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GreenHor7
01-15-2008, 11:09 AM
I have never drug a hose for applications but is it very time consuming. I would have to think so especially once you get over 10k. Assuming the one acre lawn has a few trees what is the average time it takes to apply.

J Hisch
01-15-2008, 11:52 AM
35-45 minutes if all area can be reached without moving the truck

Moving the truck 45-55 minutes

green_mark
01-15-2008, 01:36 PM
35-45 minutes if all area can be reached without moving the truck

Moving the truck 45-55 minutes

We run about the same. Since we have a many lawns in this range we only use a 3/8" hose. Makes all the difference in the world for the fatigue factor.

ted putnam
01-15-2008, 01:47 PM
We run about the same. Since we have a many lawns in this range we only use a 3/8" hose. Makes all the difference in the world for the fatigue factor.

Same here Green Mark....I response to the original post. A good rule of thumb is 1 minute/ 1000. Having to move the truck always adds more time so it has to be considered as well.

LawnTamer
01-15-2008, 01:57 PM
Do you get high enough volume from your 3/8" hose? I get real tired of dragging the 1/2" everywhere, 300' of that is very heavy.

I would say 35-40 minutes to do an acre.

americanlawn
01-15-2008, 04:54 PM
Same here -- maybe 30 minutes if it's wide open, and you run a little higher pressure. We use 400' 1/2 " hose.

I remember 'two-man' ChemLawn trucks spraying out 2400 gallons a day (two 1200 gallon truckloads). This was in Dallas & San Antonio using 3/8 inch hose with a D-25 pump.

ted putnam
01-15-2008, 05:51 PM
Same here -- maybe 30 minutes if it's wide open, and you run a little higher pressure. We use 400' 1/2 " hose.

I remember 'two-man' ChemLawn trucks spraying out 2400 gallons a day (two 1200 gallon truckloads). This was in Dallas & San Antonio using 3/8 inch hose with a D-25 pump.

I spray 2 gal/min/1000 out of 400' of 3/8 inch hose. You run a little higher pressure to get the same volume vs. the 1/2 inch hose. Less weight makes a big difference. No way I can get an acre done in 30 minutes. I don't want to try. I just did a 43k lawn about 3hrs ago. Took 55 minutes to spray, roll up hose and hang invoice. I'd nearly be at a jog to get it done in 30 minutes

rcreech
01-15-2008, 07:17 PM
I spray 2 gal/min/1000 out of 400' of 3/8 inch hose. You run a little higher pressure to get the same volume vs. the 1/2 inch hose. Less weight makes a big difference. No way I can get an acre done in 30 minutes. I don't want to try. I just did a 43k lawn about 3hrs ago. Took 55 minutes to spray, roll up hose and hang invoice. I'd nearly be at a jog to get it done in 30 minutes


This is where the PG is nice.

You can do an acre in about 20 minutes and your not even tired. With spot spraying you can probably add another 10 minutes depending on the lawn, and you are off to the next one.

Not saying anything bad about dragg'n a hose over an acre, but I would seriously quit if I had to do that!

I am not afraid to work by any means, but there is just too many ways to get around it (ride on).

PSUTURFGEEK
01-15-2008, 08:01 PM
Same here -- maybe 30 minutes if it's wide open, and you run a little higher pressure. We use 400' 1/2 " hose.

I remember 'two-man' ChemLawn trucks spraying out 2400 gallons a day (two 1200 gallon truckloads). This was in Dallas & San Antonio using 3/8 inch hose with a D-25 pump.

Heck Yeah I'll never forget the 1200 gallon tankers 4gallons/1000 crank it up and run.

ted putnam
01-15-2008, 10:41 PM
This is where the PG is nice.

You can do an acre in about 20 minutes and your not even tired. With spot spraying you can probably add another 10 minutes depending on the lawn, and you are off to the next one.

Not saying anything bad about dragg'n a hose over an acre, but I would seriously quit if I had to do that!

I am not afraid to work by any means, but there is just too many ways to get around it (ride on).

Hey Rodney, I know what you're saying. :) The next 3 will be done on my PG for the same price....I'll leave that one alone. We've been through that already.:laugh::drinkup:

grassguy_
01-16-2008, 01:05 AM
Always took about 45 minutes/ acre pulling a hose, and that was a flat lawn with little obstruction. Back in the day when i pulled hose spraying for a large company, it always seemed you had those multi-acre lawns to do on a 85-90 degree day and it was uphill both ways, and they had 5 bird baths you had to manuever around so you didnt yank them over with the hose, lol. I don't miss that much at all! Was using the 1/2 hose when with the big company , but when i started my own wen to the 3/8's, WOW what a difference!