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Old 11-14-2001, 09:09 PM
hertelbr hertelbr is offline
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What's out there in ride-on spray machines

I am looking for a new ride-on spray machine for the spring. I would appreciate any advice on what works and what doesn't. I currently have a GT Promax made in Florida. It has some great features, zero turn, dual drive tires on each side, it holds 65 gallons of liquid, 4 bags of fert, plus whats in the spreader, and has front mounted booms about 8 inches above the ground. All this is great except the machine wasn't made to haul all of the weight, the hydros went after 2 years. The wheel bearings on the drive wheels burn up every year (they are in an oil bath), the axle snapped in half on one of the drive tires earlier in the year, as well as many other problems. I consistently put $ 2,000.00 into it a year. After paying $ 17,000 for the unit originally I am disappointed in it. It sits on a modified Walker frame. What about the Perma Green Supreme Model? Any ideas would be appreciated. I need the unit for lawns 1 acre to 40 acres of turf sites and it must have the capabillity of both liquid and dry applications simultaneously.
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Old 11-14-2001, 11:57 PM
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i have a small application business and do about 2 million sf. per application and the perm-a-green ride on unit has been working for me for 2 seasons.
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Old 11-15-2001, 12:46 PM
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Look @ Lawrence X's ride on sprayer.
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Old 11-15-2001, 03:53 PM
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You can't be serious about LS' unit.

What about C&S Turf Tracker? They're reliable. Good for big areas.

They're $13,000 new, but up in Michigans' Truck Trader Magazine, there is a used one for like $5,000.00
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Old 11-16-2001, 09:15 AM
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Thanks for the help I am still looking, The turf tracker has rear mounted booms that seem like they are kind of high off the ground. Has anybody experienced any drift problems, and at what rate are you spraying. I have also heard of some side-hilling problems. How stable are they?
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Old 11-16-2001, 12:10 PM
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I have a Z-spray from L.T. Rich Products. It is without a doubt the most stable unit I have ever used on hills. It holds hills that are hard to walk on! I have had mine for a season now, love everything about it. I costs more than the Perma-green but a lot less then any of those others. If you want to know more about it, let me know.
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Old 11-16-2001, 06:29 PM
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Morturf,

Definitely interested in your machine, does the company have a website? What is its capacity? Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.

-Brandon
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Old 11-16-2001, 08:59 PM
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Brandon,
You're right (about the the C&S on hills)
The spray booms are about 14" off the ground. No drifting problems.
Spraying herbicide at 32oz/1000.
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Old 11-17-2001, 11:20 AM
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Kent Lawns,

Thanks for the info. I am currently applying at 1.5 gal. per thousand .5 gal. seems a lot more efficient less fill-ups.

-Brandon
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Old 11-17-2001, 08:18 PM
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No web site for the Z-spray. Although I will be recieving mine near the first of Feb.

120# spreader

30 gal. sprayer

Will also hold 2 bags of fert extra.

Has a 20' hose with a spray attachment on it for those hard to reach areas.

Here are some other thread you might be interested in looking at.

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