herbidome 600 instruction manual (en)

herbidome 600  instruction manual (en)
Instruction Manual
Publication Part Number: 8842
Revision: 1
CONTENTS
Page
Description ............................................................................................................................... 3
Safety ........................................................................................................................................ 4
Operator protection.................................................................................................................... 4
Preparing for spraying ............................................................................................................... 5
Mixing, filling and calibration ................................................................................................... 6
Before spraying ....................................................................................................................... 10
To start spraying ...................................................................................................................... 10
To stop spraying ...................................................................................................................... 11
After spraying .......................................................................................................................... 12
Storage .................................................................................................................................... 13
Diagram/Parts List ............................................................................................................ 14 –19
Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................................... 20
DESCRIPTION
The HERBIDOME 600 is a simple robust hand-held spinning disc Controlled Droplet
Application (CDA) sprayer powered by 4 torch (D-cell/R20) batteries, with one set of
good quality batteries giving over forty hours spraying time. It is designed to apply
herbicides in a .6m wide band at low volumes (10 to 30 litres/hectare). An electric
motor spins the atomiser disc at a nominal 1,400 rpm to produce uniform spray
droplets of around 200-300 micron; large enough to minimise any risk of spray drift.
Liquid is fed by gravity through colour coded feed nozzles. The HERBIDOME 600
can apply herbicides to borders, pathways, ditches and larger areas by making a series
of consecutive spray passes. The weight of the machine ready to spray, with the
Micropak 5 litre backpack, is 7kgs.
Flow valve
Carrying handle/
battery case
On-off switch
Optional 5 litre
Micropak backpack
Spray head
Feed nozzle
Optional shoulder
strap
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Specially designed Micron Micropak backpacks and a shoulder strap are available for
use with the HERBIDOME 600. Safety
Using agrochemicals is a hazardous process. Operators should comply with all
relevant legislation and/or regulations governing the use of agrochemicals and should
use appropriate personal protective equipment (see ‘OPERATOR PROTECTION’).
Never use the HERBIDOME 600 in potentially explosive atmospheres or spray
flammable liquid through it.
The HERBIDOME 600 can be used with most conventional herbicides, as well as
specific CDA formulations (only available in some countries) to provide a closed
transfer system to improve operator safety.
Always read the product label carefully to discover:approved applications
maximum dose rates
maximum number of treatments
operator protection required
necessary environmental protection measures
N.B. ‘Dose rate’ refers to the amount of chemical applied per hectare.
Never eat, drink, or smoke when working with agrochemicals. After using
agrochemicals or handling equipment wash your hands thoroughly. Keep people
(especially children) and animals out of areas being sprayed.
Always store agrochemicals safely to protect people and animals, and to safeguard
the environment (take special care to avoid water pollution). See ‘SPRAYING’
sections for guidelines on safe use of the HERBIDOME 600 in operation.
OPERATOR PROTECTION
Always wear the protective clothing items listed on the product label for mixing and
filling. The minimum protective clothing required for spraying with the
HERBIDOME 600 is:
rubber gloves
boots/shoes and long trousers
eye protection
long sleeved shirt
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Note:
a) Acoustic information: the sound pressure level at the operator’s ear should not
exceed 70 dB(A).
b) Vibration: the weighted RMS acceleration value at the hands when using this
machine should not exceed 2.5 m/sec2.
PREPARING FOR SPRAYING
The sprayer is delivered in a collapsed form.
assemble ready for spraying:
To
1) Extend the sprayer and securely connect the feed tube to the flow valve.
Instructions on assembling Micron Micropak backpacks are contained in the tank.
The shoulder strap (if supplied) should be connected to the battery case end cap.
Check by hand that the atomiser disc spins freely.
3) I n s e r t
four batteries (D-cell/R20) negative,
2) Remove the switch end piece as
N.B. Before spraying for the first time with the HERBIDOME 600, the spray pattern
produced should be checked using only water (see ‘BEFORE SPRAYING’).
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MIXING, FILLING AND CALIBRATION
Mixing and filling is generally the most hazardous process in the spraying operation.
