Specialty Enterprises, LLC

Pround manufacturer of Millennium aluminum spray booms


(920) 787-7010
info@spraybooms.com
www.spraybooms.com

Millennium boom FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have listed some of the most frequently asked questions about our Millennium aluminum spray boom. If you have a question that isn't answered below, please click here to contact us!

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In addition to being lighter than their steel counterparts, our aluminum booms offer a huge reduction in moment of inertia forces. With 100’+ wide-span steel booms, their own weight is their biggest enemy. You can actually feel it pull your sprayer around. Imagine an airplane with steel instead of aluminum wings - one little bump and the wings would crumble under their own weight. The elasticity modulus of aluminum is also about a 1/3 that of steel, giving aluminum a “bend but won’t break” property.

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Our revolutionary Millennium boom is superior to competitor’s products in four key areas: design, materials, fabrication, and service.

  • Design: The Millennium design is innovation at its finest. We used a team of specialized engineers to perform predictive Finite Element Analysis to help us understand how the design would react to real-world forces and stresses. This process resulted in a new design with multiple utility patents, and the Millennium boom was born.

  • Materials: Our booms are made of US sourced aircraft grade 6061-T6 and 6005A-T6 aluminum alloy. whereas our competition uses weaker 6063-T6 to save costs.

  • Fabrication: We have always taken pride in workmanship, and maintaining a world-class welding operation is critical for our stringent quality guidelines. We work with a renowned instructor and trainer who has literally written the book on aluminum welding, and all our welders are regularly tested and certified to AWS D1.2 Structural Welding Code standards.

  • Service: Keeping your sprayer operable in the field is our top priority and we take great pride in our 24/7 world class service and support. If things go wrong just call our 24/7/365 Service Line and we are typically on-site to provide service/support the very next day.

Our booms are made of US sourced aircraft grade 6061-T6 and 6005A-T6 aluminum alloy which provide outstanding strength and durability. Our competitor’s typically use the weaker and less expensive 6063-T6.

The Millennium design is innovation at its finest. We used a team of specialized engineers to perform predictive Finite Element Analysis to help us understand how the design would react to real-world forces and stresses. This process resulted in a new design with multiple utility patents, and the Millennium boom was born.

We still wanted to know how our new product would perform in the toughest of environments, so we mounted string potentiometers and stress and strain gages on our boom and performed exhaustive fatigue life testing on a major brand test track. From this we learned that the Millennium design offers up to a 1,000% improvement in useful life compared to our previous design.

As of 2018 we’ve had our Millennium boom in the field for over 4 years with and the feedback has been excellent. One customer reported spraying over 300,000 acres without a single reported issue.

That’s a big deal. At Specialty Enterprises we put our money where our mouth is and we stand behind our claim that our booms are the best spray booms that money can buy. Period.

Proudly designed and manufactured in Wautoma, WI using aluminum sourced and extruded right here in the USA. Our centralized location is also convenient for installation and service.

All our booms come with a limited 2-year warranty that begins once the booms have been installed. Our top priority is to make sure our customers are making the most of their limited time in the field and we provide 24/7/365 field service and support dedicated to keeping your sprayer operable.

Exact weight savings varies from sprayer to sprayer, but generally you will save between 30% - 50%. That’s a savings of 2,000 – 3,000lbs of system weight, in most cases, which makes a huge difference in weight distribution, compaction, rutting, and overall ride quality.

You get paid to farm, not weld. The beauty of this design is that is does not crack like some of the other aluminum boom designs out there. For peace of mind you have a 2-year warranty.

In the event you experience an issue due to workmanship or materials, we have you covered. Our service department is available 24-7 and ready to address any problem you have at a moment’s notice.

If it is a self-propelled sprayer, we can put our booms on it. Doesn’t matter the year or color. Due to our double fold design, we are not able to do most pull-types.

Booms are typically installed anywhere from 4-6 weeks after we get order confirmation.

If you can name it, we’ve put it on our booms. We’ve also recently become an authorized Raven dealer. Here are some of the components we have recently installed:

  • Raven Hawkeye PWM
  • Case AIM Command Flex PWM
  • Raven Autoboom
  • Capstan PinPoint
  • Capstan Sharpshooter PWM
  • Norac Boom Height Control
  • Fence row nozzles
  • Foam markers

Most customers prefer to have us take care of boom plumbing, but we can also accommodate customers who'd prefer to do the plumbing themselves. See below a list of standard plumbing options:

Supply Lines
  • Standard: rubber hose
  • Optional: stainless steel or poly tubing.
Feed Lines
  • Standard: Schedule 5 Stainless Steel
  • Optional: Wilger, Hypro, or schedule 80 poly tubing
Nozzle bodies
  • Standard: 3-way Tee Jet or Hypro
  • Optional: Any nozzle body

The Millennium boom is virtually maintenance-free. There are a few tasks that will help prolong the life of your boom which are described in detail in the owner’s manual.

Routine maintenance:
  • After 100 hours of use, check and re-torque attachment hardware
  • After every 100 hours, grease all 10 grease zerks.
Annual maintenance:
  • Check bolts for tightness
  • Folding adjustment check
  • Wash with mild acid wash/trailer wash

We value our dealer relationships. If you are interested in becoming a dealer/distributor for our revolutionary Millennium aluminum spray booms, please contact us using our Dealer Opportunities form here: Dealer/Distributor form

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