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Fert rig

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bushtrimmer, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 351

    Need a new fert truck. I saw one @ Expo a few years ago but didn't think I was interested at that time. Now, operating out of a 16' Grumman panel truck (bread truck).
    Think I want something as follows, any ideas.
    In the far back want an area to put up to the following equipment: Perma green, Hydro walk behind spreader, dethatcher and aerator, with a ramp off the back and/or side to unload. Further forward on truck, maybe over axle, room for about a 200 gal tank w/ reel. And farther forward, space to load up to 2 skids, one from either side, of fert, seed, etc. The idea of having that forward is that it would be able to be a little lower to the ground at frame rail height for easier unloading.
    Appreciate any help with a manufacturer for something like this or any opinions on design.
    I kinda like the forward cab truck posted recently, but with addition of back area for equipment.
     
  2. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    GNC industries make custom spray rigs, I say one of theres at GIE a couple of years ago in Nashville.

    www.gncindustries.com
     
  3. greensman

    greensman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    We have what you just described. 3rd year now and we love it. Custom made by a weld guy. Check with GNC. UD 1200, 2 lesco 200gal, box for fert holds about 25 bags, can hold permagreen and more.
     
  4. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218


    Im considering a bread truck as well, I have seen some that have small side doors over the wheel wells, and ones that have roll up doors in back to be able to load more stuff.

    I got a really good link for fert trucks at my office, early next week I will post it for you, but I think I have a photo of one here at home, I will post it now

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=81004

    Go there, plent to choose from
     
  5. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 351

  6. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    Bush, are you talking about the one that I had the small photo, not a link? Im guessing you are, thats a nice rig, I got some info at the office about that, I will dig it up and post it.
     
  7. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,484

    You need a bigger truck to carry all the spare parts for you permagreen :D
     

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