Manufacturer of specialist spraying equipment, Micron Group used their stand 112 (Hall 1) at Lamma to introduce its latest Varidome model with new narrow shields for vegetables and other narrowly planted crops.
The 6 metre Varidome S3 band sprayer on display was fitted with a combination of recently released Varidome 100 HiFlo shields and Varidome 170 HiFlo hoods – a fully modular spraying solution which has been specifically designed for work in salad onions. Capable of spraying inter-rows from 100mm to 450mm wide, the new narrow shields were mounted in a triple configuration on a single carriage in order to achieve closer shield spacing and reduce soil compaction. The machine was also fitted with wider Varidome 170 HiFlo hoods for operation in between the beds. The shields were mounted on heavy duty ground following carriages with stainless steel parallelogram linkage and quick release clamps for easy spacing readjustment. In addition, the latest S3 model was fitted with a high intensity discharge LED working light kit for improved visibility allowing users to maximise their spraying time and increase productivity.