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Old 02-14-2013, 07:12 PM
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I make my own injection guns for twin hose. I use a regular chemlawn gun and put a brass fitting on it that I drill a small hole into. I then tap it and thread on an L fitting into which I thread a brass hose barb to 1/4" then I give the whole thing a quick solder. My injection valve is a trigger valve about. 3' from the gun. I even put a small piece of hose between my fitting and the gun so I get a swivel in there at the gun to make it easiest to untwist the hose. I've been doing that for 20 years. Works great. And for pumps I just use 12 volt surflo pumps with pressure switches. Under $200 and I have figured that they last between 5000-10000 lawn sprays.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:10 AM
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I just ran up on what I thought was an awesome deal. Wife and I were out car shopping for her on our anniversary/Valentines day. We got stuck in traffic and took a side street to get out of it. This isn't normal for us. Anyway, there are a few small car dealers down that road. at one of them was an old TruGreen truck. I pulled in as they were closing. Took a quick look at it. 2004 with all the hoses, reels, valves AND the pump. A couple of hoses are cut, as well as the tank level indicator hoses.

Called them the next morning and he hadn't planned on selling it, but wanted the truck for the cab and chassis only for his farm. I told him I was interested. He told me what he had in it from the auction. I took it to my mechanic and the truck is clean and runs good.

Long story short..... 154000 miles, nearly complete. Needed 4 tires.

Paid $4995 plus all the dealer fees, tax tags, and put on 4 tires.

All said and done, have $6500 in it. Get this....Dealer offered to finance 120 days same as cash for $300 bucks extra (included in what I have in it) .. $$2500 out the door with tires and 6 months to pay the balance with no additional interest. Sweeeeet. Now I need that gun for the dual hose.
I have a gregson clark 300 gallon unit with the injection, but the gun leaks very bad, and its heavy.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:08 AM
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Pm your info and I'll send you the dual hose gun just pay shipping.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:05 PM
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That is a nice find grassscapes. Good for your nice deal!

Have you used the gregson injection system hose?
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:56 PM
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Finally got our new truck lettered & we are ready to start using it if spring ever gets here. Thanks for all of the help regarding purchasing one of these trucks!
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:14 PM
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Wow Green Sweep. That is a beautiful truck. You shoukd be really happy with yoyr graphics guy! Do you mind me asking how much the wrap cost and where you found the Isuzu? Congratulation. Well done.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:21 PM
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Purchased the truck in Chattanooga, Tenn. Graphics were around $3800. Thanks for the compliments!
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:34 PM
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Super nice looking truck. The graphics really make it stand out. A friend has one for sale. Here are the basics: 2001 Isuzu, 120K miles, 4 cylinder diesel with automatic transmission. Asking $7500 obo. Overall pretty clean. All tanks and pumps appear complete. If interested, please send email address and I can send pictures. Thanks. It is located in central Ohio. It was a Florida truck.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:38 PM
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why is he selling?
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:46 PM
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He is a dealer and not in the lawn care business.
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