When it comes to professional lawn care, applying chemicals can be just as important as mowing. To keep turf at its best, weeds and insects need to be controlled with herbicides and pesticides, while fertilizer is needed to keep the soil nutrients balanced for optimum growth. Usually, getting full coverage means using a sprayer trailer and a walk behind unit, but with Jrco’s Model 800 Zero-Turn Sprayer, the application system can move with your ZTR to get into narrow areas for precise application.
A Trailer that Works with Your ZTR
The Model 800 is built into a rigid frame that is supported by caster wheels and connected to the mower using a model-specific hitch bracket. The entire trailer is held on by just four clevis pins for quick removal and installation, and since the unit is self-powered, there’s no need to connect the pump to a hydraulic line or PTO.
This connection is rigid, much like a three point hitch uses for tractor attachments. This lets the sprayer move with your mower, acting as an extension of it. This design is impossible to jackknife, and it lets you operate your ZTR normally, taking tight turns around obstacles so that chemicals can be applied to the entire yard.
A Pumping System Built for Flexibility
This attachment has a 30-gallon polycarbonate tank connected to a Udor Kappa-15 diaphragm pump with a built-in pressure regulator and a glass-filled nylon head. This pump is driven by a 3.5 hp Briggs & Stratton 550 Professional Series engine.
Chemicals are spread by a three section breakaway boom that lets you attach and remove sections to get a 5, 8 or 11-foot wide spray pattern. Each part of the boom has its own control valve which can be mounted within easy reach of the mower’s operating position, letting you alter the spray amount for each zone.
Each of the seven spray nozzles has a line strainer to prevent clogging, a check valve that prevents drips when the pump is off and strainers to prevent clogging. The system also has a spray gun with 10-foot hose getting coverage to hard-to-reach areas and for spraying down shrubs and bushes.
The pump and engine combination can run at pressures up to 90 psi, although Jrco recommends setting the system at 50 PSI or less to prevent spray drift. Likewise, operating speed is limited to 5 mph to ensure even chemical application.
Within this pressure and speed range, the supplied tips can lay down between 0.32 and 1.53 gallons of liquid every 1,000 square feet. Jrco also offers tips for spraying more or less per acre, letting you get the right balance of operating speed and coverage for the chemicals you’re using.
Want to Know More? Need Help with Your Current Jrco Attachments? Visit Shank’s
Want to add a Model 800 sprayer to your lawn care arsenal? Need to have your Jrco attachments serviced? Shank’s Lawn Equipment is a certified dealer for Jrco and Briggs & Stratton, so we can help you with anything on your equipment. Visit our shop at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. That’s just off Rt. 11, one mile east of I-80 from the Exit 10 to Marion.
We can also ship any parts you need for your Jrco equipment to any address in the U.S. and Canada. Visit our site to search for parts with our easy to use parts look up diagrams tool.