Grounds Wheelie

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by tdf, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. tdf

    tdf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 127

    I bought one of these and used it for the first time today. It is pretty cool. but I am not sure if it is spraying correctly. I know a guy going by screen name Ant is pretty fond of them so I hope he sees this thread. The spray comes out very course and I guess I was expecting it to be finer like a fan tip on a backpack sprayer. Is this normal? Also, It leaks a little from the nozzles when they are off. Only a drop or two comes out, but I am just curious if this is normal.

    Thanks TDF
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    if you are getting even coverage the coarse spray will help cut down on drift. but you could use a different nozzle tip if you want a different pattern.
  3. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    That sprayer has been around since the 1970's. You must be a young man if you're pushing that thing around. They work well, i do however, recall them being labor intensive to push around,lol.
  4. tdf

    tdf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 127

    I am 32 years old. This is only my second year in business and I don't have the money yet to invest in a ride on. I do plan on getting a permagreen when I have a larger customer base. The equipment I use now is more labor intensive but it is ok for now as long as I am getting good results. I think when I get to 100 customers I will get one. I can't wait!

    Thanks, TDF
  5. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    to get a better "eye on the spray" fill it with water and test it on your drive way. it needs to spray course to get the 1 gal. per 1000 sf.

    drips are drips with this helps to keep that slide bar at the nozzle body greased..
  6. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    i thought we were the only ones that had one of these. They are good for smaller properties, but they will wear you out... i have done some 2 and 3 acre properties...did not want to do it again
  7. tdf

    tdf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 127

    I got this sprayer for blanket apps when taking over a lawn that hasn't been maintained. The rest of the year I will use the backpack for spot control. You are right about it working you. I guess you have to start somewhere.

    My concern with the course spray was that I didn't know if enough chemical was hitting small weeds.
  8. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    oh ya its hitting the weeds..
    when you do the test on concrete open up a sheet of newspaper ,place it on the driveway and see what kind of coverage you get.:weightlifter:
  9. tdf

    tdf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 127

    I'll check it out.

    Thanks Alot

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