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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lazyike, May 26, 2007.
Just sprayed 522,000 sq. ft in 3 hrs. gotta love it when things go good.
Wow! what kind of equipment did you use?
I have a pull behind 60 gal. tank w/ 20ft. booms, I am putting down 20 gals per acre.
today I was able to run at 6mph and I had a 300 gal. nurse tank to speed up the refills.
I spray a few large acreages. I spray 4.5 gal/acre. You could have sprayed the entire job on one tank. Just think of the time you would saved. You probably spent more time filling than spraying. I use a tractor with 3 point sprayers with 50-110 gal tanks. Although my tractor can handle 75 gals tops.
There is no way to compete with either one of you guys when it comes to wide open area spraying. For the time it would take to do area like that with a smaller sprayer, it would be like going out and doing a lawn with a squirtgun.
Just out of curiosity, what kind of prices are on these wider sprayers like you guys have. I would LOVE to have something like that in the future - even if it is a smaller trailer type (I don't have an adequate sized tractor for thi, yet).
I see tru-brown around town all the time, and they have a pretty nice looking setup on the back of a JD tractor.
Why wait when you can have The ablity to spray wide areas now with your present equipment.
TeeJet's website is down right now but here is the answer from Northern tool. TeeJet makes a number of Boom Less sprayer Nozzles that can be configured in any manner you like.
I actually use a TeeJet and have it mounted on a Reese type trailer hitch. The Spray heads are cheap and the Remote Solenoid is only $ 150 for SS and $ 125 for non SS. This all Fast snaps into a skid sprayer that is trailer mounted in my case and pulled by my Pick up. But most have their skid Sprayer mounted on a truck that would eliminate the need for my trailer. BTW I have a smaller set up mounted on the Ric-A-Green made from a Walker Mower. This uses a 12V spot Sprayer and works great.
Bigger seems to be better when spraying wide open areas. I just purchased an 80 gallon demco, 3 pt, pto unit. Im thinking i will get 80 to 160 thousand sq. ft. per tank depending on what product im spraying.
I just use my z-max and a 200 gal nurse tank for the large sites. I get about 90 thousand sq ft out of the 2 20 gal tanks on the machine.
Although I wouldnt have gotten 520k done in 3 hours. On a spray only I could do about 450k on the wide open turf but the z can be put anywhere I need it to.
What are you guys spraying at such a low gallon rate per acre??? What type of problems, if any are you having keeping that product in solution??? Also if this is herbicide I can see two problem. 1st not getting enough coverage and 2nd because of High AI burning where overlaps occur. In the case of Pasture management these are not big factors, But on fine turf they could be.
BTW I plan to Chemically mow my own yard some time today. I use 1 gallon per thousand finish spray and will only do about an acre. I will use a Walker mower with a 25 Gallon 12V spot sprayer and ONE Teejet boom-less Spray nozzle. Hopefully it will last about 6 weeks before I have to mow it again.
i run 1.5gal per k dragging hose applying fert/pre/weed/micros. problem with running higher rates of liquid, you need to fill more often (and i can saftely get 1.5gpm out of my 3/8 hose, getting 2gpm is running 90psi and the cost of fuel and ware on the pump/diaphrams and spray gun) i run 1.5gpm at low RPM at 30psi seems to work out fine.