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Getting your sprayer winter ready

Dermot Forristal, Oak Park, Teagasc joined Michael Hennessy on this week’s Tillage Edge podcast to discuss getting machines ready for the winter.

Dermot focused on protecting sprayers from frost and said that any heavy frost can cause damage but the most damaging time tends to be a sustained period of frosty weather over a week or so.

Dermot recommends larger sprayers would need 10-15L of concentrated antifreeze mixed at a 30% dilution rate should be sufficient for temperatures in Ireland.  

This quantity of liquid should be sufficient to circulate through all elements of the sprayer including the spray lines.

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