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#1 timtractor OFFLINE  

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 12:07 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...=item257320486d

It is a Antique Vintage Judd Ringer Insect Fogger Model 701 NOS For Riding Mower Tractor.

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 01:38 PM

Thanks, I will be watching that one for sure.

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 03:14 PM

Neat attachment. How did those work? Were you fogging with something toxic?

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 03:58 PM

Can you imagine the ecological menace that thing is? Amazing it didn't catch on.

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 05:48 PM

Neat attachment. How did those work? Were you fogging with something toxic?


Well, if it was made in the 60's to early 70's it was probably DDT.

I can remember in the 50's when they would tow a HUGE fogger behind a jeep. That sucker could blanket most of a city block. Real dense fog too, where you couldn't see for 50' until it dissipated.

Sure kept down the skeeters though.

As for how they work, the fluid is metered into the exhaust just after it comes out of the exhaust valve. The fluid is oil based with the insectacide added, and it vaporizes into a fog. Aerobatic airplanes use the same system to make smoke for air shows. However, instead of insecticide, they add compounds to the oil to make different colors.

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 06:37 PM

I wish I could find one for the Bolens :D

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 07:51 PM

Well, if it was made in the 60's to early 70's it was probably DDT. I can remember in the 50's when they would tow a HUGE fogger behind a jeep. That sucker could blanket most of a city block. Real dense fog too, where you couldn't see for 50' until it dissipated.


I remember those too. We would see them sometimes when in town over at our grandparents or visiting friends. We would run through the fog thinking it was fun. Yep, it was DDT....maybe that's what's wrong with me.

Someone on here was restoring one here a while back. Can't remember who though.

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 08:17 PM

Well, I'm bidding on it. If I win it, I can work with whoever is interested in it. Hopefully we all won't be bidding against each other. I have a Blitz Fogger, and really don't need another Fogger unit, but I can't watch it go for nothing either. I'll keep you guys posted if I win it.

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 05:10 AM

Man, it sounds like those were not safe at all. Nobody seemed to wear protective equipment in the 60's/70's. They used a lot of defoliant at a local army/ tank training base up here in that time frame and now a lot of those guys are sick or have died of cancer and there was a huge compensation package and lawsuits etc. I like old iron but I never want to go back to the safety standards of the old days.

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 06:44 AM

That defoliant was the precursor to Agent Orange, Brian. They were fine tuning it.

Old Buzzard is right, that machine would have sprayed DDT. That's a pretty safe chemical for humans (destroys the environment, especially birds though). DDT is still used in some malaria-prone parts of the world, but has lost much of its effectiveness. The really cool thing is that it is sometimes used topically on mosquito netting and even human skin with no statistically notable side effects.

The problem wasn't the chemical itself, it's that we thought we could spray it on everything everywhere and nothing bad would happen.

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 07:50 AM

Now that item really looks like it is New Old Stock. Good luck in getting it.

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 02:52 PM

Well I lost it. It sold for $110.35, and I was out bid in the last three seconds. I really thought I had it. Sorry guys!




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