Are my figures right?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grandview (2006), Feb 27, 2007.

  1. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Without using brand names I'm doing some figures for spraying only.

    200 gallon spray tank = 66,000 sqft
    pre m 3 qts@17.40ea =52.20
    weed 3 qts@17.00ea=51.00
    urea 100lbs =43.50
    water 2.00
    total cost per tank 148.70
    cost per 1,000sqft 2.25

    These figures don't include anything else(profit,expenses fuel)

    I just want check if this is right.
     
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do you mean you are paying $68 per gallon for broadleaf weed control?
    And are you paying about 21.50 for 50 pounds of urea? Keep shopping--i think you can do better. Best prices go to volume purchasers.
    Our local high price dealer lists Trimec Classic for broadleaf at $40 per gallon. I wouldn't pay that high.
     
  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    I'm in NY, unless they accept a resale certificate I have to pay tax on the purchase and here it's 8.75% thats why it's a little high.
     
  4. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was suprised to see that you are only getting 66,000 square feet from a 200 gallon tank.
     
  5. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Using a 3 gallon per 1,000 nozzle.
     
  6. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Even with tax, shop around. I pay around $20/gal. tops for any number of three-way herbicides. At 2qt./A that's $10/A. Granted, I'm using around 250 gallons per year, but I sure don't buy it at one time. As a side note, I've heard Trimec 992 is going to be dirt cheap this year to compete with all the other 3 ways. I heard as low as $10-$12 a gallon in a mini bulk quantity. That's like $5-6 an acre. Nice. I have heard urea is high this year, but surely not $22 high. I had heard in the range of $15 which is plenty high enough. If it's worth anything in comparison, my program of 24-0-10 .383 Cavalcade, and 3 apps. of 30-5-10 50% PSCU with 2 blanket apps. of Triplet comes in at 4.84/M per year, or $1.21/M per app. average.
     
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Where is this Trimec available through for this price? We use the Lesco 3 way, and it has been nothing short of a great product for us, but I'm always open minded.
     
  8. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Joe, I sent a P.M.
     
  9. ATVracer

    ATVracer LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
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    We use the Lesco 3 way, and it has been nothing short of a great product for us, but I'm always open minded.[/QUOTE]



    Are you using the ester or amine formula, or both? This is what I plan on using as well.



    Lesco 3 way was quoted around 50 some dollars for a 2.5.

    Urea last year was 8.50 per 50# bag.
     
  10. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Grandview, I guess I really wasn't comparing apples and apples above. For a 24-0-10 with cavalcade and w/c, my cost per M is $1.92 which gives you a better comparison, since the other apps. dilute the price over the coarse of the year. My price for your tank mix at Lesco is $1.42 per M for urea ($12.08/bag), Pre-m 3.3 EC ($13.31/ qt.) and w/c at $10/acre. Sorry to lead your thread astray. My point was, even in NY, I think you could do better.
     

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