Sunday, July 18, 2010

Redneck Engineering- Chapter XXVII

I have one of the little cheap 55 gallon sprayers. The booms on it were only 6' wide (giving me a total 12' spray pattern), which is just too small for pastures (in my opinion anyway), so a while back I bought a BoomJet® boomless spray nozzle and ditched the booms. With this contraption, I now have a 30' (give or take a couple of feet) spray pattern.

One little problem... My sprayer's design was not conducive to installing said spray nozzle upon it, so I had to find a workaround.

My solution was 3 U-bolts and a piece of angle iron, with an old bicycle inner tube wrapped around the pipe to keep it from vibrating loose. Not a pretty job, but if it were, it would hardly qualify as a redneck engineering post would it?