.1
OPERATOR PROTECTION ....................................................................................................................................... 14
2.2.1.1 HAND WASH TANK................................................................................................................................................... 15
2.2.2
PRODUCT LABELS ................................................................................................................................................... 15
2.2.3
STORAGE OF PESTICIDES...................................................................................................................................... 15
2.3
PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT ........................................................................................................................ 15
3
INSTALLATION ............................................................................................................................................................... 16
3.1
MOUNTING TO A THREE POINT LINKAGE................................................................................................................... 16
3.2
SPRAYER HOSE CONNECTIONS ................................................................................................................................. 16
3.3
PUMP CONNECTION ..................................................................................................................................................... 16
3.4
TRANSPORT .................................................................................................................................................................. 17
4
PREPARING FOR USE .................................................................................................................................................. 17
4.1
INSPECTION .................................................................................................................................................................. 17
4.1.1
LEAK TEST................................................................................................................................................................ 17
4.2
FILLING PROCEDURE ................................................................................................................................................... 18
5
CLEANING ...................................................................................................................................................................... 21
5.1
DISPOSAL OF RINSATE ................................................................................................................................................ 22
6
MAINTENANCE .............................................................................................................................................................. 23
6.1
FILTER............................................................................................................................................................................ 23
6.2
LUBRICATION TABLE .................................................................................................................................................... 24
6.3
SERVICE AND INSPECTION INTERVALS ..................................................................................................................... 25
6.4
PREPARING FOR STORAGE ........................................................................................................................................ 26
7
TROUBLESHOOTING .................................................................................................................................................... 26
8
DISPOSAL ...................................................................................................................................................................... 27
APPENDIX A SYSTEM DIAGRAM ................................................................................................................................... 28
APPENDIX B CONVERSION FACTORS ......................................................................................................................... 29
INDEX ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 30
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1 INTRODUCTION
The Micron 100 Litre Tank is designed to be used in conjunction with pressure nozzle
or CDA (controlled droplet Application) spraying equipment. The Micron 100 Litre
Tank is supplied with integral rinse tank and hand wash tank. For advice on suitable
spraying equipment, contact Micron Group or their agents.
1.1
Tank Features
Figure 1 - Micron 100 Litre Tank Features
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1
Three point linkage top link pin
2
100 litre mix tank
3
10 litre rinse tank
4
Hand wash tank
5
Back plate bracket clamp
6
System drain valve
7
Outlet quick release coupling and stop valve
8
Three point linkage lower link pin
9
Filter unit
10
Pump unit
11
Back plate bracket
12
Serial number and information plate
13
Pressure gauge
14
Pressure regulator
15
Tool attachment tubes
16
