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Walk behind liquid spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Mikemat31, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Mikemat31

    Mikemat31 Member
    Messages: 72

    Hi all I am a high school student I love constructing things and thought this would be fun project before I spend the money let me know what your think of the designs. I was alittle unsure of what type of pump to use weather to mount an electric transfer pump or mount an electric 12v air compressor and pressurize the tank. I was planning on using mostly PVC and power washer nozzles to spray I wasn't sure what kind of tank and what size.... nothing too heavy. I was also wondering how would I control the flow of liquid. I drew up some plans. also I am on 16 and I don't have excess to a welder so I can't really fabricate much.

    thanks

    the pump would look like this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOJg5s0PFm4&feature=player_embedded
     
  2. Mikemat31

    Mikemat31 Member
    Messages: 72

    Heres the pic
     
  3. Mikemat31

    Mikemat31 Member
    Messages: 72

    trying to replicate something like this
    http://www.gregsonclark.com/spreadermate.html
    this also should work but I am unsure of how to power the pump recharge it and a battery to use. Also how would I control the flow would you control it from the tank to the valve to the pump or would you control it from the tank to the pump to the nozzle thanks
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2011
  4. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,285

    You could probably use a 12v pump for a ATV tank sprayer (Northern Tool), a Motorcycle battery and a 5gallon Poly Bucket with a lid on it. Use sprayer nozzles (Northern Tool), maybe a ball valve to turn flow off and a rocker switch to run the pump. Mount all that stuff to a two wheel dolly like the UPS guys use and let her rip.:mechanic::mechanic: