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jgoddard8409
12-29-2010, 04:20 PM
Does it have a dual sprayer?

ie. 1 trim setting 3' and 1 full setting 10' or so.

Would like to hear from owners on how they manage on smaller lawns as this is a must for me.

Thanks everyone, this is a great site....jim

DA Quality Lawn & YS
12-29-2010, 05:32 PM
goddard,

the man you want to speak with on LS is Lawn King. He has one and has used it full season. Great question, about handling smaller lawns. IMO, the XP just seems too long and clumsy to be able to do the 7K sq ft lawns very well. I like the more compact PG designs for easy turning.

jgoddard8409
12-29-2010, 06:18 PM
I appreciate all input:clapping:

lawn king
01-01-2011, 09:53 AM
You can trim the spray swath from 9' down to 3'. I use the machine on smaller lawns with no big issues, in fact i find the PG to be a much heavier, cumbersome machine to operate!

jgoddard8409
01-01-2011, 11:51 AM
Thanks for the info, the web site is very vague in that regard. I assume you just cut off the nozzles that you dont want to spray and go from there. You cant beat the price so I am deffinately leaning that way. Thanks again.:dancing:

lawn king
01-01-2011, 04:04 PM
There is a valve on the handlebar, you turn on/off the right spray nozzle as you wish.

DA Quality Lawn & YS
01-01-2011, 11:26 PM
King - why do you think Cub designed the XP so that you could only trim along one side and not the other? Seems strange. Also, as per above, what nozzles come stock in the machine? I think you mentioned they are fine misters in another thread. I would have issues with this.

lawn king
01-02-2011, 07:50 AM
There are plenty of options on spray nozzles you can change to. The xp is not the caddy of spreader sprayers. I purchased my xp based on how awesome my lesco hps machines heve been working in the field from 2004-2009.

BCFLawnLandscape
01-02-2011, 11:18 AM
How small of lawns can you do with this? Is it easier or quicker to do 3-5k lawns with a skid sprayer?

djagusch
01-02-2011, 01:49 PM
King - why do you think Cub designed the XP so that you could only trim along one side and not the other? Seems strange. Also, as per above, what nozzles come stock in the machine? I think you mentioned they are fine misters in another thread. I would have issues with this.
Most mower trim side is one the left side only why is that? Just giving a hard time. After a person is used to one way it is no big deal. Guessing it does not hurt production much or at all.
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hydro 1
01-03-2011, 05:52 PM
I have jsut the spreader and would like to convert to a sprayer/spreader combo. I have everything figured out exept how to charge the battery for the pump. The motor on just the spreader does not have a charging system. They sell the spray kit for it with a battery and a 120volt charger..... Also the weird thing is that the kit I looked at the tank goes in the hopper so its hard to do both at the same time?? anyone have any pics???

Gatewayuser
01-04-2011, 12:26 PM
I didn't even know you could still buy those spreaders. just like the old Lesco's. How much do one of those run now? and what about the sprayer, how many sq ft do you get out of a tank?

Lefet
01-04-2011, 12:31 PM
Subscribing. Looking into one of these for the upcoming season.

RigglePLC
01-04-2011, 11:00 PM
With a little luck--you will not need to charge the battery as you spray. Just hook it up overnight every night.You may be able to use your trucks elctrical circuit to charge the battery between stops. Best to get some expert advice on this idea.

CHARLES CUE
01-05-2011, 10:34 PM
I have jsut the spreader and would like to convert to a sprayer/spreader combo. I have everything figured out exept how to charge the battery for the pump. The motor on just the spreader does not have a charging system. They sell the spray kit for it with a battery and a 120volt charger..... Also the weird thing is that the kit I looked at the tank goes in the hopper so its hard to do both at the same time?? anyone have any pics???

How about 7 gal tanks like they use for extra tanks on a Z spray. Mount one on each side. You could use some 12 volt rechargeable battery's from a cordless drill use one and keep the other one on charge. Or a battery from one of those little electric 4 wheelers or trucks that little kids drive. A regular battery like on a motorcycle wount hold up to charging and running dead all the time.

Just some thoughts

Charles Cue

grassyfras
08-13-2011, 01:51 PM
I'm thinking about buying one of these instead of a skid sprayer. Do you think that is a mistake? My lawns are all small, less than 10k.

lawn king
08-13-2011, 06:30 PM
I get 34000 K out of a fill (2 full tanks) . As for very small lawns, i myself use a handspreader & backpack.

RigglePLC
08-13-2011, 08:50 PM
With my skid sprayer I do about 1300 sqft per minute. 7.8 minutes spraying on a 10,000 foot lawn, (plus 3 or 4 minutes to pull the hose and wind up). Works fine.
With hand spreader, you can do 2000 sqft per min easily.
Power driven-ride on equipment is suited to lawns over 10,000 sqft, I think.

grassyfras
08-13-2011, 10:11 PM
I guess that is not what I wanted to hear. I think I want a ride on because I beleive it will be safer to spray than with a hose.

lawn king
08-14-2011, 09:26 AM
With my skid sprayer I do about 1300 sqft per minute. 7.8 minutes spraying on a 10,000 foot lawn, (plus 3 or 4 minutes to pull the hose and wind up). Works fine.
With hand spreader, you can do 2000 sqft per min easily.
Power driven-ride on equipment is suited to lawns over 10,000 sqft, I think.

Well said. I have 3 stages of lawn sizing and the appropriate equipment to service them in an efficient manner. Postage stamps to 10000 sq. ft. by hand (some ride on exceptions) 10000 to 50000 sq. ft. all ride on. Over 50000 sq. ft. all tractor (commercial). Works well for me.

vaacutabove
11-12-2011, 01:03 PM
any updates on the xp. I have been told they only make a certain amount and one they sell they are sold out. but not sure if it is something else. anyone know if they will be selling anytime soon at least by next season.

MrPike
11-18-2011, 10:52 PM
There have been shortages in the past. I suggest you just conyact your local dealer.

GreenI.A.
11-19-2011, 06:47 PM
When I bought mine in the spring I contacted two Cub dealers in my area, both had them in stock. We use ours on 10k+ properties, anything under that is walked and backpacked