up to 90% Chemical
WEEDit is a plant detection technology at applies chemical only to the target instead of spraying bare ground.
Intelligent sensors sample the ground 40,000 times per second searching for living plant matter up to speeds of 15mph. Ground speed is measured and will adjust application timing so that the target is within the spray pattern.
WEEDit runs on a standard 12 volt system. Power is connected directly to the battery and runs to an interface box. The interface box does many tasks, one of them is to invert 12 volts up to 48 volts.
A low voltage system suffers high power loss over large distances, so to overcome this WEEDit inverts 12 volts to higher voltage levels so that power loss across large 120ft booms is minimized.
One interface box has enough power to run a 120ft system without any additional components.
WEEDit has been around for over 18 years. This technology was first invented and released into Holland in 2001.
European environmental departments raised their concerns of blanket chemical usage over footpaths and street guttering. WEEDit was developed to address this issue and came up with the solution that now only sprays 10% of blanket rates across many local councils in Europe. The technology is most commonly fitted to quad bikes where operators scope footpaths, roadway and gutters for weeds.
In March 2009 the WEEDit company was approached in the interest to modify this system so that it could be used for summer spraying in broadacre farming conditions.
After significant testing in the south of France with very pleasing results, November 2009 saw the first production system arrive into Australia.
Since then there have been over 20,000 sensors sold into Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, South Africa, Russia and now U.S.A. Systems are sold to corporate clients, custom appliators and growers. The results continue to bring testimony to the value of WEEDit.