autodos

autodos
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CONTENTS
1. Description ............................................................................................................. 1
2. Specification ........................................................................................................... 2
3. Preparing the sprayer for use .................................................................................. 2
4. Operating the AutoDos
- Operator protection ............................................................................................ 4
- Controls ............................................................................................................. 4
- Nozzle selection ................................................................................................ 5
- Nozzle output chart at 1.5 bars pressure ............................................................. 5
- Calibration examples ......................................................................................... 6
- Tank mixing procedure ..................................................................................... 8
- Fitting the sprayer and spraying ......................................................................... 8
5. After use
- Cleaning and storage .......................................................................................... 10
- Maintenance ....................................................................................................... 10
6. Trouble shooting ...................................................................................................... 11
7. Parts list ................................................................................................................... 12
8. Parts diagram ........................................................................................................... 13
9. Electrical wiring diagram ........................................................................................ 14
1. DESCRIPTION
High quality sprayer developed for the professional operator
For use in forestry, horticulture, amenity, industrial and agricultural situations
Comfort maximised by ergonomically designed frame and harness
Powered by a 12v electric motor using integral rechargeable battery
Delivers continuous spray or accurately metered repeat doses
Constant pressure valve ensures accurate spray delivery at 1.5 bars
10 litre tank provides up to 1000 x 10 ml shots per fill
Typical work rate exceeds 4000 plants, weeds or pot plants per day
TANK LID WITH AIR VENT
AND BASKET FILTER
LI GHTWEI GHT ALLUMINIUM FRAME
SHOULDER STRAP
RECHARGER
10 LITRE HDP
CALIBRATED TANK
CHARGING
SOCKET
FUSE
HOLDER
2 POSITION
SWITCH
ON/OFF
WAIST STRAP
NOZZLE
CAP
PRESSURE
CONTRO L
VALVE
ELECTRI CS
CONTRO L BOX
ON/OFF SWITCH
SUPPLY CABLE
AND FEED TUBE
LANCE
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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
2. SPECIFICATION
Weight (empty)
-
8 kg
Voltage and power -
12v DC / 1.5 amps / 1.8 watts
Battery life
-
4 hours continuous use / 10,000 shots
Frame and straps
-
Aluminium frame with padded PVC/Polyester strapping
Tank
-
10 litres, HDPE with 100 mm filling aperture
Pump
-
12v DC diaphragm pump with viton seals
Controls - operation -
Three positions: continuous / off / metered dose
Nozzle tips supplied -
Evenspray Flat Fan 03E80 (Blue)
DeflecTip DT1.0 (Yellow)
80 deg. Flat Fan 03 (Blue)
Hollow cone FCX2 (Yellow)
(see page 4 for information on selection)
3. PREPARING THE SPRAYER FOR USE
Name of manufacturer or supplier:
Micron Sprayers Ltd.
Full postal address:
Bromyard Industrial Estate,
BROMYARD, Herefordshire
Country of origin:
England
Post code:
HR7 4HS
Description of Product:
Battery powered, hand-held
agricultural spraying
machine.
Name and model number of machine:
AutoDos
Place of Issue:
Bromyard, England
Name of authorised representative:
G. S. Povey
Position of authorised Representative:
Joint Managing Director
A. The Spray Lance
DECLARATION:
I declare as the authorised Representative, that the above information
in relation to the supply/manufacture of this product is in conformity
with the requirements of the 2006/42/EC Machinery Directive, the
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC and complies with the relevant essential
health and safety requirements.
The sprayer is supplied with:
- spray lance
- trigger unit attached to the sprayline
- a selection of nozzle tips
i. Screw the lance onto the trigger unit. Do not overtighten.
ii. Select an appropriate nozzle and attach to the spray lance using the jet screw cap.
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Signature of authorised Representative:
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9. AUTODOS ELECTRICAL WIRING DIAGRAM
B. Connecting the Battery
The battery is supplied fully charged.
i. Remove the 4 screws and remove the battery box.
ii. Connect the red (positive) wire to the + (positive) battery terminal.
iii. Connect the black (negative wire to the - (negative) battery terminal.
iv. Replace the battery box and tighten the screws.
CHARGING SOCKET
BEFORE CHARGING REMOVE COVER
C. Recharging and Maintaining the Battery
CAUTION:
Always Remove Pump Enclosure Cover when charging the battery
The battery will need recharging after approximately 4 hours of continuous use or 10,000
shots.
i. Connect the battery charger supplied with the sprayer to the 3 pin socket on the
control panel.
ii. Switch on the sprayer (either continuous or metered dose position).
iii. Connect the battery to the mains electricity and switch on.
