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Thought I would share some pictures of my sprayer rig I've been working on this year. Since I invested in a reel mower this spring, I only really use the mower anymore to cut a family member's lawn that is just under an acre. I'll usually also spray their property with pre-emergent just to make mowing a little easier and quicker.

The mower is an Exmark Lazer-Z HP 52". I got an old beat up 4-wheeler rack from a friend that had it sitting around his motorcycle shop; straightened it out with a little rubber mallet love, sanded down, primed an painted to match the mower as best I could. I bought ATV sprayer at NorthernTool, as well as this boom sprayer.

I used some angle iron to make a mount for the boom on the back as well as some support for the front. Overall, I'm still playing with different spray tips, heights and distance between tips, but it works pretty well. Steering is not so great with that much weight in the front for sure. Still a work in progress .....

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:nod: :thumbup: I LOVE IT!!!

Do you have hills on the lawns where you drive this? Could you elaborate on the handling? I was considering something like this.
I agree that in the best of all possible worlds spray booms should trail the equipment carrying or dragging them. I have been thinking about an arrangement like that but worried about the handling effects. My SprayerMate sprays in front of my spreader.
I saw a guy that has designed a set of caster locks for zero turns but they look expensive and I don't even think they are really available. Z Spray units have caster locks. It might be that carrying a sprayer is better with some kind of 4wd either a tractor or an ATV. But your installation looks really as good as one like that can be.
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