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An Indiana company’s quick-attach end caps with locks could make the process easier.

Tom J Bechman 1, Editor, Indiana Prairie Farmer

March 30, 2019

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tractor and sprayer in field
THE NEED: If you’re switching products often, especially if you’re using dicamba, it’s convenient if you can clean out the ends of sprayer booms easily. Removable caps that lock in place make it possible.

Do you handle the spraying on your farm? Is cleaning out the sprayer when changing products burdensome? Has dicamba soybean herbicides intensified the need for complete cleanout? Do you want to simplify your life?

If you answered all four questions with “yes,” then Matt Wagner has a simple solution. Wagner is national accounts manager for TerreMax, an Indiana company that produces all types of products for liquid handling. TerreMax is located in Fontanet.

TerreMax received a patent for Safety Camlocks, cam couplers for liquid systems with an exclusive cam-lever locking mechanism.

“The cam-locking lever makes them easy to use,” Wagner explains. “You simply snap the levers over the end of the pipe or boom or whatever you’re attaching the cam to. It locks in place. When you’re ready to remove it, you push the safety lock buttons to undo the connection.”

Wagner sees the product being a fit for someone who wants to make it easier to access the ends of booms on sprayers. Unless end booms have a cleanout, liquid material accumulates in blind ends. Residues can build up wherever there is an end cap.

TerreMax is ISO 9001-certified, Wagner notes. The safety camlock and camlock couplers are manufactured at the Indiana facility. Learn more at, and check out the photos below.

Safety Camlock

BEFORE: Here are the two pieces to be connected before the connection occurs. Imagine that the piece on the right is attached to the end of a spray boom.
Safety Camlock

AFTER: Simple locks snap over the piece connecting to the cap and hold the cap firmly in place.

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Tom J Bechman 1

Editor, Indiana Prairie Farmer

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