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Old 06-13-2010, 07:08 PM
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using z spray for tick control?

I have many very large properties that need tick applications,only problem is I can't access the areas completly with the truck setup.

Have any of you used the hose reel set for tick sprays?

Max would be great with 50 gallons.

Looking to be as effecient as I can.

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Old 06-13-2010, 07:16 PM
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I spray at 1/4 gallon per k, and it does purty good... my best results have been with hose end on insecticide.... 2 gallons per 1 k... but I'm bettin' that if you run one gallon tips, you're gonna get control that's just as good... as far as using the wand... sure... it'll just take forever
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:22 PM
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it will be find, but the wand is not accurate so figure using more than u should
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:57 PM
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these are big estate properties, with lots of wooded areas, and i am not able to drive across lawn sections.

The woods are too dense to drive a small machine around in them.

But they will pay very well for the service so its all worth it to me
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:17 AM
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If you have to walk any areas, a backpack is the way to go, electrified if possilbe. Also consider a back pack mist blower--the method of choice for mosquitoes and so forth, reaches 30 feet, faster by far.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:51 AM
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Thanks for the replies, I have tank sprayers 50-200 but can't drive the truck on the lawn areas, that's why I thought Z might be good with lighter footprint.

I may have to make a mount for the tractor to mount the 50 gal sprayer to the 3 pt.

Might be best best right now.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:30 PM
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I do it. I clean out the tanks before, then do the turf withe 1oz per k Crosscheck. Then Spray the woodland perimeter withe the hose reel. Don't do ornamental beds though. I bought a backpack mist blower this year for this service and love it.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:38 AM
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Which brand of mist blower do you have?

I have been starting to look at them, Solo seems to be more available,haven't checked Stihl yet.

Solo isn't my first choice,mainly because the quality of the regular back packs has gone down hill fast.

We started using Jacto back pack sprayers, they are so easy to use,sit better on your back,simple to work on also.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:07 PM
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i took a look at the jatco sprayers and they do look very nice, how much does the comercial backpack cost?
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:12 AM
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If I remember correctly,they are about $125 each for the jacto, I have a couple now for 3 years, and am very happy with them.
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