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Pipe Protects Nozzles At End Of Spray Boom
“I bought a 3-pt. mounted, 300-gal. sprayer equipped with a 50-ft. boom designed to fold forward against both sides of the tractor,” says Darrell Snider, Lawrenceburg, Tenn. “The first time I tried using the sprayer I crossed a ditch and accidentally broke a nozzle at the end of the boom. I’ve seen other sprayers fitted with wheels at the boom ends, but they weren’t available for my sprayer.”
  To solve the problem, Snider screwed a 6-in. wide section of large dia., flexible pvc drainage pipe onto each end of the boom, just beyond the last nozzle. He ran 2 long self-tightening screws in from the top through the pipe and into the boom.
  “The pipe keeps the nozzles from contacting the ground and extends just below the bottom of the nozzle, yet it doesn’t affect the nozzle’s spray pattern. I already had the pipe so it was a simple, inexpensive solution to the problem,” says Snider.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Darrell Snider, 5253 Waynesboro Hwy., Lawrenceburg, Tenn. 38464 (ph 931 629-4078; darrellsnider@msn.com).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #3