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Old 06-22-2011, 01:40 AM
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Skid Sprayer or Z-Spray

Next year I am planning on having 100 spray accounts at about 5 apps per year. I am wondering what is the better way to go a skid or z-spray. My target demographic is homes on a quater acre or less so I am leaning towards the skid sprayer. One advantage may be the cheaper chemical and fertilizer prices using the skid sprayer. Do you guys find this to be true? I would think the time on each lawn would be close considering the small turf area per account???
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:33 AM
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IMHO if you are targeting smaller lot sizes like 1/4 acre or less you are looking at 5,000 sq ft of turf on average?

I have my z spray parked right now and been using a skid for the past week to do my small accounts like you are targeting. I feel it is much faster and easier to do with the skid on these size lawns.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:38 AM
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How can the skid save you money of chemicals and ferts?

What are mixing/spraying....that would allow you to treat multiple accounts with the exact same mix? I'm not questioning you. I'm asking for my education.

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Old 06-23-2011, 02:34 AM
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I think the bigger question is do you want to have an all liquid program? Are you going to use a push spreader for granular? I love my z-spray, but there are a few properties that are just easier to use a push spreader on.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:56 AM
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How can the skid save you money of chemicals and ferts?

What are mixing/spraying....that would allow you to treat multiple accounts with the exact same mix? I'm not questioning you. I'm asking for my education.

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That is the type question you should ask your training CPO who you apprenticed under.
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:23 AM
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That is the type question you should ask your training CPO who you apprenticed under.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:37 AM
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...I am planning on having 100 spray accounts at about 5 apps per year
Ven, anyone who is "planning" on anything that is approximate is someone you likely dont want to hold as gospel.
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:02 PM
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I wouldn't think I would have an all liquid program. I would use granulars for fert and the the skid for pre-m, blanket and spot spraying, and for putting down a liquid dylox or merit.

Maybe mix fert with one or two applications a year out of the 5.
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:18 PM
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For all small properties i would use a skid it would be quicker.

Every lawn is different but small lawns with lots of obstacles takes longer with a rideon.

If it were me i would do a all liquid program in the spring mix every thing together and only go over the lawn once.

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Make sure you get a gravity feed on it, so when you do end up getting your z spray in the future, you can use your tank to fill your z spray for the larger lawns.
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