Munckhof VariMAS 3 row orchard sprayer

The over-the-row Munckhof VariMAS 3, can spray three rows at a time, allowing growers to treat an entire area very rapidly, helping to mitigate against emerging disease pressure or limited windows of ideal weather conditions. 

The Munckhof Air System Orchard Sprayer (VariMAS) has been developed in close collaboration with fruit growers to meet the growing demand for more spray capacity, an even higher drift reduction and even more accurate leaf coverage.

Spraying three rows simultaneously with this machine can save growers up to 66% on labour, fuel and tractor running hours. 

The Munckhof Air System Orchard Sprayers excel through optimal leaf coverage. This is ensured by the accurate adjustment of the driving speed, pressure on the nozzles (7 bar) and the rotation speed of the pump. 

The high-quality distribution of air and liquid ensures direct air flow and optimum atomisation. This creates a minimal loss, and the VariMAS has a proven drift reduction of 99%, tested and demonstrated by Wageningen University (WUR).

The Munckhof VariMAS 3 also sucks air from the top, ensuring that the system doesn’t take in any leaves, blossom or debris. 

The airbags can be adjusted to suit row widths between 2.70 to 4.00 metres and tree heights up to 4.00 metres. Compact construction, low weight and centre of gravity mean this sprayer is extremely stable, even during transport.

The Munckhof VariMAS 3 is equipped with a mechanical agitator for a constant, optimal distribution of water and active substance. A mixing pump prevents clogging of the cap and silting up or contamination of the filters during filling. The air pockets are flexible, lightweight and do not oxidize. They therefore have a long service life. 

Munckhof VariMAS 3 specification: 

  • Available with either a 1500l Polyethylene tank, 2000l or 3000l Polyester tank
  • 120l purging tank (1500l and 2000l) or 296l purging tank (3000l)
  • 15 litre hand washing tank 
  • Sieve in filling opening 
  • Double level gauge 
  • Mechanical agitator
  • Fully galvanised chassis 
  • Retractable step 
  • Nosewheel / Support 
  • Fixed drawbar
  • 26-12-12 Lawn tyres (1500l and 2000l) or 355/60R18 tyres (3000l)
  • PTO Drive shaft with double wide angle
  • Diaphragm pump CP 165, 165 l/min., 0-50 bar 
  • Electric valves
  • Electric pressure setting
  • Large manometer (100 mm)
  • Suction & Pressure filter
  • Hydraulically extendable/ retractable spray booms 
  • Clearance under spraying booms maximum 4.00 metres 
  • Hydraulically height adjustable mast
  • Hydraulically retractable air bag(s)
  • Hydraulically adjustable row width 2.90 – 3.50 metres
  • Spraying height to 3.50 metres
  • Hydraulically powered fan(s)
  • 16 Trimatic anti-drip nozzle holders
  • Track following drawbar (optional)
  • Extra agitator injectors (optional)
  • Hydraulically adjustable track width, tandem axle (optional)
  • 31-15.5×15 TR 06 tyres (optional on 1500l and 2000l)
  • Chemical mixer in filling sieve (optional)
  • Packing cleaner above filling sieve (optional)
  • Combined packing cleaner / chemical mixer in filling sieve (optional)
  • Tank cleaner (optional)
  • Venturi filling and suction system for products (optional)
  • Extra agitation pump, hydraulically driven (optional)
  • Hydraulically adjustable row width 3.00 – 4.00 metres (optional)
  • Spraying height to 4.00 metres (optional)
  • Double pipe system with anti-drift nozzle and electric taps (optional)
  • Closable air bag(s), one side, operated from tractor (optional)
  • VariMAS air control system (only with Müller Spray computer) (optional)
  • Spraying computer 800 Touch + Joystick (optional)
    • Automatic dosage regulation, depending on; speed, working width/number of sections open.
    • Temporary increase/decrease of dose, in percentages.
    • Clear graphical representation of the activitity for a.o:
      • L./Ha of L./min.,
      • Sprayed or still to be sprayed litres,
      • Metres covered during spraying,
      • Operating time in h./min,
      • VariMAS
    • Compact userfriendly operation through touchscreen with joystick
    • GPS-ready
    • Digital application map controlled spraying ready
ModelCapacity (l)KGHPPumpDelivery (l/min)Dimensions (l x w x h cm)Nr. nozzle
16515 – 3R1500176065CP165165475 x 230 x 31516
16520 – 3R2000186065CP165165500 x 230 x 31516
16530 – 3R3000270565CP165165590 x 250 x 33016