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Only problem is how do you get your shuttle on the scale out in the field. We usually carry 4-6 shuttles of round up on our trailer at a time.
Must haul a lot of water or, dont spray a lot of it, still valid point there, but im actually thinkig about the scale option, dad is already strolling on kijiji as i write this.

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After reading this thread, I'm convinced that buying a flow meter is a waste of money, better off buying a scale which would be more useful for other applications as well. As far as starting a new tote while in the field you could either double stack your totes on the scale or use a marker and a tape measure when these situations arise.

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Must haul a lot of water or, dont spray a lot of it, still valid point there, but im actually thinkig about the scale option, dad is already strolling on kijiji as i write this.
1500 acres a day is 3 shuttles.
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How does the scale handle having a load on it while your water trailer is bouncing around on a gravel road full of washboard?
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1500 acres a day is 3 shuttles.
Really 1500 a day how big are your booms how fast and what gallons do you run to do that I can do 800 acres a day at 120 ft and 15 gallons a acre
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For those looking for a pallet scale. 4X4 FLOOR SCALE DIGITAL 10,000 LBS WIRELESS PALLET SCALE - Uncle Wiener's Wholesale I found them on Kijiji, but they are located in Alberta and will ship anywhere in Canada, is what they told me. They are currently out of stock but will have more in next week
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How does the scale handle having a load on it while your water trailer is bouncing around on a gravel road full of washboard?
Not very well!

The NH3 nurse trucks have a scale built in to the frame which is locked for transport, and unlocked to load the tanks in the field. The locking mechanism takes the weight of the frame and secures it so even in a roll over, the load cells are isolated and undamaged. On a smaller scale it would work.
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If I have to pull out of a tote it is usually Gly so I meter that out of the sprayer with a side kick, the other thing I use in totes is warrent so I just use a tape measure, at 3 pints an acre in a 1600 gal tank there is a little room for error.

I guess I have never got that worked up about it that I needed a flow meter but things like barrels I use a batch boy if it's not an even barrel per batch. It's hard to beat a batch boy for accuracy but it could be a bit faster, I hear great things about the new ones but sticker shock has kept me from making that purchase

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I cart 2 shuttles on the a frame on a semi trailer mounted up high. It's just sucked into the water as the sprayer is loading and just use the marks on the shuttle. Roundup is 3.35 Aus a litre so it's cheap and 2- 2.5 litres/ha is the standard rate. Something like Sakura is different story I use kitchen scales as a 5kg container something like $1800 and you have over $4000 dollars of chemical in one tank load.
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Anything new and improved for flow meters this year. Wanted to go the scale route but driving around afraid very hard on the load cells. Best way would be a hanging scale but you would need a crane on the spray trailer to either lift the totes or barrels.

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