1985 - Volume #9, Issue #3, Page #09[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Crop Sprayer Fits Tractor Loader Bucket"We use it to spray tobacco but it'd work as well on corn, soybeans or other row crops," says Kenny Ferree, Laconia, Ind., about a loader-mounted spray boom that attaches to a tractor loader bucket for work in tall-growing crops.
The unique spray boom reaches out to one side of the tractor about 24 ft. and raises and lowers with the bucket. It'll spray 8 40-in. spaced rows at a time. In tobacco fields, Ferree leaves a 9-ft. wide roadway every 16 rows for the tractor to travel in.
The boom was built out of 1/2-in. pipe and 3/8-in. sucker rod. There's a 50 gal. tank mounted on the tractor 3-pt. A regulator and control box mount on the tractor fender for easy access by the driver. The boom raises as high as the loader. The boom folds up hydraulically for transport.
"It works so great I wish I'd had it years ago," says Ferree.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kenny Ferree, Rt. 1, Laconia, Ind. 47135.
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