Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Northern Alberta
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In the stand alone monitor you would enter the bu/ac being seeded and liters/100lbs of treatment you require. So then the monitor will speed up or slow the pump to achieve the proper rate for your travel speed, just like the drill does with the meter rolls if you have variable rate that is. Quite frankly since the seeding rate and speed change very little one could almost get by with a constant rate pump, providing you could get the speed right to begin with. I use 14l/ 100 lbs rate which I vary very little from except maybe cold morning when the solution (mix of 1 part treatment to 1.5 parts water) is thicker. Haven't actually calibrated the unit in years, since the measuring device that was provided with the unit disintegrated with age. With my present drill it uses almost a whole tank or treatment solution to a seed tank fill. That's my check.
The pump has 12 individual lines. I wish I had time to get a picture, maybe tonight. Its very simple really. The above picture some how got turned in the posting process but the lines actually go into the side of the primary tubes. Tough to get a good picture with the drill folded up and put away for the season.
As far as rate I used to treat canola with a jumpstart like snake oil so it can work at pretty fine rates. Plus you will be diluting your treatment with water.