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Old 03-23-2013, 04:51 PM
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I like that sprayer, how much did it run you if you don't mind? I'm looking for a similar set-up? How long is the hose?
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Around $3600 with 300 ft hose, electric hose reel. I also had them turn reel 90 degrees so it can roll of either side of truck or trailer. Been really pleased with it.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:53 PM
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Nice looking skid. Is that a Maruyama pump on it?
I have a small 50 gallon electric Rozell skid [had two but sold one last year]. I got sick of using my 200 gallon skid this Spring while my Permagreen was broke lol
Thanks. Yes is a maruyama pump. How do you like the permagreen as a sprayer?
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:20 PM
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Some places I would rather have a Z Spray but most of my properties that Permagreen is a god sent. You would be absolutely amaized at the time savings and the post emergent coverage is way better than a Chemlawn gun.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:17 PM
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Some places I would rather have a Z Spray but most of my properties that Permagreen is a god sent. You would be absolutely amaized at the time savings and the post emergent coverage is way better than a Chemlawn gun.
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I am new to the chem lawn gun. Have always have had a fixed 5-7 nozzle boom. My last was a little fimco pull behind, so I am thrilled with the gun and skid. Loved the boom sprayers I got to use on the golf course.

This sprayer cuts time off the fimco between re-filling & with the boom I still had to cut in around edges with my spot gun. And I was constantly fixing the fimco. What all do you like about the spraying end of the permagreen? I would love one for spreading fert. Tell me more about the spraying side of the unit.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:20 PM
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I see your point on the coverage with post products. I have got to mess with some smaller nozzles to see if I can get it to work on post products. Any suggestions??? Other than get a permagreen. I've pumped enough into maintenance end of business for now.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:30 PM
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I got lucky with my Permagreen. I got a very good deal from another member on here. It was old and had several hours on it but it ran for a couple of seasons before problems started. I missed that thing like crazy on my first round this year while the engine was being rebuilt.
I have the Permagreen set right now for .5gallon per K and have my skid is 2gallon per K so my 50 gallon skid I use for my PG will cover the same amount as the 200 gallon skid. If I am not using liquid per emergents I put the 1/3 gallon per K nozzles on the PG and the 8 gallon tank will do 24K. The PG is a super life saver when using granular ferts. You can fill up the hopper and spread at 5mph and not even break a sweat.
The PG or other ride-ons really do pay for themselves faster than any other type of equipment in my opinion. If you have fairly open lawns you can cover 3x's the area, or more, in the same amount of time as pulling a hose or pushing a spreader. I am hoping my PG will last long enough for me to get one of the Z Spray 36 rackable or other Z Spray.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:10 PM
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I got lucky with my Permagreen. I got a very good deal from another member on here. It was old and had several hours on it but it ran for a couple of seasons before problems started. I missed that thing like crazy on my first round this year while the engine was being rebuilt.
I have the Permagreen set right now for .5gallon per K and have my skid is 2gallon per K so my 50 gallon skid I use for my PG will cover the same amount as the 200 gallon skid. If I am not using liquid per emergents I put the 1/3 gallon per K nozzles on the PG and the 8 gallon tank will do 24K. The PG is a super life saver when using granular ferts. You can fill up the hopper and spread at 5mph and not even break a sweat.
The PG or other ride-ons really do pay for themselves faster than any other type of equipment in my opinion. If you have fairly open lawns you can cover 3x's the area, or more, in the same amount of time as pulling a hose or pushing a spreader. I am hoping my PG will last long enough for me to get one of the Z Spray 36 rackable or other Z Spray.
Do you spray Pre-m or spread pre-m with your permagreen? I would think that gpa would be a little low and hard to get the the granuules to dilute into that little solution. (That is I assume you are using a wdg). Had to look up the zspray. That looks like the ticket. I may start to keep an eye open for one next year.
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The only issue I have the the z-sprays, etc is that you drive behind the booms, getting the overspray on the equipment itself and the operator, and you run it over also, and it gets on your trailer's floor (enclosed), and since it's on the operator, it's all over the trucks also.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:17 PM
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Some places I would rather have a Z Spray but most of my properties that Permagreen is a god sent. You would be absolutely amaized at the time savings and the post emergent coverage is way better than a Chemlawn gun.
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Do you ever use your skids as "nurse tanks"? Fill up the skids with solution at beginning of day (mixed as if you were going to use it in your pg) and then refil the pg out of the skid tanks? Wouldn't take too long to fill up an 8 gallon tank and might save a little mixing time. (Of course most time is spent waiting for a 200 gal tank to fill. 8 Gal would be under a minute off of most hose bibs around here.)
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:40 AM
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The only issue I have the the z-sprays, etc is that you drive behind the booms, getting the overspray on the equipment itself and the operator, and you run it over also, and it gets on your trailer's floor (enclosed), and since it's on the operator, it's all over the trucks also.
You do not get any more on you than pulling a hose. All of the ride-ons use low drift nozzles.
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