Out the window with the stock rain cap.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by 1grnlwn, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well we got caught in a huge downpour the other day and my Z-spray rain cap (spiker) failed miserably. So there goes $80 worth of grub control. Headed home with 100# of merit stew and a bad disposition I thought this must never happen again. Sinced it rained all day I headed for the tools. And this is what I ended up with.

  2. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Even got to TIG a little stainless! It wasn't fun though sweat was roling of my head and hood was even foging up.

  3. NJemerald

    NJemerald LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 121

    Nice ingenuity there, 1grnlwn!
    1 question... I see the gasket between the surfaces, Do you think water will still blow/seep in from traveling on an open trailer?
  4. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No. I added a strap going crosswise and it seals down pretty tight.
  5. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,217

    Whats inside the spreader?
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,957

    Spiker's has there electric broad cast wheel motor inside the hopper. This helps to shake the fertilizer down.

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