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"Tag-Along" Self-Propelled Spot Sprayer
"My tag-along self-propelled spot sprayer works much better than a backpack sprayer because it allows several operators to spot spray weeds at the same time working from one unit. And it also costs far less than self-propelled weed buggies," says inventor Craig Pope about his new-style weed sprayer.
The 3-wheel hydrostatic unit is powered by a 10 hp, electric start Tecumseh gas engine that powers the rear axle via a hydraulic motor. It's equipped with a pair of 25-gal. poly tanks and a boom on back that supplies as many as nine hoses equipped with hand guns. The sprayer pump is belt-driven off the engine.
Speed and direction is controlled by an operator who walks ahead of the machine and holds onto a lever mounted on the rig's tongue. The operator pushes the lever ahead to go forward and back to go in reverse. The farther he pushes the lever, the faster the rig goes. To steer he simply pushes the lever from side to side.
"The tanks mount on a dump bed. With the tanks removed you can use the rig as a powered wheelbarrow," notes Pope.
Sells for $4,365.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Agriweld, Inc., 13000 S. Pacific Hwy. West, Monmouth, Ore. 97361 (ph 503 838-3960; fax 0959).

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #2