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Old 02-23-2014, 07:53 AM
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New truck setup suggestions

Small Irrigation Contractor(99% service) in Northern VA.
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I am about to start getting into liquid fertilizing this year(no fertilizing at all in previous years).
I have a "rig" designed with the sprayer company that will be on a metal pallet and is loaded onto an f250 with a skid steer(shop neighbor lets us use it 24/7; buddy of mines).
I'm thinking about designing(or hopefully find one) an irrigation pallet. That way I can just load whichever pallet I need at the shop and go.
Anyone ever tried this? Any Suggestions or Pics maybe?

*We also plow so I need the bed available for a sander. In my mind I could use 1 truck for 3 different divisions.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:58 AM
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Buy a second truck. At some point you will want to send the helper to a call while you do something else.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:41 AM
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Utility body.

From what I have seen, a utility body is best for irrigation. Can pull a trailer, decent about of storage.
A guy at my work also uses a utility body for IPM, which he has a small 100 gal rig on the back.

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Old 02-23-2014, 09:08 AM
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I would think it would be a pain to unload all the irrigation supplies to put the spraying equipment in & out. You would prob get better info on fert and skid sprayers in the pesticide or fertilizer forums.

You mention you have never done fert before. Are you aware liquid is less forgiving than granular in application? Also requires a lot of water per acre which means filling often. Might be easier to go granular at 1st. Either way a trailer setup might be best option.
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:42 PM
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well that is genious
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:56 PM
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If you are doing service with a limited amount of piping necessary it would seem you could do it with just some high side boxes or a cross box and still have room for the pallet sprayer.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:20 PM
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If you are doing service with a limited amount of piping necessary it would seem you could do it with just some high side boxes or a cross box and still have room for the pallet sprayer.
What brand multimeter do you use?
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:28 PM
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What brand multimeter do you use?
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I use an Irritrol
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:11 PM
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Multimeter? Snark I assume.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:35 PM
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Multimeter? Snark I assume.
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Nuff said
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