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DCJ Lawn
08-26-2012, 01:36 PM
Just curious as to what equipment people started with for herbicide and fert apps.. Passed exam last week and looking to add services to my small lawn maintenance company..

Thanks
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nighthawk117
08-26-2012, 01:45 PM
Push spreader, good pair of boots, PPE, backpack sprayer, logbook, a bottle of aspirin and a whole lot of educational material !! ;)

DCJ Lawn
08-26-2012, 02:03 PM
LOl.. Thanks... Got all of those... So when do you suggest a skid sprayer to complete in a timely manner?
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nighthawk117
08-26-2012, 02:07 PM
I bought a Zspray instead of a skid sprayer, absolutely love the machine and it's abilities ! :weightlifter:

DCJ Lawn
08-26-2012, 02:11 PM
Ok.. Thanks ... Are cost about the same?
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RigglePLC
08-26-2012, 10:44 PM
Scroll down about 2 inches and take a look at the Gregson Clark line of skid sprayers.
Brett can help you. Good advice.

jad004
08-27-2012, 12:47 AM
Ok.. Thanks ... Are cost about the same?
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The costs are identical:
200 gallon skid sprayer $3300.00
Z Spray -$9600.00

georgialawn88
08-27-2012, 05:28 PM
starting out. spreader with a 2 ga. synergy installed. setup less then 1000.00

DCJ Lawn
08-27-2012, 07:54 PM
I have a 80 pd lesco spreader .. What is a 2 ga synergy?
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Glenn Lawn Care
08-27-2012, 08:21 PM
200 gallon lesco space saver and a scotts push spreader. Why did you get the license this late in the season. You will have to pay to renew it come the first of the year again.

Turf Dawg
08-27-2012, 09:29 PM
Just curious as to what equipment people started with for herbicide and fert apps.. Passed exam last week and looking to add services to my small lawn maintenance company..

Thanks
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How many lawns and what size? I do not do very many but it did not take me long to realize that a push spreader and backpack was not going to work very well on the ones 15k to an acre plus.

DCJ Lawn
08-28-2012, 06:44 AM
Only 10 right now sizes vary between 8k- 13k
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Landgreen
08-28-2012, 02:05 PM
glenTE=georgialawn88;4511489]starting out. spreader with a 2 ga. synergy installed. setup less then 1000.00[/QUOTE]

Be wary of the synergy sprayer. I used one when I started out and its use is very limited. The main reason is the droplet size is so fine that drift is a huge problem. I could only use it on very calm days.
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