Always follow the label instructions. Always use a filter (fitted in the Micron
Miropak backpacks) and use a funnel if filling a container with a small neck. Only
mix enough spray for the area to be treated thereby avoiding the need for disposal of
unused spray mix.
Always wear gloves when handling agrochemicals and equipment.
Always use the correct equipment when
mixing and measuring.
Always wash off any skin
contamination
Always clean all equipment after use.
With the HERBI-600 herbicides are usually applied in around 20 litres total spray
volume per hectare, except for glyphosate which can be applied at volumes as low as
10 litres per hectare. These are lower volumes than recommended for high volume
application with knapsack sprayers.
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Do not use herbicide concentrations greater than the maximum recommended on the
label (unless specific training or recommendations have been given) if the label:
a)
b)
c)
specifically prohibits use of ‘Reduced Volumes’ i.e. increased
concentrations;
has a statutory requirement for use of personal protective equipment when
using the diluted product at high volumes (N.B. this will appear in the
statutory box on the label);
or
carries one of the following hazard ratings: ‘very toxic’, ‘toxic’ or ‘corrosive’
or carries the warning ‘risk of serious damage to the eyes’ e.g. paraquat
(Gramoxone) which is classified as toxic should not therefore be used
through the HERBIDOME 600 at concentrations greater than recommended
on the label.
Micron do not generally recommend using spray mixes of more than ten times the
maximum concentration recommended for high volume application with knapsack
sprayers. The safest product and lowest dose rate appropriate for the treatment
should be used at all times.
To prepare the spray mix first read the product label to determine the quantity of
product to be applied per hectare e.g. 2 litres of glyphosate per hectare. Then
determine the total spray volume to be applied per hectare with the Herbi-4 i.e. 10 or
20 litres per hectare. Calculate the ratio of product in water e.g. 2 litres glyphosate +
8 litres water = 10 litre mix = 1: 4. Use this ratio to prepare the correct dose for the
spray tank or bottle e.g. with a 5 litre backpack mix 1 litre glyphosate with 4 litre of
water.
Measure out the exact amount of
product.
Half fill the tank with clean water.
Check for leaks. Add the measured
product.
Never use leaking equipment. Take care to avoid spillage when filling or lifting the
tank.
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HERBI-4
Wipe the tank with a dry cloth
Fill the tank.
HERBI-4
Mix well by gently shaking the tank.
Place the tank on the operator‘s back.
Examples of mixing spray – for 1 hectare
a) glyphosate (360 g/l)
add water:
b) 2,4-D (500 g/l)
add water:
2 litres
+8 litres
3 litres
+17 litres
Total volume:
20 litres
i.e. 3 parts 2,4-D : 17 parts water
Total volume:
10 litres
i.e. 1 part glyphosate : 4 parts water
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The table below indicates the relationship between total spray volume, flow rate and
walking speed for the HERBIDOME 600 as per the following formula:
Flow rate (ml/min) = 6 x total spray volume (l/ha) x walking speed (m/s) x band width (m)
Total spray volume
(l/ha)
Band width Feed nozzle Flow rate Walking speed
(m)
(ml/min)
(m/s)
10 (i.e. glyphosate)
1.2
Blue
72
1
20 (i.e. other herbicides)
1.2
Blue
72
0.5
Note: The flow rates in this table were measured with the spray head 65cm below the level of the liquid in
the tank, using water only. The flow rate will vary with differences in this height and the viscosity of the
spray mix.
CALIBRATION
The actual flow rate should be checked holding the HERBIDOME 600 in the spraying position. Remove the feed nozzle from the spray head by twisting and pulling
out, then, once liquid has reached the feed nozzle, allow the liquid to flow into a suitable container for one minute and measure the volume dispensed. If the flow rate is
not in the recommended flow rate range, it is preferable to walk more slowly or more
quickly to achieve the required spray volume than to use higher flow rates.
Example: Required spray volume rate = 20 l/ha; Flow rate measured = 100 ml/min
Walking speed (m/s) =
Flow rate (ml/min)
6 x 1.2 x total spray volume (l/ha)
=
100
7.2 x 20
i.e. 0.7 m/s or 42 metres in one minute (0.7m x 60s)
Mark out a distance of 42 metres and practice walking it in one minute.
