Machinery... Spraying solutions
The key question on every farmer's mind visiting the machinery stands at last week's Teagasc Crops and Spraying Open Day in Oak Park was quite simple. How much is it going to cost me to get my sprayer over the line?
John Lynch from Suir Sprayers, based in Waterford, confirmed his company offer mobile testing units that will call out to your farm and do the test on site.
All of the main components are tested such as the control system, the pump, nozzles, filters and pressure gauges.
Mr Lynch said the cost of testing the average sprayer is about €250.
Where a sprayer fails and, after repairs have been carried out, his company will offer a free re-test within 28 days.
"If a machine does fail it will probably be over-worn nozzles or a leak in the tank," he said. "A new set of nozzles on the average trailed sprayer shouldn't come to more than €160.
"So even if a sprayer falls short, the money involved to repair the problem won't be massive."