Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Yard Sprayer Maybe?


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 KennyP OFFLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,514 Thanks
  • 39,734 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted May 18, 2015 - 11:18 AM

A while back I was given this 15? gallon tank and I have been trying to decide what to do with it. Yesterday, I bent some 1.25" X 1/4" strap to fit around it.

DSCN0495.JPG     DSCN0496.JPG

 

I have this 12V pump. Not sure what pressure it may have as the numbers are illegible. Looks like it is 10.6 gals/min.

DSCN0497.JPG

 

Might make a decent small sprayer for a wand of a pump up tank. Laying the tank on it's side, I may only get ~12 gallons in it unless I put a 90° fitting in the fill hole. Probably have to get a vent in there somewhere so it can breathe.

What do you folks think about it?


  • Alc, boyscout862 and Sawdust have said thanks

#2 boyscout862 ONLINE  

boyscout862
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 8923
  • 9,804 Thanks
  • 7,545 posts
  • Location: N.E. Connecticut

Posted May 18, 2015 - 11:41 AM

Do you need a yard sprayer? I have one that I've never used. Good Luck, Rick


  • KennyP and Bill 76 have said thanks

#3 Cat385B ONLINE  

Cat385B

    Therapy CAT

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8002
  • 11,754 Thanks
  • 8,923 posts
  • Location: MN

Posted May 18, 2015 - 11:50 AM

If I have to keep moving my yard sprayer around in the shed 10 months of the year to get to what I need, someone else should too.

Build away, Kenny!
  • KennyP, boyscout862, Sawdust and 1 other said thanks

#4 KennyP OFFLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,514 Thanks
  • 39,734 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted May 18, 2015 - 02:28 PM

So far just a passing thought. I do have some trees we planted this Spring that may need watering in the ';back 40'. so I could just use it to transport water to them. I haven't a clue what I'd use it for as a sprayer. Unless I can get liquid fertilizer! And the grass is doing well right now!


  • boyscout862 said thank you

#5 propane1 ONLINE  

propane1
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 54307
  • 6,115 Thanks
  • 3,206 posts
  • Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Posted May 18, 2015 - 02:55 PM

I got this stuff from a friend once and put it in my wagon. Worked good for watering the potatoes. My pump looks the same as yours. All dismantled now, have not used it in a few years.   Noel 

Attached Thumbnails

  • Picture 022.jpg
  • Picture 023.jpg

  • KennyP, boyscout862, Sawdust and 1 other said thanks

#6 boyscout862 ONLINE  

boyscout862
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 8923
  • 9,804 Thanks
  • 7,545 posts
  • Location: N.E. Connecticut

Posted May 18, 2015 - 05:01 PM

I have barrels and a 275 gallon tank to catch rain water. I pick the barrels up with my bucket loader and use a garden hose to water the garden. No pump just gravity to push the water. Everything is empty right now because we haven't had rain.  Good Luck, Rick


  • KennyP said thank you

#7 KC9KAS OFFLINE  

KC9KAS
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 10038
  • 4,783 Thanks
  • 4,303 posts
  • Location: Holland, IN

Posted May 18, 2015 - 07:35 PM

I think it will make a fine lawn/garden sprayer!



#8 olcowhand OFFLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,653 Thanks
  • 29,841 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted May 18, 2015 - 07:41 PM

Kenny, that is exactly the chemical barrel I put on my sprayer when my tank cracked.  I have at least a dozen more of them.  Milk parlor chemicals came in mine.  And Kenny, put a street L into the large bung hole, and use the original barrel cap, as it'll screw right into the L.  Then I simply drilled a tiny hole in the cap for air bleed.  The street L makes for an easy fill point.


  • KennyP and Sawdust have said thanks

#9 olcowhand OFFLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,653 Thanks
  • 29,841 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted May 18, 2015 - 07:43 PM

I use my sprayer a LOT late spring & early summer.  Spray around the barn edges & such to cut down on weed eating, then I spray a few barrels of 2-4-D to get thistles.  I gotta get mine fired up tomorrow.


  • KennyP said thank you

#10 Sawdust OFFLINE  

Sawdust
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 36549
  • 4,523 Thanks
  • 2,831 posts
  • Location: Butler, Kentucky

Posted May 18, 2015 - 09:24 PM

I like the idea too, been thinking about one myself as soon as we get done moving....maybe a winter project for next year's garden. I'll be watching Kenny
  • KennyP said thank you

#11 KennyP OFFLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,514 Thanks
  • 39,734 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted May 19, 2015 - 05:30 AM

Trying to decide if I want to make an axle to go under it or just set it in a trailer.


  • Sawdust said thank you

#12 Sawdust OFFLINE  

Sawdust
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 36549
  • 4,523 Thanks
  • 2,831 posts
  • Location: Butler, Kentucky

Posted May 19, 2015 - 08:14 AM

My plan was to fab a small frame with axle using a couple of wheel barrow wheels & tires. When empty or not in use just tilt back on its end to store out of the way. I thought about the trailer idea but the need to move it around & rig it up everytime to use changed my mind....I believe :)

Edited by Sawdust, May 19, 2015 - 08:16 AM.

  • KennyP said thank you

#13 KennyP OFFLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,514 Thanks
  • 39,734 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted May 19, 2015 - 08:33 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions folks! I'm digesting this all and will do something here before long. Continue with the ideas, as there may be something I might be missing.


  • Sawdust said thank you

#14 bbuckler OFFLINE  

bbuckler
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 59269
  • 2,087 Thanks
  • 1,891 posts
  • Location: Killeen,Tx

Posted May 19, 2015 - 09:40 AM

I got this stuff from a friend once and put it in my wagon. Worked good for watering the potatoes. My pump looks the same as yours. All dismantled now, have not used it in a few years.   Noel 

I need to do this for my watermelon patch I don't have enough water hose to water it.


Edited by bbuckler, May 19, 2015 - 09:40 AM.

  • KennyP, Sawdust and propane1 have said thanks

#15 shorty ONLINE  

shorty

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 6172
  • 3,569 Thanks
  • 3,951 posts
  • Location: Lancaster County Pa

Posted May 19, 2015 - 05:07 PM

I have a barrel like that and am waiting to find the rest of the things needed to do a build. I was thinking of putting it on the 3 point. It is still in the planning stages yet.


  • KennyP and Sawdust have said thanks




Top