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#1 Nato77 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 17, 2016 - 09:01 PM

I figured some of you guys would enjoy this.
A year and 4 months ago the boss came up to me and said "Nate, I have a special project for you". When he says that I know its not going to be a fun job. He was toying with the idea of expanding the width of the sprayer from 100' to 132' so you can drive in the planter tracks. Its so much stabler and easier to control if your driving on previous tracks, not to mention less time in the field. The reason for making one is he figured one could be made cheaper than buying one.

After planning, discussing and many sleepless night I started to piece things together. Hit many bumps and issues along the way but we figured them out. 2 weeks ago I got to start hanging the booms and more issues. Spent the last ten or so days living at the shop fixing and fabing to make things work like they should. Glad its finally on and working. Still a couple things to work out but its fictional at least. I think we did alright money wise but the knowledge we gained is priceless.

I was tickled pink watching this thing go across the field. Its crazy how quick it is now. Sprayed a 106 acre field in about half an hour!


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Posted April 17, 2016 - 09:08 PM

Looks great. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 17, 2016 - 09:15 PM

Great work Nate!


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Posted April 17, 2016 - 09:22 PM

Great job Nate, did you build the booms out of Aluminum?


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Posted April 17, 2016 - 11:21 PM

Great job Nate, did you build the booms out of Aluminum?


Yup all aluminum except the hinge points. If I had the inventory that a steel house has would've used aluminum. With making them out of aluminum they weigh a little less than the 100' steel ones.
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Posted April 18, 2016 - 10:48 AM

That is impressive!  Saturday I watched a neighbor plant corn and then spray  a large field. He was in and out before 11:00 am.

Amazing what can be done with big equipment.


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 01:24 PM

If you get enough speed up, you might able to take off!


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 05:24 PM

Nice job and neat retrofit.
Did you have to replac the pump and everything also or was it big enough?
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Posted April 19, 2016 - 11:22 PM

Nice job and neat retrofit.
Did you have to replac the pump and everything also or was it big enough?

So far the pump is big enough. He not driving as fast as he did with the smaller one though. We cranked it up to 100psi and I did just fine




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