[NAFEX] Old Sprayer?
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.
> Hi All,
> This year I get to spray the farm orchard. I am sure my father inlaw
> teach me all he knows about the antique sprayer he uses, but does
> have any experience with OLD orchard equipment?
> This sprayer is powered by a PTO from the tractor. It has a wooden,
> spray tank, which has a wood paddle agitator.
> The hose end of the sprayer has an adjustable spray head. you can
> wide fan of spray, or a narrower stream that at one time could shoot
> standard trees..
> 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
> sprayer (trees were taller) as a tractor pulled it around the
> 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
> (yellow tranparent, northern spy, macintosh), but the vast majority
> modern dwarfs.
> The only non-windy times are dawn and dusk. Any suggestons
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