QUAD-X IS OUT FOR THE KILL
September 19, 2018
UK machinery manufacturers Quad-X offers a range of innovative weed control machinery for use with tractors, ATVs and UTVs including sprayers and advanced weed wipers.
Quad-X offers a wide range of sprayers and booms that can be used on any ATV or utility vehicle, with capacities from 60L to 230L and boom spray widths up to 16ft. Quad-X can also provide connections for using their sprayers with tractors or 4x4s. The most popular Quad-X sprayer is the Pro-Spray, equipped with a high capacity pump carrying a 3-year warranty, which is ideal for both spot spraying and boom spraying. It fits onto any ATV in seconds.
The innovative Wipeout 2 weed wiper is second-generation technology boasting up to 96% chemical savings compared to boom spraying, with automatic weed detection and chemical application. The Wipeout 2 can achieve 100% kill in one pass with no dangerous offspray. With our unpredictable weather patterns, this machine cleverly allows you to apply herbicide even on the windiest of days, meaning you can target the weeds at the optimum period of growth for better results. Quad-X offers a unique 3m model ideal for use with UTVs.
that may be on the primary roller, to minimise the risk of dripping which can cause grass/crops to burn.
The Quad-X Weed Wipeout 2™ is 2nd generation patented design which boasts up to 97% less chemical usage, compared to boom spraying. This is all due to significant R&D on the chemical application process for valuable savings on chemical as well as protecting valuable grass and clover.
JP Scullion, a design engineer involved in the development of Weed Wipeout 2™ explains how it achieves better chemical application. ‘Through considerable development time and investment, we at Quad-X have pioneered a process of unique atomisation technology where the chemical is applied in the form of a micro-bubble which attach themselves to the open fibre roller without bursting.’ He explained how this achieves greater results, ‘upon contact with the weed the micro-bubbles burst and provide better stem coverage than the standard chemical film approach.’
Quad-X understands the tough times that farmers are going through and have come up with a solution that will save money in the long term, and allow them to farm more profitably. The Quad-X Weed Wipeout 2™ achieves up to 100% kill rates – without the need to wipe in the other direction, to save time and chemical. With our unpredictable weather patterns, this machine cleverly allows you to apply herbicide even on the windiest of days, meaning you can target the weeds at the optimum period of growth for better results. And with easy maintenance access and no tools needed for service checks the only cause for downtime will be the rain – or because you have killed all the weeds!
Apart from savings, why choose the Quad-X Weed Wipeout 2™? An innovative weed detection and application system automatically activates the machine to apply the optimum amount of chemical to the rollers automatically, only when weeds are present, leaving you free to concentrate on driving. What could be easier – just fill your tank and drive.
The Quad-X Wipeout comes standard with dual rollers which rotate in opposite directions for optimum chemical application. The first roller lifts the weed leaf and applies chemical to the sensitive underside, rather than the waxy surface for faster kill rates, while the second roller acts to separate out clumps of weeds for better application. With chemical applied to the underside of most weeds, this means they are less susceptible to chemical runoff if rain should appear.
The Wipeout 2™ boasts many 2nd generation features, in addition to many other extremely beneficial features. The Quad-X Wipeout offer the largest height range on the market, as well as knobby 22×11-8 flotation tyres which makes the machine suitable for use on soft/wet ground. A unique drawbar design ensures that the weeds are first to come in contact with the roller after the towing vehicle.
The Wipeout 2 can offer a weed kill solution that can save up to 97% in chemical. The Wipeout 2 can achieve 100% kill in one pass with no dangerous offspray, all while protecting your clover with no risk of stunting the grass.
Quad-X also offers a range of manually operated weed wipers, the Xterminator and weed destroyer for those with a budget in mind.
If you would like to find out more about the Quad-X range, request a brochure or DVD please call 028 2587 2800, or visit www.quad-x.com where you can browse the range and view video footage of the machines.