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"sprayers" for portable irrigation?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Woodland, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. Woodland

    Woodland LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 207

    I'm posing this question here because I'm not sure that it necessarily addresses and 'irrigation' topic...

    I am looking for a setup that would allow me to water planting beds in areas where there is no water available, i.e. outside plumbing access. I've seen some 'sprayers' in several hort. supply houses that are designed for spraying pest/fert and am wondering if they would be sufficient for irrigation purposes. Does anyone out there use some type of system like this? I see that the pumps on these sprayers are generally 12 volt systems that would run off the truck bat. and they put out only 1 to 2 gpm. It doesn't seem as thought this would be enought water pressure to do watering? Any thoughts?
  2. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 497

    get a nurse tank and a 3hp gas engine with a centripal pump. You can plumb the pump to fill itself from static water source(pond) and switch it to pump water out to water. $1000 should set up up with great setup.

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