Looking to buy a skid sprayer

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Premiumlawns, May 25, 2014.

  1. Premiumlawns

    Premiumlawns LawnSite Member
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    I have recently obtained my Commercial Applicator's License and am now looking to get a sprayer. I have found a 200 gallon sprayer buy north star on sale for $2799. It has a Honda GX 160 motor and a comet ASP41 diaphragm pump with agitation, also a 300ft hose with electric reel. I am looking to spray urea mixed with Celsius/ atrazine or other various herbicides. I would also buy a 50 gallon tank for insecticide or other special applications. Has anyone used this particular brand? Any good advice? I have priced a lesco and the same motor and tank is about $4500. Here is the link to the skid I'm looking to purchase. Thanks in advance for the help.
    http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200329207_200329207
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  2. Premiumlawns

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    Bump
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  3. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
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    200 seems a bit small for fert/wc. We use 500 + 700 gal mixs.

    Id also be leary about that price, ours were roughly 9k each for the 500s you don't even want to know about the 700s. Those were from very reputable dealers. Custom made for our needs

    Not saying don't get them cause price, just check them over and compare quality
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  4. Premiumlawns

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    Thanks for the reply. I am looking to For someone to tell me about the pump etc. I can always take it off the skid later and hook a bigger tank to it. As it stands right now if I buy this I would have the biggest tank in town. There is only one other guy offering this service and he's running a 180 gallon tank and another 65 tank for insecticide.
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  5. otis44

    otis44 LawnSite Member
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    I can't speak for the Comet pump as far as spraying chemicals, but years ago I used a Comet diaphragm pump for straight water injection. In 6 or 7 years of almost daily use I don't think I ever replaced a part on that pump, including the diaphragms. I'm using a Hypro D30 on my sprayer, but based on my experience with Comet I believe them to be a good pump and would have no problem buying one.
     
  6. Premiumlawns

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    Thanks that is what I was looking for! Someone who has had experience with this pump.
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  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    A plastic tank is relatively cheap if you need to add extra capacity.
     

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