Dragon Alfalfa Flamers offer producers a single solution for
what is usually a two part problem.
One flame application replaces insecticide treatment for weevil
and replaces herbicide treatment for unwanted weeds and grasses.
Due to the fact that weevil
lay eggs all winter, flaming is normally done in late winter
or early spring, just before or during greenup. Flaming usually
takes between 20 and 30 gallons of propane per acres, depending
on the outside temperature when flaming. A second application
, if necessary, immediately following the first cutting. This
will not hurt the alfalfa but may delay the second cutting
by a few days.
Engineering's Patented liquid propane spray process was developed
in the 1960's and still works today. By directing the
spray at ground level, all plants and insects are subjected
to high temperature thus burning out old growth, making way
for new and eliminating weevils. It takes just a split second
to kill weeds, grasses and insects. Tall stubble will, however,
require slower ground speeds and higher pressures.
Dragon Alfalfa Flamers are Safe and Easy to Use. Flamers
are designed to skid behind the tank cart (tank and cart are
not included) and come with either electronic solenoid or
pull valve allowing the operator control of the liquid spray
from the drivers seat. Each unit flames a 12' swath
to connect two or more, call for advisement on pressures,
ground speeds and capabilities.
The Red Dragon Alfalfa Flamer is Lightweight, Durable, Easy
and Burns Clean Efficient Propane.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT
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