Bean walker/lawn sprayer
I came up with this bean walker/lawn sprayer after checking around for small-size sprayers and discovering that retailers wanted $500 for a small unit. To build this sprayer, I spent just $10 for a junk-yard battery and $20 for hoses, elbows, tips and other fittings. I built it to fit behind my Ford tractor using parts from an old bean bar. I made a 3-pt. bracket and mounted the sprayer on that. I bolted a 5-ft. boom to the sprayer frame in such a way that it could be removed at any time. I used an electric demand pump with a 12-volt battery on it (the Ford tractor has a 6-volt system). The sprayer is equipped with a gun for spot spraying so I can walk beans all by myself. Switching from boom to gun is made easy with one valve up by the seat. I've used the sprayer for 2 years and it works well both for walking beans and for lawn spraying in the yard and around buildings. I can walk beans just as fast with this rig as with a bean bar because I don't have to look for help to ride the bean bar. Good help is hard to find. (Robert Holmes, Box 117, Waldorf, Minn. 56091)
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