Monthly Archives: January 2013

Nozzle Troubleshooting

One of the lowest cost items on your sprayer has the potential to waste the most money. Spray nozzle difficulties can result in a number of more serious issues such as spray drift, over application and distorted spray patterns. Ultimately nozzle troubles take away from your bottom line. Before taking your sprayer out in the […]

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Existing Farm Bill here to stay, at least for another nine months

The Farm Bill was extended in a last minute effort to avoid reverting back to the 1949 Farm Bill. This extension did not include farm policy reform but rather gave Congress a deadline of September 30, 2013 to decide on new policy. In the meantime, a majority of the 2008 Farm Bill legislation was extended […]

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Apache Maintenance: Daily Checklist

Proper maintenance on your Apache is essential to its longevity and overall performance. Routine maintenance will cut down on downtime in the field and costly repairs. Some maintenance checks only need performed once a year or once a month, while others need to performed every week or daily before and after every use. Let’s review […]

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Application Trend Update: Application types, droplet size and nozzles

Technology continually changes the way chemicals are applied to crops. Decreasing spray drift and increasing application effectiveness are two important goals when making spray application decisions. The type of application and the chemical being used will determine which type of nozzle to use and which droplet size will be needed. According to Tom Reed, regional […]

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Apache takes home No-Till honor for third time

Equipment Technologies has taken home the “Spraying Equipment Product of the Year” at the 21st Annual National No-Tillage Conference. The Apache received its national recognition for the 20 Series sprayers in Indianapolis, Ind. on January 11, 2013. Pictured (Left to Right): Jeff Goodman, Chad Ringer, Adam Kivett, Matt Hays  Spraying equipment was one of 13 […]

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High oil prices fuel no-till trend

It’s not by happenstance that the spike in fuel costs has coincided with the increasing trend of no-till farming methods across the country. For the past five years, Justin Noggler, an Apache owner from Texas, has practiced no-till farming methods on the 11,000 acres he farms. During this time he has noticed major differences in […]

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