What kind of track spacing relative to boom width are guys using and how much overlap are you getting with your settings. Example, how many applied acres are you getting on a field that perimeters 160 acres?.
Sorry for the confusion...I'm not following what you mean. Could you elaborate?
On a true square 160, with nothing to go around the lowest I have seen applied acres was 1.1 acres over perimeter. I don't know my swath control settings off hand, but they are pretty generous to avoid skips and overlap at headlands. And pass to pass I have yet to find a miss except maybe where the operator (me) didn't engage auto steer directly on line. 110 degree nozzles help too.With that track spacing, how many applied acres do you get on a 160 acre perimeter? Do you ever see any small misses when spraying in a cross or quartering wind?
that is funny I mind it like crazy unfortunately it does not stop me . I can say though I have not had to replace a fence post since I went to a front. Boom though. I over lap 6" on 93' boom only skips I ever notice is where I run out of products and when I load back up I get in a fight with it where I actually ran out.... I would not want to spray without auto boom ever again. I do not understand guys who will buy new sprayer but will not want to spend a few bucks on great technology that definitly pays. Or maybe they are not as cheap as me and do not care how much overlap and stuff they have.Two I don't mind hitting trees and fence posts..
My coop is know to do that, especially when they are say 200 gallons short.I custom spray and I keep records of every field I spray and what the applied ac. are if it is the first time I spray a field I will do a perimeter and if it is a square field I will allow for 4 percent more for my applied then actual ac. If there are lots of things to go around I up the percentage to be safe .i then take the gals. And divide by ac. and adjust my rate and then leave the long straight rounds to the last and when I have 5 or 6 laps left I keep tract of how many ac. are in a round and adjust gals. To make it work out at the end it has worked out for me good over the years.