Thermal weed burners are available in multiple variants and dimensions. The weed burner not only kills the weed, but it also destroys the weed germs, tracks, moulds and bacteria. This reduces the diseases that a field can suffer from. The weed burner can also be used to terminate the foliage of patatos. The hot air heatens the cell, which will burst open so the weed fades quickly.
Full field weed-burner
The full field weed-burner distinguishes itself on the market due to its solid construction.
The chassis is completely metallised and sprayed, with this treatment the machine remains in great shape despite heavy work environment. The burnerbox is upholstered with a 50mm ceramic isolation, supported by stainless steel net. Standard two height adjustable support plates are installed on the sides of the burner. The front and back of the burning box is sealed by stainless steel plates which can be cut to the shape of the fieldstructure (on demand).
Each burnbox is provided with its own electronic ignition with security unit. The burner itself has a pilot flame and main flame, controllable from within the tractor. Our burners are equipped with airflow support by a fan. This has the following advantages:
- There always is plenty of oxygen, so the burning process is efficient with a very high burning temperature.
- The hot airflow is forced to the backside of the burnerbox. The flames are pushed towards the ground.
- No influence due to squalls.
The burner is fuelled by liquid propane gas. All pipes and couplings are made of stainless steel. The larger weed burners can be equipped with steel balloon wheels to support the machine. Those wheels run in the tracks of the tractor.
- 1,5 – 1,8 – 2,5 – 3 meter with fixed frame
- 4,5 – 5,4 – 6 – 9 meter with hydraulic foldable frame
- Other dimensions on demand
Compressor to blow the remaining gas out of the tubes when the burner is turned off.
PLC with 7″ screen to control thermic weed burner
The row weed-burners are used to deliver heat precisely where it is needed on the field. It’s economic in terms of consumption, because the burning zone is limited to a small zone. Burning can be done on or in between the rows of crop. When burning on the rows there is a difference between burning before or after the growth of the crop.
When you burn before the crop is visible, there will be a difference between the crop and the weed. The crop will grow faster then the weed, so the hoe can be used afterwards.
When you burn when the crop is growing, the weed will be killed but the crop will be damaged too. However, research did not mark any difference in growth. If the crop cant stand the heat, there can be added two disks that protect the crop during the burning process.
The row weed-burners are added to the fixed frame or are mounted on the parallels of a weeder (so both methods are combined in one treatment). The burners are fuelled by liquid or gaseous propane and are always equipped with a seal-valve. Ignition is manually and optionally there can be electronic ignition.
The position of the burning head is easy to control, due to the ball-and-socket joint. The burning elements can have the following dimensions: 5, 10 or 15 cm.
Height and width are adjustable.