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Average square footage

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by j455cb, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. j455cb

    j455cb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I would like to know what the average square footage one person can spray with a skid mount sprayer in an eight hour day.
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,211

    If 200 gallon tank--and if spraying 2 gal per 1000 sqft--then 100,000 sqft before filling up. Are you spraying a big park or small home lawns? There is a lot more driving time if residential lawns. You can do about 13 lawns per tank. That should take about 4 to 6hours.
  3. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 633

    There are alot of variables that determine how much a person will in an actual 8 hour day. drive time, average size of lawns, density of routes, etc. When i used to spray with a hose most times routes were fairly dense and getting 175-200 K was never a problem, solo. But with poor density and large drive times I know there were times 100k was a battle. Those are just some of the major variables besides weather, lawn problems, and customer contact all factor into an 8 hour day as well. You need to evaluate your expectations and see if they fit what you or your crew are capable of doing.
  4. j455cb

    j455cb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    My average yard is 20,000 sq ft and most are an easy drive. I was trying to get a feel for what most spray techs could do in a day in good conditions and with minimal drive time. I have right at 1.8 million square feet to treat per application. I was trying to figure out the average mans time just to see where I stood as far as production. I was also considering getting a z-spray.
  5. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,214

    Everybody will have different answers. Heck, I have different answers on different days.

    But on a good day with a tight route, I run 1.33g/M metered out at just over 2gpm. I am in and out of a lawn in about 8-10 minutes. When my route is dense I can nail 5 lawns per hour until I run dry (which is around 30-35 lawns).
  6. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    small lawns postage stamp i can spray quicker than getting out the spreader

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