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Old 07-29-2003, 11:22 PM
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spaying with an ATV

I've tried searching using different key words without any luck.
Does anyone use an ATV with a spraying unit for fert or broad leaf control.
I've looked at the Lesco dedicated spayer & broadcast spreader unit but a quad could be used for other task through out the year.
Any recommendations on brands or where I could find a quality unit would be greatly appreciated too.
P.S. the Lesco spayer is about 4500 bucks, darn close to a quad.

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Old 07-30-2003, 12:27 AM
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Hey Mlc4163,

Here are a couple of links that might help you.

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Old 07-30-2003, 11:05 AM
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I use an International pull behind sprayer. It also has a wand on it for more precise spraying. I pull it behind my Polaris Sportsman 400 4 X 4. I believe the sprayer is in the $400 range. I use my Quad a lot for work, especially in the spring and fall for lawn renovations.
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Old 07-30-2003, 11:43 AM
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I use my Quad a lot for work, especially in the spring and fall for lawn renovations.
Hmmm....might be a good toy to get to totally write-off.
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Old 07-30-2003, 01:11 PM
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what really works?

Hey Team Gopher, I have already seen most of these sites. I was hoping to get some info from people who are using quads for this purpose.
Lombardi, thank for the Polaris plug. All the brands look solid. I will most likely go with whomever is offering the best financing.
All others are encouraged to chime in!
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Old 07-30-2003, 03:08 PM
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Hmmm....might be a good toy to get to totally write-off.
You got the "TOY" right.

If you like to keep that quad for any length in time, you wont use it to spray. It will overheat from running such slow ground speeds in 1 gear. Hard to turn, tear turf up etc....

Quads don't make good lawn sprayers.
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Old 07-30-2003, 06:00 PM
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more info

Thanks Lawn Godfather, your comments are appreciated. I'm not that worried about turning. I will be using in long stretches of ground or long arcs. These just seem to have a lot of options with all the accessories available. My main question is really more towards getting a decent sprayer for the quad. Are the dedicated models like the one from Lesco really that much better?
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Old 07-30-2003, 07:43 PM
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as long as your not just blazing through turns it won't tear it up. It might pack the grass down and make prints in the dirt underneath the grass but the grass will come back and it will act like aerating.

you don't have to be in 1st gear...i'm sure 2nd will do good too.

Also can buy less agressive front tires...those are the only ones that tear stuff up when turning when not on the gas.
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Old 07-30-2003, 08:01 PM
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Many ATV's are water or oil cooled and won't overheat at slow speeds.

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Old 07-30-2003, 09:54 PM
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John is correct. Mine is water cooled. A fan will turn on when the temp. gets too high.
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