Three point linkage lower link pin
17
Selector valve mix tank or rinse tank
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1.2 Technical Specification
Micron 100 Litre Tank Specification
Product Identification Details
Trade name:
Micron 100 Litre Tank
Description:
100 litre sprayer tank with integral rinse
tank and hand wash.
Model:
Micron 100 Litre Tank
Type:
TANK/100
Manufacturer:
Year of Manufacture:
Micron Sprayers Ltd.
Refer to serial number plate
Paint colour:
RAL 6002 Leaf Green
Weights and Measures
Net weight:
Refer to serial plate kg
Width (overall)
1160 mm
Depth
740 mm
Height (without back-plate bracket)
970 mm
Environmental Conditions
Minimum working temperature:
+5°C
Restrictions in Use
Maximum Road Speed
Refer to local legislation
Maximum spray line pressure:
38 Psi / 2.5 bar
Optional Equipment
(contact Micron Group or their agents for details)
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2 SAFETY
WARNINGS AND PROHIBITIONS
Do not insert fingers or any foreign object into the equipment. This may
cause a risk of harm and may damage the equipment.
Do not dismantle or modify the equipment. This may cause a risk of harm
and may damage the equipment.
Do not operate the equipment if there are visible symptoms of a problem,
such as leaking fluids, abnormal noise or structural damage. Operating
the equipment under such conditions may cause a risk of harm or may
damage the equipment or the environment.
Risk of crushing of the whole body or limbs.
Risk of crushing of hands or fingers.
Do not stand between the equipment and the vehicle to which it is
mounted.
Do not stand, sit or lie beneath any part of the equipment unless the
equipment is adequately supported on suitable floor standing supports.
Do not stand, or allow others to stand, within the reach of extended or
lowered parts of the equipment (swivel range).
Do not stand, or allow others to stand, within the stroke area of the three
point linkage.
Danger from leaking substances. Substances may be harmful and/or
under high pressure.
Risk of contact with toxic or hazardous substances.
Always read and retain the instructions on chemical used in this
equipment.
Ensure that all instructions for the chemicals being used remain with the
equipment until the equipment has been cleaned and is ready for storage
or re-use. If practicable display the details of the chemicals, being used in
the equipment, on the exterior of the equipment where they are easily
visible.
Do not drink fluids from any part of the equipment including the handwash and rinse tanks.
Do not use water from the hand wash facility for washing the face or
eyes.
Do not dispose of toxic or hazardous chemicals or fluids into drains or
water courses.
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WARNINGS AND PROHIBITIONS (continued)
Some surfaces may become hot during operation. Take care when
handling and to avoid contact with, or close proximity to, flammable
materials.
When the equipment in mounted use caution and reduce speed when
manoeuvring.
The equipment may reduce or obscure the operator’s vision.
The equipment may obscure the visibility to others of vehicle mounted
warning marks, beacons and lights.
The equipment may obscure vehicle mounted lighting. Ensure that
vehicle lights are visible when in transit. Ensure the working area has
sufficient light for safe operation.
The additional weight of the equipment may affect the steering and
stability of the vehicle.
Use extreme caution when turning on sloping ground as the equipment
may alter the vehicles balance and centre of gravity.
Use extreme caution when turning as the equipment may alter the
required turning circle of the vehicle.
Use extreme caution when passing obstacles and through gaps as the
equipment may alter the width of the vehicle.
Ensure that the extremities of the equipment are visible to the operator at
all times. Attach additional marking devices or visibility aids where
required.
Use additional person(s) to assist with manoeuvring where operator
vision is obscured.
Leave the vehicle in a safe condition before leaving the operators position
to examine or adjust the equipment.
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WARNINGS AND PROHIBITIONS (continued)
Run the equipment only on the indicated supply voltage. Use of incorrect
supply voltage may cause a risk of fire or other harm and may damage
the equipment.
Ensure that all connection sockets are clean and free from contamination
before and after use.
When connecting or disconnecting cables and hoses to the equipment;
always grasp the connector directly, do not hold by or pull on the cable or
hose as this may cause damage.
Ensure the electrical power supply is adequate for the equipment. An
inadequate power supply may cause the equipment to malfunction or fail.
Disconnect the unit from the power supply when not in use for an
extended period.
Always lift the equipment by the lifting or mounting points provided.
Always wear personal protective equipment when instructed to do so.
Ensure the equipment is securely mounted on floor standing mounts
before attempting any maintenance or repair operations.
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2.1 Mechanical and Electrical Hazards
