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Old 04-28-2014, 04:12 PM
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He might be referring to riding on a wet lawn. Thats my only problem with my ride-ons, leaving muddy tracks. I have lost cust before because of this.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:24 PM
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Yep he is. We talked about it yesterday. In the winter here its not bad cold it just stays wet.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:56 PM
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I have used a ride on in wet lawns - floats better than a heavy Z on those lawns for sure.

Yes you will get tire tracks but heck even when it is dry you get tire tracks. Its a ride on, its what it does.
If a customer complains about that fact, then we will mutually part ways cause its the equipment of choice for me.

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Old 04-29-2014, 07:09 PM
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I used it for the first time today on 4 lawns (mine first).
Here are some thoughts on my first time spraying...

-I hate trees, I found myself wrapped around them a few times.
-I will never use tracker dye again.
-I need a 1/2 hose. The initial blast from the 3/8 hose was rather frustrating.
-My chemlawn gun kept dripping for a few seconds after trigger was released. I'm buying a different one. Maybe a small boom wand or something.
-180 psi is too much for small lawns while trying to apply 2 gal per minute. I'm going to recalibrate to about 4 or 5 gpm.
You probably need 1/2 hose if going 2 gpm, not sure why you are thinking 4 or 5.
The chemlawn gun will leak a drip a little as the end of the gun is aprox 6 inches away from the shut off stopper inside the gun. When you are done on the lawn shake it a couple times before laying it down and ther won't be hardly any run out.
Pay attention to wear you are spraying and you won't need dye or you won't wrap yourself around any trees.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:11 PM
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Interesting reading this thread....and after seeing all the nuances of running a skid, I am very glad I do a ride-on only.
If you have not used a skid them don't knock them, they are easier than a ride on to maintain, no loading and unloading, faster on smaller lawns, ect
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:18 PM
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I have used a ride on in wet lawns - floats better than a heavy Z on those lawns for sure.

Yes you will get tire tracks but heck even when it is dry you get tire tracks. Its a ride on, its what it does.
If a customer complains about that fact, then we will mutually part ways cause its the equipment of choice for me.

To each LCO his own.
Have you used a Z on any lawns at the same time as your ride on to see which leaves tracks, or should I say ruts?
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