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Looking at buying my first self propelled sprayer. I found a 1064 3000 hours with 90ft booms 1000 gal, Apache as850 80ft booms 1700 hours and a Case 3310 90ft with 4500 Hours looking for opinions. Spending somewhere in the 60 range. Spraying 2500 of my own and got some neighbors that I might spray for up to 2000 more.
 

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I would say no to the apache as it is 2wd and cheaper built. The case and gator would be equal in my opinion. But the 1000 gal tank on the gator would be awesome. The case has too many hours IMO. I own a case 3200 and it's been excellent for me.
 

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Truck sprayer? Look at Sprayflex sprayers. I have an older one and really like it. Can be setup in may different ways. If you need adjustable widths for row crops, I don't think I would look at truck sprayers.
 

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No to the appache,,, but look where your best dealer is... Ur asking to have to be working on parts all the time..

If you live in Iowa, you own a Hagie, if u live in Wisconsin you own a miller... Getting parts is the most important thing to you.. Stuff breaks.
 

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With a 60k budget your gonna have to have a little luck in your shopping too, there are still some decent sprayers in that range but also a lot of wore out junk. Good luck, out of the three you listed if there all in about same shape I would take the gator.
 

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well, I'm not sure about what you will be spraying, and I've never been to Michigan, but I would say here in Kansas, I would pick the apache 1st. I have a small rogator and love it, but there are many apaches in our area and they get along very good! IMHO any time you get over 2000 hours on the large machines that have been used by commercial guys, they will have many problems that farm units never will (farmers don't get paid acre bonus's!) I think case makes a good machine, but at those hours, you will be hit and miss on reliability IMHO. Even the rogator at 3000 hours will need constant maintanence. I bought mine new in 02 and have 1900 hours on it, and it is starting to have hyd hoses, fuel lines, liq hoses breaking. Things just start to get crispy after so many hours. I would think for 60000 you could get something with less than 2000 hours and farmer owned. I think hours is more important than brand! good luck!
 

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Truck sprayer? Look at Sprayflex sprayers. I have an older one and really like it. Can be setup in may different ways. If you need adjustable widths for row crops, I don't think I would look at truck sprayers.
We do have the option of 120" wheelbase on truck chassis now. Or you could go with the Vector chassis.
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Ive been looking into upgrading from my 4660 spra coupe. The tank is just too small (400 gallon) for the thousands of acres I need to cover. The redball has caught my eye, they are completely mechanical. While heavy and the company bankrupt they are a component sprayer that I should be able to get parts for quite easily. The price on the redballs are penny's on the dollar when comparing to any other brand.
 

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I'm sure a used sprayflex would fit the bill. Im happy with mine so far. High capacity and simple design. A friend has used one for years and had me sold on getting one. Mine weighs as much loaded as a JD 4830 does empty. With rear diff lock I'm sure I'll go places the hydro drive ones won't.
 
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