Mounted a sprayer to my zero turn

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by brichter14, May 11, 2014.

  1. brichter14

    brichter14 LawnSite Senior Member
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    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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  2. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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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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  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    How many gallons per k is it using?
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  4. brichter14

    brichter14 LawnSite Senior Member
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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
     
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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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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  6. brichter14

    brichter14 LawnSite Senior Member
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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
     
  7. gebby

    gebby LawnSite Senior Member
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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?
     
  8. brichter14

    brichter14 LawnSite Senior Member
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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.
     
  9. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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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
     
  10. gebby

    gebby LawnSite Senior Member
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