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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by wiseguyslawn, Mar 3, 2008.
whats everyone prefer on their space savers
3/8th by 400 worked best for me....that is until the perma green came along! 3/8th much easier pulling to work with and getting out for long pulls.
im 5-11" 235 pounds so i just lean in a little 1/2 is fine. Dragging thru the dog chite is a whole nother problem.
3/8" by 400 but then again I am 5' 10" 185lbs little guy ya know and I try to make all of my equipment as lite as possible.
400ft of 3/8. Same size as cod8825. I like to make it as easy on myself as possible and I have some long pulls on quite a few lawns and even some that I would run out of hose if I didn't back down a driveway or 2. It's times like that I'm glad I have the extra 100ft.
You need to decide whether you need it more for tree care or lawn care first, the reason I say this is that's where youll find the biggest difference.
400' of 3/8 always works for us. The question is why would you need the 1/2 inch hose? How much volume are you going to be using, because our flow rate with the 3/8 is adequate for everything we do in turf care.
We changed out 3 of our reels 2 yrs. ago. from 1/2 300ft. to 3/8 400ft. It was the best move we could have made. I never understood why you would need 1/2 hose, unless you were spraying trees and needed the extra volume. Even with 3/8 you can run 2 gal per min. without any problems. I'm sure if you bumped the pressure you could even get close to 3 gal.
It sure makes it a lot easier for the log pulls, and the extra 100ft sure helps. We use 1/2 on our "bare ground sprayer" just because it is less likely to kink, and it is a lot "tougher" pulling through gravel and around piping on oil field leases.
Unless you are doing Termite Pretreats @ 100 gallon per thousand for construction a 3/8 hose is all you need. I apply @ 7 gallon per thousand with a 3/8 hose. For those applying at a gallon a thousand a 1/4 will work great. My weed control hose is just 1/4 and does a fine job @ one gallon a thousand.
Good point, Ric. I agree wholeheartedly. How many feet can you fit on the standard reel?