sprayer/herbecide to use

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by warthog208, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. warthog208

    warthog208 LawnSite Member
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    I just bought 5 acres in central kentucky. what type of sprayer and herbecide do I need to kill weeds. I am mowing all 5 with a 61 inch bob cat ztr. the property is pretty flat. I found a BRAND NEW NORTHSTAR ATV SPOT SRAYER 26 gallon on ebay for $154. I also found several others cheaper, but smaller. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What is the tree situation like? If it is an open area you will probably want a boom with nozzles. If you have lots of trees you will be better off with a broadcast type nozzle. Can this sprayer be mounted on your mower? A sprayer of this size and output is going to cover a little more than 1/2 acre per tank. You will have to calibrate whatever you get, of course, but in my experience these put out around 1 gallon per thousand square feet. Depends on your ground speed.

    It could take 5-6 hours to cover five acres with a setup like this (9-10 refills). I wouldn't rush into this particular sprayer or limit yourself to the end of auction timeline.

    Is there a water source to fill the tank at the property?
     
  3. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Bronze Member
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    By the way, this sprayer is $144.99 on Northern Tools web site without the boom.
     

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