I have been reading a lot of forum posts about different sprayers that people have purchase or home brewed. I am getting to a point where I really need something bigger than a hand/back type sprayer. I have a single acre with much of it being ditches that are extremely difficult to mow (weedeater is about the only method). I also have a lot of fence line around my property and frankly I could weedeat the property daily for two hours a night and have to come back and start over again. I need the ability to apply a total herbicide easier and more economically than currently.
I've been looking at several products, the majority of the 3-pt sprayers at my tractor dealers are way over priced for my budget. I can get a rig from Tractor Supply or Northern Tool for much cheaper.
TSC: They have a 3-pt unit that uses a PTO pump (not included) for $800. The Silver Series pumps which are NI rated and last the longest will run about another $300. They also have a 12V spray rig made by Fimco (terrible reviews of this product online) mainly with the tanks cracking dropping expensive product on the ground where it does not belong.
Northern Tool: They have one that is 12V and nothing else.
I kind of like the idea of getting one that is skid based and building a Carry All for it, having a tree gun could be useful, but a lot of added cost.
I would like to keep it multi-purpose; fertilizer, herbicide, pesticide, or possibly even just water hauling. I keep leaning towards the PTO pump but am I over thinking all of this?