Converting TeeJet Manual Controller for 3 Section Boom

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  1. John Paul

    John Paul Well-Known Member

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    I have a manual controller on my 3 section boom sprayer that’s going out that I need to replace. Never been a fan of it but what other options are there? I’ve seen some raven stuff but I’m still learning about sprayers and any advice or direction would be appreciated. This is the one I have now:

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    Mennoniteman Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a new three section sprayer from an Amish manufacturer, and I knew that those things can give out, so I told him to skip that controller and just put on a 3-way ball valve which have less problems. Just turn it a quarter turn to go from tank agitation to spraying. 1 hose in is the pump feed, 1 hose out goes to the agitator, the other hose out goes to all the booms. Sorry, I don't have actual pictures of the unit, but if you are interested I could take some next time I get there.
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    Of course with that ball valve controller i don't have the option to turn off part of my booms to avoid overlap, but I've talked to farmers about spraying their crops and hardly anyone manually turns off sections of their boom to avoid overlap unless they are spraying something very sensitive. Of course all of the big operators are using GPS hooked up directly to the sprayer nozzles that automatically turn off individual nozzles when they hit an area that has already been covered once.
     
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    Good point. That definitely seems like a simple option you posted earlier. Going to make up my mind soon and get to work since I’ll have corn to spray once all this rain is done.
     
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