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 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.


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,

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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