View Full Version : pre-emerging with ride-ons

03-31-2010, 01:38 PM
Hi guys,

I've always used a skid sprayer with 300' of hose. I'm looking into buying a ride-on sprayer/spreader. What are you using for your pre-emergent. I've noticed that most of the sprayers spray at less than 1gal/1000 sq. ft. I've been using barricade but have also used Lesco Pre-M and both require 2 gals/1000 sq. ft.


03-31-2010, 02:54 PM
They may require 2 gallons/1000 but-- my PG magnum at 1 qt/1000 has given me excellent results for years using aqua-cap spring and simazine in the fall. Heck I only use 1.4 gallons of water dragging a hose per 1000. And with pendi approved for agriculture this year I dought very seriously we will see any co-op using 2 gallons per 1000 more like 20 gallons an acre or less.

04-01-2010, 01:05 PM
thanks varmint...anyone else want to share?

04-01-2010, 06:21 PM
spraying at .44 gal per 1000 on my z-spray

04-01-2010, 06:25 PM
You couldn't pay me to put that junk in my expensive ride on.

Just use a granular combo product and be done with it.

Sheesh why people make this harder than it is is beyond me.

Young Bros
04-01-2010, 06:55 PM
We spread granular crabgrass preventer on our dry fert (evade or dimension). We put w/c only (4-way) thru nozzles of ride on or 2gls/m with our tank trucks.