Machinery: Utility and Dedicated Sprayers to Suit Budgets and

Machinery: Utility and Dedicated Sprayers to Suit Budgets and
MACHINERY
Utility and dedicated
sprayers to suit
budgets and demands
If you are looking
to buy a sprayer,
your initial choices
may seem somewhat
daunting. For most,
however, a few key
decisions can pretty
much determine the
main types of sprayer
to consider, writes
James de Havilland
Take a look at the range of
amenity sprayers on the
market and you can soon
shortlist units that are suitable
for work on a golf course. Key
requirements include stability,
a low boom operating height
and a low ground bearing
pressure.
Dedicated sprayers are also
becoming a more popular choice
for golf courses. Designed around
a purpose developed chassis,
dedicated sprayers are built just to
spray and are ready for work pretty
much as soon as they are filled and
the booms unfolded.
Smithco from Ransomes
Jacobsen
The Smithco Spray Star range of
self-propelled sprayers is marketed
throughout Europe by Ransomes
Jacobsen, with the Spray Star
1000 targeting those looking for a
manoeuvrable, lightweight sprayer.
With a boom width of 4.5 metres it
should deliver decent productivity
too. Power comes from a 25 hp (19
kW) twin-cylinder petrol engine with
traction power to the rear wheels.
Offering a travel speed of up to 20
km/h, the Spray Star is fitted with
an elliptical 416 litres tank made
48 GI
MAY 2012
The Toro MultiPro 5800-D clearly illustrates how a dedicated
sprayer differs from a demount alternative, doing away with the
need for a demount structure reducing weight. Powered by a
35.5hp (26.5kw) Kubota diesel, the sprayer is fitted with Toro’s Pro
Control XP spray console
from cross-linked polyethylene
with UV inhibitors to prevent degradation. Filling access is via a 41cm
diameter hinged lid with nylon
debris strainer basket . Tasked
with tank agitation for even chemical distribution is via what Smithco
describes as its ‘Quadra-Jet’ four
venturi system. Agitation is an
important aspect of sprayer design,
some powders needing quite a bit of
work to ensure they are thoroughly
mixed prior to starting spraying.
Application rates can vary
between 38-265 litres per minute
with pressures ranging from 0.77.0bar and delivering anything
between 180-2,050 litres per
hectare. Productivity is put at 2.6
hectares per hour at 5.6 km/h.
Users suggests 18 greens can be
sprayed in well under 3 hours, this
including the time taken to do a
clean tank wash.
Spray control systems offered
can cover fully automatic through to
basic manual operation with boom
types include a design with ground
contour following wheels. Options
and accessories include a choice of
12-volt electric or hydraulic boom
lift, an electrically-operated foam
marker system and clear water
wash tank.
Built on the same platform, the
Spray Star 1000e drops petrol
power in favour of solid-state
48-volt electric power. This model
eliminates the chance of hydraulic
fluid leaks and is also extremely
quiet – a plus for those who wish to
exploit still mornings for spraying.
Features include positive ground
speed control for the vehicle speed
while spraying, a Raven SCS440
computerized spray control system
coming as part of the package.
The next model up is the mid-size
Spray Star 1750 which is claimed to
be the only hydrostatic-drive model
in it class. Fitted again with an elliptical polyethylene tank, the 1750
boasts a higher 662 litre capacity.
Power comes from a 34hp (25.5 kW)
three cylinder diesel engine.
Despite its higher capacity, the
Spray Star 1750 has a ground
bearing pressure of approximately
0.7 bar, hydraulic power steering
easing manoeuvrability. The spray
pump is a stainless steel centrifugal
design equipped with a low volume
warning horn and automatic air
bleed. A choice of a Raven SCS440
computerised rate controller
is offered, the sprayer having an
electrical boom and pressure
control system as standard. Simple
manual boom and pressure control
is the third choice.
Wide choice from Toro
INSET ABOVE:
Spray Star sprayers are
filled via 41cm diameter
hinged lid.
MAIN ABOVE: Dave
Callanan of Beech
Park Golf Club uses
a Smithco Spray Star
1000 and suggestest
he can spray 18 greens
in around 2½ hours.
Small, dedicated
sprayers are ideal for
those seeking to exploit
spraying ‘windows’
quickly.
The Toro MultiPro 5800-D
clearly illustrates how a dedicated
sprayer differs from a demount
alternative, doing away with the
need for a demount structure
reducing weight. Powered by a
35.5hp (26.5kw) Kubota diesel,
the sprayer is fitted with Toro’s
Pro Control XP spray console.