The main mechanical hazards in using the Micron 100
Litre Tank are associated with moving parts that present a
risk of entrapment to fingers and limbs and where
appropriate warning signs are provided at points of
potential injury.
2.2 Working with Pesticides
Wear Gloves
Wear Eye
Protection
Wear Protective
Clothing
Wash hands
Always read the product label before preparing spray mixes. Always
adhered to recommended spray dose rates, volume rates and safety
precautions.
All pesticides must be handled and stored in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
All pesticides must be stored in their original containers.
Always Dispose of chemicals in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
It is the responsibility of the user to ensure all possible measures are
taken to protect the environment.
It is the responsibility of the user to be familiar with, and adhere to, all
relevant national and local restrictions, prohibitions and regulations
concerning use of pesticides.
2.2.1 Operator Protection
Wear Gloves
Wear Eye
Protection
Wear Protective
Clothing
Wash hands
Operators MUST always read the product label before using pesticides. Operators
MUST adhere to the required use of personal protective equipment (PPE). When
handling concentrates operators should wear gloves, coveralls, boots and a face
shield to protect eyes and skin from accidental splashes. Some products may also
require the use of a respirator mask.
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2.2.1.1 Hand Wash Tank
The Micron 100 Litre Tank is provided with an integral hand wash tank. The hand
wash tank should be filled with clean water only. The hand wash tank is supplied
solely for the purpose of washing hands and MUST NOT be used for any other
purpose.
2.2.2 Product Labels
ALWAYS read the product label BEFORE using pesticides. ALWAYS
adhere to the minimum and maximum dose rates, recommended mixing
rates and any precautions regarding protection of the operator and
environment.
2.2.3 Storage of Pesticides
Always store pesticides away from heat and sunlight in a secure area.
Pesticides Should be stored in their original containers.
2.3 Protection of the Environment
Pesticides should always be disposed of according to manufacturer’s
recommendation.
Tank washings and rinsate should always be sprayed out onto either the
treated crop (taking care not to exceed maximum dose rates) or onto a
designated area.
Avoid run off into ditches or waterways at all times.
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3 INSTALLATION
3.1 Mounting to a Three Point Linkage
DANGER of crushing the whole body or limbs! Take extreme care when
connecting or disconnecting equipment. Ensure the equipment is secure
and cannot move or settle when connecting to the three point linkage.
Take all possible action to reduce the time spent in the hazardous area
between the equipment and Tractor/vehicle.
DANGER of crushing or severing of fingers hands or other extremities!
Keep hands, fingers and other extremities clear of any crush points.
DANGER! Where the tractor/vehicle is fitted with a remote or external
hydraulic control; stand well clear of the equipment when operating the
hydraulics.
The Micron 100 Litre Tank is fitted with three point linkage points and is suitable for
use with tractors/vehicles with three point linkage of CAT1 or CAT 2.
It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that the correct pin and ball components
are used to connect the Micron 100 Litre Tank to the user’s tractor/vehicle.
3.2 Sprayer Hose Connections
DANGER from contact with harmful substances! Always wear protective
clothing, gloves and eye protection. Wash hands, exposed skin and
protective clothing after handling the equipment. Clean up spilled or
leaked fluids in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Wear Gloves
Wear Eye
Protection
Wear Protective
Clothing
Wash hands
The Micron 100 Litre Tank outlet is fitted with a ½ inch quick release connector. A
male hose-barb quick release fitting is supplied with the Micron 100 Litre Tank and
should be attached to the inlet hose of the spraying equipment being used.
3.3 Pump Connection
The Micron 100 Litre Tank is fitted with an electrically operated pump. The pump has
a length of electrical cable attached with black and red wires. The pump will require a
12 Volt DC supply. Connect the red wire to positive (+) and the black wire to negative
through a suitable 2 pin connector. Suitable connectors and advice on connecting the
pump are available from Micron Group or their agents.
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3.4 Transport
When transporting the Micron 100 Litre Tank on public highways it is the
responsibility of the operator to ensure the tanking system can be safely
moved and all road regulations complied with. Users should refer to
specific road transport laws governing the movement of agricultural
vehicles and implements.
The presence of a mounted tank may impair the driver’s ability to operate the vehicle
safely on public roads, refer to the safety section of this document.
4 PREPARING FOR USE
4.1 Inspection
Before operating the equipment make the following inspection:

Check for structural defects such as broken or cracked components

Check for excessive wear in joints and pivot pins

Check for adequate lubrication of moving parts

Check for loose bolts or fittings and tighten as appropriate

Check for leaking joints or hoses
4.1.1 Leak Test
Wear Gloves
Wear Eye
Protection
Wear Protective
Clothing
Wash hands
Perform all necessary tests and inspections before mixing pesticides. If using the
equipment for the first time or after a period of storage the system must be checked
to ensure it is operating correctly and there are no leaks. Add a small quantity of
clean water to the main mix tank and rinse tank and work through the procedures
listed in the following section of this document.
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5 OPERATING PROCEDURE
The main tank of the Micron 100 Litre Tank is filled via the filling and inspection cap
located on the top of the tank. The rinse tank and hand-wash tank are filled with
water independently through the tank lids.
Pesticide should not be put into the main mix tank until the system has been
filled with water and the plumbing circuit checked for leaks. Perform all test
procedures with clean water only.

With the Micron 100 Litre Tank mounted to a three point linkage, lower the three
point linkage until the tank filling and inspection cap can to be easily accessed.

Ensure that the drain valve at the base of the main tank is switched off.

Ensure that the outlet stop valve is switched off.

Ensure that the selector valve is turned to ‘main tank’.
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
Unscrew the filling and inspection cap.

Visually inspect the mesh filter insert. Remove and clean the mesh filter insert if
there is any sign of blockage or contamination. Replace the mesh filter insert if
there is any sign of damage.

With the mesh filter insert in place add approximately 25% of the required quantity
of clean water to the main mix tank.

Add the required quantity of chemical to the main mix tank.

Add the remainder of the required quantity of clean water to the main mix tank.

Replace the filling and inspection cap and ensure it is secure.

Loosen the locking ring of the pressure regulator and turn the pressure regulator
adjusting cap anti-clockwise until no resistance is felt.

Switch on the Electric pump and check that fluid is moving around the system.
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
Turn the pressure regulator clockwise until the pressure gauge reads the required
line pressure. If you are unsure of the required pressure set the regulator at the
point where the pressure gauge reads 1 bar.

Tighten the locking ring of the pressure regulator against the adjusting cap.

The Micron 100 Litre tank is now ready for use.
The indicated pressure may drop when spraying. Refer to the instructions supplied
with your spraying equipment and adjust the pressure regulator of the Micron 100
Litre Tank as required.
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6 CLEANING
Wear Gloves
Wear Eye
Protection
Wear Protective
Clothing
Wash
hands
After each spray operation the tank system must be rinsed and cleaned. The tank
system includes a rinse tank which is capable of holding sufficient clean water to
rinse the system through after use. The following procedure provides guidance on
rinsing and cleaning the system. To avoid environmental contamination the system
should be rinsed and cleaned before leaving the area being sprayed. Excess rinsate
should be applied to the treated area. Ensure that maximum dose rates are not
exceeded.
Before rinsing and cleaning the equipment. Remove any excess liquid from the main
tank. This should be achieved by continuing the spraying operation until the tank is
empty. If there is too much liquid in the tank to continue spraying after the spraying
operation is complete the fluid should be drained and stored or disposed of in
accordance with the instructions supplied with the chemicals being sprayed.
It will be necessary to operate the spraying equipment during the rinsing and cleaning
process. This should be carried out on the crop being sprayed or on an area of
ground set-aside for this purpose. The following procedure provides guidance for
cleaning the Micron 100 Litre Tank, refer to the instruction supplied with your
spraying equipment for further cleaning instructions.

Ensure that the main tank is empty of spray fluid (refer to the text above).

Ensure that the rinse tank is full of clean water.

Turn the Selector valve to ‘rinse’.

Switch on the pump. Water will be drawn from the rinse tank and circulated
around the system and collected in the main mix tank.

Continue until the rinse tank is approximately half full.

Continue your spraying operation until both the rinse tank and main mix tank are
empty.

Before leaving the spray area clean off any external chemical residue in
accordance with the chemical manufacturer’s instructions. Rinse off the exterior of
the whole equipment with clean water from a hose or pressure washer taking care
to avoid direct contact with electrical components.
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6.1 Disposal of Rinsate
Remove residues in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Dispose of chemicals in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Harmful chemicals must always be handled and stored in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Harmful chemicals must be stored in their original containers.
It is the responsibility of the user to ensure all possible measures are
taken to protect the environment.
It is the responsibility of the user to be familiar with, and adhere to, all
relevant national and local restrictions, prohibitions and regulations.
If the system should fail during operation or an excessive quantity of fluid is left in the
tank(s) after spraying remove any excess liquid from the system. Collect all fluids in
suitable containers. The main tank and rinse tank can be drained via the drain valve
below the main mix tank, see system diagram Appendix A - . Pump any residual fluid
out of the system via the hose outlet. Store or dispose of the fluid in accordance with
the manufacturer’s instruction. Micron Sprayers Ltd. will not provide advice on
storage and/or disposal of spraying fluids or chemicals.
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7 MAINTENANCE
The Micron 100 Litre Tank will require little routine maintenance; the user should
regularly inspect the equipment for damage or wear and replace any damaged or
significantly worn items immediately. Any moving parts should be lubricated with a
suitable good quality lubricant.
7.1 Filter
Wear Gloves
Wear Eye
Protection
Wear Protective
Clothing
Wash hands
The Micron 100 Litre Tank is fitted with an in line filter. The filter is attached to the
input end of the pump. The following procedure describes the removal, cleaning and
refitting of the filter.

Switch off the pump

Check the pressure gauge to ensure there is no pressure in the system.
Depressurise the system by opening the outlet valve if required.

Grip the lower section of the filter housing.

Hold the upper section of the filter housing firmly.

Turn the lower section of the filter housing counter-clockwise to unscrew the filter
section. Note that the filter section will be full of spray fluid and the appropriate
precautions and procedures should be followed. For further information on dealing
with spray fluids refer to section 2.2.
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
Remove the filter from the filter section.

Rinse the filter with clean water; do not use high pressure water jets as this may
damage the filter.
Replacing the filter is a reversal of the above procedure.
7.2 Lubrication Table
Users should ensure good lubrication of the moving parts of the equipment. The
following table is provided as a guide.
Lubrication Table
Item
Lubricant
Interval
Grease Nipples
Lithium or Molybdenum
based grease
Each use of the equipment
Moving Parts
Light oil
Every month and before
storage
Threaded metal parts
Brush or Spray exposed
threads with grease or oil
Every month and before
storage
Threaded plastic parts
Light coating of silicone
spray or petroleum jelly
As required
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7.3 Service and Inspection Intervals
The guidance provided in this manual should be sufficient to ensure continuing
operation of the equipment. However, Micron Sprayers Ltd. recommends that an
annual inspection of the equipment be carried out by an independent and
appropriately qualified and/or experienced person. For general service and inspection
advice refer to the table below.
Service and Inspection Table
Item
Spray lines and ancillary
items
Action
Interval
Check for leaks
Each use of the equipment
Check for free movement of
connecting hoses
Each use of the equipment
Check for correct operation
of valves and regulators
Each use of the equipment
Filters
Clean filters
Each use of the equipment
Structural defects
Check for broken or cracked
components
Each use of the equipment
Nuts, Bolts and other
fittings
Tighten any loose fittings
Each use of the equipment
Clean and lubricate
exposed threads
After each use and before
storage
Joints and pivot pins
Check for excessive wear
Each use of the equipment
Check for adequate
lubrication
Each use of the equipment
Check for damage or
excessive wear
Each use of the equipment
Repair or replace any
damaged parts
immediately.
Three point linkage
points and pins
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7.4 Preparing for Storage
For storage of the equipment over longer periods or during cold weather follow the
procedure below. Throughout this procedure take any and all appropriate measures
to ensure minimal impact to the environment. Collect and dispose of any output or
spillage from the equipment responsibly.

Lower the tank system to the ground until it rests on the base of its frame.

Ensure the system is drained of all fluids including those in the rinse tank and
hand-wash tank.

Add a quantity of good quality antifreeze fluid, diluted if required to the
manufacturer’s instructions, to the main tank and rinse tank. DO NOT put
antifreeze into the hand wash tank.

Run the pump and circulate the antifreeze throughout the tank system.

Ensure that all of the pipe lines are clear of any fluids other than the antifreeze
fluid.

Ensure the equipment is stable.

Uncouple the equipment from the Tractor/vehicle.

