Permagreen Magnum Sprayer Upgrade

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by SpreadNSpray, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Turf Toad

    Turf Toad LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 2

    What good is it spraying 40% wider if you still have to spread back to your wheel tracks anyway? I rarely use my trim nozzles either.
     
  2. SpreadNSpray

    SpreadNSpray LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 363

    The Permagreen Magnum spreads further than it can spray. Even with overlap the spray system comes up short of the spread pattern. This would match up both the spread and spray patterns and increase productivity.
     
  3. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    do u have a pic of the spread spray match? maby on a parking lot to show that it is a good spray?
     
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    Is is possible to use both D and L nozzles and aim them outward some?
     
  5. SpreadNSpray

    SpreadNSpray LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 363

    It's still in the prototype stages. Right now I'm looking for feed back on the need for the product. I will have pics when or if it goes to market.
    Thanks for your input.
     
  6. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    My issue is that the Magnum single nozzle system doesn't reach out as far as the Ultra 2 nozzle system, so when you turn or if it "breezy" we end up with "skips" or strips of weeds not controlled.
     
  7. SpreadNSpray

    SpreadNSpray LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 363

    The tires will limit that.
     
  8. Turf Toad

    Turf Toad LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 2

    The way I understand it the spray width should be just a little over 1/2 as wide as the fert pattern on the Magnum. I turn on about 7ft centers, spreading back to my tire tracks. This gives me the old tried and true double overlap, even fertilizer coverage, and about 1 ft of overlap on my herbicide that has been giving me good control.
    I'm afraid that if I try to spray the full width of the fert pattern I would have a real spray drift problem, not to mention trying to get the edges of my fert pattern to just feather in and not steak the lawn.
     
  9. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,842

    Sounds like the same prob you have with the Magnum is the same we had with the Ultra. We tweaked our Ultra's and now have half-way decent weed kill, but it still doesn't match up with the fert spread pattern. Lawns with hard-to-kill weeds = going back over. I must say that PermaGreen is top notch regarding service & sending needed parts promptly. There is no perfect ride-on, but PermaGreen has always treated us right.
     

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