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Old 02-09-2014, 03:39 PM
JohnnyRocker JohnnyRocker is offline
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Skid mount suggestions?

Hello good people,

What are your recommendations on what type/brand skid mount sprayers? Most of the properties are less than 1/2 acre.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:51 PM
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I would think about getting a 100 or 200 gallon Lesco skid sprayer. You could probably find a 200 on craigslist for $2000 or less.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:18 PM
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Thanks for that. I will check it out. What products do you generally use up there in the spring/pre-spring?
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:25 PM
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For my first round in the late winter/early spring I mostly spray 65 WDG as my pre and cool power or 4 speed xt as my post.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:54 PM
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Does the pre spray have fertilizer too?
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:26 AM
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I spray 1/4 lb. p/1000 sq ft. And I don't go over a 1/2 pound of fertilizer in the spring
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:16 PM
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The tank is plastic--cheapest part. Go for a 200 gal tank--cost is not much more. Only fill it to 100 gallons until you need more.
Scroll down 2 inches to Gregson-Clark. Look at the sprayer in the center. They have the best guarantee.

Looks like we will be still be spraying ice-melt when you are applying crabgrass control with broadleaf control. Crabgrass control has to be applied before the daytime air temp hits about 80.

Read a few hundred posts here--you will get a free education.
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:41 PM
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For sure Riggle. I try to do that. Thanks for the fresh response though. Oh...I have an f150 4.6 liter V8....should this be okay if I place skid in bed?
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:30 PM
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Water weighs roughly 8 pounds per gallon (8.3 actually), an F150 is a 1/2 ton truck so 100 gallons of water is about 830 pounds. Add in the weight of the skid and you're going to be roughly 1,000 pounds. You can buy a 200+ gallon skid but you shouldn't fill it over 100 gallons until you get a bigger truck. The F150 will handle more than 1/2 ton but it isn't rated for it, so...
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:33 PM
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Not really OK for a F-150, Johnny. I used a similar setup at Rue Green. Lots of people use this setup. 200 gallons weighs around 1700 pounds and the sprayer weighs about 500. You may need new brakes frequently. Try to avoid going down steep hills. Plan on a bit of liquid slosh.

I use to say to the secretary as I left for the day: "If you hear four big bangs. Its my tires."

Of course, as you get bigger, you will graduate to an F-250 or 350; which will handle the full tank without a problem.
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