Store the equipment in a covered, ventilated area. Store away from direct sunlight
as some plastic parts may be deteriorated by ultra violet light.
 To prepare the equipment for use after storage: Follow the instruction in this
document to install the equipment onto your tractor/vehicle. Drain the Antifreeze
fluid from the Micron 100 Litre Tank system, taking care to collect and dispose of
all output fluids responsibly. Thoroughly rinse the system in accordance with
section 6 of this document before use.
8 TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Possible Cause
Action
No flow or low flow
at output
Pump not running or not
producing pressure
Turn on pumps or
replace pumps if
defective
Line pressure is
inadequate
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Adjust pressure
regulators
Poor or inconsistent
flow
pressure too low
Increase line pressure
Filters blocked
Clean all filters
Excessive noise
from the spraying
pump or pump flow
is irregular
Electrical power supply
fault
Check power supply
Pumps are damaged or
faulty
Repair or replace
pumps
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9 DISPOSAL
It is the responsibility of the user to ensure the disposal of the equipment
is in accordance with any and all national or local restrictions, prohibitions
and regulations.
Remove chemical residues in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
Dispose of chemicals in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Harmful chemicals must always be handled and stored in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Harmful chemicals must be stored in their original containers.
It is the responsibility of the user to ensure all possible measures are
taken to protect the environment.
It is the responsibility of the user to be familiar with, and adhere to, all
relevant national and local restrictions, prohibitions and regulations.
To dispose of the equipment reduce the equipment to its component parts.
Thoroughly clean all components inside and out.
Dispose of the component parts by material and type in accordance with any and all
national and local restrictions, prohibitions and regulations.
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Appendix A - System Diagram
Figure 2 - System diagram
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Appendix B - Conversion Factors
1 yard
1 metre
1 statute mile
1 nautical mile
1 kilometre
1 statute mile
1 nautical mile
1 kilometre
1 metre/sec
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
3 feet
39.37 inches
0.87 nautical mile
1.15 statute mile
0.62 statute mile
1760 yards
2027 yards
1094 yards
2.237 miles per hr
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
0.91 metre
1.09 yards
1.61 kilometres
1.85 kilometres
0.54 nautical mile
5280 feet
6081 feet
3282 feet
196.9 ft/min
1 acre
1 acre
1 hectare
1 hectare
1 sq mile
1 sq kilometre
=
=
=
=
=
=
43560 sq feet
4047 sq metres
107600 sq feet
10000 sq metres
640 acres
247 acres
=
=
=
=
=
=
4840 sq yards
0.40 hectare
11955 sq yards
2.47 acres
259 hectares
100 hectares
1 US gal
1 Imp gal
1 litre
1 US pint
1 Imp pint
=
=
=
=
=
0.83 Imp gal
1.20 US gals
0.26 US gal
16 US fl ounces
20 Imp fl ounces
=
=
=
=
=
3.78 litres
4.54 litres
0.22 Imp gal
0.47 litres
0.57 litre
1 US gal/acre
1 Imp gal/acre
1 litre/hectare
=
=
=
8 US pint/acre
8 Imp pints/acre
0.11 US gal/acre
=
=
=
9.45 litres/hectare
11.35 litres/hectare
0.081 Imp gal/acre
1 pound
1 kilogram
1 ounce
=
=
=
16 ounces
2.20 pounds
28.35 grams
=
=
0.45 kilogram
35.3 ounces
1 pound/sq inch
1 atmosphere
1 bar
1 kilopascal
=
=
=
=
0.068 atmosphere
14.70 pounds/sq in
14.50 pounds/sq in
0.01 bar
=
=
=
=
0.067 bar
1.01 bar
0.98 atmosphere
0.145 pounds/sq in
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Index
BOLD TEXT ................................................... 4
CONVERSION FACTORS .......................... 31
COPYRIGHT ........................................... 3, 36
COUPLING .................................................. 18
HAND WASH ............................................... 16
INSPECTION ............................................... 19
INTRODUCTION ........................................... 8
ITALIC TEXT ................................................. 4
LUBRICATION ............................................. 26
MAINTENANCE ........................................... 25
MICRON GROUP .......................................... 4
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ................... 19
Micron Sprayers Ltd. 100 Litre Tank
PROHIBITED CHEMICAL ............................. 7
PROHIBITIONS ............................................. 7
RINSING ...................................................... 23
SERVICE AND INSPECTION TABLE ......... 27
SERVICING ................................................. 26
STORAGE - PREPARATION ...................... 27
SYMBOLS ...................................................... 6
TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................. 8
TESTING...................................................... 19
TROUBLESHOOTING ................................. 28
UNCOUPLING ............................................. 18
WARNINGS ................................................. 13
Notes
Notes
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Herefordshire
HR7 4HS
U.K.
T +44 (0)1885 482397
F +44 (0)1885 483043
E [email protected]
www.micron.co.uk
Micron Group is a trading name of Micron Sprayers Ltd.
Company Registration No. 00529633 England & Wales
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