When you can take pictures of a brand new sprayer before any chemicals have been used, you can get really close with no danger. All the following spray pictures were just water.
This particular Cima sprayer is a product of Italy and was purchased by a local vineyard in Northeast Ohio to spray mainly fungicides.
Mike Scheiber of Fred’s Water Service, Perry, Ohio was kind enough to let me take photos before the sprayer was delivered.
This particular sprayer uses 2 pumps, one for agitation (on the left) and one for spraying(on the right).
The water and product is measured in liters
and the pressure measured in bar (outside) or psi (inside).
There is no moving paddles for agitation, simply the agitation pump.
A fresh water tank allows for flushing of pumps and lines.
There are no traditional nozzles. The sprayer uses a forced air fan
and an orifice
that releases product using the venturi effect to mix product with air for dispersion.
There is a set of petcocks to turn on and off specific nozzles.
This picture shows the 3 bottom nozzles on and the 2 top left nozzles turned off.
Coverage and droplet size seems to be very consistent.
It is always fun to ‘play’ with new equipment!