First day out with my PG

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by DiscoveryLawn, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. DiscoveryLawn

    DiscoveryLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I bought a used Perma Green Ultra and used it for the first time today on 5 of my lawns. I love the increase in my productivity but I think this machine could have been designed better. I know I will have to get used to it but this thing does not stop very well!! The first lawn I did was my own and at the end of my first pass I am coming to the back of my lawn that has a slight downward slope and BANG!! Ran right into a raised retaining wall. I let off the throtle at least 10 ft before I hit this thing and was standing on the brake. The problem was the wheel just locked up and skidded right down the slope. Now this is a very slight slope. It only drops about 1 foot over 10 ft span.

    Any PG owners have any insight on improving the stopping ability on hills?
     
  2. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I wish I could help. I am ready to order mine tomorrow. Anything you want to share whether that is awise thing to do or not? Where are you getting your product from?
     
  3. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
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    You will get used to using it. In actuality, you needed to turn before you got to the wall.
     
  4. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
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    Brakes.....they got brakes......:)

    Dont relay on the brakes at all, its like riding a motorcycle you gotta look far ahead and plan your next move.

    It will take a little time to get use to, use it on every lawn you can
     
  5. DiscoveryLawn

    DiscoveryLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Meets1, the improved productivity is worth the braking problem. However, my next purchase will be the z-spray from Rich.

    KenH, Thanks, I'll try turning next time. :) Actually, I was trying to just stop. It skidded for about 10 ft. The turn was way too sharp to make without stopping first. Its a 5ft wide area that goes behind my garage with a drop off on the otherside.
     
  6. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
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    you'll find that you rarely use the brakes once you're used to it, but i hear what your saying, it skids nicely, huh? :)
     
  7. anthony

    anthony Guest
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    DiscoveryLawn
    i am sorry but when i read your post i started to laugh...i can picture it in my head....lol. with that said i am sure we as pg owners have the same type of storys..
    enjoy that mechine take care of that mechine and it will take care of you...

    i have pg 2 units and had them since 1995. replaced lot of parts but those mechines made me a lot of money. i work alone and do it part time and do over 2 million sf. per application..
    you will get used to that mechine...
    your crash i can still picture it in my head..lol
    ant
     
  8. DiscoveryLawn

    DiscoveryLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anthony, Yes it has made a good story. I couldn't wait to tell someone about, it was pretty funny.
     
  9. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thanks for the encouragement! I have mine ordered. Should be here Monday! Can't wait to go riden!
     
  10. anthony

    anthony Guest
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    meets
    you will enjoy it. like anything else there good things and bad things..but went something went wrong with my mechines perm-a-green was there to bail me out.
    ant
     

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