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    Default Need to know about sprayers

    I need to buy a sprayer for my 3 point. Don't know about brands or price. Will buy within the month.

    I looked at my local dealership. He had one that was about 60 gallons, and one that was about 150 gallons. My thought is bigger is better.

    I have a 55hp 4x4 kubota with a FEL. A loaded 160 gallon sprayer will be about 1600 lbs, so no problem there.

    Any idea on brands, price, options?

    Thanks for any help.

    Bill Cook


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    Default Re: Need to know about sprayers

    Bill,
    Don't know how you feel about used but I bought a 250 gallon one last year for $200 at a farm sale. Nothing at all wrong with it. I used it all last year with no problems at all. I agree with you, bigger is better. You can always put less in, but you can't always put more in.


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    Default Re: Need to know about sprayers

    Bill -

    I've been having a discussion, mostly with John Bud, about sprayers. I plan to buy within the next month, too.

    Like a lot of tractor stuff, the sentiment seems to be that bigger is better, but I should think it would be somewhat determined by how much acreage you're dealing with, how soft the soil is (weight issue) and what kind of spraying you're going to be doing (weed control, fertilizer, etc.).

    I'm only concerned with spraying a few of my 42 acres, mostly for weeds, so I'm looking at much smaller sprayers (25 to 55 gallons). I originally wanted a PTO-powered unit, but after looking at prices, I'm now considering the electric pump type.

    For what it's worth, you can check out a couple of our posts which included scans from catalogs. Like I said, we were looking at the smaller units, but the same manufacturers have all sizes. Try this message and the corresponding reply.

    Keep us posted on what you come up with.


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    Default Re: Need to know about sprayers

    BillC
    Maybe agri-links.com could shed more light for you.

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    Default Re:electric spayers

    i have had on of the northern atv sprayers for about three years, it works well for bushes and small trees you may have difficulty spraying the tops of large trees, the spray mixes well, and i mix a fresh batch for each session. i strap the sprayer to a pallet and use my carry all to haul it around the property, i can spray from the tractor seat which gets the spraying done quickly. hold about 15 gal. not a bad machine for the price, and i feel it will handle most spry tasks reasonably well.

    good luck
    alex


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    Default Re: Need to know about sprayers

    Bill,
    We sell the HARDI brand 3 point sprayers. HARDI makes a 155 gallon with 26' boom and a HARDI diaphragm pump that lists for $2,182. The big advantage to a diaphragm pump is that as you increase your RPM & MPH the rate of liquid applied increases the same amount. A diaphragm pump will pump any liquid including fertilizer, herbicide, and pesticides. We've always had excellent results and our customers are very satisfied with the HARDI brand.
    Try this link:
    http://www.hardi-international.com/P...NL/default.htm

    Hope this helps
    Tim Alderman - Alderman's Inc.
    Lennon, MI
    www.aldermans.com


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    Default Re: Need to know about sprayers

    Thanks everyone for the info and the links. Don't have time this mornin', but will look tonight.

    Hey, Richard, where in Ideho (as we pronounce it in the South) are you? We come out west every year in July, Aug, and part of Sept. We start at Cheyenne at the Daddy, then travel around. This year we are going to Caldwell. There is an airplane manufacturer, Flying K, that I want to visit.

    I love the South, but come July and August there's not a lot to do here but sweat.

    Bill Cook



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    Default Re: Need to know about sprayers

    Bill,
    I'm actually in Iowa right now but am from Idaho and all of my family is out there. I actually grew up right by Caldwell, Idaho. My Mom's ranch is in Eastern Oregon between Nyssa and Ontario. My grandparents and most of the family ranch just south of Caldwell and I have an uncle in Northern Idaho that has a ranch up there that I own with him. We plan on going back out there sometime in the next five years or so. Anything you need to know about out there just let me know and I can hook you up.


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    Default Re: Need to know about sprayers

    Rich, thanks, I'll have some questions for you about Ideho in the days to come. Also, the sprayer you got was a great deal. I've been to about 8 farm sales over the past 2 years where equipment was auctioned off. The used equipment sold for about what a new piece would cost. Kept saying, "Well I'll get one next auction." I'm out of time. I need to get the 2-4-D down.

    Harv and Alex, thanks for the info. I need to buy bigger. I have a 20 gallon that I bought from Northern. Works good for spraying Roundup on the drive, to small for pasture work.

    I bought a 160 gallon sprayer yesterday. Bought from Goss Tractor. It had been used a couple of times. I hate buying new. The fella had not stored it right, the pump froze up on it. An new sprayer costs $1500, I'll get this one for $1200. This should do the trick.


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    Default Re: Need to know about sprayers

    Tim, thanks for the info. Great sight. They have some mighty big sprayers!

    Also want to thank you for being on the board. Wish we had more dealers giving input. You are a great source of info. Thanks for the time you take with guys like me.

    Bill Cook


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