jbs vario basic

applicator for liquid silage additives, applies 4 - 17 l/h

At a glance

  • easy to handle
  • may be used with all liquid biological silage additives
  • excellent spray pattern (may be adjusted by changing the nozzles)
  • apply additives up to ten hours using just 40 litre of liquid

jbs vario basic is an inexpensive, yet exact and uncomplicated solution to apply biological silage additives without being limited to using a certain product only.

Due to its reasonable price and easy handling, larger motor pools may be equipped or several choppers may be set up with tanks in advance, thus enabling you to install jbs vario basic to one of the vehicles according to need within a short period of time.

Scope of delivery of basic unit

  • 12-Volt immersion pump
  • single nozzle carrier plus additional nozzle
  • non-return valve
  • bag filter
  • particle flow meter (2.5 - 25 l/h)
  • 5 metre hose
  • hose clips
  • on/off switch

Usage instructions

The bayonet nut on the nozzle carrier allows rapid changing from the first (4 - 8 l/h) to the second enclosed nozzle (8 - 17 l/h) in order to ensure an optimal spray pattern at all times. An integrated non-return valve keeps the applicator from dripping. When operating the pump for the first time, open the non-return valve for airing until liquid drips out of the valve and no more bubbles remain in the hose. In order to avoid conglutination of the parts from silage additive residues or in order to dissolve possible block-ages after a longer period of non-use, we recommend running the applicator with clean water.

The flow meter comes with a display range of 2.5 - 25 l/h. If possible, use hose clips to fix flow meter in uninterrupted sight of driver. In any case, the flow meter needs to be installed vertically (upright).

As the flow meter is calibrated with water we recommend calibrating the applicator once more after the installation in order to be able to adjust the application if necessary.

All parts have to be thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis.

Voltages above 12 V may damage the unit!

Do mind the correct polarity when connecting the unit - otherwise, the unit will be damaged.

The pipe filter ensures blockage-free operation of flow meter and nozzles. It should regularly be opened for cleaning (rinse with cold water).

The 12-Volt immersion pump is to be connected to the electronic control unit. The pump has a forced ventilation and cannot run dry - however, it should not run without liquid for longer than 10 - 15 minutes. The jet of water dripping out next to the hose connection on top of the pump removes air from the pump. As mechanical force may break the hose-vent connection, it should be handled with care.

When using a large tank, make sure that the pump reaches the bottom of the tank. Do not apply tensile strain to the power cable connected to the pump as otherwise, the sealing gasket between pump and motor may be pulled out thus enabling water to penetrate the motor.

On installation, mind the correct polarity of the cables, as otherwise, the pump will not draw in the silage additive.

Any clean container may be used as a tank. We recommend using jerrycans (approx. 25 litre).

Install the on/off switch between pump and power supply. It will switch the pump on and off.

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