Gator Spray Rigs - Do You Know What You're Getting?

Gator Spray Rigs - Do You Know What You're Getting?

Posted by Andrew Greess on Jun 23, 2011

When buying weed control sprayer in a John Deere Gator, it is important to know who you are dealing with and what you are getting. Customer solicited several bids and appears to have selected the low bid for 4 gator spray rigs (we were not the low bidder). All 4 sprayers were different & all 4 had problems that the client brought us to address.

Weed sprayer wire problemx

In the first photo, the gator sprayer power supply wires for the 12 volt pump were run through the tailgate, crushing the wire (see insert, click on photo to enlarge). This damaged the wire and will eventually result in downtime. We replaced the wire, drilled a hole in the bed and ran the wire through a grommet in the hole.

Sprayer in gator

On this sprayer, the ATV Sprayer power supply wire was run over the side of the vehicle bed. This is a bad idea - the wire will snag on trees, techs, equipment, etc. Again, this creates a risk of downtime and lost productivity. Solution was the same, reroute the wire through the gator bed.

Puchase price is just the tip of the iceberg. Client did not save money buying on purchase price alone.