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RMDoyon
07-15-2002, 07:30 PM
I just added a 200 gallon Lesco Sidemount sprayer to my toolbelt.
I am so pleased that I can fit the Walker sideways on the trailer.

I'm one step closer to my ultimate business tool.

Roger

RMDoyon
07-15-2002, 07:32 PM
I was concerned about getting the eXmark AND the Husky on but they fit...

RMDoyon
07-15-2002, 07:33 PM
These sprayer racks from TrimmerTrap have been very reliable...

RMDoyon
07-15-2002, 07:35 PM
Walker 52" juuuuuuust fits...

BerksLawn
07-15-2002, 07:38 PM
Very nice set up, but a very tight one to. Couldnt u put the sprayer in the bed of your truck thats what most companies do around here.

RMDoyon
07-15-2002, 07:39 PM
The complete rig...

RMDoyon
07-15-2002, 07:46 PM
Yes it is tight but thankfullyI don't find myself crawling around up there anyway since everything has it's own access.

I had considered getting the 50 gallon instead but I am glad I got the 200, I would have been running out of solution already.

In any event, I may transfer the tank up fron once Fall cleanups are over and just carry the tank and the spreader together on the truck.

Roger

KenH
07-15-2002, 07:47 PM
How do you like the sprayer?? Do you mind if I ask roughly what you paid for it?? Is is heavy empty??


Nice setup BTW.

RMDoyon
07-15-2002, 07:52 PM
I paid $3120 plus tax.

It is heavy empty, 3 guys minimum to lift. If I have to move it again I 'll probably go to Lesco and ask them to use the forklift.

Roger

CSRA Landscaping
07-15-2002, 09:01 PM
Very nice, Roger. Ready for anything.

MOW ED
07-15-2002, 09:32 PM
What does that thing weigh? Nice space usage.

Runner
07-15-2002, 10:11 PM
What a sweet little setup! What do you carry in all the backpack sprayers? My guess would be one for Roundup, one for Triox, and one for a selective. Am I correct? Anyway, great use of storage area.

yardman1
07-15-2002, 11:30 PM
That is a nice set-up you got there, It looks like you have alot of tongue wieght on that trailer? But anyway it looks good.

cantoo
07-15-2002, 11:34 PM
RMDoyon, buy an old cheap single axle utility trailer and a chain hoist. Find a nice strong tree and back your big trailer under it, lift out the tank then back the little trailer under it and now it's easy to move around and store. You don't have to licence the trailer just for around the shop.

RMDoyon
07-16-2002, 12:27 AM
MowEd:
Total cargo weight is around 4200 lbs with a full tank. The trailer is rated to carry 6000lbs.

Runner:
#1 BP is for RoundUp with .125oz per gallon of Reward (Diquat)
#2 BP is for Talstar plus Manicure (usually) for ornamentals.
#3 BP is for Momentum plus MSMA although I have been known to experiment with other grassy herbicides including Acclaim.

Yardman1:
I have not weighed it, but the tounge weight is definitely on the high end. However, my hitch is rated for 900lbs and my 3/4 ton seems game enough.

cantoo:
Good suggestion. If I move out of suburbia like I'm planning then I'll look into that. It'll be either some type of hoist or a front-end loader on a future piece of equipment.

PS KenH:
I love the sprayer. It took a few apps on mine and my neighbor's lawns to work out a system but piece of cake now that it's done.

This thing is a major money maker.

Roger

Mykster
07-16-2002, 02:40 AM
Looks like you need a bigger trailer. Very nice. Where did you get your trailer from?

Albemarle Lawn
07-16-2002, 03:04 AM
But, question,

Do you catch much greif for being a "Yankee" in these parts?

Ken

Tony Harrell
07-16-2002, 05:52 AM
His trailer came from www.teshandsons.com just outside of Winston-Salem, NC. They make some awesome trailers with very unique and patented features like a one finger gate lift.

RMDoyon
07-16-2002, 08:21 AM
Originally posted by Albemarle Lawn
But, question,

Do you catch much greif for being a "Yankee" in these parts?

Ken

None whatsoever.
In fact, it has been an excellent icebreaker and point of conversation and everyone remembers the company name.

Roger

chariot
07-16-2002, 08:38 AM
I was wondering about the thing at the bottom and center of the side gates. I guess this is the finger gate lift Tony was reffering to. Is this correct? Good looking setup.

RMDoyon
07-16-2002, 08:44 AM
Chariot,
This is a close-up of the single-finger gate lift: