Posted 2/14/2010 21:19 (#1074955) Subject: spray booms on 4-wheeler
I am wanting to make a boom four our 4 wheeler. Id like to have it like 8-10 ft with it able to fold up to the width of the 4 wheeler. I've heard of some that have them spring loaded so that if u hit something they bend backward. If anyone has pics of ones they've made or bought id like to see some. Thanx in advance!!
Posted 2/14/2010 21:27 (#1074972 - in reply to #1074955) Subject: Re: spray booms on 4-wheeler
Get a boomless nozzle, they work awesome. I think they come from smucker?? Polaris sells them for their rangers. I have a set of fold up ones, and they are too low for lots of crops by the time you get the wheeler weighted down. The boomless one is much nicer to work with.
Posted 2/14/2010 22:18 (#1075103 - in reply to #1074976) Subject: Re: spray booms on 4-wheeler
Triplett / Brunswick MO / Brookfield
You can look at the small fold up booms at Orschlens. I have one, and don't use it. We spray several acres of CRP every year, as well as our lot, and we also spray for skeeters around the house. Since we aren't wanting a kill on the CRP, but rather just to retard growth, we use one tip that is supposed to spray 43 feet. If I remember right, I think we run close to 40 lbs of pressure, and the real width is more like 30-33'. We spray 15 MPH and use about 2 - 2.25 gallons per acre. Spraying our lot for weeds, or around our home for skeeters, we spray about 12 - 15' wide, 5-7 MPH and do a good job.
My SIL has a boomless sprayer set up with three tips, it's no wider than the 4-wheeler, but has a pretty good sray width as well as good coverage.
When buying or setting up a 4-wheeler sprayer, I would for sure suggest big amp motor (ours is 3.8, but you can get 5 amp ones now), return line, small sump if possable, an on off switch. Make sure the wire you use is heavy enough to do the job, because we found the first ones we bought would get hot enough to melt the plug where you connect and dissconect the power.
Posted 2/14/2010 22:05 (#1075056 - in reply to #1074955) Subject: Re: spray booms on 4-wheeler
SW Minnesota, Lyon County
Boomless ones are nice in ideal conditions. Mix in a slight wind and they are junk. I have both for my Ranger. I use the regular boom most of the time. I have one boomless nozzle that I use for spraying road ditches but conditions have to be right. I went to a Tractor Supply or some other farm store to get an idea for my booms. Make sure you have them spring loaded because you will eventually hit something. Also, make sure you don't hinge it where a nozzle needs to be.
Posted 2/15/2010 07:42 (#1075447 - in reply to #1074955) Subject: Re: spray booms on 4-wheeler
The boomless nozzles work great with a little drift retardant mixed in(i use interlock), and the width can be varied by adjusting the height of the nozzle. The only place I am a little nervous is in the yard around the garden and flowers.
Posted 2/15/2010 12:27 (#1075828 - in reply to #1074955) Subject: RE: spray booms on 4-wheeler
I built this one and it works well for me. If I could have found one at the time for 100 dollars I would probably have just bought one. I have little invested in this except time, but it took me a while to get it the way I wanted.