Altek and Lykketronic. The Smart C Spray 124: Turning a corner

Sprayer boom turn compensation can now be offered with an ingenious auto nozzle switching system from Altek and Lykketronic, giving you the option to work with a wider range of nozzles. Read on to see what else it does and how it works

by James Andrews

13 Jul 2021

Getting a sprayer to deliver an even application is relatively straightforward when travelling in a straight line, but throw corners into the equation and the task becomes significantly more complex. The problem arises because of the differing speeds nozzles along the length of the boom travel when performing a turn. Those at the tip of the outer section can be moving at a considerable lick, while those at the end of the inner boom may be travelling so slowly that they’re actually moving backwards.