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Our "New" Spray Rig

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Nate'sLawnCare, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I fabricated a mount for our sprayer to attach to the new zero turn. I figured since the BOP dually velky was made to carry a person, it would hold a 225 pound sprayer. I had to make a hitch for the quick release, so it unhooks in just a few seconds. I also made a bracket to mount the sprayer to the velky. I've used it a couple of times and it works great, I especially like the fact the sprayer stays directly behind the zero turn at all times.

    Here's some pics:



  2. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,896

    I like the engineering.

    Does any of the spray pattern hit the stand platform and not the ground? Would be my only concern...

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,093

    Nice set up it should work good for you but the step would concern me because the nozzles don't spray in line with each other they are set off a little so would think that the middle nozzle would hit the steep on the front side

    Good luck
    Charles Cue
  4. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,548

    Good idea

    I always wanted the boom on front so I could see the nozzles and make sure they are spraying even. Given any thought to putting the sulky on front? Looks like the wheels are on castors and with a little welding it might work.
  5. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    I angle the nozzles back just slightly, so it doesn't spray on the step, maybe just a little overspray.
  6. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    I like the idea of having the boom on the front, but don't like having overspray on the mower. I may rig up a different gauge for this rear mounted unit so I can monitor the pressure without looking back, just for safety's sake. I'm also planning to make an aluminum folding boom for the unit with 2 more nozzles to give me flexibility to use it for small and large properties.
  7. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,555

    The best part about this is being able to hop on the back and go for a ride!!! We do a property nicknamed the "green mile" being able to scoot guys around would save SOOO much walking
  8. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    Yeah, I guess you could load a guy with a trimmer on the back and drop him off somewhere along the way :)

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