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ThreeWide
02-28-2006, 07:31 AM
Just curious regarding what type of vehicles you permagreen rack users have.

I'm thinking of getting this type of setup later this year, but am concerned about the F-250 being too weighted down in the back when the fertilizer is also in the bed. I'm not willing to pull a trailer on a daily basis.

Anyone with a similar setup?

brizine
02-28-2006, 08:18 AM
2500hd chevy w/ fert, 300 gal tank, tool box and permagreen on back it rides just fine.

amvega
02-28-2006, 09:44 AM
We use F-250 with a skid of fertilizer and permigreen has no problem. We try to push the fertilizer the whole way up to the front to balance the load.

ThreeWide
02-28-2006, 03:56 PM
Forgot to add that I already have a 100 gallon skid sprayer installed in the front of the truck bed. All of my fertilizer is carried in the rear half of the bed.

indyturf
02-28-2006, 08:01 PM
I use a 2500 chevy, and it does fine. I used a gmc w4 last year and it did great! I couldn't even tell there was any weight on the back.

eruuska
02-28-2006, 09:08 PM
I'm about to pick up a 2004 Ultra with the rack, but the maximum tongue weight on my hitch is listed at 500 lbs. The PG site says that a minimum of 600 is required.

Thoughts? Do I need a new hitch?

James Cormier
03-01-2006, 08:39 AM
I bought one a few years ago, its nice not having to pull the trailer around all day. I since got a cap for the truck to keep all the fert dry. No problems with weight on my HD2500

somo1
03-01-2006, 05:08 PM
I bought one a few years ago, its nice not having to pull the trailer around all day. I since got a cap for the truck to keep all the fert dry. No problems with weight on my HD2500



Questions to you guys that have racks for your PG's. I have a magnum and was wondering how you fasten it down on the rack. My magnum has a hole in the front cross bar above the spray nozzles. I was want to build one out of aluminum and stainless steel.(I am a fabricator by nature). Does it use the hole or fasten down some other way?Thanks

SpreadNSpray
03-02-2006, 10:35 PM
Thoughts? Do I need a new hitch?

Yes, I cracked the stock 500# on my 2004 Chev 2500hd.

eruuska
03-03-2006, 07:37 AM
Yes, I cracked the stock 500# on my 2004 Chev 2500hd.

SNS,

Thanks, I'll get the new hitch on order today.

LawnJohn
03-03-2006, 01:57 PM
TU - I have three friends in the business. Here are thier setups:

Friend #1 Chevy 2500 ex cab/shortbed with 200 Gal Lesco tank, and tool box. The only space he has left is for fert.. He has the Magnum with the tow rack however he had air shocks installed.

Friend #2 has a Dodge Ram 1500 reg cab with a 50gal tank with an electric pump. He has a Centri with the tow rack.. His truck has a lift kit in the back.. He's been using this set up for years.

Friend #3 has a Ford F150 reg cab long bed with a 50 gal tank and plenty of space for fert. The rest of the set up is like friend #2 minus the number of clients.

Hope this helps.