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John Deere introduces the LS20 Frontier mounted sprayer

Virtually every farm needs to control weed growth around bin yards, ditches and other areas that are impossible to get a regular field sprayer into, especially if there are infestations of noxious weeds or those that pose a particular problem for livestock, such as burdock.

Using a mounted sprayer on a UTV or utility tractor is ideal for jobs like that. In August, John Deere introduced its new LS20 Frontier model, which is designed to be mounted on small tractor three-point hitches.

“These sprayers are ideal for applying products along fence rows, to road ditches, yards or everything in between,” said Scott Geier, sales and marketing manager for John Deere.

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The LS20 can be ordered with 45-, 60-, 110- or 150-gallon (170 to 567 litre) tanks and five boom widths from 10 to 30 feet wide (3.0 to 9.1 metres).

A boomless option for spraying across rough terrain or when obstacles are present is also avail- able in 24- or 30-foot (7.3 to 9.1 metre) spray widths, which can be fitted with flat spray nozzles. The LS20 comes equipped with a handy spray wand or spray gun to help get those hard-to-reach or smaller areas.

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