ATVs are useful for a number of applications around the ranch, including weed control. You can modify your ATV to handle a spray system for broadcast applications of herbicides.

Allan McGinty, Texas Cooperative Extension rangeland specialist, says complete spray systems are available from many sources that easily attach to 4-wheel ATVs. Prices will vary from $150 to over $300, and they are available from farm and ranch stores or through online tool and equipment companies.

He says to be sure the pump has valves made of Viton™ and santoprene diaphragm. And for safety and to protect ATV stability, do not exceed a tank size of 25 gallons. You can find more information on making equipment modifications for brush control at Texas A&M University’s Brush Buster Web site at http://texnat.tamu.edu/BrushBusters/index.htm.