Ok guys here's the flood tip install

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by a plus bob, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
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    I have been promising to do this for weeks here it is.So first step was head down to LT Rich to get the parts.Ray took me to the assembly area to get the parts I would need.They had about 15-20 machines going together plus Andy was heading to Grand Rapids Michigan for a show.The new junior 36 with a boom was pretty cool and will probably be my next machine.Any ways back to the flood tip.They gathered all the parts I needed and gave me instruction on how to install it.Back at the shop I gathered up the tools I needed a uni-bit,5/8 wrench,and 3/8 nut driver.All I needed to supply was 2 wire ties,and Teflon tape.First I installed the valve you need to remove the plug on the valve tape the threads and install.I had to remove the pump hose to get enough room.Run the hose down to front of boom.Measure to find the center and drill hole big enough to fit the elbow into.install hose clamp push the fitting through then tape up fittings install filter,and tip.I put two wire ties just to make sure hoses stayed put.I took pics of boom spray pattern,then flood tip pattern.Both at 35 psi for 3 seconds.The whole install took me 1/2 an hour and was very easy to do.The tip sticks out 4 inches but is behind the front bumper.

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  2. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,160

    some more with spray patterns green lines boom,and white is flood

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  3. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,160

    I think I will use this more than I had planned. This is all you need to install. Thanks Ray for your help!

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  4. LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
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    So, how wide does the pattern end up being? What GPM is that tip?
     
  5. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    Nice job but i would have mounted it up and behind the boom thats what it's for to protect the nozzles one of these days it will get broke off . it's like running around with a 3 ft nose sooner or later your going to close it in the door
    Charles Cue
     
  6. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
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    here is a picture a little over 159 inches

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  7. LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,283

    OOO.....Me likee!:laugh:
     
  8. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,160

    Its behind the bumper so I feel it's somewhat protected.The worst that could happen is break the plastic elbow wich is less than a buck at farm stores.

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  9. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,160

    Me to and with a Z you can change the fert to spread the same as spray pattern so Thumbs Up
     
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    ok, bob, you are the SH(T!

    that was a great install and the pics were excellent. this makes me def want one now, if you put the psi at closer to 40 does it get to 15 ft?? i would like that even more, but dont know if it would casue too much drift as i already use our booms at 30-35psi. this is more gpm so maybeok,

    Rod, chime in here and tell us what you expereinced with this , what psi and if you truly get a 15ft pattern instead of bobs 13ft?
     

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