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Front mounted spray tank

Postby Mht » Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:43 am

I’m looking at mounting a spot sprayer on my cub and would like to make it front mounted using a receiver hitch on the front of my cub. How big of spray tank do you think I could use without worrying about breaking anything on a cub

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Re: Front mounted spray tank

Postby Slim140 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:51 am

15 gallon :D
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Re: Front mounted spray tank

Postby Winfield Dave » Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:29 am

I wouldn't recommend it.
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Re: Front mounted spray tank

Postby Waif » Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:56 am

Not coming up with where to mount the hitch without some long extensions... Not unlike mounting a loader.
Fluid is heavy. Refilling would seem frequent if the mounts were not where a loader would bear weight. Then there is slosh unless the tank is well baffled.

Sprayer on front without the fan reversed , and with forward movement just bugs me. Even with wind/thermals/breeze considerations as in "normal" spraying.

I'd be tempted to pull a sprayer. No , that would not make it easy to run multiple implements at the same time.
Possible? Depends on designs and hook ups.

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Re: Front mounted spray tank

Postby Eugene » Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:06 am

15 gallon tank can be easily mounted on the drawbar or a universal carrier.

I use a universal carrier. 2 bolts to attach a 15 gallon tank to the wood platform. I use that set up for mostly spot spraying. Two more bolts and the spray boom attaches to the platform.
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Re: Front mounted spray tank

Postby Crimson Tim » Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:33 am

Put the tank on the back (carrier? Trailer?), but route the spray plumbing out to the front if you want it there.

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Re: Front mounted spray tank

Postby Mht » Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:04 am

My initial thoughts were to mount a tank up front and mount spray nozzles on the rear cultivator arms to be able to spray a row as I traveled down it. My concern was the weight of a tank on my front receiver hitch. Seeing that I want a tank bigger than a small 15 gallon spot sprayer tank I think I will just build a towable sprayer with a small boom that I can configure nozzles to possibly spray a couple of rows at the time. Thanks for the input

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Re: Front mounted spray tank

Postby Matt Kirsch » Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:29 am

10 gallons per acre seems pretty common when you're broadcast spraying. 15 gallons should easily cover an acre and a half if you use that application rate. If you're only spot spraying (which means directly spraying the individual weeds one at a time) 15 gallons will last you tens of acres.

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Re: Front mounted spray tank

Postby SamsFarm » Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:34 am

Make some brackets to attach to the torque tube, extending to the front to hold your tank!

There is a side mount 55 gallon tank set-up that is used with the Holland or Mechanical transplanter, but they do not work with the belly mount cultivators!

With some manure tea in your sprayer tank, you can cultavate and fertileze at the same time! :)
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Re: Front mounted spray tank

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:06 pm

Matt Kirsch wrote:. . . If you're only spot spraying (which means directly spraying the individual weeds one at a time) . . .

It would probably be much easier to do if the nozzles are in front where you can more easily see them.

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Re: Front mounted spray tank

Postby SONNY » Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:44 pm

I made a plate to go on top of my 3-pt liquid fert. knife bar to carry my 15 gallon tank/pump and run a 4 tip boom on the front axle works great for both spot and broadcast spray use.

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Re: Front mounted spray tank

Postby getitrunning » Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:06 pm

I had built a bracket for a sprayer tank on a super AV I had many years ago. I think it was 12 gallons. but I had built it for the rear out of angle iron mounted on the two large bolts in the finals had a on demand 12volt pump on top of tank and long hose and sprayer wand I could control from seat.
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Re: Front mounted spray tank

Postby Matt Kirsch » Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:37 am

Jim Becker wrote:
Matt Kirsch wrote:. . . If you're only spot spraying (which means directly spraying the individual weeds one at a time) . . .

It would probably be much easier to do if the nozzles are in front where you can more easily see them.


If you're spot spraying, the nozzle is on the end of a wand which is in your hand. 100% visibility.

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Re: Front mounted spray tank

Postby Eugene » Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:58 am

Matt Kirsch wrote:If you're spot spraying, the nozzle is on the end of a wand which is in your hand. 100% visibility.
That's what I thought when the poster said spot spraying.

I had a problem using the boom on my universal platform. I mounted the 12 volt sprayer boom below the tank. Syphoned out herbicide when I wanted to stop spraying.
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Re: Front mounted spray tank

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:26 pm

Matt Kirsch wrote:
Jim Becker wrote:
Matt Kirsch wrote:. . . If you're only spot spraying (which means directly spraying the individual weeds one at a time) . . .

It would probably be much easier to do if the nozzles are in front where you can more easily see them.


If you're spot spraying, the nozzle is on the end of a wand which is in your hand. 100% visibility.

I guess I should have quoted the OP's post immediately in front of yours:
Mht wrote:My initial thoughts were to mount a tank up front and mount spray nozzles on the rear cultivator arms to be able to spray a row as I traveled down it. . . .


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