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New to spraying and fert. application

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by B&Clawncare, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. B&Clawncare

    B&Clawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 179

    I have owned a lawn care and landscaping company now for a while. I want to getting into spraying and fertilizing. I need any advice as to where I should start! I know I need to be certified but am curious about equipment. To give you an idea i will be doing residential yards so i don't need a tank over 200 gallons and I don't have 8k to spend on a ride on.
    Any advice would be great!
  2. B&Clawncare

    B&Clawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 179

    Really looking for any advice! Tell me about your personal set-ups

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,093

    I would get a skid no less than 200 gals a good spreader and a back pack sprayer.

    That would keep you going for the first couple years

    Charles Cue
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Minimum 50 gallon skid (I have mine calibrated at 1 gal per k). A Lesco spreader and a few hand cans.
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  5. B&Clawncare

    B&Clawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 179

    Thanks for the replies. Can you just mount these in the back of your truck and reel the hose out onto the property?
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  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes, if you plan to take skid in and out the 50 will suit you well.
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  7. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Posts: 2,574

    I don't do fert, but make sure the skid has a long enough hose....
  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    300' if possible. I run 3/8" hose because its lighter.
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  9. juspayme

    juspayme LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 299

    yea that 50 will be gone in no time! I started 2 yrs ago backpacked the first year that sucked. this year bought the 200 electric lesco sprayer quiet too. and you can use the 200 as a nursery tank in the future with the ride on.
  10. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,218

    electric reel is an important essential (and expensive) feature. It costs around 7 or 8oo dollars. Need the hose and gun. Likewise the motor, gear reduction and pump will cost, 1000 to 2000. You need a filter, a pressure regulator valve and pressure gauge, a few hoses, some wire to power the reel. Plastic tank and a few items of hardware are fairly cheap.
    Please don't become a lowballer and undercut any of us, OK?

    Perhaps you might scroll down and click Gregson Clark sprayers. Good quality and they are very knowledgeable. Professional quality.

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