1983 - Volume #7, Issue #1, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Pickup Sprayer First Of Its Kind
Instead of being mounted on the rear, the spray booms are mounted in the center ù right behind the cab. "This gives our rig almost perfect balance," explains Leroy Mercil, inventor-manufacturer.
It's equipped with fully articulating floating booms. "This feature allows the booms to float level with the ground without flopping and touching the ground even on extremely rough terrain," explains Mercil. Each side boom is hinged in the center. This hinge, working in conjunction with cables and springs, provides a leveling action to keep the entire boom parallel with the ground even on the roughest terrain (see photo).
Individual side booms are 26 ft.long and adjust "on the go" electrically from inside the cab to an operating height of 18 to 36 in. The two side booms, working in conjunction with an 8 ft. boom mounted on the rear, provide right at 62 ft. of effective coverage per swath. The boom ends lift vertically up to 10 ft. and are equipped with breakaway hinging in the center, and alongside the pickup, to clear posts and other accidentally encountered obstructions.
The Marflex Agra Boom comes with an 8 hp engine-driven pump and up to 500 gals. of tank capacity. One person can slide the unit on or off the pickup from its 4-legged, self-contained stand, Mercil points out.
Sells for right at $4,000, including a 900 gal. tank.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Marflex Mfg., P.O. Box 55, Brooks, Minn. 56715 (ph 218 698-4630).
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