Newbie please help

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by j05h22, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. j05h22

    j05h22 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    I'm considering getting my chemical application license. Before I do so I'd like to know what you guys think I should have to get started. As far as equipment goes I mean and how much it would cost me roughly. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. j05h22

    j05h22 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

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  3. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    Absolute bare minimum - A spreader and backpack sprayer. Ballpark $500
     
  4. j05h22

    j05h22 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    Cool thanks. I hear people talking about tanks and stuff too? Any brand better than the other?
     
  5. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 761

    My advice:

    300 gallon skid sprayer with electric hose reel.
    3 backpack sprayers
    Quality push spreader
    Membership at the local gym :weightlifter:
     
  6. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,214

    I would start with a backup plan... If prices continue to climb...
     
  7. j05h22

    j05h22 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    What does that include? Sorry I know I sound stupid:confused:
     
  8. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,214

    Haha, I was just being an arse.

    You hafta decide if you want to go liquid, granular, or both. THEN we can discuss equipment...

    Are you gonna cater to residentials or commercials?

    How big are the properties you're looking to do?
     
  9. j05h22

    j05h22 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    I'm looking to go residential at first. We'll see where it goes from there. It would seem beneficial to go both granular and liquid but i'll learn more about that once I get to studying lol
     
  10. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,185

    The single most important piece is that piece of paper that proves you know what you are doing--a degree followed with a state license. Everything else will take care of itself. Knowledge is basic
     

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