A large grower of tomato plants was looking for a solution for the automatic spraying of its client's plants. The machine had to be suitable for an ebb and flood irrigation floor, narrow enough to be able to drive through the plants and high enough to also be able to treat the higher crops. Micothon, therefore, developed a special extra narrow sprayer with a unique transport guide that keeps the machine neatly in the guide track of the floor.
Narrow, light, and stable construction
The entire machine is built to drive through a path only 35 cm wide. The Flamingo is lightweight but extremely stable with a strong frame and stainless steel sheet metal. The boom has a total width of 8 meters, wide enough to treat the entire bay in one pass. Special three-way nozzles are used for even delivery of spraying liquid over the entire width.
The machine operator simply places the machine in the centerline of the bay, starts the machine via the PLC-controlled touchscreen and sends it into the bay. The machine travels to the end of the bay, starts spraying on the way back and stops automatically at the transport cart.
Simple connection and operation
Connecting the machine for use is simple. The machine is battery-powered, so there is no need to make an electrical connection. The battery capacity is sufficient for two days without charging. Connecting the hose from the fluid tank and positioning the machine in front of the guide rail in the center of the hood is literally done in seconds. The operation of the machine with a touchscreen is also a simple operation for the novice user.
Automatic and safe
After pressing the start 'button', the machine automatically moves to the rearmost position in the bay, finds its starting point there, and comes spraying back to the transport cart. The hose is automatically wound up again. In order to easily move the machine from one bay to the other, the Flamingo has a stable transport trolley. Thanks to its swivel wheels, it can be maneuvered safely by one machine operator without risk of damage to people, crops and machines.
Large capacity and sufficient battery life
The capacity of the Flamingo is 1 ha. per hour. In practice, this means that a complete bay of 8 meters wide and 70 meters long can be treated within four minutes. The rechargeable battery in the machine is enough for two days.
Durable and thoroughly reliable
Micothon builds its sprayers for a long life in harsh conditions. That starts with a strong frame and stainless steel sheet metal. We only use parts and components that have been tested and proven to be reliable.