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Update On Shop-Built 4-WD Crab-Steer Self-Propelled Sprayer
The convenience of being able to go to the field with a 1,600-gal. tank is great, as is the ability to spray at speeds of up to 10 mph in the field. We used a pull-type sprayer before, which was equipped with a 500-gal tank and had a top field speed of 7 mph behind a tractor.
Increased speed means we're able to cover up to 300 acres a day and increased tank capacity means fewer stops for refilling.
Crab steering also makes the rig exceptionally maneuverable, permitting extremely tight turns. (George Freise, Jr., Deerpass Farms, 4804 Deerpass Road, Marengo, Il. 60152; ph 815 568-6820 or 6809).
We wanted to update FARM SHOW readers on our shop-built 4-WD crab-steer self-propelled sprayer (Vol. 20, No 2).
The sprayer is built from a Case 2470 tractor and equipped with a modified Great North-ern spray tank.
Since building the sprayer, we've used it on more than 15,000 acres of corn and soy-beans.

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