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Swather Bean Buggy
Old swathers make good "bean buggies" for spraying volunteer corn and tall-growing weeds in soybeans, according to Illinois farmer Alan Pegram.
"I removed all the hay equipment from an 1150 Case swather and cut off one dual wheel on each side of the machine. Then I attached a 3-in. sq. steel bar across the front and mounted a seat on either end for riders equipped with spray wands. A 30 gal. tank and an electric pump mount on the back. I had to move the rear caster wheel to the right side of the unit to balance the machine after the hay head was removed.
"The wheels on the modified swather fit the skip rows in my soybeans. We spot spray weeds with Roundup. In addition to the up-front riders, the driver has a hand wand to spray any misses. The bar folds for transport or storage."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Alan Pegram, Rt. 3, Lincoln, Ill. 62656 (ph 217 732-2390).

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