Returned PermaGreen?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by DaleL, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. DaleL

    DaleL LawnSite Member
    from SW Ohio
    Posts: 49

    Just wondering if anyone here has returned their PG for any reason? Why? Well I'm thinking of taking PG up on their 90day/100hour warranty. After having it now a couple months and putting 9.9 hours on it, I've seen what a pain it is to load/secure/unsecure/unload/load/secure...you get the picture! I have a C-30 van with 200 gal tank, spreader and PG with carrier. The problem is this: If I have several lawns that are within a few miles of each other but can only use the PG on 1 or 2, then I have to work around (over actually!) the carrier as well as take the PG off then reload and secure. Or I have to make another trip to the area on a different day when I would ONLY do PG properties. Just takes too much time I find. I can actually push spread within the time it takes to dilly-dally with the PG. Yes, I AM a lot more tired at the end of the day! Sorry for ramblin on but just wondering what some of you have experienced...

    DaleL
    PS: I'm only at 1-1/4million sq. ft. at this point but plan to double that (I hope) in a year or so.
     
  2. That sucks, maybe it's a van in the way.;)

    I set my truck up so I can use any of the application equipment on it at any time.
     
  3. Lawn Tek

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

    Give you 2900.00 sight unseen :)

    Receiver hitch for front of van for P G
     
  4. ParkerLawn

    ParkerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 497

    Definitely the van. Park the van and drive the PG around town and you won't have to load and unload. Only kidding! I also use my truck with my Lesco 200 gallon space saver tank to use if needed and fill my tank on PG. PG is a lifesaver on my large accounts. I had to turn down business before because there was no way I was dragging hose around 5 and 10 acre properties. Now I have these properties and cover them with ease.
     
  5. ParkerLawn

    ParkerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 497

    Definitely the van. Park the van and drive the PG around town and you won't have to load and unload. Only kidding! I also use my truck with my Lesco 200 gallon space saver tank to use if needed and fill my tank on PG. PG is a lifesaver on my large accounts. I had to turn down business before because there was no way I was dragging hose around 5 and 10 acre properties. Now I have these properties and cover them with ease. :D :D
     
  6. Stripe master

    Stripe master LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I see so many things good and bad on the PG spreader/sprayer. I see much more productivitiy out of it. I am wondering why I pulled a hose for so long. I have cut my chemical applications to a 1/4 of the time. I think you should review your situation and if you are going to expand it will be a necessity. Are you not having good results with it? Thanks
     
  7. DaleL

    DaleL LawnSite Member
    from SW Ohio
    Posts: 49

    Oh yeah, I haven't got any problem with the results per se it's just the logistics of it.

    LGF: I suspect your comment is probably right on the mark. "It's the van that's in the way"!

    $2900?!?!? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Thanks for the replies and I'll re-think my setup.

    DaleL
     
  8. DaleL

    DaleL LawnSite Member
    from SW Ohio
    Posts: 49

    That's actually an idea I could live with! I like that, thanks. However, the 'offer' stinks!:)

    DaleL
     
  9. I wasn't being sarcastic......

    I like the idea of it in front, but it might hinder the cooling effects of the radiator.

    The first LCO here I ever saw with a PG has a van.

    I can see a problem with using a van and the carry rack trying to use a push spreader a lot.

    What about a small trailer for the PG unit, you can also secure the push spreader on it.
     
  10. Lawn Tek

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

    Small trailer also good idea .
    I'll up offer to 3100.00 :)
     

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