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As the title suggests, I'm just wondering what boom width people run on 120' patriot booms with RTK guidance. We will be heading to RTK guidance soon from RTX due to lack of repeatability. Our width is currently set at 36.29m to try and avoid any missed spots but we're hoping to push it out a little wider when the machine steers better.
 

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Thanks Don, so I should be right setting it at the full 120' (36.576m). It's set on a pro700, I'll check tomorrow whether I can set it to the mm. Our fields are relatively flat so I'll push it out to that once we get RTK up and running. Just thought I'd see what others use. Cheers.
 

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I would count the nozzles and multiply by the nozzle spacing, and use that number. Boom width isn't always exactly what they say. On my Spray coupe they call them an 80' boom, but there are 49 nozzles on 20" spacing, so in reality it is 81.66'
 

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I would count the nozzles and multiply by the nozzle spacing, and use that number. Boom width isn't always exactly what they say. On my Spray coupe they call them an 80' boom, but there are 49 nozzles on 20" spacing, so in reality it is 81.66'
Likely 72 on his.
A Miller/NH has 73.:rolleyes:
Widest 120' sprayer boom in the industry!;)
 

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1440 inches is what my 4430 is set to... Height is set to 27 inches, over spray is 20 feet to headland, ten feet from headland, works good
 

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Each nozzel overlaps the area of the two on each side of it. So they cover 3x the spacing. 15 inch spacing leaves a 45 inch ideal pattern depending on ur flat fan it.. that could be only 30 inch pattern...

Your safest bet would be to have the last nozzel boddy come back in the exact same line on the way back. So your overlap should be set to your nozzle spacing..
15 inch spacing... 15 inch overlap...
 

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Nozzle spacing depends on if the nozzles start on the center or off center. In other words the very center nozzle is centered on the middle of the machine, off center the nozzle will be right and left of center 10" of center of the machine on 20" spacing. There will be one more nozzle if they are on center.
 

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Wondering why you are not getting repeatibility from the RTX? We have a lot of those systems out and they are working great. Have guys bedding, planting, cultivating, and harvesting with RTX.
 

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Yeah we're not sure either harsh. Our old rogator was on rtk and it always lined up on the same tracks (which we can still see in the paddock so we know the rtx is way out). Most days we have to nudge the Ab on the patriot anywhere from 20 to 60cm to get it to where it should be. Some days it's bang on from the start, but hardly ever...
 
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