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ThreeWide
03-16-2006, 06:14 PM
Just picked up one today. Looking for any words of wisdom from those who have used them.

What should I do before putting it into production?

I assume you might say to use it on my own property to get the hang of it.

Chunkster27
03-16-2006, 07:14 PM
You will definitely want to get used to it before you start doing apps with it. I had a little trouble at first, but when you get the hang of it you will be fine. :cool2:

eruuska
03-16-2006, 07:57 PM
About a week ago I picked up a new (to me) PG Ultra. I'm gonna spend a day or so practicing on my own lawn before I turn myself loose on someone else's.

DUSTYCEDAR
03-16-2006, 08:04 PM
youl love it run it as much as u can to get the hang of it and rember it handles different when full of fert and water

ant
03-16-2006, 08:05 PM
few hrs. on your own lawn and you will have it..
spreading granular that is...
as for the liquid..practice on your driveway with water..

did u get a Reese rack or are u using a trailer?

philk17088
03-16-2006, 08:26 PM
Here is some maintenance tips.

Armorall or wax the plastic plates under the impellor. The fert doesn't stick quite as bad.
Keep all the levers and cables lubed.
tear off the plastic wrap from the trans axle, all it does is trap fert and corrode the case.
Air filter maintenance is a must!
I really like my Ultra and haven't had any serious problems so far.

I fabricated a hopper lid out of light angle steel and put in a acrylic window in it and addded a gasket to seal it. It is held on with rubber strap/cleats.
I made the whole thing for less than $40. The nylon shower caps just keep coming apart so this should work a lot longer.
I*'ll post some pics when I get a chance.

DUSTYCEDAR
03-16-2006, 08:28 PM
thats a great idea for the lid

amvega
03-16-2006, 09:01 PM
It will take you a good 10 hrs to get the hang of it on flat groung. Hills will be a lot hands on. Use a lot of caution until you get the hang of it. I love it. I can fert or spray all day and still not be tired when I get home.

ThreeWide
03-16-2006, 09:32 PM
I also went with the PG rack.

The rack seems to work fine but I'm not too thrilled with the bolt and strap method of securing the PG. Doing that all day long won't be very efficient, so I expect to come up with a few mods eventually.

southernsprayguy
03-16-2006, 10:24 PM
Just picked up one today. Looking for any words of wisdom from those who have used them.

What should I do before putting it into production?

I assume you might say to use it on my own property to get the hang of it.
Words of Wisdom....Give it back!!! It's junk! Don't use it on anyones property especially your own.

eruuska
03-16-2006, 10:29 PM
Words of Wisdom....Give it back!!! It's junk! Don't use it on anyones property especially your own.

Boy.... that was helpful.

Green-Pro
03-16-2006, 10:29 PM
Words of Wisdom....Give it back!!! It's junk! Don't use it on anyones property especially your own.

Wow! Thats pretty strong can you elaborate? I bought a Z Spray but looked heavily at the PG.

ant
03-17-2006, 05:56 AM
you will be fine.. i been running then for years and yes they let me down but i was back up and running..

LawnJohn
03-17-2006, 07:44 AM
I remember the last thread about setup using a permagreen so I gotta ask...What truck are you using to tow it? and what tank size are you using to fill it?

LawnJohn
03-17-2006, 07:47 AM
Oh yeah.. what Permagreen model did you get?

ThreeWide
03-17-2006, 07:50 AM
Setup is F250 SD with a 100-gallon skid sprayer installed in bed.

Permagreen Magnum carried on the rack.

Have no idea how I'm going to carry the Lesco spreader in this setup when the bed is full of fertilizer. It will be needed in a few areas.

NattyLawn
03-17-2006, 07:57 AM
Here is some maintenance tips.

Armorall or wax the plastic plates under the impellor. The fert doesn't stick quite as bad.
Keep all the levers and cables lubed.
tear off the plastic wrap from the trans axle, all it does is trap fert and corrode the case.
Air filter maintenance is a must!
I really like my Ultra and haven't had any serious problems so far.

