more equipment or hire help

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by greenlawnpro, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    Do not hire extra help.

    If you don't want to take chances, better PM me first. Successful LCO's in central & NE Iowa are ditching their Z's and have upgraded to T's. More than 30 T's just in Des Moines now, and we rarely see PG's & Z's anymore.

    Before the T3000, I had 9 applicators. Now six and way more productivity/profit.

    If you're not sure, demo all. We did. Even drove to LT Rich, PG, and Ground Logic so we could compare all models available.
     
  2. BonesMalone

    BonesMalone LawnSite Member
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    The low center of gravity looks really nice but that knob on the steering wheel has I am going to hit you in the nads written all over it.
     
  3. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You'll be having so much fun throwing Frisbees, you won't even notice that the machine slapped you in the nuts...:laugh:
     
  4. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    I say you need a ride on I run a T3000 and that knob wont hit you in the nads. hopefully your hand will be on that nob. There a great machine very well on hills and very productive. But I would say that most ride ons are more productive than a push spreader and a skid. there are about 5 or six other ride ons.

    Good luck with your Choice

    Charles Cue
     
  5. greenlawnpro

    greenlawnpro LawnSite Member
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    I actually did think about that nob catching the nads. Doesn't sound fun. My thoughts are i like the boom system z spray has over the boomless nozzle on the t. I feel id get better coverage from a boom over a boomless. I know there is an optional boom for the t. Have any of you guys tried it? Is coverage with the boomless really that big of deal? How do you handle getting close enough to flower beds with the boomless? Dont feel like id like to go around everything with a hand nozzle.
     
  6. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    Well I know what you mean about the knob have you ever operated an old tractor with a steering knod on it threw a plowed field ?

    As far as the boomless nozzle that is the only way to go I get great weed kill. There is a trim spray of 4 ft and a narrow spray of 6 ft It is easy to go around stuff you can see the spray pattern.

    I have a JD mower that I used before a ride on with a boom and a spreader so I have used a boom
    You don't need to cover 100% of a weed to kill it there are adjuvants out there that will help to spread the herbicide over the leaf blade. Even with a boom at low volume at 5mph you wont cover 100% of every thing.

    Charles Cue
     
  7. greenlawnpro

    greenlawnpro LawnSite Member
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    Did you have to up your rate going to a boomless?
     
  8. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    I run 1.1 oz of 3 way per th or 4.4 oz per gal with a wetting agent and if I have a new yard or some harder to kill weeds I add in quicksilver. I get better weed kill than I did with a skid.

    Charles Cue
     
  9. greenlawnpro

    greenlawnpro LawnSite Member
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    I know i was kinda disappointed with the kill i was getting with my skid in the spring spraying round. Was running 1.1 oz of esclade 2 switched to chaser @ 1.5 oz in the fall and had excellent results. Both of them I added liberate to the mix. How many gallons total are you putting down per 1,000?
     
  10. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    On my skid 1.5 gals and on my T .25 gals

    Never used Liberate I use a product called Wex

    Charles Cue
     

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