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    Default Re: Sprayer question

    Quote Originally Posted by remington270 View Post
    My main reason for preferring 12v over pto driven is ease of use. Much easier to put the sprayer on the atv or truck and go spray, instead of hooking up to the pto. Can anyone comment on ease of hookup to a PTO compared to a bushog or tiller?
    Hooking up a PTO pump is no more difficult than connecting a Bush Hog's PTO shaft. Even though you say you aren't handy; to get what you want will require you to build your own sprayer most likely.
    Paraphrasing Douglas Adams - So long and thanks for all the bacon.

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    I guess some people have a reason to want a tank that will hold 100 + gallons. And only need a 12 volt pump.. I use a 15 gal per acre mix, I think its the most common. I usally never run it dry, meaning theres always some left in the tank when I refill. If u have a 100 gallon tank,
    90 gallons of spray will cover 6 acres,.
    I have, and love my 35 gallon sprayer,. i can spray 2 acres before I have to fill again, and get back at it. Takes about 10 min to reload.
    Unless u dont have a supply of water handy,. I think, you should consider how nice it is to have just about the right amount left over,..Especially when u might want to switch to another chemical like 2-4-d.
    I sprayed 120 gallons today and belive u me I waz real happy, I didnt have to tote around a tank of 100 + gallons in the rough terran I had to run on.
    As far as 12 volt pumps go,... they are great,..Even the $100.00 pumps will do a professional job for years. I can spray about 100 inches wide,. And, Iam sure they are good for at least 144" I sprayed all of the 120 gallions today out of a hand wand.
    2 each his own,. But lotsa people think they need to spray it all in one shot,.,And thats there choice. But if you dont come out just rite or close on your batch of round up ..where are you going to store 50 gallions ..so you can change to a 2-4-d mix? Unless u are workin in a desert, And didnt bring a supply of water with u, maybe u should rethink your tank size.
    juss sayin

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    Default Re: Sprayer question

    I hear what you are saying. My primary goal in wanting such a large size was (obviously) to decrease fill ups, since some of my fields are 2+ miles from the house, back on dirt roads. My mode of transport would be either a kawasaki mule vs the tractor, but I'm starting to realize that a 100 gallon tank would be far too big for the mule, so I am considering a trailer vs skid sprayer on the back of the mule. I CAN drive my truck back on the woods roads, but is not preferred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by remington270 View Post
    I hear what you are saying. My primary goal in wanting such a large size was (obviously) to decrease fill ups, since some of my fields are 2+ miles from the house, back on dirt roads. My mode of transport would be either a kawasaki mule vs the tractor, but I'm starting to realize that a 100 gallon tank would be far too big for the mule, so I am considering a trailer vs skid sprayer on the back of the mule. I CAN drive my truck back on the woods roads, but is not preferred.
    I suggest putting a water only tank in your truck and using that cut down on travel time so u can fill up in the field.Theres lotsa tank options for toting water. If you are going to just gravity fill, Be sure that u use LARGE 1-2" plumbing.

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    Default Re: Sprayer question

    Maybe I missed it.....what are you going to with the sprayer?? Ant hills, roundup on fence lines?? Surely you don't plan to spray a field, etc. with a wand. I have a 3 point pto sprayer with boom as well as wand that takes about a minute to hook up and I also have a 25 gallon wand only that runs off a 12 volt hook up that I use on the back of a golf cart for ant hills, etc. I have recently had an absolute rash of ant hills and I quit using to 12 volt sprayer because it takes too long if you have more than a few minutes or work. The pto sprayer puts out a LOT more chemical per unit of time, so I think you (and I admit me) are fooling yourself if you think it is more convenient to go through 100 gallons with a 12 volt sprayer. My opinion is you will use this outfit for a day or two and then ask yourself "what was I thinking?". Please don't take this note as me being critical of you, just as food for thought. Good luck no matter what you decide.

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    I don't take anything as critical. I posted on here for advice because I have a lot of tractor experience but zero with a sprayer. My main goals are twofold: to spray trails and to spray food plots/ garden no bigger than 2 acres (but I've got several). I think boomless can achieve this. My 100 gallon goal turns out to be a bit ambitious, but I think a 60 gallon sprayer will suit my needs. I haven't bought it yet, but plan on getting this sprayer for the bed of the mule:

    http://www.ruralking.com/fimco-60-ga...60-12v-bl.html

    It doesnt meet my original criteria, but It has a 3.8 gpm pump, with boomless and wand sprayer.

    I think the trailer may not be needed if my mule can handle it.

    I wanted to avoid a PTO due to the sprayer tying up the tractor, and the fact that I can scoot around quicker on the kawasaki mule. I figure 3.8 gpm is a fairly good application rate, heck that's a whole 4 gallon "backpack" sprayer that I now use in one minute!

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    That looks like a nice rig. Please let us know how it works especially the flow rate. Ironpen

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    Default Re: Sprayer question

    Quote Originally Posted by brin View Post
    Northern Tool has them in their current catalog.....Portable Generators, Pressure Washers, Power Tools, Welders | Northern Tool + Equipment you can also click on their store locator button upper left corner of page and find a store close to you...
    You might not find a 100 gallon sprayer with a 12V pump unless you make it yourself. The other option would be a 100 gallon 3 point hitch, if your tractor is big and you are on level ground?

    Here is one with a 3.8 GPM electric pump, 60 gallon tank by Fimco for $879.95. 60 gallons goes a long ways. If you need more water, get a 1 ton truck or trailer with a water buffalo.

    -atvts-60-12v-jpg

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    I just received the sprayer I decided on, see the above link, it's a 60 gallon utv skid sprayer. I'll try to post pics when I uncrate it, but it will likely be a few weeks.

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    Default Re: Sprayer question

    Is there anyway to make a sprayer from a 275 gal water tote?

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