Greenleaf Technologies – TurboDrop Nozzles
TurboDrop® Dual Fan Nozzle for Improved Fungicide Coverage
Covington, LA: The new TurboDrop® Asymmetric Dual Fan Nozzle (TADF) is designed to improve coverage on vertical and angular targets with contact chemicals.
With single flat fan nozzles, the force from the travel speed of the sprayer deflects the downward oriented dropletsGreenLeaf forward in the driving direction. Coverage on the backside of the plant is minimized. The 50° rearward spray of the TADF is designed to overcome this effect and improve backside coverage. The 10° forward spray will provide a combination of penetration and frontside coverage.
Additionally, the rearward spray has a higher flow rate to further assist backside coverage. Smaller drops are produced by the forward spray to provide a wider droplet size range overall.
In most sizes, the droplet spectrum is Medium-Coarse below 80 psi and Medium-Fine above 80 psi.
The TADF nozzle is ideal for fungicide spraying in wheat and other crops, and can also be used for general herbicide applications. Higher pressures are recommended for contact chemicals.
TurboDrop DualFan Nozzle for Multiple Applications
The TurboDropDualFan (TADF) can be used in a variety of applications, from burndown with glyphosate to contact herbicideslike Ignite.
At 30-70 psi, most sizes of the TurboDrop DualFan will deliver the optimal droplet size for glyphosate, with excellent drift control.
At 60or 70 psiup to 120 psi, with sizes 03 to 08, the droplet size is ideal for Ignite.By creating the proper droplet size at high pressure, the TurboDrop DualFan provides the velocity required todeliver the air-filled droplets deep into the plant canopy,and the backside coverage required for complex targets.
One size TurboDrop DualFan will fit a variety of applications. For example, the 04 TurboDrop DualFan will deliver glyphosate at 10 gpa at 11-15 mph between 35 and 65 psi. For 15 gpa contactchemicals, this same nozzle could be operated at 11-13 mph at roughly 80-110 psi. Sprayer speed could be reduced a couple of miles per hour (9-10 mph) to deliver 20 gpa at 90-110 psi.
The TurboDrop has proven its versatility in the widest variety of applications over the last 15 years.