Three Point Sprayers
We want to introduce you to the Land Champ 3 Point Sprayer.
I have to admit, I was skeptical when I first heard about these sprayers. It seemed to me that sprayers were all the same, and there was nothing perfect about any of them. Land Champ made a believer out of me, though. I'm convinced the Land Champ is the best 3 point sprayer.
These tractor sprayers are not like the ones you usually see. Most sprayers are pretty much alike. They come in a a round or elliptical shape and you mount them back behind the tractor 3 point.
A Land Champ three point sprayer is entirely different. It’s a contoured tank shaped sprayer, tractor hugging and close to the back wheels of the tractor for excellent stability. Now at first glance, that might not seem like a big deal. But, in fact, the weight of the sprayer and the water added together behind your machine can be dangerous on even a slight slope. The Land Champ’s placement right at the back of the tractor and close to the rear wheels helps minimize the risk.
But Land Champ didn't stop there. They put a lot of good design engineering into their other safety features, too, as well as making it easy to clean the tank at the end of the season. They even figured out how to minimize chemical breakdown from the sun's rays.
Other Innovations For Safety and Convenience
And there are other unique features, too. These sprayers were built with operator safety in mind. The sprayer comes with a built-in flush tank, so you can flush it in the field when done for the day. That way, you keep the chemicals out of your yard and living area. Plus, you can also add an optional hand wash tank for safety, which I highly recommend. If you’re spraying without a boom and a wind comes up, you may get a faceful of chemical spray. With the hand wash tank, you can quickly wash up wherever you are on your land.
Another handy feature is pallet fork holes in the frame of these sprayers. Just hook the sprayer onto the fork and move it. There are a number of components that hang underneath the frame, and they can be damaged if you lift a sprayer with a pallet fork placed underneath the sprayer. With this innovation, you can fork the sprayer cleanly and spare the valves or hoses dangling below.
They’ve Even Made Cleaning the Tank Easier
The sprayer tank lid has a wide opening. That means you can look in and see what’s at the bottom when it’s cleaning time. Then, just fit a shopvac hose down into the tank to clean it.
These tanks have one other special feature: they are color pigmented. This protects the chemicals inside against breaking down from the sun’s ray, something a standard white tank can’t.
Booms Make For Accurate Chemical Placement
Need accuracy in spraying? You can order a Land Champ 3 point boom sprayer with a 20’ or 30’ spray boom.
We carry three sizes of sprayers – 100 Gallon, 200 Gallon and 55 Gallon Sprayer. Any one of them will be the perfect 3 point sprayer for a compact tractor.
Boom or Boomless Spraying: What to Choose
First off, I have to admit there is not a yes or no answer. It is important to consider things like what type of spraying you will be doing and when you usually spray.
If you do a mix of different types of spraying applications, you’ll probably want to go with both boom and boomless spraying. However, if you are just doing one type of spraying, then you can determine if boom or boomless best suits your needs.
How They Differ
A boomless sprayer usually has one or two nozzles that you can point out sideways or tilt up slightly. This allows you to spray out to the sides for further coverage. A boom sprayer comes with multiple spray tips which are evenly spaced along both boom arms. These are pointed straight down towards the ground.
Here is a look at the advantages of both types of spraying.
ADVANTAGES OF BOOMLESS SPRAYING
- Easier to maneuver
- Less maintenance (time and money)
- Easy to monitor while spraying
- Smaller: Easier to store
Advantages of Boomless Spraying
- Less effected by wind
- More accurate spraying (better coverage)
- Minimize excessive overlapping
Conditions That Dictate How to Spray
Each application has different requirements for the most effective spraying.
WHEN TO SPRAY BOOMLESS
- Ditches and rough/uneven ground
- Around objects like poles, fences etc.
- Orchards and pastures with trees
- Overgrown areas
- For mosquitoes around your yard
WHEN TO SPRAY WITH A BOOM
- Field Spraying
- When there is a slight breeze
- Food plot forages
- Even/level pastures
A Quick Guide to Sprayer Maintenance
Using your new Land Champ 3 Point Sprayer for the first time? Before you get out in the field, give it a quick visual inspection.
Check hose connections and fittings for any rare cuts or slits that might have occurred during shipping or unloading. Unscrew all filters and clean out any particles or dust. Remove the tank lid and check inside for dust, insects, or anything else that might be inside.
Then, run some clean water through the sprayer and test it for leaks.
Daily Before and After Use Maintenance
Anytime I use my sprayer, I always do a visual inspection of my hoses, just to see if they is any weather cracking or other issue.
Then I look inside the tank to make sure I’ve got fluid in there and that there’s nothing floating around that could foul the nozzles.
It's important to check filters. I try to be diligent and do that every time I use the sprayer. Make sure you have a sprayer that lets you turn the water flow off to check those filters with material in the tank.
End of Day Maintenance Check
Ideally, at the end of the day all the chemical is out of the sprayer. The Enduraplas Land Champ sprayer is a blue green color that will help the chemical stay stable by blocking the sun’s rays. A white color tank will allow sunlight in, and that will degrade the chemical. But with either tank, I do like to get all the chemical out at the end of the day unless I am sure I will be using the same chemical the following day. After I flush the tank with water, I’m ready to start another spraying project with whatever chemical I might choose.
Land Champ Flush System
Lot of sprayers don't have their own unique flush system this, but the Land Champ 3 point sprayer has its own flush system. You carry it with you, and when you're done you just turn a couple of petcocks and let the water flow through to flush the system.
How Often Do You Spray?
If you're using your sprayer on a daily or weekly basis, there are some basics we need to talk about to save you grief down the road.
Number one, you can't “over check” the filters in the sprayer or the strainers. Material does get clogged up in the strainer, and then affects the chemical application.
Two, always check the nozzles for clogs, at least once a month. Just shut everything down, check your strainers or your filters and your nozzles. Look for worn spots, too, because worn areas can change the application of the chemical.
Cold Winters Where You Live? Winterize Your Spryer
Avoid letting your sprayer freeze. Drain all the fluid from every port, and then put it back together. Flush it with an RV antifreeze. And I admit it’s a hassle, but I suggest you take the pump off and put it inside for the winter. This will save you big repair bills down the road. Also, if there's any rust in that pump or anything that looks like it's starting to accumulate debris, I like to squirt some wd-40 in there and work that in.
When you pull your sprayer out in spring, first check again for any cracked hoses, tighten all the bolts up, and check in the tank for debris. I usually grab my wet/dry shop vac and given the tank a cleaning.
If you have an engine-driven sprayer, check the oil and maybe change it. Next, check the pump to make sure it spins freely and there's no rust inside it .
Lastly, I fill it up with water, run some of the water through it, and then get out in the field with fuel conditions, but just using the water to make sure everything is ready to go.
Doing these steps will maintain your sprayer, save you money on sprayer repairs, and also save you money on chemicals.
Of course, if at anytime you find signs of damage during your visual inspection, it is vital to repair or replace the equipment as soon as possible.