Lawn Sprayer

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Stan MI, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. Stan MI

    Stan MI LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 101

    I need a sprayer and was looking for some help here as to make and model to purchase.

    Would like to spray 2-4-D. I need to cover about 8 acres (yes I'm a lawn nut). Hopefully less than $500 in the budget.

    I would be pulling with a ZTR.

    Any suggestion ?
     
  2. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,654

    The pictures below are of some 50 gallon sprayers that can be pulled behind your ZTR or an ATV. With a 12 volt 60 psi pump and with a boom attached to it you could probably cover quite a bit of territory. The first picture is of one used on a Kawasaki Mule, and the second picture is of a Spraymate. There are a lot of different sizes and makes out there besides these.

    The Kawasaki would be more than your budget, while the Spraymate lists for less, but I bet if you shopped around you could find a number that wouldn't break your bank account.

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  3. Stan MI

    Stan MI LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 101

    CC

    Does the Spraymate have a web site. Looks like what I need.

    Thanks
     
  4. Stan MI

    Stan MI LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 101

    Anybody else using or have a suggestion as to a sprayer ?
     
  5. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    I would get something with a 25 gal tank or smaller. 25 gals can cover 5 acres.
     
  6. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
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    ??? with how many re-fills?
     
  7. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Heh heh... 25 gallons can cover 5 acres, but so can 5 gallons. It obviously all depends upon your rate of application. But at any rate (no pun intended)... the Spraymate 50 uses two 25 gallon tanks, while the Spraymate 25 has one.

    http://www.wikco.com/Spraymate.html is the website.

    Like most sprayers, they have a basic price for the spraying unit, and then you pay extra for the accessories... such as trailer and boom.
     
  8. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    I always spray at about 5 gal/acre. I use the smallest air inductions nozzles I can get. I space them at 20 inches. I spray at 30 psi going at 5 mph. No problems with coverage. It would be tough getting down to gal/acre. I am suggesting that a huge rig is not necessary for 8 acres once or twice a year.
     
  9. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    you could get a ATV sprayer and mount it to the back of your mower. I like a mounted sprayer better for easier turning and better control.
     
  10. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    I like mounted sprayers also. All mine are mounted on a 3-point frame. Very handy for turning and backing into corners.
     

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