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Mounted a sprayer to my zero turn

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

  1. gebby

    gebby LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 706

    Ok. Sounds like it is covering. Thanks.
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  2. tlc23

    tlc23 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 117

    Nice work! I have always wanted to do something like this. I have a few gravel parking lots at a storage facility that I take care. This would be great for spraying RU there.
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  3. brichter14

    brichter14 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 305

    I like the idea of the boom mounted in the front. I am afraid though of running my tires over the chemicals or fert. What is the advantage beyond just being able to see?

    I plan on mounting a hopper to a reese hitch so i can hook it up easy.
  4. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    no stiff neck from looking behind you Like my 3 point spray I have I run on one of my tractors

    I like to see what the boom is doing I see every tip all the time never know when one might plug up

    Mine setup just for spraying now I built it back in late 90s about 5 years a go I removed the deck since it was hanging me up getting over some curbs
    Then I had to had 160 lbs to front end my spreader is mounted doesn't come off unless you unbolt it

    Your front deck mower would be a pain I think trying to spray lawns with
  5. brichter14

    brichter14 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 305

    I took the advise from above and mounted the boom on the front. I like it here alot more. I also installed an on off switch for my 12v plug


  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956


    Nice looking design. The lower boom level will help avoid over spray.

    I have my boom just as far above the ground as you do. In fact I might be just a tad higher or on top of the caster wheels. But my point is I had to do tip changing and some geometry of fan angle to get calibration and even coverage. I drive my up the street and watch how the pattern dries as my final test. I don't want any streaks.

    Because my properties are very small I installed a momentary button instead of a toggle switch. I stop pushing the Button at the end of each pass to turn around. Double spraying is what I am trying to avoid.

  7. ETM

    ETM LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 536

    Sweet looking ride.
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  8. brichter14

    brichter14 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 305

    Yeah now if i can find time between mowing to gett my postemegents applied.....
  9. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    I'll have take a pic of mine or find the photos of it Post how mine is setup

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