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I just completed my 3 point sprayer for the back of my 425. I used a Fimco 30 gallon sprayer, a homemade boom, and green treated lumber for the frame. Long term I’d like to have a metal frame built, I don’t have any metal fabrication tools so I’d have to have one made. The boom is foldable with 5 nozzles that cover a total of 100”.

All total I have about $170 into it so not too bad.

So far I’ve used it spray Round Up in preparation in seeding native prairie grasses and flowers, worked great. Next task will be 2-4-D on my lawn.
 

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Hello jwill1776,

Did you see my trying to make Brett jealous thread?? Maybe an ATV carrier might be what you need. Only you can make that decision though. Just a thought.......
 

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Nice work Jwill! I like the fold-able boom setup!

I went with a 26 gallon NorthernStar sprayer from Northern Tools it has a 2.5 GPM pump, the system is roundup compatible and has a spot sprayer plus a single wand broadcast that covers 14' I made up brackets so that it sits on my rear weight bracket and straps in place. I, like you, do not have the equipment to fab with metal but I have lots of wood working tools so I used what I had.



That's what I came up with.


I really like Joe's ATV Carrier setup too!
 

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Very nice setup. slkpk
 

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How many GPM are your guys sprayers? I see that a lot of them are 3 GPM sprayers and there is one local that is a 1.3 GPM. I am trying to decide if you guys really run them wide open to get the 3 GPM or if you only open them part way and are running about 1.3 GPM like this one will do. How quickly do you guys run around the yard with these? I want one with a boom on it, so I am wondering if the boom would require more than the 1.3 GPM output that this one would do.
 

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How many GPM are your guys sprayers? I see that a lot of them are 3 GPM sprayers and there is one local that is a 1.3 GPM. I am trying to decide if you guys really run them wide open to get the 3 GPM or if you only open them part way and are running about 1.3 GPM like this one will do. How quickly do you guys run around the yard with these? I want one with a boom on it, so I am wondering if the boom would require more than the 1.3 GPM output that this one would do.
Joe, I saw your thread about trying to make Brett jealous, I’m jealous of both of your machines, they look great. Then again my 425 has 17 years of work experiences on those fancy new X7s.


AnotherHickey, - I’m running a 2.1 GPM pump with 5 spay tips covering 20” each at 30-40PSI, 3.5- 4.0 MPH, this combination yields me about .95 GPM to the ground. In theory I should be able to cover 3.5 acres per hour.

I’m still learning so someone can correct me if I’m wrong. The flow rate depends on the type of tip and PSI. Usually 20 PSI is the minimum, I would think that with a 1.3 GPM pump you could use up to three spray tips depending on the type. Boom type spray tips often come in either 20” or 40” spacing, either work fine.

Hopefully this helps.

Jwill
 

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The documentation for mine says the pump shut-off is at 70 PSI, it has no gauge so I can't verify that. It runs 2.5 GPM and I run about 3.0 to 3.5 MPH and one 26 Gal tank covers my 2.75 acres with some left over to spare.

I only run one tip (that's the way they designed it) but the one broadcast tip does 14/16 foot of coverage.

I love your boom setup, I just was worried I'd forget to collapse the boom on an off the shelf model and that would be the end of my boom days. Your setup looks like if you were to whack something they would fold in, to prevent damage. You did a fantastic job on that boom setup!

Where did you get the tips at?
 

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The documentation for mine says the pump shut-off is at 70 PSI, it has no gauge so I can't verify that. It runs 2.5 GPM and I run about 3.0 to 3.5 MPH and one 26 Gal tank covers my 2.75 acres with some left over to spare.

I only run one tip (that's the way they designed it) but the one broadcast tip does 14/16 foot of coverage.

I love your boom setup, I just was worried I'd forget to collapse the boom on an off the shelf model and that would be the end of my boom days. Your setup looks like if you were to whack something they would fold in, to prevent damage. You did a fantastic job on that boom setup!

Where did you get the tips at?
Brett,

The tips are Hypro part 02F80 along with the quick change fittings, I bought them at a local Fleet Farm. I think that TSC carries Lechler, I really wanted TeeJets but couldn’t find them locally.

The boom was intended to fold for storage and incase I run into something, there are spring at each joint allow the boom extensions to bend and spring back to their original location.

I would have gone with a longer boom but I have quite a few hills along with a lot of flat area, the longer boom would have been a challenge on the hills. On hills is where the boomless sprayers really shine through.
 

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Thanks for the tip, on the tips! :)

And again, great work, start to finish! Now all you need is a little JD Green paint.. Ace Hardware sells it in cans, brushes on nice :)
 

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I may pick up the same one that Brett has, then mount it into my 10P cart or get a smaller 7P cart and keep it in there so that I can tow it and unhook it when not needed.
 
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