[NAFEX] Old Sprayer?
tolenio at sentex.net
Wed Apr 6 20:49:06 EDT 2005
This year I get to spray the farm orchard. I am sure my father inlaw will
teach me all he knows about the antique sprayer he uses, but does anyone
have any experience with OLD orchard equipment?
This sprayer is powered by a PTO from the tractor. It has a wooden, oak
spray tank, which has a wood paddle agitator.
The hose end of the sprayer has an adjustable spray head. you can make a
wide fan of spray, or a narrower stream that at one time could shoot over
It is similar to the one in this picture;
Any tips on using a sprayer that is most likely twice as old as
I am? Other than hoping the pressure relief valve does not stick.
From the few bits of info I have found on the web, people stood atop the
sprayer (trees were taller) as a tractor pulled it around the orchard.
This makes sense of the wood frame in the picture to help someone be
stable up there.
I still have to spray a handful of tall standard trees planted in 1918
(yellow tranparent, northern spy, macintosh), but the vast majority are
The only non-windy times are dawn and dusk. Any suggestons appreciated.
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