Homebuilt Ransomes spreader and sprayer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by cantoo, Dec 26, 2002.

  1. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
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    I started out with a Ransomes Lyyx I picked up at a sale for Can$900 or US $550 It needed a bit of work, flat tire, a worn belt and some minor stuff. Stripped off the deck and bin cut the deck arms off and welded up my own front end.

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  2. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
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    I used the wheels off the Ransomes and just made my own frame. 2" x 1/8" wall for the frame.
     
  3. cantoo

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    I tacked everything inplace to make sure it would work before welding completely. I'm also putting on the fert spreader so I had to make sure it would fit too.

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  4. cantoo

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    Here the sprayer is back on. I use a dimmer switch to turn it on and off. The sprayer was originally a pull behind unit that I redid for front mount.

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  5. cantoo

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    I built a new tipping frame for the tank. Just have to route the wires and hoses and some paint in the Spring. Then calibrate everything again. The fert spreader is controlled by a manual foot switch to turn it on and off.

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  6. cantoo

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    The tank will stay on, only the fert and sprayer pieces will change.

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  7. cantoo

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    Here's a close up of the foot fert switch. The fewer moving parts the better and the longer things work.

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  8. cantoo

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    I made a rear hitch while I was at it. It has to slide ahead about 2" to be in place. Again I made it the same size as a receiver incase I want to hang something else back there someday.

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