Bestway Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of agricultural pull-type sprayers, announces the introduction of the Swath Manager Automatic Boom Section Control System. The Swath Manager uses a GPS signal from an existing guidance device to automatically control boom section valves, greatly reducing expensive skips and overlaps. The Swath Manager shuts off boom sections when entering previously applied areas and turns on boom sections when leaving an applied area.



Developed in conjunction with TeeJet Technologies, the Swath Manager can control up to six boom sections as a standard feature (up to 16 with optional cables) and is compatible with current Tee Jet 800 Series spray controllers, Mid-Tech ARC and TASC controllers, Raven SCS Series controllers and others. The Swath Manager works with most GPS receivers that have a minimum of 5 Hz update rate.



"The Bestway Swath Manager offers growers an extremely cost effective way to leverage their existing GPS guidance investment with the payoff of reduced application errors, chemical cost savings and reduced operator fatigue" notes Pat Meenen, president of Bestway Inc. "We are committed to bringing our customers technology that can increase their profit potential and are pleased to offer the Swath Manager automatic boom section control at no extra cost on 2008 model Bestway Sprayers beginning in mid-January 2008."