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Parts/Operation per hour

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:10 pm
by flyingfarmer
Hello everyone, I am looking at purchasing a 12C or an 12E for limetid AG use and am wondering which one would be the easyest to get parts for and cheapest to operate any help or guidence would be greatly appreciated

Re: Parts/Operation per hour

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:17 pm
by adam32
C model would be MUCH MUCH cheaper to purchase and to operate. The E's burn more fuel, and have many time life parts that are expensive and fairly hard to find...but they would carry more gallons of spray...

Re: Parts/Operation per hour

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:06 pm
by flyingfarmer
That's what I was wondering dose any one know what spray gear a 12C would wear, and is there any spray ready low hour 12Cs avable for sale

Re: Parts/Operation per hour

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:00 am
by adam32
I've never personally saw a 12c with spray gear, I've heard it can be done though...with a gas motor for the spray gear not powered off the heli. A 300c system might be usable but thats just a guess...anywho my 12c is for sale and getting annualed this week..

Re: Parts/Operation per hour

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:58 pm
by Robert West
Hi,
I'm not suggesting a B for your use, but have a look at the picture I recently posted of a 12B in the Fison-Airwork livery, used for aerial pest control in the UK in the 50's.
Probably, state of the art at the time, and the envy of every Ferguson tractor owner.
Bob.

Re: Parts/Operation per hour

PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:46 am
by flyingfarmer
Bob,

Thanks for the great picture. Its amazing to look at the advances that AG has made over the years. Do you happen to know any of the specs of what an A/B/C carried for spraying. Thanks

Spence

Re: Parts/Operation per hour

PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:29 am
by adam32
I've heard between 40-60 gallons, but again I've never actually saw one doing it...

Re: Parts/Operation per hour

PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:54 pm
by Drooping Turns
Hi Flying Farmer,

I think we talked by phone last year. There are no STC'd spray gear currently manufactured for the 12ABC line. If you only wanted to spray your own crops, you could probably manufacture your own gear after looking at several examples on the market. No rocket science involved. If you want to go commercial, you'll need to find an aircraft with log books detailing prior spray gear installed (grandfathered). Or get a 12E with STC'd spray gear, (Simplex) or better yet, grandfathered gear (Isolair).

With a 210 Franklin, depending on your weight, you'll be lucky to get 40 gallons off the ground. A little more with the 235. I do 10 gallon per acre work on orchards and only the 12E or Soloy conversion make any sense.

Dwayne

541 490-1602

Re: Parts/Operation per hour

PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:20 am
by adam32
Talked to a guy today that ran 50 gallons of spray with a turbo B model...homemade spray gear.