New Z mounted spyker 220.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Gtotoy, May 13, 2004.

  1. Gtotoy

    Gtotoy LawnSite Member
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    ~~Just got a Spyker 220 mounted on my brand new Everide Warrior.
    Any opions on this setup, any tips to using her? I'll post pics later.~~
     
  2. moonkat

    moonkat LawnSite Member
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    Gtotoy:
    What is a Spyker ?!
    Sounds like a plugger/aerator !?
    I'll have to google it.

    I'm looking for one for my Warrior 60"

    moonkat (aka everrider2)
     
  3. FERT-TEK

    FERT-TEK LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Check out Gator-ator at the top, good product
     
  4. moonkat

    moonkat LawnSite Member
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    Wow,
    Serius spreader......
     

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  5. Gtotoy

    Gtotoy LawnSite Member
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    ~~Sorry, It's a 220 Lb. spreader mounted on a Warrior , Electric motor ,yeh yeh,, Won't be using for the first time till this Monday, so was looking for any tips.~~
     
  6. Gtotoy

    Gtotoy LawnSite Member
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    ~~No-one has a Z mounted spreader????????~~~ This is actully a real thread that has meaning and purpose here, not the generic ""What mower do I buy"~~
     
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    there are a few on here that have them mounted on their Z. There are a few issues of concern with this type of set-up, though. The first being calibration. There is just no sure way to see to it that your machine only does a peak, consistent speed. Some have rigged up speedometers on their machines, but again, there is no consistency. You would almost ned some sort of restricter bar of some sort to make sure your handles only go so far forward. Even then, you would have to have a set # of rpm to run. The other issue is safety. These things are a joke for applying anything with a pesticide in it. You are just sitting way to close to the level that the material is being thrown. You are continuously breathing in a great amount of dust without even realizing it. There was a guy that came into Lesco one day telling us how great his setup worked. He had yellow all over his face and forehead. I didn't say anything to him, but I could tell we were all thinking the same thing. After he left, we were talking about how we could not even beLIEVE what we just saw.
    With a standup machine, this wouldn't be so bad, like I say, as long as you could regulate your speed somehow. With most machines, even at just over idle, you would still have way too much ground speed.
     
  8. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I used to have a spreader and sprayer for my Lazer. I ditched it for a Perma-Green ride on spreader.
     
  9. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    And I suppose your feet are calibrated to the perfect speed. I have a 100 pound fert spreader on my Z. Been using it for 5 years. And I use a boom spray setup on it also. You learn the proper speed with use, Just like the guy with a backpack sprayer or 300 ft of hose off a truck. Or the guy thats pushing the hand spreader.
    I would be a little concerned about using a 220 pound hopper on a Z mower though.
    And to EKJ. Why spend $6000 or more for a Perma Green that is going to break down on a regular basis. At least thats what is being said on the Pest-Fert site.
     
  10. Gtotoy

    Gtotoy LawnSite Member
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    ~~Thanks for the reply's I'll be using it for the first time on Monday.~~
     

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