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Best rig for spraying pines?
« on: September 05, 2012, 05:46:41 PM »
We are thinking of setting ourselves up to do some spraying (I say some, I mean a lot).

What kind of rig should I be looking for?  If this is your area please help me out, cause the only tractor work I've done in our stands is mowing middles and road work.  Spraying is completely new to me.

The tractor I work with is a JD 2755 and its much too big to spray with, it seems.

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Re: Best rig for spraying pines?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012, 07:31:30 PM »
Would you be running between rows or spraying clearcut?   What is sprayed?   I don't know anything about plantation care, just curious.

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Re: Best rig for spraying pines?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 09:59:36 PM »
Are you spraying for grass control?  Customsawyer here on the Forum has forgot more than most people ever know about spraying young planted pines.  Maybe you can send him a PM.
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Re: Best rig for spraying pines?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2012, 06:48:01 AM »
Costs per acre doing application in forestry you cannot do it cheaper IMO, than aerial application. I work for an aerial application co, that does strictly forestry work, primarily for private timber co's and REIT's. Probably 90% of our work in liquid application is 10 gal/acre. A typical spray day, we can cover 300-500 acres a day with one crew (2 man crew, pilot and batch truck driver). There are ground application outfits here in the PNW, but the only thing done by vehicle is roadside and right of way maintenance. Everything else is done aerially or with a backpack sprayer. Maybe it is different down south, tho I know pilots who have worked the south in forestry as well.
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Re: Best rig for spraying pines?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2012, 10:16:45 AM »
For spraying by air, get an applicator that uses an ag plane if possible. Choppers look like the way to go, but the cost per hour for a helicopter is considerably higher than a fixed wing plane. Up side for a chopper is they can operate out of a small clearing or off a road, but then you might be surprised at some of the places a good ag pilot can get in and out of..
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Re: Best rig for spraying pines?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2012, 10:18:16 AM »
Are you spraying for grass control?  Customsawyer here on the Forum has forgot more than most people ever know about spraying young planted pines.  Maybe you can send him a PM.

Grass, bushes, hardwoods...vines are main problem though, bullis vines, Virginia creeper. And thank you, I will contact him

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Re: Best rig for spraying pines?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2012, 10:34:37 AM »
Would you be running between rows or spraying clearcut?   What is sprayed?   I don't know anything about plantation care, just curious.
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Re: Best rig for spraying pines?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2012, 08:21:08 PM »
Are you banding over the pines or are you needing to do a broadcast spray? 
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Re: Best rig for spraying pines?
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2012, 09:44:56 PM »
we use a 4 wheeler, and a kawasaki terex on my inlaws farm for smaller spray jobs.  they are very effective and can fit between rows easily and go anywhere
I cut it twice and it's still too short


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