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Old 01-25-2012, 01:54 PM
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Ground Driven Lawn Sprayers

Having enough lawn applications to need a something more than a backpack sprayer, I'm looking into the Wheel Spray Company's WS-490 and Earthway's S25 Spray-Pro. I'm looking for any input on these.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:16 PM
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You might want to also add in TurfEx's TL80 unit. Battery powered electric spray control instead of ground driven. Your output would be more consistent that way without depending on your walking speed. Not sure on price on these units, but I am intrigued.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:14 PM
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There is a thread on here somewhere in which a guy has one of the earthways for sale at like $250.00. It is a current thread.
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Here you go

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=367617
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:06 AM
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Those ground driven sprayers do match output to walking speed rather precisely. The pump is a tube squeezed by a cam driven by the wheel. A peristaltic pump. Not much pressure, but the faster the wheel goes, the more liquid comes out. No pressure and no ability to increase the volume applied per area.
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I have the Earthway and use it a few times per year. It is hard to push when full. Lots of resistance from the sprayer drive attached to the wheel. Another way you can look at it, its a great leg work out.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:56 PM
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That is why the 12v Turfex unit looks attractive, no?
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