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Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by deicepro, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
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    Just finished this liquid walk behind sprayer. I bought a tank for it but im gonna custom mold my own for better balance. All aluminum except the wheels which are all plastic and the steel threaded axel, 5gpm pump with a motor cycle battery. Boom is 46" wide with 1/8" holes spaced 2" apart. I tried it out on the driveway and it works awsome. I wired in a plug-in in the back of the truck box to keep it charged. Im thinking about building a different boom where the ends fold up before they break off. All the electrical connections will be epoxied before winter. Any comments? kubota where are you?

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  2. FLC2004

    FLC2004 Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    Thats pretty cool. Let me know how you make out with it. :salute:
     
  3. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Looks good, but I would think pneumatic tires would do better in the snow. but other then that I cant wait to see it completed:mechanic:.
     
  4. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Not bad, that looks pretty mint. Good luck with it, let us know how it works once you get the tank mounted.
     
  5. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I'm gonna assume that its a pretreat/antiicing tool....shouldnt really be pushing it through snow..?...?


    nice job deicepro
     
  6. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    I was busy putting brakes on a Pontiac Van. (piece of cake) oh shocks too. Looks good, 5gpm = actual 3.5+gpm, yep break-a-way folding boom, tires are good, no air needed, all aluminum, no rust.......1/8" holes maybe a little big?............WHAT no self propel?
    My atv sprayer, 60 psi eats the battery. So a plug to recharge is also good. Needs a kick stand?

    That is the quickest and easiest way to make the boom, if you decide to change it, then you start getting more parts and more complicated.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2010
  7. kramer56

    kramer56 Senior Member
    Messages: 595

    Yeah I think the pneumatic tires would roll better w/out skidding making it easier for the operator. great job tho
     
  8. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    Thanks guys for the responses, I was bored one day and thought I would make a prototype for my shovel guy


    your right, but depending on how hard its snowing it might have to go through some snow, probably 1/2" or less, I though those skinny tall tires would work the best

    Well until winter gets here I wont know if 1/8" hole are too big, no kick stand yet I have to get it welded up...........
     
  9. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    I say they might be to big, because I tried that type of boom on one of the big sprayers. 2" pump at 35 psi, I was shocked at the amount of liquid that came out. Or maybe you can just walk faster? :laughing:

    I sold my Brinemaker last week so next week I get to start a new Brinemaker project. Twin tank, twin engine/pump, twin as expensive, 1,070 gallon unit, looking forward to a new project. I have thought about building a sidewalk sprayer, but that means I would have to get out of the cab, so.........no!
     
  10. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
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    I just finished my new brinemaker, 1650 gal, 6hp Honda w/ 220gpm poly pump, all I can say is WOW
     
  11. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    Do you think a twin engine @200 gpm each, in a 1000 gallon maker will be overkill? I have a 200gpm in a 400 gallon brinemaker.
     
  12. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
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    hmm...... well, it will certainly mix faster:laughing:
    Im thinking borderline yes/no
     
  13. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
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    I work under the principle of "get er dun, go post on plowsite?":laughing:
     
  14. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
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    x2..........:D
     
  15. speedy

    speedy Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    How about a self-propelled unit you can use in the snow off-season? :cool:

    http://www.bridgeburggolf.com/

    I was originally going to suggest a re-purposed three-wheeled baby jogger, or golf cart or buggy like postal carriers use, but this looks much more fun!!
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2010
  16. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
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    Well.....good idea but....I dont want to make it too easy for the shovel guy:D
     
  17. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    Speaking of posting......just bought a 1,050 gallon tank for $100.00. So now I have to move a bunch of totes to get it in the salt shed.
     
  18. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
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    Wish I had 10 at that price:eek:
     
  19. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Really, wish I could find a 2,000 gallon for $200? 86" diameter. Now thats picky. This 1,050 was 1.5 miles from home just put the forks on the Bota and drove over and picked it up.
     
  20. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    Those are easy enough to find around here, lots of farmers
    I think my lady contact for the "blem" tanks must have been fired:cry: