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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tyaroch, Mar 11, 2008.
I know this is not the Herb. forum, but thought I would like to share these with you guys.
Looks like a nice set-up. how much was it?
How much does it hold?
It probably cost $350-$375. It holds 25 gallons. I will have to fill it two or three times to covermy lawn, but I did not want to spend a lot of money. Anything over 25 gallons seems to get a lot more expensive.
nice looking rig. I would have opted for a "boomless" rig....Iknow with my luck I'd end up ripping one of the booms off...heck you could probably use that set up to spray de-icer on you driveway as well...
that is nice, maybe get smaller nozzles and change the spray rate to get more out of a tank. but really nice man. and i dont even like the green fleet!
Betcha it gets real hard to steer with a full tank on a wet lawn! Don't take offense, its constructive, polite criticism.
I am sure it could be hard to steer. The reason I made the boom wings lift is so that I can spray ditchbanks higher than the lawn without having to drive on a slope. I am sure I will have to make adjustments along the way. The next thing I have to do after wiring it is to make a sticker that saws "Lift the booms stupid!" I almost ripped them off going into my garage the first time I took it out. lol.
Try setting up a breakaway boom assembly. You can find these commercially, or make them yourself. Basically what it is is a hingepoint, mounted vertically, so that when you hit something with the boom, it snaps out of joint, kinda like Mel Gibson snapping his shoulder out of joint in the movies, only there is no pain! The joint in question looks like this: L>, if you can imagine the lower(horizontal) leg of the L being surrounded by the >. The > is spring loaded , and adjustable in tension, so you can set when it breaks. Try agrisupply.com, they might have either the boom assembly, or the breakaway joint.
Good idea with the Breakaways. This boom actually was a breakaway. It had springs and everything. I needed it to lift , so I turned the nozzles 90 degrees and am using it that way. I will consider making it breakaway as well.