THE CURRENT STATE OF SPRAYER MANUFACTURERS IN TURKEY AND SOME STRATEGİES FOR THE FUTURE

Published in Scientific Papers. Series A. Agronomy, Vol. LXI, Issue 2
Written by Ali BAYAT, Medet İTMEÇ

In Turkey, crop sprayers are one of the most used plant protection machines. These crop sprayers have different tank volumes, work widths, nozzles, control units etc. In this study, a survey on mounted crop sprayers was conducted by interviewing nineteen different manufacturers, taking into consideration the factories which produced the most crop sprayers in nine different cities in Turkey and getting technical information about crop sprayers boom manufactured by the companies. Technical specs about companies and products for sprayer manufacturers, safety regulations, costs of steel components were asked and the data obtained were evaluated. According to the results obtained, 48% of the companies manufacture crop sprayers with 400 L tank capacity and 10 m sprayer boom width most commonly, 94.74% of the manufacturing companies stated that they produce in compliance with the Machinery Safety Directive and 35.46% of them are consumables as the highest cost in the production of the sprayer booms. Advices of decreasing manufacturing cost, machine safety regulations and suitability of related standarts TS 4807 and TS 4808 were also made.

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BAYAT A., ITMEC M. 2018, THE CURRENT STATE OF SPRAYER MANUFACTURERS IN TURKEY AND SOME STRATEGİES FOR THE FUTURE. Scientific Papers. Series A. Agronomy, Vol. LXI, Issue 2, ISSN 2285-5785, 105-108.


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