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Spray Boom Mounted On Front Of Zero-Turn Mower
“I got tired of pulling a trailing sprayer behind my Cub Cadet zero-turn riding mower, so I removed the boom and mounted it on front of the mower,” says Herman Gander, Kellogg, Minn.
He used scrap steel to build a couple of mounting brackets for the 8-ft. boom, then used existing holes in the mower’s 50-in. deck to bolt it on. He kept the 15-gal. spray tank and pump in their original location on back of the mower, and ran a longer hose from the tank under the seat and up to the front boom. A toggle switch is used to turn the sprayer on or off.
“I use it every fall to control Creeping Charlie weeds, which is the best time to control them because they’re dormant,” says Gander. “It works better than a tow-behind sprayer because I can see what I’m doing without having to turn around. The boom has two nozzles, one at each end, and on a quiet day I can spray right up to my wife’s flower beds.
“The toggle switch makes it easy to shut the sprayer on and off at the end of the lawn. My only cost was for the hose, which runs from the tank and under the seat to the front boom.”    
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Herman Gander, P. O. Box 246, 310 S. Shepherd St., Kellogg, Minn. 55945 (ph 507 226-3642).

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2021 - Volume #45, Issue #3