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  • Read your operator's manual thoroughly before operating the sprayer.
  • Do not under any circumstance ride on or allow anyone else on sprayer at any time.
  • Ensure boom is secured in the transport position before transporting on public roads.
  • Always ensure tank lid is closed before moving off or tank rinse is operated.
  • Inspect hose fittings and jets daily for signs of wear. Take care when coupling or uncoupling hydraulic connectors as hydraulic fluid under pressure can enter skin. If hydraulic fluid enters skin seek medical attention immediately as gangrene can occur.
  • Always read chemical manufactures labels before use (READ THE LABEL - HEED THE LABEL).
  • Always observe all warnings on chemical containers. Always dispose of chemical containers and mixed chemicals in accordance with local and State laws.
  • Do not disconnect hoses,jets or filters while sprayer is operating.
  • Never under any circumstance enter the main tank without the appropriate safety equipment.
  • Always keep chemicals in a safe place out of the reach of children.
  • It is wise to operate the sprayer at pressures below 350kpa to avoid the formation of overly fine droplets ,which can cause exessive drift.
  • Do not contaminate dams, rivers or streams with spray or chemical containers. Fish and bees are particularly susceptible to chemical poisoning.
  • Some local community groups operate container-recycling services, it is advisable to take advantage of these.
  • Always triple rinse containers and do not burn them.

 

 



  • All chemicals and pesticides are dangerous when handled incorrectly or carelessly.
  • They can be a danger to humans, crops and animals.
  • The safe handling and application of chemicals and pesticides is of the utmost importance to the operator and the rest of the farming community.
  • Read the label and follow all instructions.
  • Be aware of its effect on adjacent crops (chemical drift) and or animals (bees, fish) or humans.
  • Does it have a withholding period?
  • Use the appropriate safety clothing for the chemicals being used. 'The operator is at the greatest risk when handling the concentrate'.
  • Triple rinse all containers before disposal - 'It makes sense to use all the chemical, you paid for it'.
  • Dispose of containers at a designated disposal site.
  • Do not mix more chemicals than is necessary. 'It is a costly waste'.
  • Always wash as soon as possible after spraying.
  • Wash before eating or drinking.
  • Always have clean water on hand in case of contamination in the field.
  • Always keep chemicals in a safe place and away from children.
  • Use activated charcoal cabin filters where available and appropriate.
  • Do not enter cabins wearing contaminated safety clothing
  • Safety Gear is available from your SONIC dealer or reputable chemical resellers and safety equipment suppliers.