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Cover crops and no-till: The business case for healthy soil practices

Owning your own sprayer plays a major role in your no-till and cover crop success Farmer balances soil health, high productivity with these two systems Weed control is an increasing priority for many crop farmers today, especially with rising concerns about herbicide resistance in fields around North America. Just as high of a priority for […]

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Equipment Technologies 20-Year Spotlight: Jeff Goodman

From startup to industry leader: 20 years at Equipment Technologies Equipment Technologies was in many ways a startup when Jeff Goodman started with the company in January 1999. In the 20 years since, Goodman has been a big part of evolving the company’s production and manufacturing systems, as well as capabilities to meet growing demand […]

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Equipment Technologies 20-Year Spotlight: Carl McFarland

Carl McFarland: Celebrating 20 years of hard work and the right team If you’ve purchased, operated or worked on an Apache Sprayer in the last 20 years, there’s a good chance you’ve inspected some of Carl McFarland’s work. McFarland began working on the assembly line at Equipment Technologies in 1999 when the company’s manufacturing facility […]

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Dusty Fields & Filters

Maximize sprayer productivity with proper filter maintenance They are usually inexpensive and not the first thing you think about when conducting routine maintenance on your Apache Sprayer. But, when you operate in dry, dusty conditions, filters are an especially important element to keeping your sprayer well-maintained. That’s particularly true considering the cost of the damage […]

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Testing Spray Tip Nozzles for Wear

Regular testing prevents crop damage from worn sprayer tip nozzles Tip nozzles are among the least expensive components of a modern sprayer, but underestimating their importance and being lax with maintenance can quickly get costly. That makes it critical to test them and ensure they’re functioning properly before beginning a busy spraying season. Why nozzle […]

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Calibrating ZF Transmissions

Calibration keeps your ZF transmission shifting smoothly When Apache Sprayers transitioned to the ZF transmissions for the 2011 sprayer model year, operators had access to a new way to boost fuel economy and performance in the field through features like a locking torque converter. Like any drivetrain component, ZF transmissions require regular maintenance to perform […]

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Cabin Filters and Why They Are Important

Cabin filters do a lot more than keep you comfortable Spraying agriculture chemicals can be a dirty and sometimes dangerous job. That makes it important to have an enclosed sprayer cab with a strong air filtration system, like today’s Apache Sprayers. Simply having a cabin filter system isn’t enough; it’s just as important to take […]

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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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Strainer Maintenance and Why They Should Be Replaced

Prevent crop damage with thorough strainer maintenance Spraying even trace amounts of the wrong chemical in your fields can be costly. When you’re lax with inspecting and maintaining your sprayer’s strainers, you run the risk of that happening. Get our crop-saving tips on how to properly maintain the strainers on your self-propelled sprayer from the […]

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Driveline Maintenance and Care

Follow regular driveline maintenance schedules to maximize sprayer performance The key to smooth operation of any machinery is regular maintenance, and Apache Sprayers are no exception. Taking care of routine maintenance on manufacturer-recommended schedules is important to sustaining productive, efficient field operations over the life of your sprayer. Nowhere is that regular maintenance more important […]

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