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grassman177
01-30-2009, 11:32 AM
with all this talk now on the zsprays, i was thinking years ago seeing the adds for these units. they originally used the body parts form wright standers. they werw not all stainless like the ones of today. anyone still have one or did use one. what features did they have or not have compared to the production models today. i would really love to see some pics if it was possible.

ZSpray Info
01-30-2009, 01:32 PM
Here you go. Sorry about the quality, but we have been making Z-Sprays before Al Gore invented digital photography, or was that the internet?

The Z-Cart was 70 gallons with a 12' boom, 200 lb hopper from the mid-90's.
In 2000 Tom started by using a Wright Stander rear chassis and 2 15 gallon tanks. Also shown is the all fert unit.

We have come a long way in 15 years of building spray equipment.

grassman177
01-30-2009, 03:21 PM
damn, that s cool. wowo, much better today huh, very absolutly innovative and that is why you guys have had so much success. that zcart is crazy, but slick. i am not sure why it had 2 seats, one guy for fert and one for spray?

hwo much did those run and did you guys sell many, obviously you dont still make them

a plus bob
01-30-2009, 06:11 PM
ran one just like in the picture round tanks and all. switched over to new tanks and repainted a few years ago still used now and then.

Forever Green Lawn
01-30-2009, 07:38 PM
I have one also, it's a 2002 model. Has 1300 hours on it and I love it. I just took it apart and rewired it and removed the front frame for snadblasting/powdercoating. I also have a Jr. model from that year w/ the round tank. I'll post some pics when I get it back together.

a plus bob
01-30-2009, 08:11 PM
I have one also, it's a 2002 model. Has 1300 hours on it and I love it. I just took it apart and rewired it and removed the front frame for snadblasting/powdercoating. I also have a Jr. model from that year w/ the round tank. I'll post some pics when I get it back together.

origanal hydro pumps and wheel motors?

Forever Green Lawn
01-30-2009, 08:49 PM
As far as I can tell. I bought it in '06. I've only replaced a hydro line, no motors or pumps. Engine is also origional. I done a few mods to the controls and spray nozzles. Overall, I like the machine better than the '03 and 04's that I own. My employess don't agree, but that's why we all have our own. :)

a plus bob
01-30-2009, 08:59 PM
The ride is totally differant it is weired to switch back and forth.even the none stainless machine will last if you keep them clean.looking foreward to pics.

grassman177
01-30-2009, 09:45 PM
yeah most def, pics would be great.

morturf
02-01-2009, 04:27 AM
Well, I have 2 of the original (wright) units. One all spray one all fert. I also have 2 of the stainless units, one spray, one fert. I also still own a Z-cart. Use them all extensively. I love the Z-cart, still one the more handy pieces I own. I am a died in the wool Z-man. Keep up the good work all you guys at L.T. Rich!!

Look at my avitar....that is the original...maybe the one in the pic above???

lifetree
02-01-2009, 06:24 AM
From those pictures, these things really have come a long way !!

grassman177
02-01-2009, 11:38 AM
i wolod love to knowthe applications of the z cart and more aobut how it operates, pics would be great if you would so oblige. i vaguely remember these in the trade mags and remember wanting one at the time.

Forever Green Lawn
02-18-2009, 07:35 PM
Here is a few pics of the frames after powder coating.

Forever Green Lawn
02-18-2009, 07:40 PM
Here's a few more

a plus bob
02-18-2009, 07:46 PM
Did it have rhino liner on it originally? pvc pipe for flags? perma green spot spray bottles the only thing they made worth a crap!oh yeah looks good!
those old stainless spinners were great!I guess people got cut on them.

Forever Green Lawn
02-18-2009, 07:55 PM
Yes, it had the rhino liner on it. We like the stainess spinners too, it's a shame you can't get them anymore.

Rayholio
02-18-2009, 08:03 PM
I just love the 2 seater! :)

They just don't make them like they used to...

grassman177
02-18-2009, 09:50 PM
wow, that is an old zspray. cool. gald to see it is operating still. how old is it and about how many hours. what have you had to fix etc if you dont mind me asking?

Forever Green Lawn
02-18-2009, 11:32 PM
It's a 2002 w/ 1270 hours. I've re-wired it, new carb and coils, hopper cable and some minor parts. Never replaced the engine, hydros or wheel motors. I bought it a few years ago w/ 450 hours on it from a guy here on LawnSite. Overall, it's been a good machine.
The pvc pipe is for flags :)