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Old 05-22-2013, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by americanlawn View Post
"mostly 5K lawns, but some bigger". All depends on "difficulty factors". (I sure hope you physically visit your properties before pricing them instead of using "aerial photos" etc)

Small lawn options:

1) Use a push spreader, then spot spray (if it ain't too weedy).
2) If weedy, make a double app ..... using a push spreader & then pull out the hose ... or
3) Blanket spray the entire lawn with liquid weed & feed
4) Use a stand-on spreader sprayer (this is where difficulty factors come into place)

Stand-on spreaders sprayers:

Permagreen -- uses the Peerless transaxle. (gear shifting sucks)
Ground Logic -- same thing (gear shifting sucks)

"Hydrostatic" stand-on spreader/sprayers are much better:


1) Both hands are required to maneuver the unit (2 joy sticks)
2) They are heavy and are more likely not to be used when soils are wet/soft
3) They suck on hills & wet slopes
4) Bulky


1) Hydrostatic (easy forward & reverse)
2) Requires only one hand to maneuver
3) Handles hills & wet slopes better than any other unit on the market
4) Has a "light footprint" (just 500 lbs) without causing ruts when the soils are soft/wet
5) Very nimble in most 5K lawns
6) 3 spray options (spot spray while driving "on the fly"/trim nozzle for trim spraying around flower beds, etc/full spray in open areas)
7) Requires only one employee to treat lawns ... no need to have a "helper" for trim spraying (sorry Z-Spray)
8) The T3000 can also treat "many acres per day" with just one truck & just one operator. Able to treat up to 5 acres per hour
9) Smallest lawn we treat with a T3000 = 800 sq ft

my 2 cents

This reminds me why I didn't miss you Larry

Charles Cue
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