New to spraying and fert. application

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

  1. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Seems low,we did 3gals per 1,000
     
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I can do over an acre. And it doesn't take an hour to fill.
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  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have a permagreen...1qt per k. 1 gallon per k don't seem so low now does it?
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  4. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    This guy doen't have a permagreen. 50 gals won't last but 2 bigger yards or maybe 5 small yards and you will spend a hour to fill it up again. If you buy a 50 gal skid and a 200 gal skid with the same hose reel pump and motor the only cost differnce would be the tank and that not much.

    Even a 200 gal skid at 60 gals per acre will only do 3 acres. You could do that in shot order with bigger yards.

    Charles Cue
     
  5. B&Clawncare

    B&Clawncare LawnSite Member
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    I have found a permagreen ride on spreader/sprayer with a 6hp subaru engine on it for $1500. Would this be a good option? Or would you go with a skid set up
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  6. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
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    My opinion....if you end up buying this ride on and things break how fast can you get it fixed vs. being able to load a tank in just about anything and go about your business. 1500 bucks for a ride on sounds very cheap so leads me to think whats wrong with it.
     
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    For me filling up is easy...I have places along my route where I fill. I also started out with most lawns being way under an acre.
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  8. B&Clawncare

    B&Clawncare LawnSite Member
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    He has two of them and doesn't need them both. What could be wrong with it? ( as in what should I look for or ask)
    sorry for the lack of knowledge on the subject
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  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    He likely replaced the worn out one with a new one. Ride ons take a lot of abuse and can/will have problems if not cared for properly. Since fertilizer and some herbicides are corrosive the entire unit is subject to damage due to improper care.
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  10. B&Clawncare

    B&Clawncare LawnSite Member
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    What if everything checks out?
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