In The Market For A Self-Propelled Sprayer?

As no-tillers prepare for the upcoming season, the Farmers’ Forum message board is overflowing with useful information.

It&Rsquo;S easy to see that no-tillers are gearing up for the upcoming no-tilling season. While always one of the most popular features on the No-Till Farmer Web site, the Farmers’ Forum message board has been busier than ever.

If you haven’t visited our Web site, check out www.no-tillfarmer.com and see what all the fuss is about. It’s the best place on the Internet to go, day or night, to get your no-tilling questions answered. Or, if you’re just curious to see the hot no-tilling topics of the day, hop on the Farmers’ Forum message board to see what has your fellow no-tillers talking.

Selecting A Self-Propelled Sprayer

I want to buy a used self-propelled sprayer. What should I look for? I’m thinking about getting a Spra-Coupe or Wilmar sprayer. Up until now, I have been pulling a sprayer behind a tractor.

—Rod,

thehawk78@hotmail.com

Last year, I purchased a used 220 Spra-Coupe that replaced a Wylie pull-type sprayer. It was cheap (costing only $7,500), very reliable, and much more convenient to use than the Wylie.

—Jerry Cosper,

cosperj@yahoo.com

I recently traded a 220 Spra-Coupe with electric actuators for a 3430 Spra-Coupe. While I was shopping for a trade, I drove a Wilmar and soon decided that it was much more awkward than the quite nimble 220. To be fair, the Wilmar was a bigger machine. These are the major differences.

  • 500-gallon tank compared to a 200-gallon tank on the 220.
  • 60-foot booms compared to 52-foot booms.
  • 4-wheel-drive hydro compared to 4-speed…
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