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mounting sprayer on mower?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by touchofpride, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. touchofpride

    touchofpride LawnSite Member
    from NE
    Messages: 33

    Hey guys,

    Need a little help here. Searched previous posts and couldn't find what I'm looking for. Have an exmark walkbehind mower does not have electric start. I want to mount a spray tank on the front of it with a single nozzle (boom pattern) that sprays out front of the mower. Anway, mounting and stuff is not a problem, but if it's an electric sprayer and my mower doesn't have a battery and mount a battery do I need to constantly charge it?? How long will it last?? Can I tie it in with my mower so charging is not neccesary? Thanks in advance.
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,543

    Don't know. But the 1 gal per min Flo-Jet pump draws about 10 amps. It all depends on how big your battery is. A good battery shop should be able to help you, maybe "Batteries Plus".

    You may need 3 nozzles and a short boom. You might be able to cover 8 to 10 feet wide.

    Have you considered using a mechanical pump--maybe an inexpensive roller pump? Drive it with a belt.
  3. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    If you need electricity you could try a deep cycle marine battery, such as those used to power trolling motors. As far as recharge time or battery life that is unknown. However you could pull a heavy guage wire off the battery to the use to charge the battery when transported. You would want the power to the box switched and on a circuit breaker.

    A roller pump would be the way I think I would go with the type of setup you have.

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