Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #71  
Old 11-09-2011, 12:38 AM
Green Up Green Up is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Thomasville, AL
Posts: 121
Does not sound like equipment is of high quality. Brigs do not seem withstand commercial use well.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 11-09-2011, 07:21 PM
CHARLES CUE's Avatar
CHARLES CUE CHARLES CUE is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: BURTON WV
Posts: 1,784
Quote:
Originally Posted by Green Up View Post
Does not sound like equipment is of high quality. Brigs do not seem withstand commercial use well.
Posted via Mobile Device
This Equipment is of high quality! they spent a lot of time on engineering

Turfco has been around for while

You will find lots of commercial equipment that use B&S I have several pieces that have B&S and they work just fine

Charles Cue
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 11-09-2011, 10:22 PM
BeautifulBlooms BeautifulBlooms is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Milwaukee Wisconsin
Posts: 613
Stand By for pure analysis of productivity in a few weeks. Once I finish the outdoor season i will analyze how productive I am on the same properties I did last year with a push spreader, as well as comparing how much productivity I can have on the large properties I have never been competitive on. I know by far my body was saved substantial stress this season and I could do a lot more in a day (albeit with the expense of a $9000 machine). I also know I could fertilizer and spray a lawn of 45,000 sq. ft. in about 20 minutes for each process. This would have taken me 40-45 minutes just to fertilize and add in the spraying time (which for me was done as a spot spray as opposed to hose reel) of at least 40-45 minutes and I basically doubled my productivity. The only thing is I still spot sprayed most properties as a way to reduce the pesticides applied. I have reserved the wall to wall applications for only the worst of the worst situations. This is a personal and professional decision to operate this way and I tell my customers that we aim to reduce the amount of pesticide use by spot spraying if at all possible, so they know I may cost more, but I am safer for their pets and themselves as compared to most lawn care companies.

I will be back on this thread in a few weeks when i have the time to analyze all my data.

As for the machine . . . no problems in year 1 at all. I hope that continues through next year! Oh and for those wondering about how it operates on hills . . . it did just fine in most circumstances, but the occasional small spot might need to be spot sprayed to avoid spinning the tires. It literally was only an issue on 2 or 3 properties and the area was so small it didn't really affect the productivity, but then again those areas would also be unmanageable by a riding zero turn, so you should expect to have situations like that from time to time.
__________________
Beautiful Blooms Landscape Design LLC

We do landscape design, plants sales and delivery, full season landscape maintenance, mulch applications, edging installation, landscape bed installation, one time landscape renovations, spring and fall cleanups, and lawn maintenance division including mowing, fertility/weed control programs, and agronomics services.

Mike and Loriena Harrington

http://www.beautifulbloomslandscape.com
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 02-20-2012, 10:50 PM
Permagil Permagil is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Prospect CT
Posts: 7
Looks like fun on hills!
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 02-20-2012, 11:08 PM
straightlineland straightlineland is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Homer Glen, Il.
Posts: 41
I should have updated everyone. Turfco came thru and replaced the transmission on my turfco...the briggs and stratton dealer, well he still would not refund money even after turfco dealer provided documentation.

The machine is awesome. Our fertilizer tech loves it and it is very efficient. He is able to apply and spray upto a pallet a day and still have time in the day.
__________________
'02 gmc sonama
'02 chevy 3500hd dump
'04 chevy c4500 dump
'05 chevy 2500 pu
'06 chevy w4500
'07 chevy w4500
'08 ford f-450 dump
'08 ford f-450 dump
'08 ford f-250 pu
'08 chevy avalanche
'09 chevy 3500
'97 & '10 new holland skid steers
'07 toro dingo
19 - scag tiger cubs,hydro walkbehinds
1 - turfco 3000
4 - Mclaren edgers
14 - shinandiawa S.trimmers
18 - tanaka bp blowers
38 - tanaka hedge/pole trimmers
32 - toro snow blowers
6 - snowex tailgate/vbox salt spreaders
Reply With Quote
  #76  
Old 02-28-2012, 11:44 AM
TurfTurfTurf TurfTurfTurf is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: louisville ky
Posts: 3
is this unit good for smaller lawns. i do residental and we have as typical a lot of manuvering to do , nooks and crannies ect. i am trying to decide if i want a ride on sprayer / fert and which one to buy
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 02-28-2012, 09:34 PM
straightlineland straightlineland is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Homer Glen, Il.
Posts: 41
We find it convenient for small lawns as well as big lawns. This unit can work well on a 1/4 acre lot. It takes longer to unload the machine and load than to apply fertilizer therefore it is very helpful to have multiple accounts on small lawns to justify the loading and unloading vs a push spreader.
__________________
'02 gmc sonama
'02 chevy 3500hd dump
'04 chevy c4500 dump
'05 chevy 2500 pu
'06 chevy w4500
'07 chevy w4500
'08 ford f-450 dump
'08 ford f-450 dump
'08 ford f-250 pu
'08 chevy avalanche
'09 chevy 3500
'97 & '10 new holland skid steers
'07 toro dingo
19 - scag tiger cubs,hydro walkbehinds
1 - turfco 3000
4 - Mclaren edgers
14 - shinandiawa S.trimmers
18 - tanaka bp blowers
38 - tanaka hedge/pole trimmers
32 - toro snow blowers
6 - snowex tailgate/vbox salt spreaders
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 03-08-2012, 10:11 AM
turf&tree turf&tree is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Westlake Ohio
Posts: 112
It is actually a lot more stabile on hills than any z-spray is. I just got the foot pedal upgrade and the new 3in1 tank setup. The engineering and installation could not be any simpler! I am looking forward to putting it through the paces on app 2.
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 03-08-2012, 10:16 AM
turf&tree turf&tree is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Westlake Ohio
Posts: 112
Turf,turf,turf. This machine is very manouverable. I use it on every lawn as long as it is not too wet and I can fit it through the gate. I believe it is 35-1/2"
I only have 2 houses I can't use it on. One has a 32" gate and the other has a really, really wet back lawn. I push that one, it is about 3000 sq ft.
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 04-02-2012, 12:17 PM
peanut54 peanut54 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bryan, OH
Posts: 14
Did our first dry application of Dimension and getting ready to do our second app in the next few weeks with 3way. Any info on overlap of passes and patterns everyone is using with theses?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:11 AM.

Page generated in 0.07679 seconds with 10 queries