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Old 04-28-2013, 11:06 PM
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Zspray Zmax or Intermediate

New in the Pesticide business and looking to purchase some spraying equipment. Has anyone tried the zpray products? If so, would you recommend this product? Thanks
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:52 PM
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Ive got a Max. I love it. I'm about to buy an intermediate as well. Ill start my new tech on an intermediate and wean him to a Max slowly and hire someone else to take on the intermediate route.

Get the aux tank and foam marker for sure.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:44 AM
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Being new in this industry should I consider the intermediate instead of zmax or is the zmax a better all around more productive machine just harder to run?
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:34 AM
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Only different sizes. You need to consider your property sizes and fence entrances. Z max holds 50 gal. Others hold much less but all operate the same. All very productive
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:45 AM
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Being new do you have the clients to support a 6-10k machine? Maybe go with a used one to start?

I started with a jr and it was great but I seemed to be filling up all the time. I upgraded to a zmax with the aux tank and have never looked back.

There are times I love the aux tank for added capacity. Then there are times I wish I had gotten it as a separate isolated tank for spraying expensive stuff like for sedges! Maybe I can retro fit something to fit in the fertilizer tray since I never need it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:32 AM
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Being new do you have the clients to support a 6-10k machine? Maybe go with a used one to start?

I started with a jr and it was great but I seemed to be filling up all the time. I upgraded to a zmax with the aux tank and have never looked back.

There are times I love the aux tank for added capacity. Then there are times I wish I had gotten it as a separate isolated tank for spraying expensive stuff like for sedges! Maybe I can retro fit something to fit in the fertilizer tray since I never need it.
When I said aux tank, I was talking about the 7 gallon stand alone pump tank. When I order my next max, I'm adding two of them.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:42 AM
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When I said aux tank, I was talking about the 7 gallon stand alone pump tank. When I order my next max, I'm adding two of them.
Awesome. I thought I would get more use out of the aux tank, but an extra 7 gallons doesn't make that much difference throughout the day. The stand alone iso tank would get more use with a prosedge or revolver mix to spot spray.

Right now I keep a small pump sprayer in the Fert tray.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:59 PM
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Awesome. I thought I would get more use out of the aux tank, but an extra 7 gallons doesn't make that much difference throughout the day. The stand alone iso tank would get more use with a prosedge or revolver mix to spot spray.

Right now I keep a small pump sprayer in the Fert tray.
Right now, I'm running pre and 3way doing blanket apps. My aux wand never leaves my hand. I spray around trees, stop signs, hit curved bed edges. Just about anywhere I can to keep my lines straight and avoid certain obstacles. It's uncanny how that 7 gallons runs out around the time the 50 gallons does.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:54 PM
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I think i'm going to order the z-max with the foam marking kit and either the 7gallon isolated tank with pump and 25ft coil hose or the 7 gallon aux tank. Any thought on which one I should choose?
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:29 PM
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You gotta get the iso tank with coil hose. It's awesome to have. Allows you to hit hard to get to areas easily.

I broke the regulator one day and tried to spray some yards without the aux tank. I was miserable. I trucked across town, pieced it back together, and went back to full production mode as I waited for my replacement parts to come in from LT Rich....and the shipping for a bunch of parts was less than six bucks.
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