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Thinking about buying a sprayer

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I know that it is kind of odd to be thinking about a sprayer while in the middle of winter but it generally takes 2 - 4 weeks to ship these things. So now I am looking for input from the my fellow Deereheads.

I have a few options.

1) I can buy the 25 gallon JD unit for my X540. Advantages are that (a) it is a bit smaller; easier to navigate around the flower gardens and trees, (b) since the 540 has turf tires, it would be easier on the lawn. Disadvantage is that it has an electric pup

2) Second option is to buy a Fimco gallon unit for my 2520. Advantages are (a) 3 pt; (b) higher gallonage so fewer refills. Disadvantages are (a) the 2520 has R4s so it would be harder on the lawn; (b) bigger so a bit clumsier in tight spaces; (c) electric pump.

3) Fimco 55 gallon for the 2520. Advantages are (a) 3 pt; (b) higher gallonage so fewer fill ups; (3) roller pump driven. Disadvantages are (a) R4 tires harder on lawn; (b) clumsier in tight places; (c) most expensive option.

The JD unit is $440; the 40 gallon Fimco is $384 plus shipping; the 55 gallon Fimco is $680 plus shipping.

Any and all input is appreciated.
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i would rather have the 3pt. sprayer. but that is just because i have more ground to spray with it and i can go from the boom to a wand (even though you can do that on a tow behind) but i dont need to worry about hooking it up to my battery or putting fuel into the engine of the sprayer, i just quick hitch it up and im off. i also have one that fits in the gator its a 60 gallon one that is custom made from parts from northern tool, for doing smaller jobs around the acreage like the garden and places deep in the woods where i hunt.

i really like the pto powered one for doing large areas becasue i can regulate my speed better with a speedometer in the 4720, where with the x320 or in your case x540 you cant tell how fast you are applying what ever your spraying so it's kinda hit or miss.

hope this helps, you can ask me any questions you have about my setups
well, you would have to check, it is possible to do but the amp. rating may exceed the rating for the 12v outlet which would blow the fuse alot...
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