perma-green!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by tennissippi, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. tennissippi

    tennissippi LawnSite Member
    from zone 7b
    Posts: 77

    Well it's official now....My pulling a hose and pushing a spreader days are over. I just purchased the PERMAGREEN RIDE-ON ULTRA. This has to be the best sprayer on the market...well that's my opinion anyway. I'm able to get around 3x faster and I'm never exhasted at the end of the day. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
     
  2. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,444

    tennissippi
    i got my first one 4 years ago or so...due to the fact that i picked up alot of lawns that yr. and that i liked it so much and so much i bought a back up...
    great people to deal withalso..
    anthony
     
  3. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,444

    tennissippi
    one more thing...join a gym....you are going to get fat.... lol
    the first yr. i put on 10 lbs. or so...

    i kile my pg so much that if i can't get it on the lawn due to small gates ect...i wont bid on the lawn...
    ant
     
  4. Decali

    Decali LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    I'm kind of interested in one of these as well but had some concerns.

    How stable are these on slopes?

    Will they cause ruts on wet or moist soil?

    Are they worth messing with on smaller yards?

    Can you do liquid apps as well and if so, how is it done?

    I'm all for anything that will conserve energy especially in my advancing years.
     
  5. tennissippi

    tennissippi LawnSite Member
    from zone 7b
    Posts: 77


    They are very stable on slopes as long as you lean into them...they have liquid filled tire which helps with traction and gives the PG a low center of gravity. Plus...the frame isn't rigid.

    Ruts? Definately....but why spray/fertilize on waterlogged soil?

    Yes you can do liquid apps...thats the wonderful thing about them. The PermaGreen is a low volume sprayer. The 8 gallon tank can spray 34,000 sq. ft. The best thing about it is you can spray and spread at the same time at 3.5 or 5 mph.
     
  6. Decali

    Decali LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    How heavy are they and what is a ballpark price?

    Are they practical for 6-8 thousand sq. ft. lawns?
     
  7. Forever Green Lawn

    Forever Green Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    They are about 280# empty. Cost is $4650.00. They work just fine for small lawns. Once you get used to the machine, you will rarely use the push spreader.
     
  8. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
    from u s a
    Posts: 457

    Are you saying that a gallon of herbicide mix will cover more
    ground than a regular sprayer ? How is this possible ?
     
  9. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    1 gallon on the PG covers 4K. It is a low volume spray sytem, meaning the water droplets are bigger, therefore more concentrated, although using less water....if that makes sense.
     
  10. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
    from u s a
    Posts: 457

    Ken , are you getting a good weed kill at these rates ?
     

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