Register free!


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-30-2013, 03:53 PM
neblawncare23 neblawncare23 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Omaha
Posts: 190
Spraying with Zero Turn?

I need some advice on how to maintain a constant speed while spraying with my zero turn mower. Do I just idle the mower down and run the bars all the way ahead, or run full RPM's and run bars half way? At full RPM's and full speed my mower runs a 9 mph. I want to spray around 3.5 mph.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-30-2013, 07:39 PM
ghuber09's Avatar
ghuber09 ghuber09 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: blue springs, MO
Posts: 36
I've heard it's bad to run your hydraulics at anything other then full idle
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-30-2013, 10:34 PM
gregory gregory is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: southwest florida
Posts: 1,061
i would think it would be easier to run full rpm's and install some kind of spacer in the bars.. take some time to get the right spacer but once its done then its done...
__________________
The Internet lets you be anything you wannabe except smart. Your stupidity will always come out.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-31-2013, 12:21 AM
Wes Parker Wes Parker is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southeast USA
Posts: 41
You dont have to do all of that if you are willing to practice. I can hit a hundred feet with in a half second almost every time. measure off a hundred feet and time your self, at 3.5 it should take you 19 seconds, 4mph you should cover the 100 feet in 17 seconds, 4.5= 15 seconds. Run your course over and over until you get a feel for how fast you want to cover the 100 feet. Its not has hard as you think if you practice and pay attention...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-31-2013, 09:10 AM
McFarland_Lawn_Care's Avatar
McFarland_Lawn_Care McFarland_Lawn_Care is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sedgwick, Maine
Posts: 1,136
you could also get a gps speedometer relatively low cost.....that would help you get a feel for it and you could keep an eye on it while spraying.

Jason
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-31-2013, 10:07 AM
neblawncare23 neblawncare23 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Omaha
Posts: 190
What kind of GPS speedometer are you talking about? I have a regular garmin GPS, are you saying just use that?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-31-2013, 01:35 PM
Wes Parker Wes Parker is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southeast USA
Posts: 41
Someone told me yesterday about a guy that is the manager of the spraying dept for a local company. Said he used a GPS too. I haven't ever tried that but that may be worth looking into for sure.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-31-2013, 10:05 PM
McFarland_Lawn_Care's Avatar
McFarland_Lawn_Care McFarland_Lawn_Care is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sedgwick, Maine
Posts: 1,136
Google it ...they make all kinds of portable speedometers that use gps for measurement. Can be used on anything, equipment, bicycles, etc. I'm pretty sure that's what Zspray uses to help you calibrate them as well - not 100% sure.

Jason
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-31-2013, 10:31 PM
MasScape MasScape is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 214
Did you rig up a zero turn with a sprayer system instead of buying something like a Zspray? We have a mow that had its deck destroyed in a truck accident little awhile back. We have dropped the deck off for scrap and parts. Any advice if this is what you did? Or anyone know about any information where someone has done this before?
__________________
Chris Higgins
Mas Scapes
www.MasScapes.com
B.S. Horticulture (Virginia Tech)

Setup:
1995 F-450 Dump 7.3 Diesel
Horton Hauler 12' X 6' Enclosed Trailer
2006 Exmark Lazer Z 52"
2008 Exmark 48" WB
2013 Stihl String trimmer
2013 Stihl BR600 Blower
2013 Stihl Hedge trimmer
Hand tools, sprayers, and etc.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-31-2013, 11:13 PM
neblawncare23 neblawncare23 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Omaha
Posts: 190
Thanks for the info. Im gonna have to do some research on a gps or some kind of odometer to use.
As far as the sprayer, I run a John Deere Z645, and John Deere makes a mounted sprayer that fits right on to the baggers brackets. So I just take the bagger off and slip the sprayer right on, pretty darn slick.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:04 AM.

Page generated in 0.09434 seconds with 7 queries