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#1 Cliff Neubauer

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 11:47 AM

Last spring my brother got a sprayer for his four wheeler but the booms made for them are expensive so we made our own. The boom is 1 1/4" tubing that's about 110" long so it has six tips on 20" spacings. At first I made the boom one piece but then I cut it down and made it so it hinges allowing it to fold up for narrow gates or to be hauled in the back of a pickup. Originally the tank just sat on the back rack and was strapped down with a couple of small ratchet straps, I had some scrap 2" square tubing salvaged from a cultivator so I used that to make a framework that the tank bolts to (the tank had some threaded fittings molded into the bottom) and at first the boom just clamped to some of the 2" tubing but to change the height you had to loosen the clamps that was kind of a pain. I ended up cutting the boom mounts and welding on a pair of 2" reciever hitch tubes so the boom height can be changed in 2" increments by pulling two pins and sliding the boom up or down, the boom can also be removed by sliding it out of the mounts. Also instead of using straps to hold it on at the back there is a piece of angle iron that sandwiches around the back rack tube and on each side on the front I made a little hook to slip around the front tube and for now two hose clamps around the back bar hold it on. It's alot more solid like this than with the straps and I want to replace the hose clamps with a couple of spring loaded pins so it can be taken on or off in a couple of seconds. I tee'd off the original hand sprayer hose for the boom with a ball valve to shut it off, I actually have a regulator and gauge to put on it but the on demand pump on the sprayer won't work with the regulator so we are just guessing on our rates right now.

We've used it to spray around alot of field edges and waterways so far and it's worked great so far. Now that I have it the way we want it I build a new one next winter that won't be cobbled together like this one is. To buy a folding ATV sprayer boom is over a $100 without any mounts which is more than I have in this one and in my opinion this one is built better.

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 12:03 PM

good work ,you really should think about building some of your things for sale . you have lots of good ideas .
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Posted 24 May 2006 - 02:09 PM

A rig like that is one thing that is priceless. They are handy to have for pasture or even in the field if you miss a strip. We were going to build a boomless sprayer for our four wheeler but when we were pricing the nozzles they were like $50 a piece. We also had to buy a bigger pump to provide the GPM we needed so we just went to TSC and bought one. It sprays 12 feet on both sides and has a small nozzle in the middle. The best thing about it is that it is narrow and you don't have to worry about catching it on trees when we spray the pasture.
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Posted 24 May 2006 - 02:10 PM

Geez Cliff, do you gotta use the tractor and loader to take it off! ;) Just kidding, it looks really good. I just bought a new 15 gallon sprayer today and need to make a set of booms for the 4 wheeler. I might incorporate some of your ideas into mine!
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Posted 24 May 2006 - 02:38 PM

Cliff, how big is the pump? Is it the 12 volt demand pump that usually comes with this type sprayer. I have a 14 gallon with a hand wand and want to build a boom for it too but don't know if I have to buy a pump with more oomph. I want to mainly spray fence rows, driveways, and then use the hand wand to spray the orchard trees so probably won't go over 6-10 feet long on the boom.

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 04:56 PM

Ron, it's just the basic pump that came with the sprayer, I will check tomorrow what the GPM and pressure is on it but it seems to do fine with the six tips.

Eric, so far we haven't taken it off yet but with the boom off it shouldn't be too heavy. The 2" tubing I used was only 1/8" thick wall stuff so it's not that heavy.
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Posted 24 May 2006 - 06:30 PM

Looks good Cliff. Where did you mount the light bar or are you using foam markers? :D :D
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