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mph04

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driffeild
@Clive i use one in canada im working on bringing some back with me to the uk im working with the mfg of the chemhandlers to give me the import lincence there is one pewrson bringing them into the uk but its not the right way of doing it the mfg here has not oked it

but there great peices of kit once you have one you will not ever want to use the one on your sprayer again supper fast loading
 

mph04

Member
Location
driffeild
Fentons of Bourne.
I saw one of these at Cereals it looked fantastic.
there importing them but the mfg here knows nothing about them bear with me im working on a import lincense with the mfg then i can anounce a kick arse price on them if orderd but april 1st
 
I would just say, try the knife system out for yourself before you buy. We have a Handler IV and our guys aren't that keen on using the knife. A neighbour had one on their bowser and they replaced the knife with a second rinse nozzle.

I think if you've got a guy on a bowser they should really well because you can mix up a batch before the sprayer arrives. 800 l/min should give a fast turn around.

I still really want to know if you can get away with sending cans in for recycling with the caps and foils still on. I did ask the people we normally send our recycling to and they said you couldn't. I may ask again though because it should be that the foils have been triple rinsed and are therefore non-hazardous waste.
 

mph04

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Location
driffeild
I wish I could update you guys looks like you have to go through the source mentioned abouve as the polywest company will not get back to me so its there loss far as im concerned I did bring one over for my self though I love um
 
I wish I could update you guys looks like you have to go through the source mentioned abouve as the polywest company will not get back to me so its there loss far as im concerned I did bring one over for my self though I love um

Do you have any tricks with the knife? Do you rest the cans on the point and then push down, or do you slam it down? Also, how do you get around the knife pushing the plastic up at the bottom making it difficult to get the scum and last dregs out the bottom? TIA.
 

Andy26

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Arable Farmer
Location
Northants
I would just say, try the knife system out for yourself before you buy. .

The knife system looks like it could introduce foreign debris into the hopper from the exterior base of cans, also looks like it has a splashback risk by the force the operator is slamming the can down onto the knife.
 
The knife system looks like it could introduce foreign debris into the hopper from the exterior base of cans, also looks like it has a splashback risk by the force the operator is slamming the can down onto the knife.

Our cans are generally pretty clean because they're stored and used in an indoor sprayer filling shed. The splash risk is a problem (although we've hardly used it yet so no real experience). If you bang a can down and you think it hasn't punctured, but actually it has a bit - you then lift it up which can then spill chemical outside the tank. Hoedown glyphosate cans are virtually bulletproof and this is what happened when I tested one of these.
 

mph04

Member
Location
driffeild
best may is to slam the can as hard as you can with in reason of course the slower you use force the more risk of splash back
as for getting the cans clean if your not you cant have very good pressure of water I use a 2 inch water pump flat out these will not work drawing it through with the sprayer
the water should be hitting to top of the puncherd can pretty hard and wash them out perfect with quick tap of the can on the side of the handler to get the final drips out
I generally leave my cans in the box they come in to keep um clean
 

mph04

Member
Location
driffeild
handler 111 over £4 k
handler 4 over £5.5 k
pump extra
its only a poly tank and banjo fitting for christs sake!
i was intrested until i saw the price.
agreed the price is nuts that why I wanted to bring them in I could under cut them prices buy a country mile chem handler I could have come in with pump for under 2500
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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