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Old 10-14-2012, 11:03 AM
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New to spraying and fert. application

I have owned a lawn care and landscaping company now for a while. I want to getting into spraying and fertilizing. I need any advice as to where I should start! I know I need to be certified but am curious about equipment. To give you an idea i will be doing residential yards so i don't need a tank over 200 gallons and I don't have 8k to spend on a ride on.
Any advice would be great!
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:07 PM
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Really looking for any advice! Tell me about your personal set-ups
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:42 PM
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I would get a skid no less than 200 gals a good spreader and a back pack sprayer.

That would keep you going for the first couple years

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Old 10-14-2012, 08:45 PM
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Minimum 50 gallon skid (I have mine calibrated at 1 gal per k). A Lesco spreader and a few hand cans.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:11 PM
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Minimum 50 gallon skid (I have mine calibrated at 1 gal per k). A Lesco spreader and a few hand cans.
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Seems low,we did 3gals per 1,000
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:09 PM
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Seems low,we did 3gals per 1,000
I have a permagreen...1qt per k. 1 gallon per k don't seem so low now does it?
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:51 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Can you just mount these in the back of your truck and reel the hose out onto the property?
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:53 AM
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Thanks for the replies. Can you just mount these in the back of your truck and reel the hose out onto the property?
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Yes, if you plan to take skid in and out the 50 will suit you well.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:02 AM
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I don't do fert, but make sure the skid has a long enough hose....
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:31 AM
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I don't do fert, but make sure the skid has a long enough hose....
300' if possible. I run 3/8" hose because its lighter.
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