The red "in operation" and the green "charging" indicators will glow.
iv. The battery will be fully charged in approximately 3 hours after which the red
light will cease to glow.
v. After charging remove the charger from the mains and the sprayer, and return the
switch to the central "off" position to prevent slow battery discharge.
Charger should always be disconnected from the machine, as soon as the Battery i s
fully charged
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Always store the battery fully charged.
If the sprayer is to be stored for more than a month, it is recommended that the battery is
disconnected.
A 3 amp fuse is fitted to protect the electrical system and pump.
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AUTODOS PARTS DIAGRAM
4. OPERATING THE AUTODOS
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OPERATOR PROTECTION
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1. Ensure that a COSHH assessment has been carried out and recorded for each pesticide to be used with the assistance of the product label and safety data sheet.
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2. Follow the mandatory instructions for protective clothing to be found on the product label in the Statutory Box and Precautions sections.
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3. As a minimum, the following should be worn:
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When spraying below waist level:
- coverall, nitrile gloves and rubber boots.
When spraying above waist level:
- coverall, nitrile gloves and rubber boots, face mask / particle mask.
When mixing the concentrate:
- coverall, nitrile gloves, rubber boots, a face mask / particle mask and
rubber apron.
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(19.20.21.22.23,47)
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CONTROLS
44
16
32
25
31
28
26
THREE POSITION SWITCH
33
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14
37
27
BATTERY CHARGING POINT
41
38
FUSE HOLDER
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35
LANCE CONNECTION
29
30
36
40
32
The switch has three positions:
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Up = continuous spray
Middle = off
Down = metered spot dose
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AUTODOS PARTS LIST
NO DESCRIPTION
NOZZLE SELECTION
PART
NO.
6370
NO DESCRIPTION
1
Backpack frame, 8 litre, green
2
Bracket, tank retaining
6398
34
Tube, 8mm id x 12mm od 0.14m
Connector hose
3
Plate, tank retaining
6399
35
Clip, Herbi, Size E, black
6407
4
5
Screw, M6 x 30mm, hex
Washer, M6, flat, s/s
5727
5722
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37
Clip, hose, size BB, Nylon
Fuse holder
5417
6379
6
Nut, M6, nyloc
5984
38
Fuse, 5amp
5502
7
Clamp Saddle 19mm round
6406
39
Pump, Motor, EDC 200
6386
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9
Bolt, M6 x 40, hex, s/s
Tank, 8 litre
5970
5586
40
41
Clamp assembly, 38mm
Battery, 12 volt, 7Ah
6396
5503
10 Cap assembly
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PART
NO.
5414/
14
6387
5208A
42
Connector, 3 way push in
6782
11 Filter bowl
5449
43
Connector, electric = 3 blocks
5942
12 Clip spring, 3/8", coated
13 Screw, No 4 x 3/8", S/T
6403
5027
44
45
Charger, Battery (UK) + 6792
Charger, Battery (EU) + 6792
BC-01
BC-02
14 Handle with electronic timing
6368
or
Charger, Battery (US) + 6792
BC-03
15 Lance, 60cm, extension with
6369
or
Clip, R
5671
16 O Ring
17 Elbow, 45 deg, 11/16" x 16 tpi
6401
6400
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0.5 litre measuring jug
Nozzle HCX6 Hollow Cone
5420
6391
18 Valve, constant flow
6404
19 Nozzle, 80SF01, orange
20 Nozzle, 80 degree, flat fan
6390
6372
21 Nozzle, 80 degree, flat fan
5805
22 Nozzle, 80 degree, flat fan
23 Nozzle, HCX05 Hollow cone
5806
5856
In addition (per metre):
Wire, twin core, black
6212
24 Cap, 11/16", nozzle
6402
Wire, 1 1/2mm, single core,
black
Wire, 1 1/2mm, single core,
Red
25 Enclosure complete
26 Plate, battery mounting
6392
6380B
Evenspray Flat Fan 03E80 (Blue) was red
Use for medium volume ground based herbicide spraying at 0.75 - 1.0m spray width.
Use for 0.75x0.75 to 1.0 x 1.0 m sq. metered dose applications over the tree.
Also allows accurate placement where weeds are to be sprayed while avoiding the
crop.
Use where the label specified a herbicide rate per hectare.
DeflecTip DT1.0 (Yellow) was orange
For wide angle, low volume spraying up to 2m spray width.
Useful in situations where the nozzle needs to be kept close to the ground in
situations of variable wind speeds.
Also used for inter-row applications where crop foliage must be avoided.
