We have had lots of requests and have now added to our line of cannons. The P-205 shoots 8” diameter pumpkins. It consists of a 500 gallon propane tank with an 8” sweep bolted to an 8” butterfly valve, which is mounted to a 20’ barrel.
There are no electronics, so all you need to operate is an air compressor. We put a safety pop-off valve on each cannon which limits you to no more than 60 psi. Pressure is not necessary to fire a pumpkin it’s all based on volume.
We actually recommend firing between 25-40 psi, this will still shoot a pumpkin a great distance. If you are shooting straight depending on the recommended pressure you can shoot 200-300’. If you miss what you are shooting at it can potentially go another 300’ along the ground, make sure you have plenty of room.
If you mount it on a platform like an old truck with a hydraulic lift bed, you can easily shoot over ½ mile, of course that’s all based on pressure and elevation.
500 Gallon Propane Tank: All fittings are removed and welded shut for a smooth appearance. There is an inlet on the bottom for a fill point.
Breach load design: We never want anyone at the end of a barrel. Therefore, there is a breach just beyond the butterfly valve to load your pumpkins.
- Each cannon has a 60 psi pop off valve. Tanks are rated for 250 psi but there is never a reason to go over 40 psi for what we are doing.
- There is a pressure gauge on the backside to determine the correct pressure.
- Each tank will be painted. We usually paint the tank one color and the barrel another color.
- All pipe and fittings are schedule 40 steel for safety and strength.
Pneumatic Butterfly Valve: Want to go from a manual butterfly valve to one operated by a ball valve. We can add that now or later which allows anyone to shoot it.
Decals: We have a company that can design graphics and install before shipping
Electric Over Hydraulic Lift: We now offer a cradle that the cannon can sit in which allows you to raise and lower from a wired remote. All you need to do is wire it to a 12 volt battery.