Pulling a hose vs ride on

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grassmasterswilson, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    For the past 3 seasons I have done ride on on 4K sq ft and larger lawns, and backpack/push spread the postage stamps. It works for me, I don't think I'll ever buy a skid. One thing that I wish I could change: the weight of 3-4 gallons of mix on your shoulders and back in a backpack. If I could find a nice electric push sprayer......
     
  2. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    I had a sheilded one with a 8 gal tank and 48" wide. I will take a backpack any day. My 6 gal gas powered does get heavy though.

    For those smaller lawns do you not think pulling a hose and applying everything at once would not be easier and faster than carring a backpack the pushing a spreader?
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  3. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    I hate dragging my hose around, it can be a pain when it gets snag on a stump or something.
     
  4. newlymowedlawns

    newlymowedlawns LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 248

    I do the usual September fall reseeding app, Winterizer in November, Pre em with broadleaf in Feb and then again in April. It seems like when the end of May first of june rolls around the fescue starts dying off more and more. I feel like it is more disease than drought. We have got plenty of rain this summer. Do any of you spray fungacides or insectacides out of your pg. Seems like I need another app to help with this to get through the summer. Considering buying a skid to spray for this plus adding iron to help them stay a little green. Do not want to pull a hose if I can help it. What do yall do between May-Sept
     
  5. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    Well my list went from 2 weeks full days worth to 1 week half days +I have more bigger jobs now
    My 12ft boom on the from of my 1988 DC works great
    I built my rig back in late 90s and wish had back in the 80s
     

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