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FERT-TEK
08-25-2008, 05:03 PM
Itís a four year old Permagreen Ultra with 120 hours on it and I am asking $3500 for it. I based this price on the used marketplace section that Permagreen offers its customers. I donít have any pictures right now but will send them if your still interested in the machine.

A little about me and my fertilization business, I am a full time firefighter with two children under four. In the past I did mostly lawn maintenance on 15 residential properties and not much fertilization until this year. This year, I sold the maintenance contracts so I could buy another guys fertilization business (40 accounts) I did this because fertilization fit my schedule with the kids better. I also did this so my wife could go back to work and I could care for my kids while she was there. Itís complicated and I can explain further if you need me to.

Here is what I can tell you about the machine It is a 2004 model with only 120 hours on it. I bought it from a guy who used it as a backup who didnít need it anymore. At that time it had 74 hours on it.

Regarding the machine;
- Mechanically I rate it a 9 out of 10 because I do not consider the electric start to be reliable and have stopped using it altogether. This is a known problem with the Permagreen Ultras and does not affect its operation at all. The new Magnums do not even offer an electric start partly for this reason. The machine will start on the second or third pull and idle smoothly. Regular maintenance done twice a season (lube and oil, and clean the air filter sponge) Hopper gates are calibrated before each round as a matter of practice. Tires are original with good tread and traction. The tires are still filled with the factory antifreeze liquid used to make the machine stable on hills and have never had a flat. Spray system is in working order with no repairs done to it (pump is original). Spray system is still calibrated from the factory with the same spray tips that PG recommends. The spray system does not leak and the tips do not drip after shutting them off. In the sale I will include a ďfield repair kitĒ I made up that has spare tips assemblies, tip filters, a spare belt, hopper spinner assembly and some other items that I cannot remember right now.
- Cosmetically, I would consider it a 8 out of 10 due to typical scratches on the hopper and tank from bushes, trees and transport. It no longer looks brand new. It is hosed off after each round to keep it clean and to protect its components from the corrosive effects of fertilizer. Stainless frame has some discoloration from use but would consider it typical for these machines. It has no visible rust and all welds are ok with none needing to be repaired. Handle grips are original with minor wear although I am considering replacing them for something more comfortable.

The reason I am selling it is so I can buy a larger machine that will allow me to spray different chemicals and offer a little better coverage between fills. FYI, this machine will treat 34000 sf using the spray system between fills and holds 100 lbs of dry material in the hopper. I will work on pictures for you and others. Feel free to contact me with additional questions.

FERT-TEK
09-21-2009, 07:06 PM
Hours updated since this post. The machine only has 143.6 hrs on it.

Great machine for anyone looking for a ride on for their fert and squirt operation.

Will work with buyer on delivery if needed.

FERT-TEK
02-04-2010, 07:52 PM
Spreader mechanism, hopper gates and control levers all replaced this winter. 143.6 original hours as of this post.

Routine maintenance (lube,oil and grease) completed this off season and machine is ready for applications.

tlc2002
02-04-2010, 08:14 PM
Could you send Pic to tomslawncare2002@yahoo.com

FERT-TEK
02-04-2010, 08:39 PM
Fellas, I am an idiot I just realized I didn't include pictures with this post.

FERT-TEK
02-04-2010, 08:43 PM
Here is page two of pictures. FYI, these pictures were done after a light cleaning. I usually keep it cleaner than it appears here.

FERT-TEK
02-04-2010, 08:47 PM
Here are the last of them. If anyone needs additional pictures let me know and I will work on them for you.

FERT-TEK
02-04-2010, 09:06 PM
The price has been adjusted to $2500

FERT-TEK
02-04-2010, 09:12 PM
Itís a four year old Permagreen Ultra with 120 hours on it and I am asking $3500 for it. I based this price on the used marketplace section that Permagreen offers its customers. I donít have any pictures right now but will send them if your still interested in the machine.

A little about me and my fertilization business, I am a full time firefighter with two children under four. In the past I did mostly lawn maintenance on 15 residential properties and not much fertilization until this year. This year, I sold the maintenance contracts so I could buy another guys fertilization business (40 accounts) I did this because fertilization fit my schedule with the kids better. I also did this so my wife could go back to work and I could care for my kids while she was there. Itís complicated and I can explain further if you need me to.

Here is what I can tell you about the machine It is a 2004 model with only 120 hours on it. I bought it from a guy who used it as a backup who didnít need it anymore. At that time it had 74 hours on it.

Regarding the machine;
- Mechanically I rate it a 9 out of 10 because I do not consider the electric start to be reliable and have stopped using it altogether. This is a known problem with the Permagreen Ultras and does not affect its operation at all. The new Magnums do not even offer an electric start partly for this reason. The machine will start on the second or third pull and idle smoothly. Regular maintenance done twice a season (lube and oil, and clean the air filter sponge) Hopper gates are calibrated before each round as a matter of practice. Tires are original with good tread and traction. The tires are still filled with the factory antifreeze liquid used to make the machine stable on hills and have never had a flat. Spray system is in working order with no repairs done to it (pump is original). Spray system is still calibrated from the factory with the same spray tips that PG recommends. The spray system does not leak and the tips do not drip after shutting them off. In the sale I will include a ďfield repair kitĒ I made up that has spare tips assemblies, tip filters, a spare belt, hopper spinner assembly and some other items that I cannot remember right now.
- Cosmetically, I would consider it a 8 out of 10 due to typical scratches on the hopper and tank from bushes, trees and transport. It no longer looks brand new. It is hosed off after each round to keep it clean and to protect its components from the corrosive effects of fertilizer. Stainless frame has some discoloration from use but would consider it typical for these machines. It has no visible rust and all welds are ok with none needing to be repaired. Handle grips are original with minor wear although I am considering replacing them for something more comfortable.

The reason I am selling it is so I can buy a larger machine that will allow me to spray different chemicals and offer a little better coverage between fills. FYI, this machine will treat 34000 sf using the spray system between fills and holds 100 lbs of dry material in the hopper. I will work on pictures for you and others. Feel free to contact me with additional questions.

the correct selling price is $2500

indyturf
02-04-2010, 09:17 PM
Very Clean! Looks like a very good machine!

FERT-TEK
02-04-2010, 09:31 PM
Thanks Indy, I replace the spinner plate this winter as well.

FERT-TEK
02-06-2010, 07:00 AM
Reduced selling price $2500

ajo771
02-06-2010, 08:40 AM
Are you interested in a swap for a 200 gal lesco tank? Has a 550psi diaphram pump, 5.5 hp honda, 300' hose w/ electric hose reel. I'm just a home owner and its a lot of work for just a couple of sprays a year. I think a perma green and a backpack mister like the Stihl SR420 would work better for me.

FERT-TEK
02-06-2010, 04:08 PM
Are you interested in a swap for a 200 gal lesco tank? Has a 550psi diaphram pump, 5.5 hp honda, 300' hose w/ electric hose reel. I'm just a home owner and its a lot of work for just a couple of sprays a year. I think a perma green and a backpack mister like the Stihl SR420 would work better for me.

Sorry but at this time I am not looking for any trades. Thanks for asking

danny17
02-08-2010, 02:32 PM
Free bump to the top! Good luck with the sale, I'm sure it'll go quick at that price.

FERT-TEK
02-14-2010, 04:33 PM
Mr Moderator drop that hammer, this item has been

SOLD, SOLD, SOLD!!!

XCEL Lawn
02-19-2010, 11:55 AM
Do you still have this machine for sale? I live in michigan and have been lokking for a pg.
Thanks Chris

FERT-TEK
02-19-2010, 01:21 PM
Sorry Chris, I sold it last weekend.