Are you in the market for a 12 Volt All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) sprayer for your farm? Ask yourself these 3 questions first.
3 questions to ask yourself before you next buy ATV spraying equipment:
1. “What Tank Size Do I Need?”
ATV sprayers usually have 30, 50 or 100 litre tanks, so selecting the best size for your purpose is often a case of balancing your requirements with safety.
The Bigger is better theory doesn’t really apply here, as 100 litres (100kg when full) can be bloody tricky to manage as the tank empties and the weight of the liquid moves around.
The most popular tank size is 50 litres, which has the capacity to suit most applications whilst being a safer option by comparison (especially if you have a hilly farm where rolling your ATV could be an issue).
2. “What Mounting Style Is Best For Me?”
When comparing 12 Volt ATV sprayers, you can choose between a moulded or a fitted mounting system.
A moulded sprayer fits to the contour of your bike, and normally has a lower center of gravity (again, great if the risk of rolling is high on your farm). One draw-back of the moulded arrangement however is that it’s more permanent – most farmers will leave a moulded sprayer on their quad bike permanently as it’s a bit of an ordeal to attach and remove it as required.
A fitted sprayer on the other hand is attached to your bike using tie-down straps, so it’s easy to get on and off, thus allowing you to use your quad for other applications when the sprayer isn’t needed.
3. “How Durable Does It Need To Be?”
This really comes down to two things:
- How often you’ll be using the sprayer
- How long you’d like it to last
The heart of an ATV sprayer is it’s pump, so that’s what really needs to be protected when it comes to durability. If you’re the type of guy (or girl) who thrashes your gear, then look for a sprayer with a hard lid to protect the unit.
That’s my quick overview, but there’s obviously a bit more to it when it comes to getting the right piece of kit for your specific requirements.
If you’d like a hand picking the best ATV sprayer for you, then call me (Mike) on 07 847-7811.
Our most popular ATV Sprayer
There are plenty of 12v quad sprayers out there, but the best all-rounder in my opinion is the Bertolini ATV Quad Pro (Model: BAM50-LID)
- 50 Litre tank
- Fitted mounting (with tie-downs)
- Durable Lid (also with storage compartment for tools, clean water etc)
And let’s not forget that most ATV sprayers have a huge range of accessories too (although that might need to be the subject of another article!).