View Full Version : Foam Marker Question
03-13-2004, 01:44 PM
I installed a turf tracker foam marker on my z spray. Is there any particular dish soap that anyone would recommend or not recommend to use in it due to lawn damage?
03-13-2004, 01:59 PM
Check out the bottom truck....vanscraper I think. THis will be part of the OLD STONE fleet sometime this season.
Go to photo's form and find my thread it has couple pic of my truck and trailer.
03-13-2004, 04:06 PM
Never heard of a foam marker using dish soap. What brand is it?
We use standard ag-type foamer such as Holloway. It recommends a 1:160 ratio. John Deere has a brand out now that is okay. I have seen the foam create a "burn" spot on a hot day --- especially if the foam is "runny".
I adapted a Simpson foam marker on a z-spray with a toggle below the fert controls. I only bump it on occasionally to avoid foaming everywhere.
03-13-2004, 09:33 PM
Turf Tracker is the brand. The instructions said I can use there solution or ordinary dish soap. It recommends testing the dish soap on an area first to be safe. Anyone with exp?
03-13-2004, 11:48 PM
I viewed the turfmarker on their site. How long can you operate before refills? I assume you use the 62 oz. version.
Does it use a compressor and liquid pump to create foam? It appears too compact to use both.
I certainly like the size if it gives you reasonable time between refills.
03-14-2004, 12:17 AM
greener pastures -
I had it mounted and wired but have not actually used it yet. I got the twin 60 oz version. You can switch to left or right side plus you get a longer time between refills. Not sure the specifics as of yet. I'll let you know once I use it.
03-14-2004, 09:20 AM
Use the foaming agents specifically designed for this purpose. Ordinary dish soap, depending on the brand, may discolor the turf.
03-14-2004, 10:35 AM
Let us know after your first run. The price is much better than other units I have experience with.
Here is a pic of how I attached mine. I used battery "j" bolts to secure to fertilizer tray. It converts in about one minute back to a JD gator for use on its boom. I ran just one hose under the belly instead of boom drops ---- that is all the plumbing I had on hand at the time. My problem is that this marker is a little too generous with foam and I prefer to toggle on/off in order to prevent an excessively visible trail. I prefer to draw as little attention as possible to my applications-- i am sure you know what I mean.
I can cover 3-5 acres between refills of its tank.
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