Use where the label specifies a herbicide rate per hectare.
80 deg. Flat Fan 03. (Blue) was red
Use for medium volume insecticide spraying where good penetration is required, and
for the application of foliar herbicides to scrub and other tall weeds.
Use only where a product dilution rate is recommended rather than a rate per hectare.
Hollow Cone FCX2 (Yellow) was orange
For ground based herbicide low volume spot spraying where a circle of herbicide is
sprayed around single trees, while avoiding the tree.
May also be used for insecticide spraying.
Use only where a product dilution rate is recommended rather than a rate per hectare.
NOZZLE OUTPUT CHART AT 1.5 BAR PRESSURE
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Colour
Spray Quality at
1.5 bar
ml/metered
dose (spot)
ml/minute
continuous
flow
Rate/hectare (1m
width & 1m/
second speed)
Blue
Medium
15 ml
870 ml
150 l/ha
Yellow
Fine/medium
10 ml
600 ml
100 l/ha
80 deg. Flat Fan 03.
Blue
Medium
15 ml
870 ml
n/a
Hollow Cone FCX2
Yellow
Fine
10 ml
600 ml
n/a
Nozzle
6422
27 Screw
Flat Fan 03E80
28 Socket
29 Timer
The following guidance will assist the selection of the optimum nozzle for best
results. Before using, ensure that the volume applied conforms with the instructions
on the label.
DeflecTip DT1.0
6791
(supplied with 6368)
30 Screw, No.4 x 1/2" pozi pan
head, AB, S/S
31 Switch, toggle, DPDT 16 amp
4939
32 Cable gland, 20mm, black
6395
6377
Iss: 3 30/09
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IMPORTANT: This table is for guidance only. Each nozzle should be routinely
checked for output, and this information used to accurately calibrate the
sprayer to calculate the correct amount of pesticide concentrate to add to the
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CALIBRATION EXAMPLES
6. TROUBLE SHOOTING
Please note that these are provided for your assistance, and are not intended to replace
systems learned when undertaking your NPTC PA6 spray operator certification.
The AutoDos, if properly maintained will prove highly reliable.
1. Herbicide line application
In this situation the operator is likely to be walking at a fixed speed and applying a
uniform spray width.
e.g. using DeflecTip DT1.0 nozzle, a walking speed of 1m/sec. And a spray width of
1.0m.
First spray for 1 minute into a measuring jug to check that 600 ml is emitted as per
the chart above.
Assuming the tank is to be filled with 8.0 litres of water, and the volume applied is
100l/ha, then one tank full will treat 8/100 ha.
- if the rate of herbicide to be applied is 1.0l/ha, then 8/100 x 1.0 litres needs
to
be added to each tank full = approximately 0.08 litres (80 ml)
- if the rate of herbicide to be applied is 2.5l/ha, then 8/100 x 2.5 litres needs
to
be added to each tank full = approximately 0.2 litres (200 ml)
However, the following procedures may assist in remedying possible operating
difficulties.
Pump does not operate when lance button depressed
Battery flat or switch turned off.
Battery terminals incorrectly attached.
NB. The lance button contacts are to the rear of the button and may be missed if
using thick gloves.
Pump operates but no spray emerges
Nozzle blocked - remove and clean or replace.
Tank spray outlet or line filter inside tank blocked.
2. Herbicide spot application
Pump operates but poor spray pattern
The above calculation is also valid for metered dose (spot) treatments PROVIDING
the area of the treated spot is 1.0m x 1.0m (1.0 sq.m).
Nozzle partially blocked or worn - clean or replace.
If the area of the spot is smaller, then the dilution rate must be adjusted accordingly to
account for the increased volume of pesticide applied.
e.g. if area of spot is 0.8m x 0.8m = 0.64 sq.m then taking the above examples:
- if the "line" rate is 80 ml of product / 8 litre tank full, then the dilution rate
must be reduced to: 80 x 0.64 = 50 ml per 8 litre tank full.
- if the "line" rate is 200 ml of product / 8 litre tank full, then the dilution rate
must be reduced to 200 x 0.64 = 125 ml per 8 litre tank full.
Nozzle too large for pump capacity - replace with recommended nozzle.
Nozzle "dribbles" when lance button not depressed
One way valve inside tank malfunctioning - clean or replace.
An alternative calculation can be used as follows:
3. Spot treatments where a rate per ha is given on the label
E.g. using the DeflecTip DT1.0 nozzle to discharge 10 ml diluted product per spot an
8.0 litre (8,000 ml) tank full will apply 800 x 10 ml shots.
