Tractor Boom Sprayer
- Maintenance operations
In Michigan, field staff have had a difficult time getting to invasive weeds along the roads. A Michigan DOT District constructed a boom sprayer that attaches to a tractor used for roadside spraying. The boom sprayer attachment allows maintenance staff to reach up to 40 feet off of the side of the road. Four of the boom sprayer attachments are being used around the state.
Benefit and Implementation
The tractor boom sprayer allows maintenance staff to reach weeds farther off the roadside that were either previously unreachable or had to be sprayed by hand. This attachment saves staff time and money and allows a greater number of weeds to be eradicated at one time.