Spray gun vs Spray boom

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Ryan Lightning, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
    Messages: 554

    Can anyone tell me the difference between using a spray gun and a boom?
    The only thing I have used is gas powered backpack sprayer, and I use a 4 tip boom 20" spacing, and it is real eficient.
  2. MrBarefoot

    MrBarefoot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    I prefer a boom rig to a gun rig. I have a spray boom wand that I use to apply weed controls.

    The things I like about them are:

    1. steady and even application.
    2. low volume (.5 gal/1000 sq. ft)
    3. very low drift and very controllable.
    4. my arm does not get tired from waving the gun around.

    I realize that most of this is personal preference, hope it helps.
  3. Doster's L & L

    Doster's L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 616

    The only thing with a boom that i can tell you is with a boom, when you turn to go the other direction, if you don't shutoff the sprayer you may over apply a small sectoin with the chemical and not enough on the other end of the boom. Well, that's how it is with all sharp turns. I saw a site where someone sprayed roundup on someones lawn for a testing purpose, and the inside turn of the sprayer, had really killed the grass, the outside turn however, was still mostly green. I hope this helps you.

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