After numerous years of manufacturing experience gained from supplying machinery to fruit growers in many industry sectors, the main power unit is based on the same rugged and reliable chassis design that has become synonymous with SFM Technology products and allows for the easy fitting of equipment that is designed on a modular basis. In an environment where greater emphasis is placed on reducing capital tied up in equipment and making the correct machinery investments choice, the SFM Samson Blackcurrant Sprayer ensures just that.
The standard module will deliver chemicals via 16 spray heads to the row that the machine straddles and the 2 half-rows on the outside of the machine.
Using SFM Technology’s patented target-spraying air knife system, the chemical can be delivered effectively and efficiently to the bush with the minimum of waste from excess drift.
A single frame is used to mount a 2500 litre tank, spray pump, boom valves, pressure set, rinse tank and chemical induction hopper. The 2 fans that produce the air to assist efficient delivery of the chemical are also mounted on this frame.
The outer booms can be raised and lowered independently or the whole boom section can be adjusted hydraulically.
There is a computer monitor fitted in the cab which allows the operator to set the required chemical application rate which is automatically adjusted to compensate for changes in forward speed. The system can also be overridden.
Each nozzle holder contains a choice of 2 tips and has 3 positions and on/off settings to minimize the need to change nozzles. This is especially useful when spraying small bushes where the upper nozzles can be turned off.