FlowMaster Liquid Applicator
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FlowMaster Liquid Silage Preservative Applicator
The Flowmaster range of liquid applicators are robust reliable stem pumps built for applying various types of liquid preservative additives to all types of crops. Including bacterial inoculants and propionic (propcorn) type acids.
The Flowmaster is suited to all types of forage harvester self-propelled or trailed, forage wagons and balers.
Other applications the FlowMaster has been used for are: Applying supplements and preservatives to Total Mixed Rations (TMR) in feeder wagons, seed dressings and insect repelents to stored grain.
The basic FlowMaster kit
The basic kit includes our own 12-volt in cab controller, 10 meters of tubing, 10 meters of electrical cable, foot filter, single nozzle holder and a selection of jets.
There are also a selection of optional accessories available depending on what type of equipment the FlowMaster will be used on. Theses include: -
Additional nozzle holders and jets
Auto cut-off switch
The FlowMaster and self-propelled or trailed forage harvester
If fitting to a self propelled harvester we would recommend the High volume FlowMaster (0.5 – 10 litres/minute open flow) and for trailed machines the low volume FlowMaster (0.5 – 4 litres/minute open flow).
The addition of a Flowmeters with a graduated scale from 1-10 gives a good visual indication of additive flowing through the system and will alert you to blockages or empty tanks.
The FlowMaster and Forage wagons
Forage wagon pick-up rates can be quite high and the poor nature of the additive getting mixed with the grass in the same way as it would in a harvester requires that you achieve a good coverage over the width of the swath . For these reasons we would recommend the high volume FlowMaster kit with the addition of two or four jets. In almost all cases it will be necessary to fit an anti syphoning solenoid valve assembly in the system. Typicaly the tank will be mounted higher than the jets so siphoning of the additive will occur.
As with forage harvesters a Flowmeter is an optional extra that is well worth considering.
The FlowMaster and Balers
The low volume FlowMaster will be adequate for applying all types of liquid preservative additive to silage, hay and straw bales. As with the forage wagon it is important to provide a good coverage of the additive over the swath. This is especially important when the bales are not going to be wrapped.
If applying inoculant bacterial types of additive to silage or haylage bales that will be wrapped then a minimum of a twin jet system should be used. If applying propionic (propcorn) type acids to hay or straw then a four jet system should be used to get the best coverage over the swath.
Thru-beam crop detection system
Selmech Supplies can now offer a thru-beam crop detection system in a kit form. This will work in conjunction with existing Selmech speed controllers to automatically turn the applicator on and off when crop is detected at the point of pick-up.
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