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Available in 2, 4, 6 and 8 Row Units
Flaming a potato field in Nebraska.
Dragon Potato Vine Flamersoffer 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 plants ability to conduct
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 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
Safe And Easy To Use,
all Red Dragon Potato Vine Flamers come with electronic solenoids
allowing flame control and immediate shut down from the drivers
The patented liquid spray flaming
process in action.
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
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
Category 3 - narrow 3 point
Tool bar complete with skid
leg mounting brackets.
Hydraulics for tool bar (standard
on 8 PVF - Optional on 6 PVF).
Complete Manifold Assemblies
with electronic solenoids.
Cab Control Box with master
All Torches Needed.
All necessary hoses cut to length
with brass fittings.
Red Dragon Vapor Torch Kit for
2 PVF . . . 2 Row
4 PVF . . . 4 Row Complete Unit
6 PVF . . . 6 Row Complete Unit
8 PVF . . . 8 Row Complete Unit
OUT MORE TODAY:
For more information about Red Dragon Potato Flamers and Potato
Flaming please visit our Potato
Flaming FAQs page and 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