This summer we special ordered a 150 gal FIMCO Skid Sprayer with the optional Honda engine from Valley Vet Supply. Did you know that you can call and inquire about special ordering if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for in the catalog or online? That’s what we did. We chose the optional Honda engine because of a friend’s recommendation. He has had a sprayer with Honda engine for years and he said it has always started on the first try - every time…even after sitting for a long spell. John was as excited as a kid in a candy store when his sprayer arrived and was anxious to get spraying some weeds. I wondered how he was going to make this work conveniently since we have a permanent gooseneck ball in the bed of the truck. When I asked, he said he had a plan, and off to the quonset he went to do some welding. After seeing what he did, I think it was a pretty good plan.....so I wanted to share. In his words, here’s how John altered the sprayer to work best in our situation….
“I added a frame to each end of the skid unit, with chain loops so that it could be lifted in and out of the truck with the loader on the tractor. The skid frame for the sprayer gave enough clearance to straddle the gooseneck ball in the bed of the truck. To enhance spraying capabilities I added a boomless spray nozzle by teeing off the pressure side of the pump. It mounts to a homemade bracket that bolts on to the receiver hitch. This will let me cover a 50’ swath without worrying about hitting brush or trees with booms. I should be able to cover approximately 25 acres with a tank of spray at approximately 10 mph.”
This setup has worked really well and already caught the eye of a neighbor who saw John spraying some pasture and came over to see what “new contraption” he had put together now! haha
Look out weeds...here we come! Wendi