100 Gallon 3 Point Sprayers
Considering a 100 Gallon 3-Point Sprayer?
3-point hitch sprayers are ideal for spraying wide areas like crop fields, pastures, and acre-plus lawns.
However, the 3 point hitch sprayer comes in a variety of sizes and styles. Before you invest in one, take some time to think about the size of the acreage you plan to spray.
A small patch of ground can be handled easily enough with any handheld pump sprayer. And you’ll most likely be using only one chemical.
If, on the other hand, you’re spraying a food plot (for either human or wildlife consumption) you also need to think about where that plot is and what’s surrounding it. Where do you want your chemical to go – and not go?
You’ll also want to work with the size of your tractor. Can your machine handle the weight of a loaded 100 gallon tractor sprayer? Water is eight gallons to the pound, so if you are thinking about buying a 100 gallon 3-point sprayer, you’ll be adding an extra 800 lbs. behind your tractor. Can your tractor handle that?
Choice of Sizes
Sprayers come in sizes from 50 gallon to 1,500 gallon tanks. While anything up to 300 gallons can be a three-point or a pull type, anything above 300 gallons should be reserved for pull type only.
Depending on the size and power of your tractor, a 100 gallon 3 point hitch sprayer tank behind your tractor might push you down the hillside or lift your tires off the ground when you head uphill. Carefully matching tank size and tractor power will add to your safety when spraying.
On the other hand, if you get a tank too small, you’ll spend too much time refilling for each new run. Figure on spraying fifteen gallons per acre, and you can probably determine what size sprayer will be your best choice.
Safe Tank Shape
Aside from size considerations, think about where the tank will sit. Enduraplas Land Champ 100 gallon sprayer tanks keep the weight closer to the tractor wheels, enhancing safety when spraying up steep hills. And their low profile adds to their safety, as well.
Simple Attachment System
A universal system that can quickly attach to all tractor brands is very much a plus, because all tractor sprayer 3 point hitch systems vary in size. And whether you have several tractors, or will be trading your current one in at some point, you want to be ready to go when it’s spraying season.
This is an extremely crucial aspect to look for in 3 point hitch sprayers. Excessive liquid blasted from a sprayer can damage your plants, while pressure that is too low might mean the liquid may not reach your plants at all. You need to find a middle ground between the two. And it’s real plus to have a system that lets you control your pressure from your seat and save you having to get off your tractor. Easier on your body, and a real time saver!
Depending on spraying needs, most folks may be using more than one chemical with their 100 gallon sprayers. Without a drainage system, you would not be able to empty your sprayer, and might end up mixing 2 kinds of chemicals that you don’t want mixed. To address this problem, a sump in the tank’s base lets you remove all liquid so each batch of chemical is the right one.
Agitation System for Properly Mixed Chemicals
Your chemicals must be thoroughly mixed to avoid uneven spraying results. All tanks on three point hitch sprayers should have an agitation system at the base of the tank to continually ensure that the chemical and water swirl and mix. This is often an optional feature, but one that you probably want to include.
Chemical Flush System To Further Ensure Proper Applications
A new option on your 100 gallon sprayer for tractor use is the separate freshwater tank allows you to completely flush the chemical from your plumbing lines and booms. This means when you use a new chemical, the lines are clean and ready. You won’t run the risk of contaminating a batch of new chemicals prior to application.
When looking for a 100 gallon 3-point sprayer, be sure you consider what boom attachments you need. You may want to own a steel boom, a poly boom, and a boomless nozzle kit to cover all your spraying needs. Since each of these vary in size and purpose, know where and what you’re planning to spray before purchasing your new equipment.
Enduraplas was one of the first companies to implement the colored sprayer tank. White tanks – the old stand-by- let sun through. And that means potential algae growth. That contaminates your chemicals and can certainly harm your growing plants. Having a colored tank blocks the sunlight and eliminates the algae problem.
Ease of Installation and Use
Before you purchase, understand how to install your sprayer and how it works. When a sprayer is too complicated for convenient usage, and is frustrating and irritating, it’s obvious you won’t want to use it. Be sure to find a system that you can install without a lot of hassles, and can work with easily. Be sure it has a reasonable usage and installation process.
Easy to Move
At some point, you have to un-hitch your 3 point sprayer and move it into your shed to store it over winter. It can be a difficult task, but the Enduraplas sprayers have conquered the problem with integrated fork points that make this task easy.
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