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Put some wings on the Z-spray

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Brett Thomas, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Brett Thomas

    Brett Thomas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    With temps in the 100's this week many of us are looking forward to the fall. During the day I sometimes find myself daydreaming of chasing something other than weeds while filling up my tanks. So to ease the pain of those long days I decided to add some charactor to the z .

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  2. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 899

    Nice looking machine. I like the newer plastic hydraulic oil reservoir ,single filter and hydro covers.
     
  3. Brett Thomas

    Brett Thomas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    The first week running it on hills I had many cuts on my legs from the covers. I had to roll them foward and grind a few edges down. It works well but there is a few changes i would make like extend the standing platform a few inches and bring the foot switch back an inch. Also the tightners for the speed control bar will strip if your not careful (learned that the 1st day) and Im goin to get another set of rims/ tires with better grip that I can switch out for hills. The front lock works but if i hit a bump hard enough it will pop out. After losing traction sideways on a few hills and riding it down $h!+ing myself the whole way I will figure out a way to fix it. 100 hrs in and Im fairly pleased but just need to look at these few things.
     
  4. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,468

    You're going to love the machine. What are you out applying now? I've been delaying my next round in hopes of some rain and cooler weather. Sounds like we are going to get it down east.... temps in the 70-80s and 3-5 inches of rain! Guess i'll wait another week.
     
  5. Brett Thomas

    Brett Thomas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    4-4-5 and celsius. Been starting at 6am spray till 11 am.
     
  6. Brett Thomas

    Brett Thomas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    Also if z-spray sees this thread the hose reel wand needs a holder for faster access. Once I bounce around alot the hose is very loose and with the tight fit between the frame/reel it takes to long to pull it out if i just need to spot spray a little spot.
     
  7. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 758

    Should have sprung for the auxiliary tank.
     
  8. Brett Thomas

    Brett Thomas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    ??? The aux have a wand holder and I'm talking about spraying small spots out of the main tank
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  9. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i dont like the new res and one filter. it is always better to have the pumps separate for contamination issues. and, metal is better imo for hot oil, not plastic
     
  10. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 899

    You can't drain all the goo out of that metal tank when you change the hydro oil. I dunno. Just looks easier to clean and change oil and filter properly.

    Honestly, Ill never change the oil again. I did once and it was a pain and a mess. A good drain at the tank bottom is needed. Is there one on the plastic tank?
     

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