The sprayer choice offered by
Toro includes units designed to
fit both its own Workman utility
vehicle - as well as alternative
makes - and a unit that will also
mount on a trailer.
Among its more established
designs is the Workman 200
Sprayer with a 757litre tank.
Although it is a fully integrated
fit to the Workman, the sprayer
‘skid’ mounts via an easy on/off
system that is claimed to allow the
unit to be fitted or removed in 20
minutes.
The aim is to have all the advantages of a dedicated design with
the ability to free up the Workman
for other work if required.
Equipped with a 5.6m boom,
features include a mechanicallydriven controller that is designed
to automatically maintain the
set application rate over varied
terrain and also accommodate
variations in speed.
Toro has entered the dedicated
sprayer market with its recently
launched 1,136litre capacity
MultiPro 5800-D. Powered by a
35.5hp (26.5kw) Kubota diesel,
the sprayer is fitted with Toro’s
Pro Control XP spray console.
This is designed to provide an
instant response to changes in
the sprayers speed for greater
application accuracy.
The sprayer is fitted with an
exclusive six-diaphragm pump
– claimed as an industry first –
that offers twice the flow of more
conventional designs to meet an
increasing demand for high spray
rates.
The sprayer also features a
‘Cleanload Eductor’ chemical
induction system and an automated fresh water rinse system.
The standard 5.6m boom can
be equipped with a lightweight
Drift Reduction Boom Shroud.
This extends 30.5cm below the
boom to minimise chemical drift.
A further option includes an Ultra
Sonic Boom Leveling System,
which automatically adjusts the
boom to the correct spraying
height in undulating turf conditions.
Rounding off the company’s
line-up is the MultiPro 1250, a
dedicated turf sprayer styled on
Toro’s Workman utility vehicle.
Fitted with a 662litre tank,
the machine is powered by a
20hp/15kW Kohler petrol engine
and features a proportional drive
spray-control system.
This adjusts the application rate
in proportion to changes in vehicle
speed. An optional enclosed boom
is available.
BELOW: British
made Team Sprayers
are offered in a choice
of demount designs
and can be supplied
with a range of
standard or shrouded
booms. Note the clean
water tank for hand
washing and induction
hopper on pictured
unit.
MAY 2012
GI 49
MACHINERY
Utility and dedicated
sprayers to suit
budgets and demands
If you are looking
to buy a sprayer,
your initial choices
may seem somewhat
daunting. For most,
however, a few key
decisions can pretty
much determine the
main types of sprayer
to consider, writes
James de Havilland
Take a look at the range of
amenity sprayers on the
market and you can soon
shortlist units that are suitable
for work on a golf course. Key
requirements include stability,
a low boom operating height
and a low ground bearing
pressure.
Dedicated sprayers are also
becoming a more popular choice
for golf courses. Designed around
a purpose developed chassis,
dedicated sprayers are built just to
spray and are ready for work pretty
much as soon as they are filled and
the booms unfolded.
Smithco from Ransomes
Jacobsen
The Smithco Spray Star range of
self-propelled sprayers is marketed
throughout Europe by Ransomes
Jacobsen, with the Spray Star
1000 targeting those looking for a
manoeuvrable, lightweight sprayer.
With a boom width of 4.5 metres it
should deliver decent productivity
too. Power comes from a 25 hp (19
kW) twin-cylinder petrol engine with
traction power to the rear wheels.
Offering a travel speed of up to 20
km/h, the Spray Star is fitted with
an elliptical 416 litres tank made
48 GI
MAY 2012
The Toro MultiPro 5800-D clearly illustrates how a dedicated
sprayer differs from a demount alternative, doing away with the
need for a demount structure reducing weight. Powered by a
35.5hp (26.5kw) Kubota diesel, the sprayer is fitted with Toro’s Pro
Control XP spray console
from cross-linked polyethylene
with UV inhibitors to prevent degradation. Filling access is via a 41cm
diameter hinged lid with nylon
debris strainer basket . Tasked
with tank agitation for even chemical distribution is via what Smithco
describes as its ‘Quadra-Jet’ four
venturi system. Agitation is an
important aspect of sprayer design,
some powders needing quite a bit of
work to ensure they are thoroughly
mixed prior to starting spraying.
Application rates can vary
between 38-265 litres per minute
with pressures ranging from 0.77.0bar and delivering anything
between 180-2,050 litres per
hectare. Productivity is put at 2.6
hectares per hour at 5.6 km/h.
Users suggests 18 greens can be
sprayed in well under 3 hours, this
including the time taken to do a
clean tank wash.
Spray control systems offered
can cover fully automatic through to
basic manual operation with boom
types include a design with ground
contour following wheels. Options
and accessories include a choice of
12-volt electric or hydraulic boom
lift, an electrically-operated foam
marker system and clear water
wash tank.
Built on the same platform, the
Spray Star 1000e drops petrol
power in favour of solid-state
48-volt electric power. This model
eliminates the chance of hydraulic
fluid leaks and is also extremely
quiet – a plus for those who wish to
exploit still mornings for spraying.
Features include positive ground
speed control for the vehicle speed
while spraying, a Raven SCS440
computerized spray control system
coming as part of the package.
The next model up is the mid-size
Spray Star 1750 which is claimed to
be the only hydrostatic-drive model
in it class. Fitted again with an elliptical polyethylene tank, the 1750
boasts a higher 662 litre capacity.
Power comes from a 34hp (25.5 kW)
three cylinder diesel engine.
Despite its higher capacity, the
Spray Star 1750 has a ground
bearing pressure of approximately
0.7 bar, hydraulic power steering
easing manoeuvrability. The spray
pump is a stainless steel centrifugal
design equipped with a low volume
warning horn and automatic air
bleed. A choice of a Raven SCS440
computerised rate controller
is offered, the sprayer having an
electrical boom and pressure
control system as standard. Simple
manual boom and pressure control
is the third choice.
Wide choice from Toro
INSET ABOVE:
Spray Star sprayers are
filled via 41cm diameter
hinged lid.
MAIN ABOVE: Dave
Callanan of Beech
Park Golf Club uses
a Smithco Spray Star
1000 and suggestest
he can spray 18 greens
in around 2½ hours.
Small, dedicated
sprayers are ideal for
those seeking to exploit
spraying ‘windows’
quickly.
The Toro MultiPro 5800-D
clearly illustrates how a dedicated
sprayer differs from a demount
alternative, doing away with the
need for a demount structure
reducing weight. Powered by a
35.5hp (26.5kw) Kubota diesel,
the sprayer is fitted with Toro’s
Pro Control XP spray console.
The sprayer choice offered by
Toro includes units designed to
fit both its own Workman utility
vehicle - as well as alternative
makes - and a unit that will also
mount on a trailer.
Among its more established
designs is the Workman 200
Sprayer with a 757litre tank.
Although it is a fully integrated
fit to the Workman, the sprayer
‘skid’ mounts via an easy on/off
system that is claimed to allow the
unit to be fitted or removed in 20
minutes.
The aim is to have all the advantages of a dedicated design with
the ability to free up the Workman
for other work if required.
Equipped with a 5.6m boom,
features include a mechanicallydriven controller that is designed
to automatically maintain the
set application rate over varied
terrain and also accommodate
variations in speed.
Toro has entered the dedicated
sprayer market with its recently
launched 1,136litre capacity
MultiPro 5800-D. Powered by a
35.5hp (26.5kw) Kubota diesel,
the sprayer is fitted with Toro’s
Pro Control XP spray console.
This is designed to provide an
instant response to changes in
the sprayers speed for greater
application accuracy.
The sprayer is fitted with an
exclusive six-diaphragm pump
– claimed as an industry first –
that offers twice the flow of more
conventional designs to meet an
increasing demand for high spray
rates.
The sprayer also features a
‘Cleanload Eductor’ chemical
induction system and an automated fresh water rinse system.
The standard 5.6m boom can
be equipped with a lightweight
Drift Reduction Boom Shroud.
This extends 30.5cm below the
boom to minimise chemical drift.
A further option includes an Ultra
Sonic Boom Leveling System,
which automatically adjusts the
boom to the correct spraying
height in undulating turf conditions.
Rounding off the company’s
line-up is the MultiPro 1250, a
dedicated turf sprayer styled on
Toro’s Workman utility vehicle.
Fitted with a 662litre tank,
the machine is powered by a
20hp/15kW Kohler petrol engine
and features a proportional drive
spray-control system.
This adjusts the application rate
in proportion to changes in vehicle
speed. An optional enclosed boom
is available.
BELOW: British
made Team Sprayers
are offered in a choice
of demount designs
and can be supplied
with a range of
standard or shrouded
booms. Note the clean
water tank for hand
washing and induction
hopper on pictured
unit.
MAY 2012
GI 49
THE NEW PRECISION
SPRAYER FROM TORO.
PUMP UP THE VOLUME !
MACHINERY
How a sprayer sits on the chassis of a utility vehicle can have a
noticeable impact upon its centre of gravity. John Deere HD200
SlectSpray low profile sprayers are a good example, keeping
weight low helping when traversing slopes.
Introducing the MultiPro 5800-D, a technically
advanced dedicated sprayer, new from Toro.
Designed to deliver superior spray accuracy and
precision, the MultiPro 5800-D features an
innovative new Pro Control XP console that
The level of break back protection
and contour following offered by
booms varies. Wheels are designed
to push the boom up if the terrain
alters, but not run on the ground.
Booms that break back in reverse as
well as direction of travel help prevent
damage when backing up to banks or
other obstacles.
responds instantly to ensure the correct spray
Hardi Boss range demount models
are offered with a wide specification
choice, as well as models tailored to fit
a range of utility vehicles. It is cheaper
to specify what you want from the
outset as opposed to upgrading to
more advanced features at a later date.
rate is applied from start to finish, pass after
pass. The sprayer’s speedy response time is
further enhanced with an exclusive sixdiaphragm pump, an industry first. This unique
pump has twice the flow to satisfy the highest
of spray rates, together with ‘aggressive
agitation’ for optimum mixing of the 300 gallon
(1,136 litre) tank’s contents. The 5800-D also
features a generous 18.5ft spraying boom, with
a Drift Reduction Shroud, and the new Ultra
Sonic Boom Levelling System.The new MultiPro
5800-D sprayer from Toro, simply the best
performing turf sprayer on the market!
John Deere turf sprayer
benefits from recent updates
The John Deere HD200
SelectSpray is an upgraded version of the company’s 750-litre low
profile sprayer first introduced in
2003. The HD200 can be specced
with a choice of centrifugal or diaphragm pumps, manual or automatic rate controls and a range of
boom options – the latter now come
with electro-hydraulic boom lift
and lower as standard. A common
wiring harness is standard for all
specifications, allowing the control
system to be changed easily if
required at a later date.
A CleanLoad chemical induction
system is an option, the standard
jet agitator ensuring the tank
solution is mixed thoroughly. An
integral tank wash system is also
standard.
Designed as an attachment for
John Deere’s established 24hp ProGator utility vehicle, the 757 litre
HD200 can be easily and quickly
removed without tools. An optional
storage stand incorporates wheels
so that the demounted sprayer
50 GI
MAY 2012
can be moved around in a shed for
storage and wheeled out for reattaching. The HD200 utilises the
whole of the ProGator’s load space
to provide a low centre of gravity for
stability. The design also provides
the operator with good visibility.
All booms options have standard triple nozzle bodies and are
offered in 5.5m or three-way folding
4.6/6.4m sizes. A bi-directional
safety breakaway system is standard.
The boom operates at up to
50cm above ground level and at
ground speeds of up to 16km/hr.
Individual boom sections can be
selected as required, and boom
height can be adjusted manually if
necessary. The sprayer also comes
as standard with a throttling valve
to deliver constant pressure no
matter how many boom sections
are operating at any one time.
In addition to the main tank,
the sprayer features a 75 litre
rinse tank, operator clean water
tank and clothing boxes, plus
foam marker and chemical tanks.
Options include a 60m hose reel
and spray gun.
Call 01480 226800 or visit www.toro.com
Gambetti UK continues to hone its products to match the specific
needs of golf courses. As an example, it has improved the Windfoil
boom for tighter ground contour hugging on both positive and
negative contours, made it height adjustable to cope with greens,
fairways and semi rough and also added more clearance around
the nozzles to avoid run off from the covers. Gambetti also offers
BRAVO 180 sprayer rate controllers customised for use with golf
course sprayers. The operator can select up to 5 different sprayrates at the touch of only 2 buttons. The display shows application
rate and speed.
TORO Commercial Products are distributed by Lely (UK) Limited, St Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 1QH. Tel: 01480 226800 Email: toro.info.uk@lely.com www.lely.com www.toro.com
WORKMAN HDX-D
PROPASS 200
MULTIPRO 5800-D SPRAYER
WORKMAN MDX-D
PRO FORCE DEBRIS BLOWER
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertising