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Re: FIMCO 40 Gallon Trailer Sprayer Review
I think they make a good product. A cheap roller pump will cost you $169 & up at TSC. You can invest hundreds of dollars on a pump. I haven't looked at a Fimco 3 point sprayer and boom. It seems to me $1900 is a lot for a sprayer when they are all about the same. Plastic tanks, 1/2 inch rubber hose, tips, spray gun & boom.
Pumps and tips is where the difference in pricing probably is. Some tips depending on what you get can run $4 & up a piece. The only other difference could be in the strength of the 3 point frame itself. slkpk
Nozzles are not all created equal, looking at the ones Fimco uses they appear to be consumer quality where alot of 3pt sprayers use Ag quality TeeJet type nozzles and tips. Mine has the TeeJet nozzles and they are not cheap. Not saying the Fimco ones are junk they are just not the same quality. I paid 1200 Cdn out the door for a 62 gallon 3pt sprayer with a Delavan 6 roller pump and 12' booms and no spray wand as I have one on my old cart type sprayer I may use. I have seen other units that cost much more like the Hardi units but they have girder style booms like the big boys and can break away in both directions (unlike mine and the Fimco's I know first hand mine only breakaway when traveling forward although they do BREAK and fall away when backing up).
BTW that is a nice looking sprayer you have, I tried to buy one up here but came up dry and so bought my Westward one from the New Holland dealer.
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