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= 0.7
BEFORE SPRAYING
Check the wind speed and direction (below 5 kph) is safest. Take special care to
avoid drift by keeping the spray head as low as possible. Never spray into the wind
and avoid walking into the spray. Always keep the spray head at least 60cm from
any part of the body to avoid direct contamination by the spray.
Before spraying for the first time use water only to check the spray pattern produced.
Put some clean water in the tank and add a small amount of detergent. Check for
leaks. Switch on the sprayer and then open the flow valve. Spray on one spot, preferably on clean dry concrete, for around 30 seconds with the spray head held about
20cm above the ground; a wet ring .6m wide should appear on the ground. Practice
using the sprayer by walking along a few metres and then stopping spraying (see ‘TO
STOP SPRAYING’).
TO START SPRAYING
Hold the spray head about 20cm above the ground or weed foliage. Switch on the
sprayer, check the atomiser disc starts spinning (never touch the atomiser disc when
spinning or hold the spray head too close to the operator) and then open the flow
valve. Start walking immediately the spray liquid reaches the feed nozzle.
The HERBI-600 is normally held at an angle of around 35 o to 40o to the ground with
the head inclined slightly away from the operator. Do not spray with the HERBI-600
held on the shoulder, since spray may contaminate the operator. N.B. the machine
will not spray with the spray head above the level of liquid in the tank.
ON
OFF
30 - 40o
20 cm
120 cm
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It is best to hold the HERBIDOME 600 to the side or the rear so that the operator
does not have to walk over the treated area.
TO STOP SPRAYING
Close the flow valve and then switch off the sprayer. When the atomiser disc has
stopped spinning raise the sprayer to an angle of 45 o (see below). Never raise the
spray head until the atomiser disc has stopped spinning. Then open the flow valve
and drain any remaining liquid in the feed tube back into the tank (by raising the feed
tube above the level of liquid in the tank). Then close the flow valve.
For ease of transport the tank can be disconnected (use the flow valve to isolate any
liquid left in a backpack) and the sprayer collapsed (by removing the batteries).
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AFTER SPRAYING
1. Dispose of any surplus spray mix according to the product approval.
products safely, locked up and out of the reach of children.
Store
2. It is essential to clean the sprayer and tank thoroughly using water and detergent
after use. Never immerse the spray head in water or under a tap, since this will
destroy the electric motor. A water and detergent mix should be put in the tank,
swilled around, and then sprayed out onto the treated area of waste ground. The
sprayer and tank should be wiped down externally using a cloth. .
Periodically remove the atomiser disc
with a pair of pliers and clean with a soft
brush
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3. After working with agrochemicals, or handling spraying equipment, always
thoroughly wash hands and exposed skin. All protective clothing should be
washed separately from other clothing and stored. Contaminated gloves should
be washed inside and out.
STORAGE
Before storing the HERBIDOME 600 for long periods disassemble the sprayer by
removing the four screws in the battery case and clean all electrical contacts with a
wire brush or similar. Reassemble and with the sprayer in the collapsed position i.e.
batteries removed, store in a dry place away from direct sunlight. Batteries should be
stored in a dry cool place.
clean terminals
remove batteries
clean switch
contacts
check spring
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HERBIDOME 600 PARTS DRAWING
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HERBIDOME 600 PARTS LIST
ITEM NO.
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
QTY.
