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Final Sprayer Unit 10 Foot Boom 5 Nozzles 30” Spacing 50 Foot Hose and Gun on Self Retracting Reel Spray Monitor with Pressure Control Solenoid Controlled Valves for Boom and Spray Gun Electric Pump and Flow Control New Mounting Frame for John Deere Gator Easy and Quick Cleanout.

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  • Final Sprayer Unit

  • 10 Foot Boom

  • 5 Nozzles 30” Spacing

  • 50 Foot Hose and Gun on Self Retracting Reel

  • Spray Monitor with Pressure Control

  • Solenoid Controlled Valves for Boom and Spray Gun

  • Electric Pump and Flow Control

  • New Mounting Frame for John Deere Gator

  • Easy and Quick Cleanout

Monsanto Utility Sprayer; Updating Rebuilding and Adapting Project.

Murphy, Nesbitt, Ferguson, Marchese ASM

April 20, 2006

Monsanto Utility Sprayer; Updating, Rebuilding, and Adapting Project

Dan Murphy, Sam Nesbitt, David Ferguson, Andy Marchese

April 20, 2006

  • Objectives:

  • Revamp Monsanto’s current sprayer unit

  • Modify the sprayer unit to fit Monsanto’s John Deere Gator

  • Calibrate the sprayer system

  • Original Sprayer Unit

  • 10 Foot Boom

  • 7 Nozzles

  • 30 Foot Hose and Spray Gun

  • Manual Spray Controls

  • PTO Driven Roller Pump

  • Tractor Compatible Only


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Monsanto Utility Sprayer; Updating Rebuilding and Adapting Project.

Murphy, Nesbitt, Ferguson, Marchese ASM

April 20, 2006

  • Tear Down and Reconditioning

  • Removal of all old components

    • Pump, valves, nozzles, etc.

  • Salvaging usable equipment

    • Shut off valves, pipe fittings

  • Reconditioning of Frame

    • Sand blasting, repairing, and painting

  • Reconditioning of Tank

  • Reconditioning of Components

  • Fabrication

  • Addition of Fork Pockets

  • Addition of Supports

  • Addition of Multiple Mounting Brackets for Valves and Reel

  • Design of Gator Mounting Systems

  • Construction and Instillation of Gator Mounting Systems

  • Construction of Mounts for Monitor

  • Plumbing

  • 5 GPM 45 PSI 12V Pump

  • Electric Flow Control Valve

  • Dual Solenoid Valves

  • 11005 Flat Fan Nozzles

  • 50 Ft Retractable Hose Reel and Gun

  • New Hose, Nozzle Bodies, and Fittings

  • Clean Out Valve


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Monsanto Utility Sprayer; Updating Rebuilding and Adapting Project.

Murphy, Nesbitt, Ferguson, Marchese ASM

April 20, 2006

  • Wiring

  • Electronic Monitor with Pressure Control

    • Can be moved from Gator to Tractor

    • Controls to operate pump, boom and spray gun

  • Tractor is Hard Wired to Alternator

  • Gator is Wired Through Cigarette Adaptor

  • All Connections are Quick Couplers

  • Calibrating And Testing

  • Checked for Leaks

  • Adjusted Solenoid Valves

  • Tested Sprayer on Tractor and Gator

  • Collected Data on Sprayer

    • Flow Rate, Application Rates

    • 5, 8 and 10 mph

  • Tested Tractor at Variable Speeds to Determine Flow Rates

Results

Reference Table for Boom Application Rate using Tractor


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