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Surferbum21
01-31-2009, 06:44 PM
take the test in a week and am wondering what equipment do you guys recommend (tanks, hoses, guns, etc.) and where to get them? located in sw oklahoma city. all this stuff seems over my head at the moment but I am hoping that it was like mowing lawns...just gotta jump in and do it and learn day to day. I am reading the manuals to take the test but doesn't seem like it points you in the right direction of what to charge, how often, etc.? I know generally 6 treatments per year but with what? any advice on this would be appreciated.

Surferbum21
01-31-2009, 06:46 PM
http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/grd/992103213.html

found this but obviously know nothing about it

a plus bob
01-31-2009, 06:59 PM
looks to be a AG. sprayer for farming not turf.maybe sod production?

ted putnam
01-31-2009, 08:37 PM
http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/grd/992103213.html

found this but obviously know nothing about it

Wylie makes a quality sprayer of all different shapes and sizes and they are fairly local for you. However, what you saw on craiglist is indeed an Ag sprayer. You would probably need a Chevy 4500 to haul around a 1000 gal tank. Water weighs 8.5 pounds per gallon. Start adding soluble fert to the mix and the weight goes up. And, you don't need a boom or to spend $11,000. You need a skid sprayer in the 2-300gal range with a hose reel and gun. There are several companies that produce them and you can pick one up new in the $3500-4000 range. Gregson-Clark is a sponsor of this site. Westheffer is a company I have dealt with...Wylie is another. Check with one of them or do a search for skid sprayers on the web. Hope this helps.

VARMIT COMMISSION
01-31-2009, 10:16 PM
Lesco in Edmond or Norman would be worth looking at. Estes in downtown would be your best bet for information. Just walk in there some afternoon and talk to them. They have great information. They sale the CubCadet sprayer now. You will waste your time if you go to John Deere in Edmond. Trust me!

VARMIT COMMISSION
01-31-2009, 10:25 PM
http://www.wyliesprayers.com/division/3/

check out the power sprayer skid's. Wylie is in your area. I-40 and MacArther. They will build anything for you and are pro's when it comes to sprayer's. Expensive, but--- you get what you pay for in this buisness.

grassman177
02-01-2009, 05:02 PM
consider used in good condition if you can, theya re a bit pricey. but th en again we never get used. we like to break in oursevles. but i know there is plenty of good used stuff on craigs list etc. i recomend at least 200 gal unit, a honda engine and a hypro pump as brands on the skid

Surferbum21
02-02-2009, 03:05 PM
http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/grd/1010430559.html

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/grd/1008929944.html

???

VARMIT COMMISSION
02-02-2009, 06:54 PM
I called on both those sprayers on craiglist. The first one the guy couldnt tell me what kind of pump, engine or even what color it was. The second was 12 years old and always stored outside. Never winterized. Extremely used. Estes in OKC has a for sale list on the wall next to the coke machine. Ya otta go up there and take a look at it and the newer sprayers. I watch it often.

Surferbum21
02-04-2009, 01:05 PM
I called on both those sprayers on craiglist. The first one the guy couldnt tell me what kind of pump, engine or even what color it was. The second was 12 years old and always stored outside. Never winterized. Extremely used. Estes in OKC has a for sale list on the wall next to the coke machine. Ya otta go up there and take a look at it and the newer sprayers. I watch it often.

thanks varmit for the help and calling. I now buy all my lawn equipment used b/c I know what to look for but i'll prob buy new spray equipment from estes or lesco just so i don't get screwed!

VARMIT COMMISSION
02-04-2009, 09:24 PM
I went ahead and bought that 200 gallon roller pump sprayer on craiglist tonight for $300.00 Pump is locked up but everything else ok.

Surferbum21
02-05-2009, 12:53 AM
I went ahead and bought that 200 gallon roller pump sprayer on craiglist tonight for $300.00 Pump is locked up but everything else ok.

Jackass!!! J/k...was it a good buy? I'm gonna go up to Estes this week but someone said something about Lesco...where are they located? Are there any other local places to go for equipment, products?

Surferbum21
02-05-2009, 01:31 AM
what about this? for $1300?

This is a High Quality Custom built Agricultural Chemical Spray Rig
It can shoot any chemical mix.
It has:
200 gal capacity
5.5 Honda 2:1 Gear Reduction Motor
22 GPM 200 PSI Hypro Roller Pump
300' 3/8" 600PSI Goodyear Orange Ag Hose
Teejet Lawn gun
Cox Reels 400' Capacity Crank Hose Reel
Large JOBBOX locking storage box
4' x 8' High Speed Trailer

A new rig with no box($300), no trailer ($300) and no gun ($60) goes for $2000+

This can be changed any way needed, tank size, hose size, etc...

Pump is in great shape, but is rebuildable for less than $40.

Whole rig is less than 1 yr old.

I also have a 3.5hp 6:1 motor and 400PSI Hypro Piston pump @ 10gpm for sale too.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/surferbum21/3k73me3p9ZZZZZZZZZ91teda162f05dbe13.jpg

Surferbum21
02-07-2009, 04:38 PM
anyone? anyone at all?

greendoctor
02-07-2009, 04:45 PM
I would take that rig if it had a Hypro D30 or D50 pump instead of a roller pump. Roller pumps do not like solids or solvent based materials. Otherwise, everything else is great. The Hypro piston pump is ok. Only caution with that type of pump is it must not be allowed to run without liquids flowing through. I use a D30 and when I am at the end of the tank, I keep the pump running until there is air coming out of the gun. You never do that with a piston or plunger pump.

Surferbum21
02-07-2009, 06:00 PM
so for starting out it would be a good buy for the price? $1300...I mean I can use it and learn all about spraying and get a different pump and piston pump later on right?

brizine
02-07-2009, 06:05 PM
Check out my spray truck in the classifieds. I am located in Norman, OK if you would like to come look at it in person.