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im new to pest control

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawnman_scott, Feb 12, 2001.

  1. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    i am looking into getting into pest control this year. approximatly how many gallons do u use per lawn, and with the truck mounted tank will a 1/2 ton do it or do u need a 3/4 ton. my guess is 3/4.
  2. Greg Amann

    Greg Amann LawnSite Member
    Posts: 161

    We're in Central Florida and run with 2 Ford F150's with Lesco 100 gal. rigs on them with 300 ft. of hose. The original unit is over 5 years old and we have had no problems at all. We have 2 diamond plate aluminum boxes for chemical storage. One is extra deep right behind the cab, and the other runs from that box to the rear of the truck on the driver side. By the way it is a long bed.
    Out of these rigs we apply 4 gals. per 1,000 sq. ft. So a 100 gallon tank covers approx. 25,000 sq. ft. Hope this info helps.
  3. Rodney Anderson

    Rodney Anderson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    You can also select U.L.V.( ultra low volume) applications
    By using this method a 100 Gallon tank at 1/2 Gallon rate would cover 4.4 acres. You'll need to wire this sytem to your trucks electrical ststem and not use gasoline eguipment and use flo-get pumps with operate at 40 lbs. pressure. Apply materials with a doulble boom a single wand
    gun and use tee jets. smaller droplets better control, but more potential of drift on windier days. Try C&STurf Care
    you'll find them in the trade magizines. They made my equipment.

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