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Potato Vine Flamers
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• One Application Desiccation
• Effective & Affordable Treatment of Blight Spore
• Kills insects & insect habitat
• Preemergence Weed Control
• Safe For the Environment – No Runoff, Soil or Ground Water Contamination
• Available in 2, 4, 6 and 8 Row Units
Red Dragon® Potato Vine Flamers offer producers a totally organic way to desiccate potato vines to stop the growth and set the skins of potatoes. Flamers burn clean, efficient propane, so there is no residue, run-off or contamination to worry about due to chemical or acid use.
This flaming process uses our patented liquid spray torches which are specially designed to spray liquid propane into the vines where combustion takes place. The canopy of vines and foliage help hold the heat helping to make more efficient use of the fuel. The intense heat thermally shocks the green vines and destroys cell tissues in the leaves, destroying the plant’s ability to conduct photosynthesis. Tall varieties require flail chopping before flaming.
Flaming is also a very effective weapon for blight control. Chemical treatments are expensive, and not an option for organic growers. Flaming to desiccate or scorching the ground right before harvest will help control blight spores.
Fuel consumption averages 20 to 30 gallons (76-114 Liters) per acre and is affected by both the pressure supplied to the spray nozzles and by the ground speed. Ground speeds range from 3 to 5 m.p.h. Heavy foliage must be desiccated at a higher pressure and a slower speed and light foliage can be flamed at a higher speed and lower fuel pressure. This allows the operator to gauge the LP gas used to the amount of foliage, thus conserving fuel and reducing costs.
Safe And Easy To Use. All Red Dragon® Potato Vine Flamers come with electronic solenoids allowing flame control and immediate shut down from the driver’s seat.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT LP TANKS:
Always consult your propane dealer about purchasing the proper tank or have them check your existing tank to make sure it is clean and safe before you begin flaming. You MUST use a propane tank equipped with a Liquid Withdrawal Valve. Do NOT use a bottom withdrawal valve as any possible debris or scale may plug torches or solenoids down the line. We recommend a top-mounted, liquid withdrawal valve with a dip tube which reaches close to but does not rest on the bottom of the tank. Clean fuel and tank are critical for optimum performance of all flaming equipment. Please contact us before selecting a propane tank.
The dark rows were flamed 10
minutes prior to the photograph.
Five days after flaming
the results are obvious.
Twelve days after flaming.
PVF POTATO FLAMING UNITS INCLUDE:
- Complete roll cage protection for tank & control heads.
- Tank straps with valve guard assembly.
- Category 2 - 3 point hitch.
- Tool bar complete with leg mounting brackets.
- Hydraulics for tool bar (standard on 8 PVF & 6 PVF).
- Complete Manifold Assemblies with electronic solenoids.
- Cab Control Box with master shut-off switch.
- All Torches Needed.
- All necessary hoses cut to length with brass fittings.
- Fuel Strainer.
- Red Dragon® Vapor Torch Kit for lighting torches.
- 250 Gallon LP Tank
FIND OUT MORE TODAY: For more information about Red Dragon® Potato Flamers and Potato Flaming practices please visit our on-line Agricultural Flaming Guide or call and talk to one of our customer representatives toll-free at 888-388-6724 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., M-F, Central Standard Time.
POTATO VINE UNITS
2-PVF – 2 ROW UNIT
4-PVF – 4 ROW UNIT
6-PVF – 6 ROW UNIT
8-PVF – 8 ROW UNIT
Kits available in widths 5' - 20'
POTATO FLAMING KITS INCLUDE (PVFC):
- Complete manifold assemblies with electronic solenoids
- Cab control box with a master shut-off switch
- Toolbar leg assemblies
- All torches required for your configuration
- All necessary hoses cut to length with brass fittings
- Fuel Strainer
- Custom Mounting Brackets for the Toolbar legs
- Valve Protector
- Red Dragon® Vapor Torch Kit for lighting torches
POTATO VINE KIT
2-PVFC – 2 ROW UNIT
4-PVFC – 4 ROW UNIT
6-PVFC – 6 ROW UNIT
8-PVFC – 8 ROW UNIT