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mg10117
01-22-2008, 06:31 PM
Fairly new to pest/herbicide apps. Most of my lawns are 1/4 to 1/2 an acre...however a few are well over that :hammerhead: and backpack sprayer can get heavy fast. The Synergy is only a couple gallons and gregson clark inserts convert/replace a perfectly good spreaders capabilities. I'd have to go buy another spreader:dizzy:? Just wondering what you guys thought...

Here are its specs:

Electric 12 volt push sprayer, 15-6.50x6 rear tires, zero turn radius with 360 degree front tire, 8 gallon poly tank, 80 inch spray width, foldable booms, turbo teejet air induction tips, extremely low drift, pressure gauge, bypass valve, deep cycle wheel chair battery, 12v battery charger included, Shurflo pump, edge curtain optional.

Calibration:
16 gpa, 1/2 acre / tank at 20 psi, 2.5 mph at comfortable walking speed.

LIBERTYLANDSCAPING
01-22-2008, 06:41 PM
I don't know about those, but you can't beat the walk behing sprayer/spreader from LT Rich! Here's a link. http://www.z-spray.com/wb36.html

Landrus2
01-22-2008, 06:51 PM
If you are license get your self a 250 gallon sprayer this way you will have time to ride your bike:drinkup:

mg10117
01-22-2008, 09:33 PM
i heard there are a lot of belt issues with LT Rich's wb36 though??:confused:

LushGreenLawn
01-22-2008, 10:13 PM
How much is that thing?

Also, fyi-the synergy sprayer covers 16,000 sq ft., almost a half acre and you only have to deal with refilling two galloons of water instead of eight.

sclawndr
01-23-2008, 07:29 AM
I've got an LT Rich WB for sale. It's a great unit that unfortunately my franchise is making me sell. PM if interested.

mg10117
01-23-2008, 08:08 AM
LushGreenLawn...not sure on price, they require a call for that model...this is there web site www.proedgesprayer.com ... also, do you have a synergy sprayer? if so, would you recommend it?

PHS
01-23-2008, 09:20 AM
I looked at the synergy before but I was a little concerned about being limited to spraying at such a low rate. 16oz/M probably works fine for systemic post control but what about pre-m's and contact materials? fungicides? If you don't have an extra spreader it may be inconvenient to take it on and off. Another concern is drift when spraying a 9' swath at 16oz/M, I would think that the spray is very fine to get that coverage. Although I guess with a different nozzle you could choke it down to a 6' swath which would help but reduce the overall coverage area.

Those are just my concerns but I've never used one so someone that's used them may not find those things to be an issue.

Shades of Green LService
01-23-2008, 04:15 PM
There's a guy by me who uses something very similar and it looks like it does a good job. Depending on the price, i might look at the LT Rich walk behind.

jspray
01-24-2008, 10:16 PM
Price of Proedge PE-B is 1,995 plus tax/freight. Unit will spray all day on one charge--smart charger included. Model PE-B lite with aluminum const. and 5 gal tank with approx. 1/2 total weight available soon.
Unit is just right for small lawns--applicator here sprayed 25 lawns in one day on one charge.

ted putnam
01-24-2008, 10:40 PM
If you are license get your self a 250 gallon sprayer this way you will have time to ride your bike:drinkup:

I think I have to agree. Is that thing self propelled? I mean if it's not I think it might be easier to drag a little hose than push that thing around. If you are covering wider swath and not having to overlap though....I don't know...throw in another grand and get a skid or buy that thing. Hard call to make.

ted putnam
01-24-2008, 10:42 PM
I've got an LT Rich WB for sale. It's a great unit that unfortunately my franchise is making me sell. PM if interested.

They aren't gunna make you start using the turf tamer again are they?...kidding

Grandview
01-25-2008, 06:20 AM
I could do lawns faster with my backpack sprayer than that unit.

sclawndr
01-25-2008, 07:18 AM
They aren't gunna make you start using the turf tamer again are they?...kidding

Either that or a Lesco spreader. The Turf Tamer is nice but it's very expensive and time consuming to maintain. I haven't found a tech yet who can fix the thing. To meet my hires you'd think mechanical ineptitude was a prerequisite.

ted putnam
01-25-2008, 08:43 AM
Either that or a Lesco spreader. The Turf Tamer is nice but it's very expensive and time consuming to maintain. I haven't found a tech yet who can fix the thing. To meet my hires you'd think mechanical ineptitude was a prerequisite.

The Lawn Doc guys around here park those things in the corner of the shop and hang their coats on them... no kidding. Of course I've never used one but from talking to them they are a good idea, just not practical. They all were required to buy them but just stopped using them.