Can Your Brand of Utility Vehicle Carry a UTV Sprayer?

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[fa icon="calendar"] Jan 12, 2017 12:55:03 PM / by Matthew Firth

One reason people are now buying UTV's (utility vehicles) over ATV's (4 wheelers) is to be able to carry a larger sprayer. This gives them more spraying time with a larger tank. However, making sure your UTV can comfortably carry a larger sprayer is important. After searching the internet, I could not find anywhere that listed out the popular brands of UTV's and their payload capacities. So, I got to work and decided to share my research results.

How Heavy are UTV Sprayers?

The weight of a UTV sprayer can vary a lot depending on how large the tank is and what type of boom attachment it has. The most popular sizes of side by side sprayers are 60 and 100 gallons. To make it easy to understand these weights, I have provided an example of both sizes below with a boom attachment

60 Gallon UTV Sprayer Weight Example:

  • 60 Gallon Sprayer = 180 lbs.
  • 30' Steel Boom Attachment = 110 lbs.
  • 60 US Gallons of water = 500 lbs.
  • TOTAL WEIGHT = 790 lbs.

100 Gallon UTV Sprayer Weight Example:

  • 100 Gallon Sprayer = 200 lbs.
  • 30' Steel Boom Attachment = 110 lbs.
  • 100 US Gallons of water = 836 lbs.
  • TOTAL WEIGHT = 1146 lbs.

Note: Your sprayer very rarely has the maximum capacity of liquid in it as it obviously empties when you spray.

UTV Brand Payload Comparison

Let's dive into the weight or payload capacities of popular brands of UTV's. Over the years, I have driven most of these brands with a sprayer in the back. When driving on rough terrain, there is a distinct difference between UTV's that are built for leisure and UTV's that are built for work. On that same note, I have driven a couple utility vehicles that have been designed to handle both. Leisure and work.

Here is the Payload Capacity Comparison:

  • John Deere Gator™ - 1,000 lbs. (454 kg) John Deere with Sprayer.jpg
  • Gravely Atlas JSV - 1,900 lbs. (862 kg) Gravely With Sprayer.jpg
  • Arctic Cat Prowler - 1,000 lbs. (454 kg) Artic Cat.jpg
  • Kubota RTV - 1,631 lbs. (740 kg) Kubota With Sprayer.jpg
  • Kawasaki  Mule™ - 400 lbs. (181 kg) Kawasaki.jpg
  • Polaris Ranger® XP 900 - 1,500 lbs. (680 kg)
  • Polaris Ranger® XP 1000 - 1,750 lb (793.8 kg) Polaris With Sprayer.jpg

Note: Some if not all of these rear cargo box weight capacities may change over the years.

In conclusion, the payload capacity of your UTV will make a difference especially when you put it to work. I trust you found this study helpful and I hope you can use it to your advantage. UTV sprayers are a decent investment so it is important you do as much research as possible to ensure your utility vehicle can handle it.


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Topics: Buying a Sprayer

Matthew Firth

Written by Matthew Firth

I really enjoy teaching people about topics that I am passionate about.

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