I bought a ATV sprayer what do I need to use?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV' started by Fatdaddy, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Fatdaddy

    Fatdaddy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    I don't do any spraying for public, I do mowing that is it..
    I got to looking at my yard which is 3 acres and all the crap in it.
    I got about 1/2 Bermuda fescue

    .. I got the 15 gallon sprayer Tractor supply..
    If you will tell me what I need to get to clean my yard up..
    Any ideals on spraying would be great if you have the time.
     
  2. Fatdaddy

    Fatdaddy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Guys I live 30 miles to town, nobody around me sprays yards, fact Im the only mower around. These Tenn hills not a whole lot of grass lots of rock.
    Fig I got no response to find a sprayer to pay..
     
  3. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,174

    Fat Daddy: I'm up the road from you in Kingsport, TN. Read the label for Gordon's 3-way. It's good for fescue but I don't know about the Bermuda. The label will guide you. Does that 15gal. have a boom of any type? You're gonna kill yourself with just a wand much less the lawn but uneven spraying.
     
  4. Fatdaddy

    Fatdaddy LawnSite Member
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    It has wand and has 2 sprayers out the back that sprays 100".
    Does better than I thought, you have to mess with it to get the best out of it.
    But for $230 I was happy with my first time to do the whole place..
    You sure do go through 15 gal pretty quick...
     
  5. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,174

    Yes, I know that model. It will do fine but practice on dry pavement to get the pattern of spray EVEN. Mark off a spot 1000sq ft. Since your sprayer covers 100" (8 feet), mark off a straight line of 125'. Adjust you are putting out and time yourself on how long it takes to cover this 125. This will give you how many gallons your are applying. You will adjust your amount of herbicide to this amount. For example you used 3 gallon to spray the 125', so your tanks holds 15 gal. A full tank will cover 5000sq ft. It is borderline dangerous to spray below 2gallons/K without irrigation to water it in after spraying. 43K/5=9 fillups/acre or 27fillups to cover your three acres. Make sure you read the label of your herbicide and mix well using a surfactant (MSO) and even a little Nitrogen in the mix to aid uptake.
    Roy
     
  6. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,652

    Borderline dangerous? I spray at 1.3 gallons per k with a tow behind 26gallon tank and boom on 3 large props. Great results
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