Have you ever seen a Z-mounted sprayer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tyaroch, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. tyaroch

    tyaroch LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 119

    I am thinking about mounting a 30 gallon spray tank on the fron of my JD 777. The spray boom would be in the back hanging from the hitch. I also would like a foot switch to turn on/off the electric pump. Does anyone have pictures of something like this? What do you think? I think the 77 would handle 300 lbs on the front. What is your opinion?
    Thanks in advance!
  2. equip4u

    equip4u LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Messages: 39

    Go to this website www.jrcoinc.com. Our company installed one of these for a customer and as far as i know he really likes it. When the unit came it looked impressive.
  3. S L C

    S L C LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Click on link and scroll through badboy's 'add-ons'..... to the right of the moving pics... http://www.badboymowers.com/view/218
  4. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Messages: 1,625

  5. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    I have built several units. I find it's cheapest to start will a pull behind unit and adapt it to your needs. My suggestions: Put the tank on the rear mounted into a 2" receiver for easy on and off. Put the boom out front and make/ use breakaway booms. Don't waste time on the boomless nozzles they are too inaccurate. Use quick couplers for the hoses so you can take it off easy. Use shutoff levers so you can take it off without emptying the tank. Do a search on my name and you will see some of the units I built. Some of the other guys here have built some nice units too. Search.
  6. Pflat1

    Pflat1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

  7. davemanou812

    davemanou812 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 27

    1 piece of 2 x 6, 4 heavy duty bungee straps.

    Mount the sprayer to the 2 x 6 using 2 bungees, lay that over the front frame of the mower (works on my exmark 60's), and strap that to the frame on each side with the other two bungees. Been using it like that for years. Not a permanent install but it costs less than 15 bucks

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