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Gatewayuser
01-17-2008, 10:43 AM
Where can you get a 50 gal skid sprayer for treating lawns for a decent price?? I found one at Northern Tool for $1,700, 55 gal, 5.5hp Honda, 5gpm and 150ft of 3/8 hose. Is it a good deal?

lawnpro724
01-17-2008, 10:56 AM
That about the going rate for a sprayer that size w/ hose real and 150' of hose. You can get them cheaper but most of the cheaper ones only have around 20' of hose and no hose real. If your going to be spraying lawns I would recommend that you go with a 100 gal tank over the 50 gal. We use 25-50 gal on just 1 lawn depending on the size of the yard.

Jason Rose
01-17-2008, 11:00 AM
I know this will be posted, so I will post it FIRST. Dang... Typed too slow! Was beat to it... So "second"

Go bigger... I know you may only "need" a 50 gallon tank now, but before you know it you will find that you can only do a couple lawns, if even that, on a 50 gallon tank. I made the mistake too. I bought a 100 gallon Lesco model, even though the 200 gallon was only $100 more... I have some lawns that take the whole tank to spray... Talk about buyers remorse! And I was applying at 1.5 gal. per K.

Of course if you are going to use this ONLY for small lawns, or for filling a ride-on tank, then it would be great. I'd still look at Lesco/ JDL. Though I don't know if they are even selling sprayers now... Their 50 gallon sprayer is pretty nice, and about that price I think.

Gatewayuser
01-17-2008, 11:06 AM
I know this will be posted, so I will post it FIRST. Dang... Typed too slow! Was beat to it... So "second"

Go bigger... I know you may only "need" a 50 gallon tank now, but before you know it you will find that you can only do a couple lawns, if even that, on a 50 gallon tank. I made the mistake too. I bought a 100 gallon Lesco model, even though the 200 gallon was only $100 more... I have some lawns that take the whole tank to spray... Talk about buyers remorse! And I was applying at 1.5 gal. per K.

Of course if you are going to use this ONLY for small lawns, or for filling a ride-on tank, then it would be great. I'd still look at Lesco/ JDL. Though I don't know if they are even selling sprayers now... Their 50 gallon sprayer is pretty nice, and about that price I think.



Yeah after the buy out by JD it looks like they don't sell sprayers now.

I can get a 200 gal for 2700 and 300 ft of hose. Maybe I'll do that.

txgrassguy
01-17-2008, 11:28 AM
Lesco routinely sells their 50 gallon sprayer with 200' of 3/8" hose and a good gun for under $2,200.
Much better than those Northern Tool sprayers with their weak frames.

lawnpro724
01-17-2008, 11:41 AM
Yeah after the buy out by JD it looks like they don't sell sprayers now.

I can get a 200 gal for 2700 and 300 ft of hose. Maybe I'll do that.

I just checked out Northern Tool web site and after looking at the different model sprayers they have and price, go with the 200 gal. You will be much happier with the 200 gal overall in the long run.

lawnpro724
01-17-2008, 11:53 AM
I just check their shipping rates for the 200 gal sprayer to ship to IL and they are out of this world at $623.50. I guess thats where they make all there money.

Rayholio
01-17-2008, 12:18 PM
All of the money is in the engine / pump / plumbing... The tank itself is very cheap. You can buy a 300 gallon tank by itself for around $250..

So... get a good pump, and 5.5 hp engine, in case you want to upgrade later..

bill8379
01-17-2008, 12:43 PM
Yeah after the buy out by JD it looks like they don't sell sprayers now.

I can get a 200 gal for 2700 and 300 ft of hose. Maybe I'll do that.

I was wondering why I couldn't access any information on lescos site about sprayers. I thought they just had a crap web site.

Anyway, theres a guy here who will post something like, "I've have nothing but good things to say about Gregson-clark" if he's off today, I will type it for him.:laugh:

But they do have exactly what I want, it looks nice anyway. It's the V200, their link is at the top of this page. So I was wondering if anyone knows how much their 200 gal tank system costs?

Rayholio
01-17-2008, 04:50 PM
it's $2900... really more like $3500 w/ shipping etc.

I have one.. and I'm trying to sell it right now.. Actually it's allready mounted in a chevy 3500 crew cab if anyone wants it! Truck, sprayer, or both.

It's a great sprayer, but I didn't think it is a very efficiant use of space.. I don't particularly like the amount of room it takes up in the back of my pickup. if I can't sell it, I'll prolly just order a new tank, and have a welder modify the cage..

Victor
01-17-2008, 05:07 PM
I was wondering why I couldn't access any information on lescos site about sprayers. I thought they just had a crap web site.

Anyway, theres a guy here who will post something like, "I've have nothing but good things to say about Gregson-clark" if he's off today, I will type it for him.:laugh:

But they do have exactly what I want, it looks nice anyway. It's the V200, their link is at the top of this page. So I was wondering if anyone knows how much their 200 gal tank system costs?

You know what Gateway? I've got nothing but good things... awe crap Bill!!!! You took all the enjoyment out of it for me. :laugh::laugh::laugh:

That was funny. Good one. :)

Victor
01-17-2008, 05:08 PM
it's $2900... really more like $3500 w/ shipping etc.

I have one.. and I'm trying to sell it right now.. Actually it's allready mounted in a chevy 3500 crew cab if anyone wants it! Truck, sprayer, or both.

It's a great sprayer, but I didn't think it is a very efficiant use of space.. I don't particularly like the amount of room it takes up in the back of my pickup. if I can't sell it, I'll prolly just order a new tank, and have a welder modify the cage..

You have a V200 from Gregson-Clarke Ray?

Rayholio
01-17-2008, 05:34 PM
I was mistaken.. What I have is a westheffer... still it was a great sprayer... but the design is a true 'skid' sprayer.. it doesn't have the same V design as the gregston clarke sprayers :/

Sorry about the confusion

Runner
01-17-2008, 06:57 PM
You guys mean to tell me that JDL is not going to sell sprayers???

Dynamic
01-17-2008, 07:51 PM
Does it make sense to buy everything seperatly from different stores as they come on sale and make your own system?

Jason Rose
01-17-2008, 08:12 PM
You guys mean to tell me that JDL is not going to sell sprayers???

If this is TRUE, I think it's truely going to be the demise of them... I know others will argue, but I believe that their tank sprayers, spreaders, and their new ride-on spreader, not to mention the whole line of equipment, was a pretty good part of their sales.

I was at the ONLY "cub cadet" dealer in wichita ks the other day and asked him if they were going to start carrying more of the "cub commercial" line, like spreaders, sprayers, walkbehind mowers, and he said NO. Only thing "commercial" they will stock and sell is the CC Tank mowers.

Talk about shooting themselves in the foot... I told him that with Lesco being bought out, and JDL discontinuing the equipment lineup, that he has a prime opportunity to step in and fill the need.

I don't even know what I'm going to do for parts for my Lesco sprayer, spreader, and my Permagreen!

bill8379
01-17-2008, 08:26 PM
I was searching John Deeres web site looking for that kind of spraying equipment. It would be great since that IS one dealer that flourishes around here. They make every piece of equipment imaginable but I couldn't find skid sprayers or anything to do with fert/squirt.

I didn't check the farmer part of their website though. I'm thinking they must be readying themselves to sell this stuff under their own brand name.