Category Archives: Precision & Technologies

Pulse-Width Modulation Spraying

Spray smarter, save money with pulse-width modulation Spray drift continues to be a big issue for chemical applicators, and it has led to the rise of digital spraying technology that utilizes pulse-width modulation (PWM). The new sprayer innovation, available on every Apache Sprayer through the Raven HawkeyeTM system, helps operators more efficiently apply chemicals and […]

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Data privacy and data security

“Data is not going to get harder to collect and share, it’s going to get easier, technically speaking,” said Josh Skanderup, a product manager for Raven Industries, a South Dakota manufacturer of GPS and information management systems for agriculture. As a result, issues of data privacy and security have been pushed to the forefront, he […]

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Ask the Application Specialists: How do I quckly return to a full spray pattern after turning on a headland?

The Application Specialists are available to answer your questions about the Apache Sprayer and using your precision application. This week’s question deals with your spray application. Question: How do I quickly return to a full spray pattern after turning on a headland? Two valve settings are used to adjust your spray pattern. You will use […]

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Ask the Application Specialists: How do I fine-tune my SmarTrax?

Our Application Specialists are available to answer your questions about the Apache Sprayer and using your precision application.  This week’s question deals with using your field computer. Question: How do I fine-tune my SmarTrax? SmarTrax utilizes two adjustment tools to fine-tune your machine for varying operating conditions and to improve steering accuracy. To adjust the […]

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E-Help: Smartphone app for nozzle selection

A number of apps are designed to make your job easier on the farm. The TeeJet nozzle selection app, SpraySelect, can help you make the best choice for your spray nozzle. SpraySelect from TeeJet is fairly simple to use. To start, open the app, and you will see this image below on the home page.

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Application boom height and the battle against weeds

The growing weed resistance problem is changing the way we manage our fields. Chemical companies are releasing new chemicals, which will require new methods in application. The trend in spray application is changing and the focus is on more specific application. Depending on the chemical recommendations, airplane application or high booms may not be viable […]

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Ask the application specialists: Can I set two AB lines on my field computer?

Our Application Specialists are available to answer your questions about the Apache sprayer and using your precision application. This week’s question deals with using some of the basic features of your field computer. Question: Can I set two AB lines? You can set different AB lines on your field computer, but you can only have […]

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Raven Industries recognizes Equipment Technologies for sales excellence

Equipment Technologies was recognized by Raven Industries as a Top OEM Sales Partner at the 2013 Raven Innovation Summit. ET has worked with Raven for more than ten years to bring quality, innovative precision options to the spraying industry. The awards presented at Raven’s annual technology summit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota were given to […]

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5 things you should consider to avoid spray drift

Lowering the risk of spray drift is a top priority for any applicator due to the many problems associated with drift. Ranging from government fines to crop damage, spray drift can be a great liability to applicators if not managed appropriately. In order to get the most out of your applications this spring, while lowering […]

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Foam markers still leaving their mark as backup

With the ever evolving advances in technology, it is easy to overlook some of the simpler ways that were once considered revolutionary. Foam markers, while considered outdated by some, are still a practical feature for many to add on to your self-propelled sprayer. Before the days of navigation systems and AutoSteer, foam markers where one […]

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