The 4 Nozzles Chad Always Uses and Why
12 Aug 226 min 2 sec

The number of nozzle types/sprayer tips to choose from can be daunting.  So how do you know which nozzles are the right ones for the right applications? Chad talks with Pentair Hypro's Nick Fleitz about the nozzles he uses and why he prefers them in each different type of application. 

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00:00 Hey coming at you from Henderson Farms Madison, Alabama on behalf of extreme Ag. And today we're talking about sprayer tips, 00:06 you know, it can be fairly daunting all the numbers and types of spray nozzles that are out there. I mean the sprayer 00:12 stand right now has five different settings for five different sprayer nozzles before we even started recording this I said, hey, Nick, you 00:18 are the groundless for Pentair Pentair makes all these nozzles. You're the nozzle expert how many nozzle types are how many 00:24 sprayer tip types are there? And you said dozens too many guys go to Louisville Farm Show and see how many sprayer nozzles 00:30 you see. All right. So that being said, you've got to be an expert at most everything Chad's got to be an expert operator. He's got to be a part-time 00:36 agreement. He's got a big business man. He's got to be again. There's about green Benz. He's got to be a lot of stuff and not to mention an expert drag racer. 00:42 He doesn't have time to be spray tip nozzle expert. What's he need to know? I recommend a simplified approach when it comes to nozzles. Okay, 00:51 keep it simple and to do that. What I recommend is pick one or two nozzles for the majority of your spring for your pestic spray and not fertilizers. 01:00 It's going to provide what I call mid-range droplet size. Okay, so that's gonna be a course to very coarse droplet size somewhere in 01:06 that range. You can adjust pressure. You can adjust speed and you're always going to have some level of drift reduction. You're always going 01:12 to have a good level of coverage and balance that out with that kind of versatile tip instead of having a tip 01:18 for everything you spray because it'd be too much to do and you got a lot acres are covering you be changing nozzles and tips every single and is the right word. 01:24 Nozzler tip. It's interchange by Jenna say nozzle, but tip works. I made nozzle types. Do you usually run Chad because you're just like he said go with what works and 01:33 have enough variation, but for crying out loud, you can't be out here messing around with your tips every single minute of the day you do we have three to four corn how you wanted how you want to put you 01:42 know, we have one tip that we use in Virginia that can't believe you know, that part of Virginia. Yep, Virginia. Oh engine. What's 01:48 that mean? Yeah, it's you're not from a year from us. They don't matter. So anyway, so we have a tip for that. Okay, what is what 01:54 you know, it's it's a decamatia or it's a herbicide tape that they provide, you know for low drift. Lots of different lots of drip produce the big problem with that 02:03 camera is somebody getting shot volatilize my goes over and kills the neighbors here up and then there's the next thing you know, the neighbors out there the show yeah, so they provide one of those so we use that tip when we're spraying that okay, and 02:12 then when we use a fungicide, we have a fungicide tip, that's Nick's Next helped us with a lot and additional fungicide tip. We have a double fans, but we 02:21 have it generally. Yeah, you're gonna look at a probably a medium, of course droplet size. A lot of times will be inclines 02:27 like a dual fan nozzle like the guardian twin on this sprayer we have so with fungicide you're trying to maximize coverage 02:33 because they're locally systemic or contact. Okay, so we need that good coverage in high droplet density. All right, so that's two you got your one for dicam but applications and we're 02:42 definitely the biggest goal there is coverage but avoiding drift number two is getting maximum amount of leaf covers for 02:48 Fungicide and the systemic nature and the fact that the fungicide works best when it's all over that plant contact number three nozzle. We will have a lot of the running and we do with it 02:58 is a just a straight air. Nozzle, you know a table. Would that be what because you've got the uld ultra drift? Okay, and it's 03:06 went a lot like a DAC cam but nozzle, you know, I guess they're kind of wanting the same but they can't be a little bit variation. It is 03:12 approved for dacamba. Where's Chad using that that type of a nozzle? That's what any herbicide uses any burn down stuff, 03:18 you know, so broad spectrum hurt. So we use either one of those in that herbside range and then we'll have a fertilizer nozzle, you know that will use for put out nitrate on wheat and the 03:27 goal of the fertilizer type nozzle is to do what it's a stream or tap now so it'll be three or five or seven streams, you know or something according to how it so prunes out. 03:36 So you want to get the liquid nitrogen to the soil and osfolio contact as a fuller contact. We'll call Leaf burn. So we use stream 03:45 nozzles for liquid fertilizer. We're basically shooting down like a little miniature garden hose. Yep. Okay, so he's 03:51 named four nozzle types that work for you. But you said there's dozens out there and it can be almost over kill them. All right. 03:57 Nozzle companies like to make nozzles. That's what they do. So they make a really wide range. So if you're trying to decipher and figure out what nozzles are best for you, the best 04:06 thing is to go to the nozzle company itself or distributor. Who sells these nozzles they can get you a good contact and somebody can 04:13 help you that works with nozzles, like myself streamline that list down. So you have just a few to pick from instead of doesn't 04:19 because you may have different speeds or different with boom different terrain. And that's where the different nozzles come in love. All right. 04:25 So let's just go here Chad drift control and then fungicide application has a different type of objective than the third one was about 04:34 Herbicide usage and then fertilizer was more like a little guard who's going down this this AGCO sprayer. We're looking at here fence sprayer as it is has five nozzles. 04:43 You just said four if you were gonna pick up a fifth one. What's your fifth need which is something you I'm gonna 04:49 turn one straight down put a drop miles on it for corn, you know and just blow nitrate out. Is that what you're gonna do? Yep, it's really 04:55 nice to do. What's the fifth nozzle he needs if you need one in my opinion the four he has he has it covered for his 05:01 needs. Here you don't need any more complex than anything. He likes Simplicity. He talks about it convenience compatibility. Let me 05:08 unique we're talking about sprayer to have some talk about nozzles. His name is Nick flights with Pentair granimous. And it sprayer nozzle expert if you want to learn more about this. Where 05:17 do they go? Living bizarre website We're also have a phone app called spray it so if you get on your your App Store look up 05:25 in a high pro spray it app. You'll see us on there. You can learn you a lot of good information about nozzles and chemistry specific nozzle recommendations on there. And his name 05:34 is Chad Anderson founder of extreme Ag and I think he does the smart thing. He says, let's not get too overwhelmed here. Let's just use four novels that 05:40 work for almost every application and keep it simple stupid and and make it all work, right? Yep. All right. We're coming 05:46 to you from Madison in Alabama for Harrison farms. And also for extreme egg. I'm David Mason Chan Henderson and Nick lights. Thank you for being here. Check out all of our cool stuff at extreme AG check it 05:55 out. Thanks for being here till next time extreme egg.

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