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Old 04-17-2011, 10:41 AM
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I have a new max this year with the new style foam marker that holds a gallon.
It is using alot more water than the old one did.
I think it has a 2nd compressor on it which is bigger than the old one.
If you want it to last longer...try adding more soap.

The more soap you use the farther your water should go.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:39 PM
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If you want it to last longer...try adding more soap.

The more soap you use the farther your water should go.
I have but it doesn't help.
I just learn how to be more efficient with it, turning it off sometimes on long runs.
Sometimes you can see your tracks one way but not the other, so I turn it off on those passes where I can see them.

Andy told me it was the first one of the newer units they put on this year.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:29 PM
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i just put on the same exact foam marker last week on my Z. It's been a long time since i've used a spray marker system, but it feels like this one can use up the water pretty quickly. I've found that using regular dish soap (3 blobs per gallon) works well.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:32 PM
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you don't even need a marking system. Ive never used one, you can usually spot your lines pretty easily
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:04 PM
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you don't even need a marking system. Ive never used one, you can usually spot your lines pretty easily
Come spray some tightly mowed Bermuda or Zoysia on a two acre heavily landscaped account.

I couldn't do without my marker.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:16 PM
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you don't even need a marking system. Ive never used one, you can usually spot your lines pretty easily
I sware by foamers!

You say "usually"...so what about when u can't?

Lol

Foamers are a must IMO!

Especially when in newly mowed turf, thin turf etc
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:23 PM
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Why don't you put a 3 way valve in the line and only run one side at a time

You would use 1/2 as much solution.

Yea a foam markers are Sweet you can get lost out there

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Old 04-18-2011, 09:45 PM
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Why don't you put a 3 way valve in the line and only run one side at a time

You would use 1/2 as much solution.

Yea a foam markers are Sweet you can get lost out there

Charles Cue
It still uses the same amount of foam regardless of 1 or 2 sides dropping foam.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:26 PM
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I sware by foamers!

You say "usually"...so what about when u can't?

Lol

Foamers are a must IMO!

Especially when in newly mowed turf, thin turf etc
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i guess im just that good!
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:58 PM
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i guess im just that good!
I can't say whether I am that good but I now have 2 Z's(600hrs on one) and neither have foam markers. Rarely do I miss my mark. Maybe I don't know what I'm missing because I haven't had one all along. It could've really helped in the beginning and there are a few times that it could be very useful to me now but at this point if I were to use it every day on my typical accounts, it would be an unnecessary crutch.

P.S. I love my new JR 36 with on-board computer and Bose stereo. I had to tweek the new deflector shield. I have 10 hrs on it and there's no way I'd let them buy it back now. Pass the Kool-Aid please
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