2008 - Volume #32, Issue #6, Page #20[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Riding Mower Converted Into Versatile Sprayer
"It really works good and is a lot of fun to operate," says Cole. "I use the boom to spray for mosquitoes which can be a real problem in our area. It works better than a rear-mount boom because I don't get a sore neck from having to turn around all the time. The boom is equipped with flood jet nozzles and rides only about 12 in. off the ground, which minimizes drift. I can operate the boom on the left or right side or both sides at once."
The 3-section boom is made from 1-in. pipe, and each outside section on the boom is connected to a rope. By pulling on either of the ropes Cole can lift the sections up, allowing the rig to squeeze through narrow spaces. A pair of vertical metal tubes keeps the boom from going too far up and over.
He says he uses the hand nozzle mainly to spray Roundup along fence lines.
His total cost was about $250.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Karl L. Cole, 11366 Tio Cano Road, Santa Rosa, Texas 78593 (ph 956 797-1051).
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