[NAFEX] Old Sprayer?

Joe Hecksel jhecksel at voyager.net
Wed Apr 6 21:01:25 EDT 2005


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Old sprayers spraying tall trees can be sloppy business.

-Joe
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> 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  
> standard trees..
> 
> It is similar to the one in this picture;
> http://www.tractorbynet.com/forumfiles/406995-AAAA%20005.jpg
> 
> 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  
> modern dwarfs.
> 
> The only non-windy times are dawn and dusk.  Any suggestons 
appreciated.
> 
> Thanks,
> Tom
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