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Re: Spraying for Neighboring Farmers

Here you go Ken, this guy sprayed average 270 acres/hr for 24hrs, 6500 acres in a day

 

 

http://agfax.com/2017/03/13/spraying-record-smashed-in-australia-6518-acres-in-24-hour-stretch/ 

 

An Australian farming operation has broken the record for the most acres covered by a self-propelled sprayer in both a 24-hour period and in a single hour, according report on the British website Farmers Weekly.

In all, the machine:

  • Covered a total of 6,518-plus acres in 24 hours. That’s more than 10 square miles.
  • Sprayed nearly 372 acres in its best hour during the period.
  • Averaged 271 acres per hour in the record-breaking run.

The farming operation is located in the state of Western Australia and is owned by the Mason family – Karolyn, Tony and Brendan.

The records were broken early this month with a fully equipped 48m Agrifac Condor Endurance sprayer. The acreage was in 2 blocks with a total of 15 fields between the tracts. The fields included an assortment of the usual rural obstacles, including trees and power lines.