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  1. #1
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    Enclosed are photos of a sprayer I built for spraying Round-up prior to planting trees. The 1st photo shows a smaller ‘ gathering tank’ under the 35 gallon polyethylene tank that enables me to use all of the mixture with very little waste. This drains into the first filter through a ball valve and from there to the DeVllbus PTO pump. This first filter assembly also has a large drain opening to remove the fine screened filter for cleaning and draining the whole system (it’ the lowest point).
    The PTO has a metal extension bolted to it that hits the swinging drawbar so the pump itself doesn’t rotate ( see insert, 2nd photo). The PTO pump out-put goes to the pressure control valve that circulates and continuously mixes the solution until the on-off lever is put to the vertical (on) and diverts the flow to the boom or to a hose with a wand for hand spraying. The outflow is a simple garden hose ‘ Y ’with little ball valves that you can’t see on the other side. The outflow to the boom goes through a 2nd filter.
    The boom is hinged to fold up as shown and also ‘break away’ if the end of the boom hits an obstacle. A third set of filters are integrated with each nozzle. The reason I got so many filter is the ‘gathering tank’ was made from a fire extinguisher and rusts .Cleanliness is a must with spraying . I’d get a stainless steel or plastic tank if I had it to do over.
    It will spray 2 and half acres and a 50 or so gallon tank would be a little handier. I use ammonia to clean it up and then fill the PTO pump with motor oil to prevent it from seizing over winter. The hose and hand wand feature aren’t used much except for things you can drive up to and do from the seat, otherwise you need a second person. I usually spray around 6:00 am when there is little wind and plant later the same day with the tree planter. I’m going to take some photos of the tree planter in a few days. My 17 year old son, Cy, did all the graphics on Adobe PhotoShop from a Canon Powershot S 100 digital camera


    RCH<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Rch on 04/28/01 02:11 PM (server time).</FONT></P>

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    Default Re: Sprayer pics

    picture of sprayer described above

    http://members.fortunecity.com/lankycy/tank.jpg

    RCH<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Rch on 04/28/01 01:24 PM (server time).</FONT></P>

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    Default Re: Sprayer

    Rch,
    Its not you, its the server. It is not set up to take photos yet.
    Von


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    Default Re: Sprayer

    Von, thanks. It was driving us nuts ! Picture available by clicking on the Fortune City link above. A little later- link doesn't work but you can cut & paste !

    RCH<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Rch on 04/28/01 01:39 PM (server time).</FONT></P>

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    Default Re: Sprayer

    Another try; http://members.fortunecity.com/lankycy/tank.jpg
    Thanks again Von. I thought it was on my end and I was wasting alot of time.

    RCH<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Rch on 04/28/01 01:58 PM (server time).</FONT></P>

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    Default Re: Sprayer

    Ray, I am extremely impressed with your post for several reasons. This is in no particular order:

    - That you have the ingenuity to build a sprayer, a well made sprayer at that. Great work

    - That you took the time to build your own sprayer instead of going out and spending a lot of money for one...like I did.

    - That Cy is able to do pictures and explanations that well. I have been wanting to go digital but don't even know where to begin.

    Geat post.

    Bill Cook


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    Default Re: Sprayer

    Bill C, as they say, flattery will get you everywhere ! The cost ended up around $700, not much different than if I had brought a high-end one. It wouldn't had all the bells and whistles though.
    Cy picked up the Adobe PhotoShop editing skills working on the high school yearbook- removing a zit here, a sweaty armpit there etc.

    RCH

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    Default Re: Sprayer

    Rch -

    I've almost talked myself out of the need for a spray rig, at least for this year, but I do admire what you've done there. And you can tell Cy he did a first-rate job with the photo work! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/cool.gif[/img]

    Looking at your pictures, I just about want one again, yet at the same time I can see where it would make more sense if I had more unobstructed flat area to spray. Can you adjust to spray left, right or center? Looks great!

    BTW -- is that really Kris Kringle leaning on your rig? [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]


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    Default Re: Sprayer

    Harv, I shut off the left and/or right side by clamping the hose with a Vise-Grip. Re Kris Kringle; first you believe in Santa, then you don,t. Then you ARE Santa !
    Good day in central WI, planted 2000 trees today. Photos to follow. I hope Muhammad gets photo thing fixed.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Rch on 04/29/01 08:16 PM (server time).</FONT></P>

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