I have a 50 gallon sprayer and the muffler has burnt the hose 3 times. It seems like something other than the bar that easily get moved around would protect the hose from the muffler. Wouldn't it make good sense to put a cage or something around it. I was spraying around 20,000 square feet and happened to be in the back of the yard when evidently the hose hit the muffler. I must have sprayed out about 5 gallons of target right on the front of the yard. I am quiet sure it will be dead when I come back on Thursday. Anyone have any ideas. Anyone from Lescoe would be great. By the way, my guys in Winston-Salem are great to deal with.