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Old 05-14-2014, 11:53 PM
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Z spray jr 36r

So today I made the decision and bought the jr 36r thinking I really want to switch to racking my machine next year. I also really liked the size and ability to get into 36" gates.

I ran a Intermediate all last year and was so impressed by the machine that when I bought my business this year I knew I wanted to go with their product. Of course, with the business came and GL unit that I was not accustomed to operating. Seemed like a good machine, I just wanted to get a z spray and it goes along well with my Z plug.

The Jr 36r does not have the power and pull that I noticed in the intermediate and others have said the other models have. I thought the weight difference would make up for the difference in horsepower between the 16hp Vanguaard and 9.5hp Kohler motor (Site still states there are using a Subaru). It doesn't have the power needed to pull hills, and I'm not talking about 30 degree inclines, much less than that. Yes I know to work from side to side, but sometimes that isn't possible. I don't think I can accurately spray and spread with this machine and now I'm in a pickle. I am going to contact them tomorrow and see if we can work something out. Has anybody else noticed this issue with the 36r. I realize what LT rich is trying to do with this machine, but how much weight would a more powerful engine add? Really this is my only major complaint. I can't be the first to address this issue.

The reason I'm writing this review is to help others thinking about the 36r and not to degrade LT rich. I would still recommend their other products to anyone and everyone. The spray and spread worked very well on flat property and it was awesome going thru a 36" gate. Machine seems to be built like a tank and looks great. Could use better rear tires, something more along the lines of the intermediate. If you don't have many hills this is a winner.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:24 AM
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Good insight sir, I hope Rich will settle up with on your issues.

I too was considering a 36R (now next year), but actually think the regular Jr 36 might be a better way to go.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:31 AM
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It has the same motor as the heavier intermediate, so you can't go wrong. The one I used was never lacking for power.

I can tell you that truly the only complaint I have is the lack of power on hills. It gets up and goes on flat yards.
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:02 AM
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Are you sure your speed bar is all the way forward not hindering how far forward you can move your hydro controls?
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:25 AM
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Are you sure your speed bar is all the way forward not hindering how far forward you can move your hydro controls?
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:22 AM
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I typically reserve a few RPM's so I can wind her up pulling hills to keep speed at 5 MPH.
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