Fert Production Time

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by SCL, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
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    Working up a bid for a large property, 22 acres, and looking to get an idea of how long it would take to fertilize using a 3 pt. spreader. Will be using bulk fert. No pre- m yet but will probably spray for BL later. Looking at 3 apps fert for the year. Any other ? just ask. Thanks
    SCL
     
  2. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 870

    How wide open is it?
    What's your ground speed?
    What's your spread width?
    What's your carrying capacity of your hopper?

    6-14 hours.
    Probably 10 is realistic.
     
  3. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 543

    It is way wide open. Getting the idea on ground speed X spread width:rolleyes: Sometimes I don't think so well. I have to get a spreader yet so I don't have numbers. So, any help there?
     
  4. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,261

    4 hours easy.
     
  5. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 870

    1,000,000 sq. ft. in 4 hours EASY?! So you COULD maybe do it in 3 if you hustle?

    - Yeah right.

    Even golf course production equipment doesn't perform at that level.
     
  6. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,261

    Oops with out variables filled in I guestimated. I went ahead and calculated with my own varables. 15 ft swath 5mph/on the slow side. 2.5 hours 200 lb spreader is common 3pt hitch hopper. at the four baggs per acre you would need to fill 22 times at 5 min per fill that would take 2 hours. You would probably need helper to open bags and be ready to load. Or have other creative time saving Ideas to save load time ie. fert in bucket or larger hopper. So I guess I would say 5 hrs not super easy.:rolleyes:
     

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