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#1 Walkinman1 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 18, 2016 - 09:09 PM

Not a whole lot to this one... Had a 20 gallon, pull behind sprayer; worked ok but not ideal for my 5 acres of lawn. Decided to convert it to a 3 point mount...of course then the boom was too high, decided to build a 10 foot folding/breakaway boom in the new location. The pump has enough capacity to run the extra nozzles and I have a 14 foot spray width now. Hopefully I'll get to try it out tomorrow and if it all works then it'll be time for paint!

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Posted June 18, 2016 - 09:42 PM

Nice setup. An item on my wish list.
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Posted June 18, 2016 - 10:10 PM

I like it!  :thumbs:



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Posted June 19, 2016 - 04:39 AM

Might want some weight out front when you fill that up! Looks good!


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 07:34 AM

Thanks guys!
That's what I thought too, Kenny but it seems to handle it just fine. I figured I'd have to put my weight box on the front but the just the blade is plenty to hold it down it seems...
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Posted June 19, 2016 - 09:29 AM

Looks nice!

Watch out for trees with that WIDE LOAD.



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Posted June 19, 2016 - 10:13 AM

Might want some weight out front when you fill that up! Looks good!


Nah Kenny, wheelies are fun!

Ok, really and truly , I agree with Kenny. Wheelies are fairly scary. I almost ran over my friends brother one time... Since you don't have separate left/right brake pedals, I think front weights are a good idea.

My dad has a 15' john deere 3 point seed drill, it was rather sketchy with the drill full of wheat, barley was pushing it and oats were ok. The front end was very light, bad enough that steering with the brakes on the allis chalmers 210 was mandatory. Then we made a rock box and loaded it with whatever heavy stuff we found. It helps big time.

Anyhow, lecture over😉

That's a VERY nice sprayer!

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Posted June 19, 2016 - 12:38 PM

Hi nice fabrication work looks good how many gal is the tank you'll definitely need so front end wt.  how wide is the boom and how many nozzles do you have?



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Posted June 19, 2016 - 12:54 PM

It's a 20 gallon tank, plumb full the front end isn't even very light with just the blade on it (my front tires are fluid filled too) but I can add more weight if it ever seems to be an issue. The boom is ten feet wide, I'm running 4, 140 degree nozzles. Gives very even coverage, about 14 feet overall spray width. I've got .3 gallon per minute nozzles in it right now, that leaves the pump with a little extra capacity. I have a bigger pump someone gave me that no longer works so if I can rebuild that I can switch to next size up nozzle if need be but so far I can run about 4 mph and still cover recommended application rates, I don't know that I'd want to go much faster as my yard is quite rough. Both sides of the boom fold back, just using a spring to hold them open or closed so if I happen to strike something they'll fold out of the way without breaking anything... Thanks for all the input guys! 1466358779595-1319142372.jpg

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Posted June 19, 2016 - 01:28 PM

Hi thanks for the reply, 20 gals should be about right the photo was a bit deceiving it looked bigger than that, and with your front tires ballast you should be good to go, I,m in the process of converting my trailer one to 3 pt also and likewise thinking of going with a 10 ft boom I was thinking of using 6 nozzle but after your post and experience I'll look into 4 also like your set up. I'm using my Power King so its a bit bigger than a Sub and am going to go with a front mt boom to see how that will work out, but I didn't get it completed this past week and now it'll be a month or more before I can get back to it as I'll be having carpal tunnel surgery this week on the RH and 3 weeks later on the LH.

Thanks again for the information.


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 02:04 PM

I mainly made the nozzle choice on what my pump could comfortably run, I had the higher-flow 140 degree nozzles that were on the original sprayer boom so I experimented with them and found that 40" spacing worked perfectly and could get the spray width I wanted with only 4 nozzles so I went that route. I thought about a front mount boom but didn't want to be driving into any mist or drift from the sprayer, plus I wanted to be able to hook the sprayer onto my Sub or my White. The front mount boom would be much easier to watch though...
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Posted June 19, 2016 - 03:27 PM

Hi yes driving thur the mist is the downside of a front mounted boom and after a time or 2 it may go to the back of the tractor, the watching part is what I was thinking about.


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 04:52 PM

Hi wrong thread post sorry GB


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 06:42 PM

I like your boom setup. Very well done and nice setup. I am currently experimenting with nozzles and spray patterns on my trailer and can tell you, not fun.

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Posted June 21, 2016 - 05:24 PM

I like your boom setup. Very well done and nice setup. I am currently experimenting with nozzles and spray patterns on my trailer and can tell you, not fun.
Mike "Squirrelly" Kitko

Thanks!
I basically did some online research to learn how to read the flow charts, checked out my pump specs, did some math, narrowed it down to two possible nozzle choices and tried em both. One set worked like a charm, the other set flowed just a little too much and the pump couldn't build much pressure. It wasn't really easy, but it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be either.




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