22 October 2020

A suitable implement for treatments of olive grove

It is necessary to have appropriate tools to work comfortably and be as efficient as possible. This statement works very well on this occasion because the two machines (tractor and trailed air blast) involved in this task are, maybe, the best machines to work with in our olive grove. 

A few weeks ago, we finished the care tasks for this campaign with the treatment carried out to the olive trees that are not yet in production... we have to wait for the winter to pass before starting again with pruning tasks and new treatment next March... as you can see in the pictures and video, the olive trees are really beautiful. For the olive trees that are in production, we will carry out another treatment in December after harvesting. We have done the autumn treatment basically based on copper, which will help the plant to overcome the winter months better. We also provide fertilizer to take advantage of the last weeks of growth of this season. 

Regarding the trailed air blast, the John Deere M120 is a very robust machine that really works very fine, as you can see in the video. The treatment is done quickly. If we then evaluate the leaves of the olive tree, the treatment carried out is quite noticeable. This is one of the basic tests that can be performed to see if the treatment has been applied correctly. 

The main characteristics of the trailed air blast are bellow: 

  • Pump up to 160 l/min and pressure up to 50 bar. 
  • 2,000 litre polyethylene tank with two agitators. 
  • Pneumatic group: 800 mm and 900 mm. 
  • Pneumatic controller: Fixed (intelligent package iS1.0 and iS1.1 can be installed). 
  • Several control systems: Hidromatic manual synchronized control, 2 channel and pressure control with electric regulation and optionally use of a WiFi tablet. 
  • Different deflector options to vineyard, anti-drift, fruit trees, etc. 
  • Efficient design fan (very quiet) that produces an air volume of up to 81,300 m3/h with a power requirement of only 38 HP. 

We are looking forward to showing you the next tasks in our olive trees which are treated like our own little kids.   

Versión en español.

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