Spray height control

Published: 4 Aug 2014

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Auto boom height is used to maintain the spray nozzle at the correct height above the target area.


Key points

  • Auto boom height can help to maintain correct nozzle height above the target, which improves the evenness of the spray deposit and reduces spray drift through excessive boom height.
  • Operators should have realistic expectations of how an auto boom height system will perform.
  • Higher travel speeds and greatly undulating terrain may reduce the ability of a height control system to perform as intended.
  • Electronic auto boom height controllers require regular calibration and may not be suited to all boom designs.

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