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do you move trampolines while applicating?
06-25-2004, 01:44 AM
No -- most are made of mesh and you can jsut spray right through the top of them. The bouncy part. I have found that you need to go slightly slower though to account for the added splasha nd run-off from the spray that doesn't make it through the mesh.
06-25-2004, 01:46 AM
just kiddin' :)
I only have one customer who has it and it bare dirt underneath -- so I leave it be. I do spray braodleaf unerneath it though jus tto knock down the weeds.
06-25-2004, 07:23 AM
If the trampoline can be moved, I will move it so I an apply an even application. The homeowners seems to appreciate it so that makes the extra effort worth it.
06-25-2004, 11:36 PM
I wouldn't touch it...you could loosen a connection and next time their kid goes to play the thing collapses and you know what happens next (lawsuit). If anything, spray round-up underneath as I'm sure whoever is mowing the property doesn't want the grass to grow underneath it. I know as both an applicator and a maintainer, I don't want anything growing underneath.
06-27-2004, 03:45 PM
Generally will not move trampolines. I try to push a little fert in there and combined with what goes under on my passes to either side it works pretty well. The one time I moved one the owner had said" yeah, just pick up the one side and it will roll for you". That cost me about 5-10 minutes trying to get it back together.
06-27-2004, 04:46 PM
I'm with Scraper - we NEVER move trampolines. I explain that there is too much liability for us and we just don't do it. Most people understand and are okay with it after they are told why.
06-27-2004, 05:05 PM
I'll squat down and spray under it. I'll throw some extra granular under there to be sure it can be seen...Drew
06-27-2004, 05:21 PM
You people say you don't move trapolines for liability reasons all raise a valid point.
I think I will change my policy on that, and just throw a little fert under them and treat around them from now on.
Thanks for the upgrade guys.
06-27-2004, 06:32 PM
I too am changing my policy to not moving trampolines. I can't believ I never thought about the potential of a liabilty issue!
06-28-2004, 09:10 PM
Thanks for the great input. I'm not touching another trampoline again!!! Too many idiots in this world that will sue you for anything.
06-28-2004, 11:54 PM
I agree with not moving the tramps. Just the other day while mowing, the neighbors tramp was on the yard that I mow, so I stopped to move it back. As I slid it back I looked and sure enough one of the posts had come clean off. I've read a post on this subject a few years back on the mowing forum and that is why I looked. I'm sure that it would have caused an accident. I say no moving of tramps.
06-29-2004, 04:48 PM
Okay, can we all agree that we will never move a trampoline again.
" Im mad as hell and I not moving another trampoline "
How many guys carry one of those small hand held spreaders ( whirlly birds, I call them ) with them while on there PG or Zsprays. I carry one in the hopper all the time so I just hop off grab that baby and hit the little corners or hard to reach areas with that.
thanks guys for the input..
I carry one in the hopper all the time so I just hop off grab that baby and hit the little corners or hard to reach areas with that.
james:what brand do you use?
i had one years ago that held about a 1/2 lb. or so but can't find them today. the ones i see now are to large to tote around..
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