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LGF made sprayer/spreader

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by LAWNGODFATHER, May 1, 2002.

  1. Here are some pics of one I made.

  2. It now has a spray wand and an electric silinoid to open spreader. Not shown in pics.

  3. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    Looks good.

    Curious why you would use a solenoid (with all their idiosyncrasies) when your foot is right there.

    Would seem that 25 gal liquid (+/- 175 lbs.) up that high would make it a little unstable on hills. I would mount a tank underneath.
  4. I had a brake cable from a bicycle before to open spreader.

    Every thing had to be easily removed, so now it takes about 2 minutes to take it all off, or put it all on.

    Flip a switch and it spreads fert, flip another it sprays.

    The spreader drops right in a 4" hitch, the tank comes off with 4 bolts, and the boom mounting bracket comes off with 4 bolts.

    2 plugs and it's all off.

    It still gets used to mow.

    The thing does rather well on hill, I just don't fill it full of liquid to do them.

    At 207 pounds for 25 gal, and put a 50# bag of fert in the spreader it does not pull any wheelies.

    Now I have to hook up a digital spedo and It's set.
  5. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476


    Nice neat job. What kind of solenoid & where did you get it? I've had customers use Chelsea PTO cables many times but always felt a switch would be more convenient. Either method has to be better than our cheasey rope setup.

  6. Yeah it is cheasy. I used a similar set up to the spread4more for the spreader, and all the rest is from TeeJet.

    I tried getting all of it through Lesco, but they were unable to get all of it.

    So I got it from another place next-day air. That stuff is not cheap. The vavles, nozzles, fillings and tips were $425 worth.

    I think I have about $1300 in the the whole thing.

    It looks a lot like the C&S TurfTracker doesn't it?

    Any one want some pics of one LOL.

    I have 1 switch for the boom and one for the spreader to open and a 3rd to make it spin. All easy in reach.
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    That is one sweet deal. How much wider than the boom ends does it spray? Or does it just spray down like a cone nozzle?
  8. It sprays 108" (9 feet) wide. I think the boom is 7.5' wide.

    I used 80 degree TeeJet spray tips.

    20" spacing.

    30% overlap

    19.2" off the ground.

    They are a flat fan type, and sprays droplets not a mist.

    I just orded a foam marker kit for it. I would like to be more sure of my overlap than 2.5' off my wheel marks.

  9. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Very nice setup.
    Where did you get the digital speedo and how much are they?
    I built a rig for my Walker just for spraying and it would be nice to have the speedo option. Thanks for the good ideas.

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