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ATV Sprayer Buying Guide (6 Things to Consider)

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Owning an ATV is a lot of fun, as it gives you an easy way to get around and see places that you normally would have no means of accessing. At the same time, though, they can be excellent for putting to use in a working context. For example, if you are the owner of an ATV, then you might own it for using it as part of your working schedule. Have you ever, for example, used an ATV Sprayer?

ATV Sprayers are becoming increasingly common for those who use an ATV to get around. If you are in the agricultural industry in particular, a sprayer can be a very useful tool to carry around with you. Like buying any other piece of hardware, though, buying an ATV sprayer means making sure that you are buying the right kind. That’s why our ATV Sprayer buying guide is so useful. As experts on what counts when it comes to buying something like an ATV, we can give you the full lowdown on what matters for the Sprayer when you put it to good use.

If you are serious about making that decision, then an ATV Sprayer should be bought based on some particular facts. In this guide, we’ll break down the most effective things to look out for when you choose to go and buy an ATV Sprayer. That should go some way to making sure that you can buy a Sprayer device that can live up to your expectations. When you have so many options to look at and consider, you might want to take a closer look at what really matters.

From the material to the warranty, we’ll break down the six most important things to look out when you go to buy your new Sprayer.

What does an ATV Sprayer have within it?

Regardless of what ATV Sprayer that you choose to buy, you will find some very particular models to pick from. One of the first things that you will notice, though, is just that about every sprayer that you take a look at could – and should – arrive with some kind of specific and standard layout. No matter what make or model that you choose to buy, you should soon find that the following pieces of equipment should exist within every ATV Sprayer that you drive:

  • A tank.
  • A pump.
  • A nozzle.
  • A flow control system.
  • A liquid spreading system.

If you don’t have all of these parts, then you are likely not buying a Sprayer that is good enough for the job that you have in mind. All five of these parts are essential to the safe use of the model, and without one of them then you could find that your Sprayer simply does not work. However, choosing the model that you wish to buy can be so tough!

With that in mind, we recommend that you ask yourself the following questions before you make any kind of investment in an ATV Sprayer.

Do I need anything else?

Of course, you can also get ATV Sprayers that have other equipment attached to them. While we would never make it essential as part of our ATV Sprayer buying guide, we recommend looking at any models that come with extras. For example, you could choose to go for one that comes with a wand. We recommend wands for anyone who needs to do a bit of precision and spot spraying. Not only is it very useful for making sure that you can get even more accuracy with your spraying, but it can be useful for giving you longer distance from the Sprayer itself.

This lets you have the Sprayer attached but then walk around with some comfort as you go and put down all of the spraying that you need. That is something that we recommend, so you can avoid having to always jump on the ATV and move it around if you wish to move from one patch to the next. Keep that in mind, and you’ll soon enjoy the whole experience a lot more!

ATV Spraying, though, can be done without a wand, so it’s not a certainty you need one.

Where will it be attached to?

The next thing to look at is where you will attach the Sprayer to. Most spraying devices are made so that they can be attached to the back of your ATV. This would mean that you could then have it mounted on the back, or you could also have it on a trailer that you carry around with you. The choices will be your own, but we recommend looking at ones that can be put onto a trailer.

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Why? Because the ones that go on the rear can be come quite hard to work with if you are driving quite a light and dainty ATV. If you are driving a durable ATV that can take extra weight, though, you will find that you want to get one that mounts on the back. These are often easier to use and manage, and can probably give you access for more accessories to be installed.

When done right, this could really amplify the performance levels of your Sprayer. We recommend that you do this if you are looking for a Sprayer that is easier to control. Again, though, just ensure your ATV is durable enough to sustain the extra weight.

What size of tank do you want or need?

So, the next question that we have in mind for you comes to do with the size of the tank of your Sprayer. Many people make the mistake of buying a tank that is too small. While 8 Gallon tanks are extremely common, we recommend you avoid them. You should instead look for something in the 10-15 Gallon range. For anyone dealing with larger plots of land, though, it might be more economic to go for one of the tanks that is at the very pinnacle of the size range.

Why? Because if you need to keep driving back and forth to refill your Sprayer, you will waste more valuable time and money. We recommend that you take seriously the idea of any tank that is as big as 26 Gallons. While anything over this is very hard to find and rarely need, that should give you more than enough room to make sure you can get a tank that can give you all of the space that you need.

With that in mind, we recommend that you take a look at the size of the tank and make that a priority when buying. Don’t go too small, or you could wind up with too many trips back-and-forth.

Should you go for Boom or Boomless spraying?

When you are making your purchase, make sure you look at whether or not you need a Boom spraying solution. Boom spraying is all about making sure that you have an ATV that allows for easy management. The nozzles on the underside are often provided to give you a much more diverse spraying session. If you need to deal with large and open areas, then you should probably get a Boom sprayer. They are usually much more effective, but need to get a tank that is large enough to handle that extensive capacity.

We recommend that you keep this in mind, as it will mean either buying a larger tank or spending more time spraying. You will also need to think about mounting an ON/OFF switch so that you can easily avoid using excess when you are spraying. If you do intend to go for an ATV Sprayer that has a Boom function, then you should be looking for a 650cc+ ATV. The extra weight and bulk needed will put your system under a lot of pressure, so keep that in mind.

If you want to buy a good ATV Sprayer, make sure you work out how much land you need to cover. If it’s more than the average, consider a Boom option.

Is it suitable for your ATV?

The last question that we have in mind for you to do with your ATV, though, is how suitable is the ATV to your actual vehicle? Many people don’t give that enough consideration. We recommend that you do so, though, as a good quality ATV will need to have enough power to get up and running with the Sprayer attached. We recommend that just about anything in the 500cc+ range should be more than strong enough to power up as and when you need it.

We also recommend that you look at how well it is made for attachment. For example, some will come with plastic racking to help attach it to the back of your ATV. We recommend going a step further up the chain, though, and instead buying something a bit more powerful. Metal racking is often far more useful, and it should be just what you are looking for.

Keep that in mind, though; the quality of the materials will usually determine the weight, so make sure you buy a model that can actually handle the new weight!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Harry Sheen

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