Magnum + WPS's...?????

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by LwnmwrMan22, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    Anyone running water soluable packets out of their Magnum??

    This is the first year I'm doing (2) different things.

    1) I bought a Magnum, sold my Ultra, so I AM used to running a ride on.

    2) I switched from 19-0-7 .15% granular Dimension to 10-0-20 Fert + Lifeguard (Dimension) water soluable packets, to try to stop the excessive top growth in my KY Bluegrass that I have to maintain mowing as well as chemical apps.

    My problem is, is that I cannot keep the nozzles clear. I go 5', and they're plugged again.

    Pull everything apart, clean the screens, put it all back together, go 5', they're plugged again.

    I was wondering (hoping) that someone else has run WSP's through their Magnum yet to tell me for sure that it can be done, especially LifeGuard??

    I've been mixing it in a 2 gallon bucket first with water, then putting it in the Magnum. Then adding the rest of the water.
     
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,877

    Never tried it! I wonder if you took the screens out if you would have any better luck. I have only sprayed liquid 3-way and talstar with my Magnum and haven't clogged a screen in 3 years. I think what your trying to do may be a little thick to spray low volume. I dont think you get enough volume to get good results with pre-m out of a PG!
     
  3. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    I've completely shut down for the day, which isn't a big deal, since th e wind is blowing 30 mphs now with gusts as high as 45 mph.

    Anyways, I've taken the nozzles off, along with the screens, completely cleaned everything and ran 30+ gallons of water through the system.

    The last tank and 1/2 ran through with clean water, nothing on the screens.

    I'll hopefully have less wind tomorrow, so I can try it again (Sunday).

    I'd still like to know if anyone's run LifeGuard or other WSP through their Magnum though, so I can eliminate it being the machine's fault.

    I can live with operator error. ;)
     
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Try the liquid Demension__I think it is called Dimension EW.
     
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,925

    As mentioned above. Try adding bypass agitation nozzles inside the tank and recirculate the solution for a few minutes before opening spray nozzles.
     

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