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Old 08-25-2008, 06:03 PM
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PG Ultra for sale 120 hrs (9 out of 10) see description.

Itís a four year old Permagreen Ultra with 120 hours on it and I am asking $3500 for it. I based this price on the used marketplace section that Permagreen offers its customers. I donít have any pictures right now but will send them if your still interested in the machine.

A little about me and my fertilization business, I am a full time firefighter with two children under four. In the past I did mostly lawn maintenance on 15 residential properties and not much fertilization until this year. This year, I sold the maintenance contracts so I could buy another guys fertilization business (40 accounts) I did this because fertilization fit my schedule with the kids better. I also did this so my wife could go back to work and I could care for my kids while she was there. Itís complicated and I can explain further if you need me to.

Here is what I can tell you about the machine It is a 2004 model with only 120 hours on it. I bought it from a guy who used it as a backup who didnít need it anymore. At that time it had 74 hours on it.

Regarding the machine;
- Mechanically I rate it a 9 out of 10 because I do not consider the electric start to be reliable and have stopped using it altogether. This is a known problem with the Permagreen Ultras and does not affect its operation at all. The new Magnums do not even offer an electric start partly for this reason. The machine will start on the second or third pull and idle smoothly. Regular maintenance done twice a season (lube and oil, and clean the air filter sponge) Hopper gates are calibrated before each round as a matter of practice. Tires are original with good tread and traction. The tires are still filled with the factory antifreeze liquid used to make the machine stable on hills and have never had a flat. Spray system is in working order with no repairs done to it (pump is original). Spray system is still calibrated from the factory with the same spray tips that PG recommends. The spray system does not leak and the tips do not drip after shutting them off. In the sale I will include a ďfield repair kitĒ I made up that has spare tips assemblies, tip filters, a spare belt, hopper spinner assembly and some other items that I cannot remember right now.
- Cosmetically, I would consider it a 8 out of 10 due to typical scratches on the hopper and tank from bushes, trees and transport. It no longer looks brand new. It is hosed off after each round to keep it clean and to protect its components from the corrosive effects of fertilizer. Stainless frame has some discoloration from use but would consider it typical for these machines. It has no visible rust and all welds are ok with none needing to be repaired. Handle grips are original with minor wear although I am considering replacing them for something more comfortable.

The reason I am selling it is so I can buy a larger machine that will allow me to spray different chemicals and offer a little better coverage between fills. FYI, this machine will treat 34000 sf using the spray system between fills and holds 100 lbs of dry material in the hopper. I will work on pictures for you and others. Feel free to contact me with additional questions.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:06 PM
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Still for sale

Hours updated since this post. The machine only has 143.6 hrs on it.

Great machine for anyone looking for a ride on for their fert and squirt operation.

Will work with buyer on delivery if needed.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:52 PM
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Spreader mechanism, hopper gates and control levers all replaced this winter. 143.6 original hours as of this post.

Routine maintenance (lube,oil and grease) completed this off season and machine is ready for applications.
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Could you send Pic to tomslawncare2002@yahoo.com
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:39 PM
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Permagreen pictures added to the thread

Fellas, I am an idiot I just realized I didn't include pictures with this post.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:43 PM
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More pictures

Here is page two of pictures. FYI, these pictures were done after a light cleaning. I usually keep it cleaner than it appears here.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:47 PM
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Here are the last of them. If anyone needs additional pictures let me know and I will work on them for you.
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File Type: jpg PG Sept 2009Molly and Ryan Labor Day 2009 048.JPG (218.8 KB, 260 views)
File Type: jpg PG Sept 2009Molly and Ryan Labor Day 2009 049.JPG (226.9 KB, 260 views)
File Type: jpg PG Sept 2009PG Labor Day 2009 037.JPG (225.9 KB, 256 views)
File Type: jpg PG Sept 2009PG.JPG (211.6 KB, 258 views)
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:06 PM
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The price has been adjusted to $2500
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:12 PM
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Itís a four year old Permagreen Ultra with 120 hours on it and I am asking $3500 for it. I based this price on the used marketplace section that Permagreen offers its customers. I donít have any pictures right now but will send them if your still interested in the machine.

A little about me and my fertilization business, I am a full time firefighter with two children under four. In the past I did mostly lawn maintenance on 15 residential properties and not much fertilization until this year. This year, I sold the maintenance contracts so I could buy another guys fertilization business (40 accounts) I did this because fertilization fit my schedule with the kids better. I also did this so my wife could go back to work and I could care for my kids while she was there. Itís complicated and I can explain further if you need me to.

Here is what I can tell you about the machine It is a 2004 model with only 120 hours on it. I bought it from a guy who used it as a backup who didnít need it anymore. At that time it had 74 hours on it.

Regarding the machine;
- Mechanically I rate it a 9 out of 10 because I do not consider the electric start to be reliable and have stopped using it altogether. This is a known problem with the Permagreen Ultras and does not affect its operation at all. The new Magnums do not even offer an electric start partly for this reason. The machine will start on the second or third pull and idle smoothly. Regular maintenance done twice a season (lube and oil, and clean the air filter sponge) Hopper gates are calibrated before each round as a matter of practice. Tires are original with good tread and traction. The tires are still filled with the factory antifreeze liquid used to make the machine stable on hills and have never had a flat. Spray system is in working order with no repairs done to it (pump is original). Spray system is still calibrated from the factory with the same spray tips that PG recommends. The spray system does not leak and the tips do not drip after shutting them off. In the sale I will include a ďfield repair kitĒ I made up that has spare tips assemblies, tip filters, a spare belt, hopper spinner assembly and some other items that I cannot remember right now.
- Cosmetically, I would consider it a 8 out of 10 due to typical scratches on the hopper and tank from bushes, trees and transport. It no longer looks brand new. It is hosed off after each round to keep it clean and to protect its components from the corrosive effects of fertilizer. Stainless frame has some discoloration from use but would consider it typical for these machines. It has no visible rust and all welds are ok with none needing to be repaired. Handle grips are original with minor wear although I am considering replacing them for something more comfortable.

The reason I am selling it is so I can buy a larger machine that will allow me to spray different chemicals and offer a little better coverage between fills. FYI, this machine will treat 34000 sf using the spray system between fills and holds 100 lbs of dry material in the hopper. I will work on pictures for you and others. Feel free to contact me with additional questions.
the correct selling price is $2500
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Very Clean! Looks like a very good machine!
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