1
5376
BATTERY CASE END CAP
1
2
5363
BATTERY SPRING
1
3
5375
CENTRE CONNECTOR
1
4
4646
SCREW, S/T NO.6X3/8" PZ. FL.HD. AB
1
5
5575
RING TERMINAL
2
6
5399
SCREW, S/T NO.6X3/8" PZ PAN HD. B
5
7
7464
SCREW SWITCH PLUG
1
8
7495
CONNECTOR, SCREW SWITCH
1
9
7465
SCREW SWITCH SLEEVE
1
10
5447
BATTERY CASE
1
11
8621
LABEL BATTERY HANDY
1
12
8684
LABEL HERBI-4
1
13
5780
VALVE CLAMP
1
14
5956
SCREW, M5X12 PT
1
15
5466
STRAP RETAINING CLAMP
1
16
4907
WING NUT
1
17
4915
SCREW M5 X 16
1
18
6973
COVER
1
19
7483
BAR 4MM
1
20
AJ6418
CABLE TIE SMALL
6
21
5942_1
ELECTRIC CONNECTOR BLOCK
1
22
6028
CLIP HOSE 9.1 WIRE
1
23
4993_120.5-2
TUBE 6MM ID X 9MM OD
1
24
5107C
STRAP, COMPETE
1
25
4629
WIRE, FLAT TWIN .05MM-0.42M
1
26
5446
EXTENSION TUBE
1
27
HBD_100
HERBIDOME 600 ATOMISER
SEE PAGES 16 AND 17
1
28
7831
CABLE TIE
1
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HERBIDOME 600 ATOMISER PARTS DRAWING
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HERBIDOME 600 ATOMISER PARTS LIST
ITEM NO.
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
QTY.
1
4449-G
MOTOR HOUSING
1
2
4647
SCREW NO.6 x 3/8 SELF TAPPING F/H
4
3
5976
NUT M3 NYLOC
1
4
4516
NUT 3/16" WHIT NYLOC
1
5
7201
SCREW, S/T No.6x1/2" PZ PAN HD. AB
2
6
4817
SCREW 3/16" X 1-18
1
7
5978
SCREW M3 X 30 CH/HD
1
8
4457
SPRING
2
9
7122
SLEEVE
1
10
7125
MOTOR, 24V
1
11
4344
O RING, BS 012 VITON
1
12
5398
O RING, BS 012 VITON
1
13
7123
NOZZLE BLUE
1
14
7120
FRONT PLATE
1
15
7121
RETAINING PLUG
1
16
5399
SCREW, S/T No.6x3/8" PZ PAN HD. B
4
17
7124
ATOMISER DISC
1
17
5 LITRE BACK-PACK PARTS DRAWING
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5 LITRE BACK-PACK PARTS LIST
ITEM NO.
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
QTY.
1
5107_125
STRAP
2
2
5208A
CAP ASSEMBLY
1
3
5404
BACKPACK, 5 LITRE
1
4
5414_90
HOSE 8.0 I.D X 12.0MM O.D
1
5
5449
FILTER BOWL
1
6
5464
CLIP NO. 12
1
7
5776A
TAP ASSEMBLY
1
8
5778
HOSE CONNECTOR 6MM
1
9
5779
UNION NUT
1
10
6029
CLIP 11.9MM HOSE SELF TIGHTENING
1
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TROUBLESHOOTING
A) Atomiser disc spins but does not spray or sprays irregularly. Check:
The feed nozzle. If the feed nozzle is blocked remove and soak in soapy water.
Never blow through the nozzle with your mouth. Check that the feed nozzle
gives a flow rate within the operating range.
The atomiser is clean and undamaged. Clean or replace.
The flow valve for blockage. Rinse through with soapy water.
B) Atomiser disc fails to spin or spins unevenly. Check:
That the batteries are fitted correctly.
The condition of the batteries. Replace if necessary.
That electrical terminals and contact points are clean and that electrical wires are
not broken or corroded.
If the atomiser disc is rubbing on the motor base plate or the motor shaft is bent.
Replace the disc or motor if necessary.
The motor for corrosion or obvious signs of wear. Replace if necessary.
N.B. Battery condition can be checked with a torch (or a torch light bulb and electrical wire).
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+
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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
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:
HERBIDOME 600
Place of Issue:
Bromyard, England
Name of authorised representative:
G. S. Povey
Position of authorised Representative:
Joint Managing Director
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.
Signature of authorised Representative:
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NOTES
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Copyright © Micron Sprayers Ltd. 2013
General Enquiries:
Australian Enquiries:
Micron Group
Bromyard Industrial Estate,
Bromyard, Herefordshire,
HR7 4HS, U.K.
T +44 (0)1885 482397
F +44 (0)1885 483043
E [email protected]
Micron Group
P.O. Box 1246, Berri 5343,
South Australia
T +61 (0)8 8582 4077
E [email protected]
www.micron.co.uk
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