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Stinger’s new ground metered applicator at GIE

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Stinger is showing their new applicator which features many industry first:
  • Both spread and spray ground metered technology (1.5 - 5.5 mph accurate application)
  • All electronic controls: no cables, levers, valves, or dripping diaphragms. One touch operation.
  • Smart calibration - use a container and collect fert or spray. Tell the control how much you collected and it does all the math based on the time it was distributing that product. Doesn't get any easier.
  • All stainless steel NASCAR inspired tube frame making it lighter and stronger.
  • New steering is the tightest and easiest to turn in the industry and it isn't even close.
  • Commercial hydrostatic pump and motor drive system making it 3-5x longer life than competition. We went with the optional cooling fan to which is over kill to extend life even further.
  • 32 gal all liquid unit option: the new 150 lb hopper deign removes in 2 min with 4 bolts and 1 connector to be replaced with a 16 gal spray tank. You can spray from either tank with the touch of a button from the control panel.
  • These are the highlights but there is a lot more that won't fit in a post.
Basic Specs:
  • 360 lbs
  • 150 lb hopper; 16 gal man spray tank w/additional 16 gal option
  • 35" wide, 56" long (yep, its that compact),43" tall
  • 18"drive tires and 13" steering tires
  • All stainless powder coated frame.
  • 6.5 hp commercial Vanguard electric start engine.
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How does the tires in front turn, they are connected to each other and freely turn when hydro wheel motors react to handle bar movements?

From first looks, it looks ok.
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The new stinger machine looks nice but that electric control panel and other electric items,I doubt they will hold up in time against corrosive fertilizers.
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every connector is a sealed automotive connector, all contacts are tin or gold plated depending on the voltage and type of signal that is being transmitted

the control is all solid state and sealed 100% in epoxy....absolutely nothing is going to corrode the control.
I guess time will only tell.

If it will last and holds up to the elements being outside all the time, being washed all the time, in contact with fertilizers and chemicals all the time, hit with branches on occasion and hit by like a back back blower base that will be good if it lasts.

That all in one controller looks expensive if only one of push switches fails and needs replacing.
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Also I was noticing the frame that holds the hopper looks very weak, appears from the pictures there are only two pieces of tube frame holding up the hopper and are no supports on them to make stronger.
Many times I've put more than a 150 lb the hopper by putting two or three or bags on top of the hopper to transport them to from the service vehicle.
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There are a few other things that I saw that stuck out right away from picts that will be an issue but I will not mention them, I guess you'll just find out in time.

There are some things that look good so please don't think I am only picking away at the possible problems.

It's definitely better than the hydro spreader sprayer machine I built 25 years ago out of new hydro rider. It had individual electric solenoids for each spray tip, each controlled by a switches.
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I'm going to give a quick reply here to everyone's responses to this thread. It has been enjoyable reading them all so far.
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