[Market-farming] sprayers

Andy Fellenz artisanfarms at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 13:43:56 EST 2012

We built our own with a 35 gallon tank, small boom with interchangeable
nozzles for both flood and spray and an handgun.  We used a Hypro roller
pump mounted on the PTO.  This season we are redoing the sprayer using a
Hypro diaphragm pump.  If you have a welder and some basic fabricating
skills it isn't too hard to build your own.  Before we had the homebuilt
one, we used a 55 gallon trailer sprayer with a 3.5hp B&S engine on it
running the pump. I prefer the 3 pt mount sprayer to the trailer sprayer
because it can be used over beds.


On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM, david purpura <davepurpura at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Hi All.  I'm looking to upgrade to something better than a backpack
> sprayer this year.  I'm growing on three acres and don't spray a lot, but
> want to be done with the back pack.  Mostly entrust on potatoes, and bt on
> brassicas, surround on cucurbits, and maybe foliar fish.  I picture
> mounting it on a super c with three point conversion and pto drive.  Any
> recommendations on model / type / source?
> thanks,
> dave
> plato's harvest organic farm
> se mass
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