If applying 2.5 litre product / ha (2500 ml/ha) over 1m spots then as 1 ha = 10,000
sq.m then each 1.0m spot will need 2500/10,000 = 0.25 ml pesticide.
As each 8.0 litre tank full provides 800 x 10 ml shots
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then each 8.0 litre tank full will require 800 x 0.25 ml = 200 ml pesticide.
5. AFTER USE
If the spots are less than 1.0 sq.m then the rate reduction calculation in 2. Must be
followed.
CLEANING AND STORAGE
Always completely spray out the tank contents before cleaning.
After spraying, add around 0.5 litres of water, and swill around the tank before
spraying out in continuous mode over a discard area in the area which has been
treated.
Rinse the tank twice more, and spray out the third rinsing to clean out the hoses,
pump, lance and nozzle.
4. Herbicide, insecticide or fungicide application where a dilution rate is given
on the label.
This dilution may be used for continuous or metered dose (spot) applications.
E.g. dilution rate of 400 ml of product in 10 litres of water (this could also be
expressed on the label as 4 litre product in 100 litre water, or 40 ml product per 1 litre
water).
The dilution rate for an 8 litre tank full is (8/10) x 400 ml = 320 ml product.
5. Insecticide treatments over large plants (e.g. Christmas trees).
After all the spray has been discharged, de-couple the spray lance at the union nut to
release any residual water held in the spray line.
Recharge the battery and then switch to the OFF position to avoid battery damage.
MAINTENANCE
With regular cleaning and battery maintenance the AutoDos should give many years
trouble free operation.
Simple maintenance involves regularly cleaning the sprayer both internally and
externally. It is also advised to carry spare CFValves ® (Red 1.5 Bar) and nozzle tips
as these may become worn, blocked or damaged with regular use.
Always ensure switch is in the OFF position when the sprayer is not in use to avoid
battery discharge and for long periods of storage it is advised to disconnect and
remove the 12V sealed lead acid battery.
Always use the correct battery charger as supplied with the sprayer, to maintain
battery condition.
Where a dilution rate is given on the label, follow 4. Above.
Where a rate per ha is given on the label then the water volume applied will depend
on several variables, namely:
- the walking speed / time spent treating each tree (size related)
- the size of nozzle
- the pressure (normally 1.5 bars)
Once the nozzle, pressure and spraying system has been decided, the water volume
applied per ha may be determined as follows:
i. Mark out 10 x 10m (100 sq. metres) in an area of crop which is typical of that to
be sprayed (as there are 10,000 sq.m in a hectare, then this area = 1/100 of a ha.
ii. Fill the tank to the brim with clean water.
iii. Spray the trees in the marked area to provide a suitable level of cover.
iv. Measure the amount of water needed to completely refill the sprayer.
NB. This will need to be repeated when spraying plantations with bigger or smaller
trees.
Calculation example:
If 1.6 litres was sprayed over 100 sq.m (1/100 ha)
Then the water volume applied per ha is 100 x 1.6 = 160 l/ha
It will therefore take 20 x 8 litre tank fulls to spray 160 litres over 1 ha.
If the product rate is 2 l/ha (2000 ml)
Then the amount of product per tank will be 2000/20 = 100 ml per 8 litre tank full.
Make sure hose pipe and electrical wires in the spray lance are not damaged with use.
Repair/replace as necessary.
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It is likely that the first 5 to 10 seconds of spraying will emit inadequately mixed
spray material which is either too dilute or too concentrated.
TANK MIXING PROCEDURE
This should be sprayed on a discard area within the area to be sprayed.
For continuous spray, press the thumb trigger on the spray lance for the period of
spraying.
For a metered dose, depress and release the trigger to provide a repeatable 1 second
discharge.
PRODUCT
1. Select intermittent position
2. Depress switch.
Half fill the tank with clean water.
Add the required amount of pesticide.
Fill the tank to the 8 litre level and securely fit the tank lid.
Rock or shake the sprayer to complete the mixing.
FITTING THE SPRAYER AND SPRAYING
Before fitting, position the switch to the Continuous Spray, or Metered Dose.
It is recommended that after filling, the sprayer is placed on a table or bench to assist
the fitting of the sprayer on the operator's back.
The AutoDos should be positioned on the operator's back with the straps loose before
the waist belt is coupled.
The straps are then adjusted by pulling down on the adjustment tabs.
It should be noted that if
the spray discharge does
not provide the minimum
volume required by the
label, then a double
discharge per plant, tree or
weed may be required. If
this is the case, then this
"double dose" must be
acknowledged during the
calibration process.
Spot weed
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