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Scarlawnturf
10-07-2009, 08:25 PM
Need some advise. Looking for a nice 3 point sprayer to put behind a compact tractor. Will be primarily spraying larger properties (2 to 3 acres) and athletic fields. Thinking about a 50 gallon setup?? Fimco seems cheap, but are they ok? I've also looked at Crop Care sprayers. They seem nice. What type roller pump should I look at? Will be spraying organics and broadleaf control. (yes, I'm licensed) Thanks.

foreplease
10-07-2009, 10:13 PM
Check this (http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=281975)thread out from earlier this summer.

lawn king
10-08-2009, 07:09 AM
Demco sprayer with a hypro 6 spline pto pump.

JB1
10-08-2009, 07:27 AM
Hardi makes a nice sprayer. http://www.hardi-us.com/en-us/Products/INT%20Amenity/US%20BNL%203pt.aspx

foreplease
10-08-2009, 08:16 AM
Hardi makes a nice sprayer. http://www.hardi-us.com/en-us/Products/INT%20Amenity/US%20BNL%203pt.aspx

That is a nice sprayer!

I couldn't find the Demco 3 point hitch series but trust Lawn King's judgment.

Scarlawnturf
10-08-2009, 09:06 AM
Thanks for the information. I'll let you all know what I come up with.

Rhett@Gregson-Clark
10-08-2009, 11:04 AM
Scarlawnturf,

We make an 85 gallon 3-point hitch sprayer (please see link below). Accessories are available including a foam marker, hose reel and electronic controls. If you call our office we discuss the best pump, boom and nozzle options for your needs. Thanks.

Rhett Clark
Gregson-Clark Spraying Equipment
800-706-9530


http://www.gregsonclark.com/three_point.html

txgrassguy
10-08-2009, 11:04 AM
Fimco's are alright for non-alkaline based herbicides with in-frequent use.
The stock seals are prone to degrading rapidly, particularly at higher flow rates.
They do make a 3 point with better seals and a roller pump but these are typically a order item as most ag stores won't carry the better set-up.
Bear in mind that the pump type and seal composition, as well as boom arrangement is often what differentiates a less expensive sprayer set-up.
Save your self the headache and purchase a 3 point already configured with a remote hose reel and at least 200' of half inch line and a spray gun as well as the boom set-up.
You may not be able to back into a smaller area and the hose reel comes in handy for tree/landscape spraying as well.

Currently I have a skid sprayer set-up but am looking for a self contained ride on sprayer of at least 200 gallons, the same type of set-up you see on golf courses.
Not only are my properties maintained increasing in size I am being asked to spray multiple acreage estates above 10 acres in size. And there is no way to skid spray properties like this.

I checked into 50/75/and 100 gallon 3 point set-ups to go on my tractor but I didn't like the compaction issue and weight essentially behind the drive tires. I'm thinking of stability as well as maneuverability.

Surprisingly I have found 200-300 gallon ride on units used, in good condition for less than $5K with basic controls. I do not like the Raven type controls and flow meters associated with the more computerized set-ups as I have experienced nothing but continued solenoid problems with the high-tech approach. Besides, I calibrate at least once per month so I don't expect problems with the manual valve set-ups anyways.

tmanmi
10-09-2009, 05:34 PM
I went with a Demco 40 gallon Pro Series with a 12' boom, it works ok for me. I went with an electric pump because I frequently change implements on the tractor and didn't want to be messing with a pump and hoses when changing.

http://www.demco-products.com/agriculture/proseries/40gallon.html

I don't know anything about this company put they might be worth a look.

http://www.pkmfg.net/Threepointsprayers2003.html