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    Default Re: Sprayer decision...please give me your opinion

    Go to Aggrand.com and do a search for Boom Sprayer A2Z Ranch. The guy built a sprayer you can pull with a truck or tractor.

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    Default Re: Sprayer decision...please give me your opinion

    Thanks for all the input. Here's what I am thinking. I think a skid type sprayer may be the best way to go for my needs. I need to get a tote and build a frame or platform for it. I assume the tubular frame it has is not strong enough to attach lift points to so that it can be lifted on/off a truck bed with a hoist or the FEL. So a good framed platform would allow for lifting rings and also serve as a place to mount the pump, plumbing, valves, filter, battery, etc. This way it can be self-contained and can be managed quickly by one person. I can lift it onto my truck bed, fill it, and go.

    I think a good 12 V pump like the fat boy, and a battery. And the boomless seems to be better for me. I think booms would be hard to manage in tight spaces from the cab of the truck. And coverage for herbicide on food plots should be good enough. I have a Fimco wireless switch that I just bought and that should work to control it.

    I could also integrate 3 point lift attachment points just in case I want to spread with my tractor, and I suppose it would be fairly easy to convert it to a PTO roller pump in the future if that was ever desired.

    Does this sound feasible? Any problems with this concept??

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    Default Re: Sprayer decision...please give me your opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by HCJtractor View Post
    I assume the tubular frame it has is not strong enough to attach lift points to so that it can be lifted on/off a truck bed with a hoist or the FEL. So a good framed platform would allow for lifting rings and also serve as a place to mount the pump, plumbing, valves, filter, battery, etc. This way it can be self-contained and can be managed quickly by one person. I can lift it onto my truck bed, fill it, and go.
    You would be correct. The totes are designed to be lifted with pallet forks and stacked for storage. If you have a set of pallet forks for your FEL you are in good shape.

    If you usually spray the same thing you will be in good shape. Sounds like you have everything planned out.
    Dan,
    www.pikecountyfoodplots.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCJtractor View Post
    Thanks for all the input. Here's what I am thinking. I think a skid type sprayer may be the best way to go for my needs. I need to get a tote and build a frame or platform for it. I assume the tubular frame it has is not strong enough to attach lift points to so that it can be lifted on/off a truck bed with a hoist or the FEL. So a good framed platform would allow for lifting rings and also serve as a place to mount the pump, plumbing, valves, filter, battery, etc. This way it can be self-contained and can be managed quickly by one person. I can lift it onto my truck bed, fill it, and go.

    I think a good 12 V pump like the fat boy, and a battery. And the boomless seems to be better for me. I think booms would be hard to manage in tight spaces from the cab of the truck. And coverage for herbicide on food plots should be good enough. I have a Fimco wireless switch that I just bought and that should work to control it.

    I could also integrate 3 point lift attachment points just in case I want to spread with my tractor, and I suppose it would be fairly easy to convert it to a PTO roller pump in the future if that was ever desired.

    Does this sound feasible? Any problems with this concept??
    Please post up pictures to this thread when you have it all complete. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Sprayer decision...please give me your opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by boomer1025 View Post
    Go to Aggrand.com and do a search for Boom Sprayer A2Z Ranch. The guy built a sprayer you can pull with a truck or tractor.
    Here's the only thing I find searching A2Z at Aggrand.com:

    It's a pdf so I don't know how some browsers will handle it, Chrome opens it right up:

    http://www.aggrand.com/articles/boom..._a2z_ranch.pdf
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    HCJ, (op) AND Rockin'G,
    Several questions.....I need to do the same but for only 3 cleared acres.

    First,
    HCJ, when you decide which route to go, I'd be interested in buying your 25 gallon unit.....
    Second, I HAVE 3 of those 300 gallon tanks that Rockin' has, I can let one go for you to use if you go that route.

    Rockin', when you say boomless.....where is the actual spray head? Are you standing in the back with a wand? I'd like your setup WITH booms.... Could I rig up 1/2 PVC with nozzles or drill small holes?

    And lastly, MY land is sloped....about 15-20 degrees....if I go VERY slowly the tractor is OK.... I would be terrified to traverse this with a high 4X4 truck ESPECIALLY with 900# of higher CG tank in the bed. (can you say roll bar?)

    Really appreciate some suggestions for my application. (don't have an ATV, but do have 3PT hitch tractor (with PTO) Thought if I got an ATV sprayer I could "strap" it on my box scraper?)
    Thanks

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    HCJ,
    One other comment concerning Pallet Forks....
    My tractor....30 HP kubota has a front end loader. I bought some really heavy pallet forks to move these water tanks. I first tried to lift a full tank....grunt, no way. Then I drained about 1/3 of the water, (100 gallons)....grunt, no way. I then dumped HALF that water, it lifted the rear of the tractor. I went back and hooked the box scraper on the rear for weight. It SLOWLY lifted the 1/2 filled tank. I looked at the owners manual later (better late than never) and see that my FEL's MAX is 1,000 pounds. I presume that INCLUDES the bucket (about 300 lb.s) now add those heavy forks (100) the empty tank (80) which leaves me with about 500 lb capacity..(LESS than 80 gallons)....duh.
    Another item, if the forks are set with NARROW spacing they WILL BEND your bucket......
    Take care

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    Boeing,
    I use this boom less nozzle.http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...oduct%2520Page

    I mounted it on 1" square tubing and use a C-bolt so I can adjust the height to get the spray width I need. I will take a picture of it when I get back to the ranch.

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    Default Re: Sprayer decision...please give me your opinion

    Thanks Rockin'
    That looks good.....it says it needs 1.5 gallons at 20 PSI. Will a 12V pump do that or will I need a PTO pump? I only have two fields, a 2 acre and a one acre. the rest is forest..... thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boeing
    Thanks Rockin'
    That looks good.....it says it needs 1.5 gallons at 20 PSI. Will a 12V pump do that or will I need a PTO pump? I only have two fields, a 2 acre and a one acre. the rest is forest..... thanks
    There are many 12v pumps that will pump 2.0 GPM @ 45 psi. Shur-Flo or Delavan have them. I would use a 3-4 GPM pump to have more flexibility in the spray width. You will need a return line to the tank with a valve to control rate through the nozzle. This is how you control the width of the spray. The 2.0 GPM will give the width they advertise. Higher rate going through the nozzle will increase the width and a lower rate will decrease the width. Just open or close the return line valve to get the width you want.

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