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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a 200 gal tank that used to be for my skid that I fill my ride on with and my skid now only has a 65 gal tank that use to be my nurse tank.
     
  2. Joshuakwhit

    Joshuakwhit LawnSite Member
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    Ride on guys, are all your applications granular now since having a ride on or do you have a liquid round thrown in some where?
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  3. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Since we are late getting out the door this year, our goal is to get our old customers done as quickly and efficiently as possible. I want nothing to slow us down and I want us to be prepared to treat any and every lawn no matter the size or grass type.

    We fill the skids in the back of the truck with a mix that can be sprayed at 2 GPM. We then use this tank mix to fill the Z's with. I have a fill sheet made out with products and rates of materials to add to the tank on the Z's to make them applicable at 1/3 GPM. We are also able to somewhat "customize" the mix by doing this. Also, by knowing ahead that we have a lawn with some Centipede or St.Aug in it, we can alter the mix to products safe to use on these grass types.

    By doing things this way, we can pull up and be prepared to spray a 1500 sq ft "postage stamp" or a 3 acre "estate" with any type of turf or mix of turf.
     
  4. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    I change to mostly granular when I got a ride on but do have some places that can't be done with a ride on that I still do with liquid fert and pre but those places get granular in the summer and spot sprayed. No special liquid apps here
     
  5. RodneyK

    RodneyK LawnSite Senior Member
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    Was wondering why go with an Inter over a Max? Not that much different in price. Seems like Inter you have to constantly fill while spraying. Just wondering.
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  6. Joshuakwhit

    Joshuakwhit LawnSite Member
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    Have you noticed your pre-emergent being any different. I've always done at least one liquid pre-emergent just the fact of the liquid doesn't bounce off bare spots like a granular does.

    I went with the intermediate over the max because the intermediates width
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  7. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    We don't use dry pre's for 2 reasons. Number one, the expense for it in this area is astronomical. Number 2, I don't believe it offers complete or even coverage of the active ingredient. Add to that the fact that you are having to blow off sidewalks, driveways and hard surfaces(which takes extra time), and in my mind I have several good reasons not to use dry pre's.

    All herbicides(pre's or post's) are applied in a liquid form by us...
     
  8. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Same here. We operate a standard Jr with an intermediate hopper. (42" width) The large hopper allows less filling but the more narrow width of the machine allows easy entry through gates... and we have a Jr 36. Lots of gates in our customer base. Many of which are 48" or less. A Max would not be practical for use on many of our residential customers lawns.
     
  9. Joshuakwhit

    Joshuakwhit LawnSite Member
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    So ted, you're telling me you run pre-emergent through the zspray. Is that correct?
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  10. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes. So do I.
     

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