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“Made It Myself” Spray Rig
“I got tired of using my 4-gal. backpack sprayer so I bought a 15-gal. spot sprayer from Northern Tool and mounted it on back of my Simplicity zero-turn riding mower”, says Dan Schultz Oswego, Ill.
    “The mower has a bagging attachment so I used that as a model to mount the sprayer. I used two 3-in. pieces of channel iron for the upright portion of the frame, cutting a slot in the bottom of each to fit over the attachment point on the mower and drilling holes to fit the pins that lock it to the mower.
    “Then    I attached pieces of angle iron to the top of the channel iron so I could lay down a piece of plywood on which I mounted the tank. I ran wire from the on-demand spray pump to a switch and then to the battery, using alligator clips to connect to the battery.
    “It worked great as a spot sprayer but then I decided I also wanted a boom. I just added some L-shaped braces to the channel iron uprights, then used muffler clamps to affix a piece of 3/4 –in. pvc to the braces. I plumbed a ‘Y’ into the top of the tank to allow use of the spray wand and boom, which each have their own shut-off control. Then I used regular sprayer parts to mount nozzles on the pvc boom.”
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dan Schultz, 32 Boat Lane, Oswego, Ill 60543 (630 408-5719; danshultz1946@att.net).

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2016 - Volume #40, Issue #5