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Old 05-11-2014, 11:53 PM
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Mounted a sprayer to my zero turn

Well I installed a reese hitch on my zero turn and mounted a bracket to an upside down drop hitch to hold the 25ga tank. I fixed a temporary boom to it untill i can fab a hinged one. It all came together pretty well. What do you guys think?



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Old 05-12-2014, 12:28 AM
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Better bring a news paper. It's going to be a slow go to spray any decent size turf.
Your not going to spray as you mow.
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:32 AM
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How many gallons per k is it using?
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:41 AM
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Measured it today at .83 ga per k. Did my yard today with trimec 899. Took like 30 minutes for .8 acre
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How does the extra weight way out back effect your handling??? What about wet areas where the tail wheel is carrying a full tank????

I have done something similar on a Walker Mower, only the tank is in a more balanced place on the machine. I call mine the Ric A Green. BTW My first design had to be modified a few times before I got it right.

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Old 05-12-2014, 10:34 AM
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I didnt really make this for commercial use since i dont have licensing yet. I really just didnt want to haul a 4 wheeler around. Anyways the handling is fine because there is a pretty even weight distribution with the deck out front. I doubt it would do well going up a wet hill but it already struggles wi that.

With the hitch attachment it does make a very quick connect/disconnect
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:37 PM
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Nothing the matter with that. I am curious. Can't tell how high the spray nozzle's are? Do they overlap any, or do they meet for an even spray for total coverage?
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:11 PM
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I just redid the boom a bit. It is mounted at approx 27" off the cement. I have my nozzles 24" apart and they are 110* which recommend 20" spacing. But at that hight i get very even spray coverage with little overlap.
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I did same thing But I mounted my boom on the front so I could see it all the time Mine folds up 5ft with 2- 3' booms folds down I have 30 gal tank sets above my motor on My 50'' DC O yes I have a 125lb hopper spreader mounted to front to
I apply 30gals to the acre
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I just redid the boom a bit. It is mounted at approx 27" off the cement. I have my nozzles 24" apart and they are 110* which recommend 20" spacing. But at that hight i get very even spray coverage with little overlap.
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