Posted 12/12/2006 23:19 (#73066) Subject: Pull Type sprayers
Looking to purchase a pull type sprayer.
1000 gallons or more
Hyd unfold and boom lift
Heavy duty boom
Good breakaway system
Easy tank access
Hyd driven pump
Will use with Ag Leader Insight Controller
Tractor tires of some sort, want good clearance, but not top heavy...
Any sugestions as to what brand? Would like to buy used as reasonable price. $20,000 or less
Thanks for any thoughts...
Posted 12/12/2006 23:35 (#73075 - in reply to #73066) Subject: RE: Pull Type sprayers
I have a 2004 summers ultimate with 80 foot booms, markers, 1000 gallon tank and 200 gallon rinse . It is like new I would take 21000 and might be able to get you J.D. financing, we went to a self propelled.
Posted 12/12/2006 23:44 (#73078 - in reply to #73066) Subject: Re: Pull Type sprayers
Have owned three pull type sprayers, one Ag chem 1000/60 and two Bestway 1200/80. I have ran the two Bestways eight seasons. No major problems, built to take the abuse of 7500 acres a year. Booms fold easy, the hoses, manifold and valves are easy to access and simple to operate. The current model has an inductor that will handle granular AMS. At 7 mph can cover around 85+ acres an hour.
Posted 12/12/2006 23:46 (#73079 - in reply to #73066) Subject: Re: Pull Type sprayers
Where you from Farmboy? I'm thinking of possibly selling my Hardi 1,000 gal. sprayer. 60' hydraulic raise and folding boom. All the bells and whistles, Hardi controller, Foamer, Joystick boom control, Induction chemical tank, Large fresh water tank. Sprayer was sold new in 2001 if I recall correctly. Ran for one year by a farmer, farmer had a serious motorcycle accident that took him out of farming. Sprayer was parked until last spring when I ran it over my acres. Probably less than 3,000 total acres. Tall 38" tires. Absolutely no welds or cracks. When I started using it it still had the little nibs on the tires. $13,500 I'm located Western KS. Trailer pulls easily down the road with pickup.
Posted 12/13/2006 09:20 (#73170 - in reply to #73066) Subject: RE: Pull Type sprayers
I'd give the Sprayer Speicalties sprayers a good look. We've got an XLRD 1250 with 90' LJ booms and I think they are probably the best booms on the market. Our's was new in May of last year and it has an almost flawless 8,600 acres on it so far. With enough tractor in front of it in good going I can run 14 mph which is the limit of the tips I'm running and not the sprayer.
Posted 12/13/2006 10:07 (#73189 - in reply to #73170) Subject: Re: Pull Type sprayers
Blue Grass (Eastern IA)
I'll second the sprayer speicalties. I bought a VLU 1000, 60ft last year. It is an awsome machine, 3 accumulators so there is no boom bounce. It just glides even at 12+ mph. Can spray 6, 12, 18, or 24 rows, can spray with outer wings folded in to get through tight spots. Get the optional 7 way fold, it is worth it. Nozzels are tucked up in a pyrimid type boom - great protection. Adjustable air shocks for breakaways, no yaw. Boom flush, tank rinse, dry AMS inductor, Hyd pump with lifetime seals. All comon parts, unlike Hardi.
Posted 12/13/2006 10:53 (#73209 - in reply to #73189) Subject: Lifetime seals?
Eastern VA. No such thing as too many Magnums.
I am interested in the lifetime seals. What kind of pump is it? I rebuild centrifugal pumps SO much, that I think i could do it blindfolded. We do the hyd motors and the pumps every year, and usually more than once with the nasty use they get. Both Ace and Hypro seem about even, except Ace is 5 times easier to rebuild.