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Old 01-03-2009, 03:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am contemplating on getting a big 134' flexi pull behind with a 1000 or 1500 gallon tank last couple years I have been using a 60' summers sprayer with a 500 gal tank I probable sprayed about 6000 acres last year couple reasons why I am thinking about going this way . wife blew up engine in spray pickup this winter get sick of taking gps auto steer from tractor to sprayer especially when I am spraying before and or after I plant in the spring some days that seems like all I am doing . I am also assuming that I can cover allot more acres in shorter time . My concerns were some of my steep ground ....looked at some of 98j picture not concerned there any more.. another concern I would especially in crop (small grains) I would probable be using my quad and in chem follow either my cat or quad. would I tear up much grain with my quad? thanks for any info ....OH yes after I cash in the winning lottery ticket I will buy a self propelled sprayer
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Cold over there?? When you cash in the winning lottery ticket,
just keep right on farming 'till the money is all gone.......

A pull sprayer behind a Quad.........will go places that a SP unit
could never go.....right side up anyway:



"would I tear up much grain with my quad?"

Nope.

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Old 01-03-2009, 08:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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montana,

I just a have a thought or two for you to ponder. We have always had a pull type sprayer up until a few years ago. It seemed like there was a limit on how fast you could travel, as the booms starting bouncing and stuff started breaking. Especially when you get to the big ones, those outside wheels move FAST when turning corners. After lots of consideration given to buying another wheel boom, we opted for a flexi-coil suspended boom, 90 foot.

Heres some of the major benefits:

No wheel boom bearings
Transport, fold and go
You can go as fast as you can sit in the tractor ( I spray between 12 and 14 mph)
Back it into the shed for winter storage.
Ability to do some dessicating ( assuming you can set your tractor up for it)
Lifting of booms over obstacles (ie rockpiles)

These are just some of the benefits I have noticed. I believe with the speed I can obtain, I can spray just as much area if not more then a 130' sprayer at a slower speed. I spray roughly 17,000 acres a year with it.

Happy shopping!
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Dido to redgreen's comments...also the flexicoil suspended boom sprayers are very durable. I seed with a seed hawk, and in five years I haven't had a break in the sprayer yet..knock on wood.

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Old 01-03-2009, 11:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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This is very timely, I'm also considering a pull type suspended boom sprayer or as a friend of mine calls them "wannabe high clearance sprayers", a Flex-Coil in whatever color dress is the cheapest.
What system do you use for auto boom height? We are fairly rolling here and I'm sure you need that.
Is auto sectional control available or do you have to source that elsewhere?
Where do these roughly cash out at?
I just checked machine builder at CIH, this is the message you get:
We're sorry this model is temporarily unavailable. Pricing being updated. Please check back soon.
Yes, I'm sure it's like Wal mart, they're busily lowering the prices as we speak.
NH doesn't have a machine builder link. Go figure.
TIA.

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Old 01-03-2009, 01:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Currently don't have auto boom height system, as most of our land doesn't require it. However, since the cost of these systems has come down, and as an insurance, I am planning on installing one for spring. Our local CIH dealer sells the raven system, for about $5000.

A new CIH sprayer will run you about $60,000 CDN. Depending on options.

Our neighbor has one for sale in the WP. I think hes asking $25000. It hasn't done much in the two years hes had it, he hired a high clearance most of the time. It doesn't have a rinse tank though. A 'must have' for me.
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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montana; I have a flexi-coil 130 sprayer for sale. It is an 05 bought new in 06. It has 1250 imp. gallon tank,heavy duty axles,wind screens, triple nozzle bodies,rinse tank, rinse wand, dual markers,fence row nozzles,hydraulic fold out. The sprayer is in like new condition. I am asking 35000.00 obo. I am located about 90 miles north of calgary,alberta. If you are interested my number is 403-442-2359
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What did you get ddbeau?

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Don we got a 2007 John Deere 4720
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That sounds good, congrats.
Am I going to be the last one in the area to go high clearance?

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