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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, 07:00 PM
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yea that 50 will be gone in no time! I started 2 yrs ago backpacked the first year that sucked. this year bought the 200 electric lesco sprayer quiet too. and you can use the 200 as a nursery tank in the future with the ride on.
I can do over an acre. And it doesn't take an hour to fill.
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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 10-15-2012, 08:50 PM
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I can do over an acre. And it doesn't take an hour to fill.
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This guy doen't have a permagreen. 50 gals won't last but 2 bigger yards or maybe 5 small yards and you will spend a hour to fill it up again. If you buy a 50 gal skid and a 200 gal skid with the same hose reel pump and motor the only cost differnce would be the tank and that not much.

Even a 200 gal skid at 60 gals per acre will only do 3 acres. You could do that in shot order with bigger yards.

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:58 PM
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I have found a permagreen ride on spreader/sprayer with a 6hp subaru engine on it for $1500. Would this be a good option? Or would you go with a skid set up
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:56 PM
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I have found a permagreen ride on spreader/sprayer with a 6hp subaru engine on it for $1500. Would this be a good option? Or would you go with a skid set up
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My opinion....if you end up buying this ride on and things break how fast can you get it fixed vs. being able to load a tank in just about anything and go about your business. 1500 bucks for a ride on sounds very cheap so leads me to think whats wrong with it.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:11 PM
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This guy doen't have a permagreen. 50 gals won't last but 2 bigger yards or maybe 5 small yards and you will spend a hour to fill it up again. If you buy a 50 gal skid and a 200 gal skid with the same hose reel pump and motor the only cost differnce would be the tank and that not much.

Even a 200 gal skid at 60 gals per acre will only do 3 acres. You could do that in shot order with bigger yards.

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For me filling up is easy...I have places along my route where I fill. I also started out with most lawns being way under an acre.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:49 PM
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He has two of them and doesn't need them both. What could be wrong with it? ( as in what should I look for or ask)
sorry for the lack of knowledge on the subject
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:02 AM
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He has two of them and doesn't need them both. What could be wrong with it? ( as in what should I look for or ask)
sorry for the lack of knowledge on the subject
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He likely replaced the worn out one with a new one. Ride ons take a lot of abuse and can/will have problems if not cared for properly. Since fertilizer and some herbicides are corrosive the entire unit is subject to damage due to improper care.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:51 AM
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What if everything checks out?
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