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Spray Rig "Finally Done"

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by FOL, May 17, 2009.

  1. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,911

    nice!!!! that's the spirit!!! see I told you you could and should do it for your self!!! what can i say, its bad to the bone!!!!

    glad to be a part of your success and hope you do well with it!!!
     
  2. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,116

    Yeah and nice part is, if something breaks he knows how to fix it

    Not crazy about the plywood but there probably is not a more cost effective solution, plate steel would have been nice, Stainless would have certainly kicked it up a notch
     
  3. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,911

    I think thats a temp till he gets some poly lumber and then its a template.....

    maybe he will bring it down for the class???
     
  4. FOL

    FOL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    Plywood is temp.

    I am going to do my best this week to get it down there. TG

    Never considered and electric motor, but I am charging my battery with a solar power panel from Waly World. If that matters at all.
     
  5. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,372

    Nice, I believe that would have been my only change. Not only for the "greenness" but also the savings in gas.

    I like it though... how hard would it be to convert it to be able to fit into a truck? Would you be able to rearrange it and all? Or is it too big for a normal bed? Then just throw on a flat bed, it would save the hauling a trailer around...
     
  6. FOL

    FOL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    I think it would fit into a larger style truck. I like my truck bed though so I dont mind hauling it around. I'm sure with some mods, I could possibly run an electric motor, I will keep that in mind for the next one. O yeah, there will be another one.
     
  7. nc-jrock

    nc-jrock LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 133

    That's really cool FOL. Can you tell us the over all cost?
     
  8. FOL

    FOL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    tanks $550.00
    pump,motor/hose/reel $2,585.21
    metal $250.00
    misc $500.00
    trailer $1,400.00

    Total: $5,285.21
     
  9. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,372

    what size are the tanks?

    I was talking with one of my guys today about designing our trucks for the future. I don't like the Isuzus and I hear they cost a pretty penny on maintenance. There is a company near by that has something similar to a F450 and its a monster. Major overkill if you ask me. A 350 would do more than enough.

    SO, I currently have a 250, with a normal bed and a Lesco spacesaver. But I was thinking of changing the normal bed to a flat bed, maybe pick one up from a junkyard?, and then I could add tanks and stuff to make my own design sort-o-speak. Then I could save money by buying good, used vehicles and customizing them to my standards.
     
  10. FOL

    FOL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    250 gallon and 50 gallon. I am working on a diagram with dimensions and everything that was put into it. Should have it posted and emailed to a couple people here shortly.
     

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