New VariMAS mixing system from Munckhof prevents sticking and the formation of lumps during filling
The Munckhof VariMAS Orchard Sprayer has been developed in collaboration with fruit growers in order to satisfy requirements for a high-capacity sprayer. The sprayer is suitable for three-row operation to ensure that fruit growers can treat all their trees and shrubs in just hours. Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators has now introduced a new mixing system for the VariMAS, which prevents sticking and the formation of lumps as the powder ingredients are filled. The new mixing system improves the homogeneity and effectiveness of the crop protection spray solutions and eliminates the need for premixing and thorough cleaning upon completion.
Top-end sprayer for (organic) orchards, vineyards and berry crops
The VariMAS is Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators’ top-end product. This excellent sprayer for orchards, vineyards and berry crops achieves optimal leaf coverage so that the active agents in the solution can do their work effectively. This is achieved through accurate control of the chassis speed, the pressure at the nozzles (7 bars) and the speed of the pump. The optimal relationship between air and fluid ensures good airflow and perfect atomisation. This minimises wastage of the expensive ingredients. Tests performed by Wageningen University (WUR) indicate that the VariMAS reduces drift by 99%. As a result, the VariMAS is also ideal for organically grown crops.
Powerful mixing pump with a high-capacity suction pick-up
Completely dissolved mixtures are essential for effective spraying. They also eliminate blockages in the spray heads and prevent clogging and an accumulation of sludge at the filters. Since its introduction, the VariMAS has featured an agitator mechanism to guarantee the homogeneity of the mixtures after filling and during mixing. The VariMAS has now been upgraded by adding a powerful mixing pump with a high-capacity suction pick-up, which prevents the powders from sticking and forming lumps during mixing. As soon as powder ingredients are added, the mixing system vigorously pumps water and the active agents around the full inner surface of the tank. The new system guarantees that the powders dissolve perfectly in water. This innovation from Munckhof improves spray quality and eliminates the need for premixing and thoroughly cleaning the tank after spraying.
The VariMAS Orchard sprayer is suitable for simultaneously treating 3 rows. So this high-capacity sprayer for orchards, vineyards and berry crops saves growers money by reducing labour, fuel and machine operating hours. The VariMAS is also available in a compact, easy-to-manoeuvre sprayer design for single-row application of crop protection products. More information is available on Munckhof’s website: www.munckhof.org.