Farmers, horticulturalists and parkland professionals alike understand that good results are made possible only by hard work. Large areas of cultivated land require specialised and sustained care and attention to stay healthy and productive.
Based on this understanding, renowned German power-tool manufacturer STIHL has developed a selection of versatile sprayers and mistblowers that can apply liquids, powders and granules across large areas of land – evenly, easily and effectively – to keep pests and weeds at bay.
STIHL’s powerful backpack mistblowers – specifically the STIHL SR 430 and the larger STIHL SR 450 – are ideal for the distribution of liquid plant control agents (as well as the spreading of fertilisers) in all cultivated areas.
The STIHL SR 450, with its low-emission, fuel-efficient engine, is a professional-grade sprayer that covers all the bases. It functions as both a backpack sprayer and duster, converting easily from misting to dusting applications, with no need for special tools or additional equipment.
The SR 450’s large, 14I tank offers exceptional capacity, meaning that the operator can work for longer before having to refill. And filling the tank through the large filler opening is quick and clean, and spillage is kept to a minimum.
STIHL’s manual sprayers are ideal for tending to smaller concentrated areas. While the 1,6l SG 10 is suited to precision work, the SG 20, with its large 18l tank, is suited to more large-scale applications. Unlike many backpack sprayers, the SG 20 comes with a separate pressure tank, which means the operator does not have to depressurize the main tank when it comes time for a refill.
Sakkie Lourens, of Haute CabriereFarm in the Franschhoek Valley, Western Cape (home of world-renowned Pierre Jourdan and Haute Cabriere wines) says he has used STIHL sprayers and mistblowers successfully for many years.
“At Haute Cabriere,where we have an average of 10 000 vines per hectare, we use a range of STIHL mistblowers and sprayers to help us produce the finest quality grape. We have tried many other brands, but have found the STIHL products are the most versatile and effective, and give us the perfect product-to-water ratios to suit the location and application,” Lourens says.
The STIHL backpack mistblowers are also exceptionally operator friendly. They are equipped with an adjustable support harness that distributes weight evenly across the operator’s shoulders and back, reducing operator fatigue. STIHL’s patented anti-vibration system also helps in reducing fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience. And, with all controls on one comfortable handle, the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle, making it simpler to complete tasks.
STIHL mistblowers are part of the STIHL family of products, world famous for their precise German-engineering and technological innovation. As with all STIHL equipment, they are serviced and supported by STIHL’s network of over 140 dedicated dealers around the country.