Ideal set up

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by BLC1, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. BLC1

    BLC1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 714

    I'm looking for some opinions on the ideal set up for a fert/squirt rig. The majority of the properties we deal with are under 15k.

    Currently just running out of a pick up. Thinking trailer set up, box truck, van etc...
     
  2. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,468

    I've been interested in a box truck or enclosed trailer for my set up moen thinking a long time. I run a z spray and would love a set up to carry the zspray, water tank, and fertilizer. I could build a shelf for chemical storage and hang backpacks on the wall. The continence of hooking up and going would be great. I wouldn't have to worry about loading/unloading my Fert everyday because of rain.

    My problem is it doesn't make sense to have a dedicated spray trailer/truck yet. I'm in a small service area and can treat all 130-140 customers per round in about 7-8 spray able days. Plus the open trailer I currently use does wonders for my helping the mow guys or hauling debris.

    Maybe I can pick up enough this upcoming spring to get over the hump, but sure would be nice to have the winter to get things set up!! Maybe I can luck out and find a unit already set up?!?
     
  3. Efficiency

    Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 1,520

    We will be selling 2 16' enclosed trailers next spring built exactly like you are wanting. Both are wrapped now and will be like new once we pull the wraps off.
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  4. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,087

    I went with a flat bed truck with boxes on the sides and a 60 gal and 200 gal tank in the back. I just couldn't do a box truck and have to walk up the ramp all the time to get stuff but each to there own. I built mine the way that I like it and that works for me.

    Charles Cue
     
  5. doug1980

    doug1980 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 276

    We had a trailer setup with a 200 gal tank. Worked ok, but was a pain to haul a trailer. We then had a 200 gal tank in a F-250. That worked well, but was very limiting. 200 gal didn't last long at 4 gal per Ksf. Plus we couldn't custom mix. Now we have a spray rig with a 600 gal nurse tank, 150 gal and 50 gal drop tanks. Used it all season and am very pleased.
     

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