View Full Version : Foam Marker Question

03-13-2004, 12:44 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?

James Cormier
03-13-2004, 12:59 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, 03:06 PM
Dish soap?

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, 08:33 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, 10:48 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.

03-13-2004, 11:17 PM
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, 08:20 AM
Use the foaming agents specifically designed for this purpose. Ordinary dish soap, depending on the brand, may discolor the turf.

03-14-2004, 09:35 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.