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lush&green
03-25-2010, 08:00 PM
We should have our own forum!!!! But I have a question for those who do big properties. How long would it take with a Z, (I have a Jr.) to spread fertilizer on 29.5 acre cemetery? One guy and the machine. Its wide open. lol with some headstone in nice rows....I think I have my number but am new to the Z.

rcreech
03-25-2010, 09:28 PM
If you have the small hopper I am not sure...but with the larger hopper I would say I could cover 5+ acres an hour easy. If you are spreading only you can cover 18-20 ft per pass.

CHARLES CUE
03-25-2010, 09:56 PM
You can only spread 10 ft in a cemetery i dont have a z but i have done a Natl cemetery 33 acres i bet you could do that in about 15 hrs if it was all good ground
Charles Cue

rcreech
03-25-2010, 09:58 PM
I didn't see it was a cemetary...sorry!
Charles...I think he should be able to do a little better then 2 acres per hour, surely!

CHARLES CUE
03-25-2010, 11:05 PM
I didn't see it was a cemetary...sorry!
Charles...I think he should be able to do a little better then 2 acres per hour, surely!

Well if you got a small 120 lbs spreader and your putting down pre-emergent it wont take long to to you have to stop and refill than go back to the truck and get more were not talking about running a max at 8 mph and may be i could but didnt want to under est 30 acres in 15 hrs ain't bad money all by your self
Charles Cue

Grandview
03-25-2010, 11:18 PM
Depends on your spacing. If you are are at 10ft, you can figure 3 acres/hr. I would adjust my speed to 5.5 to 6 mph. If wider you might get 4 acres/hr. You can put extra bags on top of your full hopper. I can get 5-6 acres/hr from my Max.

RigglePLC
03-25-2010, 11:19 PM
Are you going to have an assistant driving the truck around so you can fill up in the least amount of time? That is 101 bags of fert-right--plus extra gas. Plus allow for emergencies, extra gas and oil--flat tire--broken cotter pin--bang head on tree limb--stuck in wet spot--knock over a monument, (hope not).

lush&green
03-26-2010, 08:02 AM
I was figuring 10 minutes to refill. move the truck at some point. Flagging is another story... How do you guys like the deflector on the z? Looks a lot better than a lesco deflector. on a big property like this does the z keep enough product off the road but on the edge where needed for crabgrass control. how much blowing off would you do? minimal right Not sure on the spacing on the stones. Yes that will make a difference..

lush&green
03-26-2010, 09:20 AM
So that was 10 minutes per stop x 23 refills(If I carry 5 bags) =230 minutes/60 =3.83 hrs just to go get more fert. I have to flag every 100 ft(1.3mhs) and also blow off(1mh).. I think 10 ft in between stone would be correct..

chrisby316
03-28-2010, 04:51 PM
figure it to be a day. best case you are going to spread 3 acres an hour. we do an application in a cemetary every summer that is 27 acres. with our new z and the big hopper it took from 8 am to 3 pm with posting and cleanup with a half hour lunch. lucking for us we only have to post along the road frontage and not along the roads within the cemetery. figure it as a whole day and you will be fine.

lush&green
03-28-2010, 06:48 PM
How many lbs can you carry on the Max? What do you think. 10 minutes to refill with bags? How much time would you add for spraying? 4-5hrs at 8' wide and 18gallon tank...

corbster
03-28-2010, 08:30 PM
How many lbs can you carry on the Max? What do you think. 10 minutes to refill with bags? How much time would you add for spraying? 4-5hrs at 8' wide and 18gallon tank...

Because I was just reading this ....:p
The Z-Max has a total fertilizer capacity of 300 lbs, including its 2 rear fertilizer trays. The trays can each carry a 50 lb. bag adding traction and stability. The hydraulic drive 200 lb. hopper system has an adjustable proportional valve. Independent from engine speed, the system can vary the spread pattern from 3 to 25 feet. This system allows the operator to match the spread to the spray pattern.