Reducing the boom width on an amazone sprayer

Chae1

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Location
Aberdeenshire
Grinder?

What size are sections? My landquip has similar boom setup and I don't fold out outside sections to got at 24m instead of 28.

Or spray headland at 24m, then just shut off nozzles manually.
 

Boysground

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
When I went from 21m to 24 I had to reduce the nrw sprayer to 21m for a few months. Took the brake backs off and built some temporary 1 m sections attached at the pivot. It wasn’t pretty but worked.

Why not change to 24m?

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Massey 6470

Member
Location
Co Antrim
Curr
When I went from 21m to 24 I had to reduce the nrw sprayer to 21m for a few months. Took the brake backs off and built some temporary 1 m sections attached at the pivot. It wasn’t pretty but worked.

Why not change to 24m?

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currently at 18m but bought a 24m sprayer but I’ll get contract work but currently he works at 21m. The last section is 3m on each side so able to work at 18/24m no bother so it’s just a matter of halving the last section and the nozzles are configured 3 and 3 on the outside section so no messing about to do with pipe work
 
If you want it done right it is a case of having a look on Amazone parts manual and changing relevant boom section out, see what you have then see what you need .
We rebuilt a Amazone sprayer from Copart that had an accident with a tree and the boom was all modular. Ours is 24m but could have went to 28m if we wanted
 

Will 1594

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Arable Farmer
Curr

currently at 18m but bought a 24m sprayer but I’ll get contract work but currently he works at 21m. The last section is 3m on each side so able to work at 18/24m no bother so it’s just a matter of halving the last section and the nozzles are configured 3 and 3 on the outside section so no messing about to do with pipe work
What nozzle bodies has it , ,if like on berthoud ,with 4 rotary ,just twist them to between nozzles and nowt comes out , do this when doing game strips , if a narrow strip ,
12 m sprayer ,blank of nozzles and adjust pressure to suit
 

Massey 6470

Member
Location
Co Antrim
Putting a temporary tap in 1.5m from the boom end would suffice for the middle of fields. Headlands would ideally need shorter boom ends.
Don’t need taps as the sections will turn the ends off it’s the folding mechanism I’m interested in as we don’t have grass margins in NI so I need to keep the boom out of the hedges
 

nelson

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
herefordshire
Grinder?

What size are sections? My landquip has similar boom setup and I don't fold out outside sections to got at 24m instead of 28.

Or spray headland at 24m, then just shut off nozzles manually.
this is what we did for a season switch off 3 nozzle either side for the middle of field and cut spray rate down by 12.5% pain in the ass but do able
 

Hampton

Member
Location
Shropshire
Don’t need taps as the sections will turn the ends off it’s the folding mechanism I’m interested in as we don’t have grass margins in NI so I need to keep the boom out of the hedges
Just drive further inside on the headland.
I’m assuming you don’t tramline headlands?
Don’t worry, it’s on 8 months and you can drill at 24m
 

Bobthebuilder

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
northumberland
Has anybody come up with a simple solution to make a 24m amazone sprayer work on 21m tramlines. I’m thinking of some sort of manual folding mechanism
made our old 24m knight into a 28m (waiting on new 28m to be made) by adding 2m folding section on each end, could quite easily do it the other way if needed, are you planning on going to 24m drilling next season? so just want temporary fix
 

Massey 6470

Member
Location
Co Antrim
made our old 24m knight into a 28m (waiting on new 28m to be made) by adding 2m folding section on each end, could quite easily do it the other way if needed, are you planning on going to 24m drilling next season? so just want temporary fix
Have customers on 18m who prob won’t change as there fert spinners are on their limit, don’t really want to do a permanent cut back to 21m although it works better for the 3m one pass drill ( no half width required) so I’d like to retain the 24m option when I have it as could potentially get some 24m work - the pic is listed in the book but told it’s only for the l3 boom on a trailer sprayer
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Sebastian77

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Nottingham
Has to be someone say it...

Just do what our contractor does and set Trimble on and have a nap, completely ignoring tram lines.

To be fair can't say it makes any noticeable difference to the crop (is that bad or good thing 😅)
 

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