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Height no obstacle for innovative sprayer
The new sprayer being unloaded.
manoeuvre around any orchard layout
without leaving the cab.
"There is really no need to get out the
tractor whatsoever. The orchard could
be shaped like a wine glass or a
Christmas tree, and the machine can
shape to suit it," Mr Lindsay said.
Offering custom-made machines for
different applications is GreenTech's
Mr Lindsay said the company made a
specialised 30-metre boom with an elec-
tric fan heads, which he believed to be
the first of its kind, for a watermelon
farmer in Broome.
New Gumlu customer Andrew Totorica
recently used the new sprayer for the first
time and said it was much more efficient
than his previous machine.
"It's probably one of the best ones
around, it gets you where you're sup-
posed to go."
He joins other customers in Mareeba,
Cooktown, the Atherton Tablelands,
Bundaberg, and as far as Kununurra in
northern WA, and Humpty Doo and Ti
Tree in the NT.
In the last two years of its 20-year
operation, GreenTech has expanded into
dealerships across the country.
Mr Lindsay said its efficient and envi-
ronmentally-conscious machines are in
line with the country's future direction.
He said issues arising from the Murray
Darling Basin Water Plan, predicted
price hits to irrigators and ongoing
Great Barrier Reef water monitoring
make water-saving measures even more
"Any water-saving device in this day
and age is worth investing in," he said.
USES: Mango, avocado and other
types of citrus trees
SPECS: Spreads to 6m, reaches to
around any orchard layout without
leaving the cab
John Lindsay, GreenTech, Andrew Totorica, Gumlu, Sam Licciardello, Tracpower, Ayr and
young Caleb Totorica (front) with the 6000L GreenTech tall tree sprayer.
AGUMLU mango farm is set to save
time, labour, chemicals and water
with the purchase of an innovative
Totorica Bros Farm, halfway between
Ayr and Bowen, recently bought a 6000-
litre GreenTech tall tree sprayer with the
help of a subsidy through the Federal
Government Caring for our Countr y
Reef Rescue initiative.
The machine dubbed the 'Monster' tar-
gets crops more directly through spe-
and operates on
an electric rather
than hydraulic sys-
Australia national sales manager John
Lindsay said the electric system had a
much lighter impact on the environment.
He said it eliminated the risk of con-
tamination, without the threat of rup-
tured hoses in hydraulic operations with
fan heads and hydraulic oil.
The machine also allows better individ-
ual control of mechanisms, which a
hydraulic system doesn't.
The tree sprayer can be used on mango,
avocado and other types of citrus trees,
and can spread to 6 metres wide and
reach to 4.5m.
It can also fold back in on top of the
tank for good storage. Its design aims to
make the job easier.
When spraying, the
adjustable arms and a
allow the driver to
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Available tank sizes:
• 800 Litre • 2000 Litre • 3000 Litre
• 4000 Litre • 6000 Litre
Brilliant coverage and penetration
Lowest horsepower requirement
Easy row space adjustments
Built to last
Flexibility of low volume spraying
Optional extras available!
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