View Full Version : Addition to the arsenal.

07-15-2002, 08:30 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.


07-15-2002, 08:32 PM
I was concerned about getting the eXmark AND the Husky on but they fit...

07-15-2002, 08:33 PM
These sprayer racks from TrimmerTrap have been very reliable...

07-15-2002, 08:35 PM
Walker 52" juuuuuuust fits...

07-15-2002, 08:38 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.

07-15-2002, 08:39 PM
The complete rig...

07-15-2002, 08:46 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.


07-15-2002, 08:47 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.

07-15-2002, 08:52 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.


CSRA Landscaping
07-15-2002, 10:01 PM
Very nice, Roger. Ready for anything.

07-15-2002, 10:32 PM
What does that thing weigh? Nice space usage.

07-15-2002, 11:11 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.

07-16-2002, 12:30 AM
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.

07-16-2002, 12:34 AM
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.

07-16-2002, 01:27 AM
Total cargo weight is around 4200 lbs with a full tank. The trailer is rated to carry 6000lbs.

#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.

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.

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.


07-16-2002, 03:40 AM
Looks like you need a bigger trailer. Very nice. Where did you get your trailer from?

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

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


Tony Harrell
07-16-2002, 06:52 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.

07-16-2002, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by Albemarle Lawn
But, question,

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


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


07-16-2002, 09:38 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.

07-16-2002, 09:44 AM
This is a close-up of the single-finger gate lift: