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Looking at small 15 gallon boomless sprayers to mount on a 400cc quad. Fimco, Plot Pro, North Star, Tractor supply and Rural King seem to be the most common. Want to keep price under $300. We have small 1/4 -1/2 acre plots. Some areas will be in the woods so I don't think I need a large capacity . Water is easy to access. Reading the reviews seem to run the gamut from great to crud. Any brand to stay away from? What about pump GPM size. Any other info would be appreciated.
 

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I had a Fimco for years. CSPOT is correct - when done clean it well with Nutra-Sol. Other thing - when done for the year run some RV antifreeze through the wand. I did not do this the first year as I just blew air through. Unfortunately some water stayed in the wand handle and sure enough froze and split the seam. New wand the second year. The only drawback with it was mounting and un-mounting it every time I used it as I needed to have my ATV racks available.

It was a 12 gallon and I found it to be too small for the area I was using so I sold it to a friend who still uses it. I have a County Line (Tractor Supply) 30 gallon trailer type now with no issues so far.
 

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I got the 30 gallon boom one. Love it. You can follow your tire tracks and have confidence of full coverage. I think they all have nearly the same pump on them. Clean after each use and will last a long time.
 

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I have a 16 gallon Northstar boomless sprayer from Northern Tool. It has a 2.2 gpm pump and I find that is a good size to allow me to spray a 3/4 acre food plot with one trip. I really like the sprayer and would purchase it again.
A couple of notes with it. The pump did fail me once in the second year I had it. Called northern tool and they sent me a replacement at no cost. Also, I do not like the cheap plastic shut off valves that control flow to boom and wand. I replaced them with metal ball valves and they work great. I also wired up a 12 v plug in connector so that I can plug it into my 12 accessory outlet on atv instead of connecting to battery everytime.
One other thing to keep in mind. I am using a 400 cc atv with it. When you go above 16 gallon, keep in mind the weight of the sprayer filled with water. 20 and 25 gallon is alot of weight, especially if any kind of slope.
Like was said earlier, rinse it good after use and should provide years of service.
Good luck in your decision!
 

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I run a 25 gallon FIMCO boom sprayer in the bed of my UTV. I had a trailer sprayer and found it to be more of a nuisance, but that's mostly personal preference.
 

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delphic93 said:
I have a 16 gallon Northstar boomless sprayer from Northern Tool. It has a 2.2 gpm pump and I find that is a good size to allow me to spray a 3/4 acre food plot with one trip. I really like the sprayer and would purchase it again.
A couple of notes with it. The pump did fail me once in the second year I had it. Called northern tool and they sent me a replacement at no cost. Also, I do not like the cheap plastic shut off valves that control flow to boom and wand. I replaced them with metal ball valves and they work great. I also wired up a 12 v plug in connector so that I can plug it into my 12 accessory outlet on atv instead of connecting to battery everytime.
One other thing to keep in mind. I am using a 400 cc atv with it. When you go above 16 gallon, keep in mind the weight of the sprayer filled with water. 20 and 25 gallon is alot of weight, especially if any kind of slope.
Like was said earlier, rinse it good after use and should provide years of service.
Good luck in your decision!
Got the same one and love it. I as well use a cig lighter. Although I have not had any problems with my fittings I agree the cheapo plastic ones can easily fail.
 

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I have the 26 gallon Northern Tool sprayer and have been pleased with it for 2 acres of food plot and spraying a gravel drive way. If I had 10-20 acres of plots, I would have paid for a more quality unit, but I paid $200 for this one.

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