I fabricated a hopper lid out of light angle steel and put in a acrylic window in it and addded a gasket to seal it. It is held on with rubber strap/cleats.
I made the whole thing for less than $40. The nylon shower caps just keep coming apart so this should work a lot longer.
I*'ll post some pics when I get a chance.

Good tips phil...The custom lid might be something you want to patent. Get those pics up!

LawnJohn
03-17-2006, 07:59 AM
Cool!! I have a freind that loves it. I'm working on getting one myself, by the end of the season. Looks like I'm getting more full service clients (maint/fert/weed) this year than I ever have so it's a must.


Good luck!

philk17088
03-17-2006, 01:43 PM
Setup is F250 SD with a 100-gallon skid sprayer installed in bed.

Permagreen Magnum carried on the rack.

Have no idea how I'm going to carry the Lesco spreader in this setup when the bed is full of fertilizer. It will be needed in a few areas.
I have seen a set up to hang a lesco pusher on the front bumper.

LawnJohn
03-17-2006, 01:48 PM
I have too, but here in GA it's against the law. Perhaps a bracket can be made for the spreader to attach to the PG rack?? Maybe have it fold up/down.. Perhaps that same bracket can also help secure the PG.

Just a thought.

ant
03-17-2006, 03:28 PM
give me a few...i will poSt apic on my set up

ant
03-17-2006, 04:14 PM
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DUSTYCEDAR
03-17-2006, 04:21 PM
i would have smashed the spreader on the front by forgetting its there

ant
03-17-2006, 04:21 PM
pic 1 shows our hold down
pic 2 shows the 2 ramps joined together to ease lifting.
pic 3 shows our hold down
pic 4 and 5 shows how i tow around the lesco spreader..
front hitch cost $115.00 and worth it..

DUSTYCEDAR
03-17-2006, 04:25 PM
looks good ant how u gonna move the z-spray?

ant
03-17-2006, 04:31 PM
trailer ....

ThreeWide
03-17-2006, 06:02 PM
No guts no glory as they say.

You only grow when you get out of your comfort zone.

So today I bought a few bags of 28-5-12 and left for a 50M sq ft property. Felt like a fool for a few minutes, but before halfway through I was working it smoothly.

There was no way I could screw this lawn up, as it had not been fertilized in nearly a year. Was a good one to train on.

The gear shift mechanism is difficult to use IMO. Other than that I like it so far.

Fertboy
03-17-2006, 11:57 PM
Hope you enjoy your PG. I run solo, on some good size properties and its a life saver. If you have the hitch carrier , would be a good idea to add a extra security device (LOCK IT UP). I pulled the hose off my truck to the rear of a job,and came back out front for something. Two guys in a truck were checking my PG out, I said whats up. Then they acted dumb and said, I never seen one of these just taking a look. After that added a heavy guage chain from my tow package ,for when its on my rig.

Good Luck!
Ed

DUSTYCEDAR
03-18-2006, 10:12 AM
i am thinking about putting a camera on the back of my truck to watch the oh that looks neat crowd
keep it all locked or it will walk

ThreeWide
03-19-2006, 11:15 PM
Another thought on carrying the Lesco spreader in this setup.....

It might be possible to strap the spreader down to the PG sulky, so you are actually carrying both spreaders on the rack with nothing hanging off. If this works out I will post a pic.

ThreeWide
03-19-2006, 11:18 PM
Regarding the solo thing....it is a real chore trying to attach/remove the PG rack without help. Definitely was not intended to be a one man job.

nocutting
03-19-2006, 11:24 PM
Regarding the solo thing....it is a real chore trying to attach/remove the PG rack without help. Definitely was not intended to be a one man job.
Stack a few empty pallets in your yard & just back up over them [ with the PG off of course]........now its verrry easy to uninstall / reinstall, hope this helps:usflag:

ThreeWide
03-19-2006, 11:27 PM
Stack a few empty pallets in your yard & just back up over them [ with the PG off of course]........now its verrry easy to uninstall / reinstall, hope this helps:usflag:


LOL...that was the first thing I did. Except I used a dolly under the pallets which made it easy to move the rack around.

ant
03-20-2006, 05:53 AM
i welded a stop on the pg 2x2 tube that goes in the hitch to speed things up.