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richway foam markers on z spray

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grassmasterswilson, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,059

    If you want it to last longer...try adding more soap.

    The more soap you use the farther your water should go.
  2. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 890

    I have but it doesn't help.
    I just learn how to be more efficient with it, turning it off sometimes on long runs.
    Sometimes you can see your tracks one way but not the other, so I turn it off on those passes where I can see them.

    Andy told me it was the first one of the newer units they put on this year.
  3. VLTS

    VLTS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    i just put on the same exact foam marker last week on my Z. It's been a long time since i've used a spray marker system, but it feels like this one can use up the water pretty quickly. I've found that using regular dish soap (3 blobs per gallon) works well.
  4. ZMAX

    ZMAX LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 84

    you don't even need a marking system. Ive never used one, you can usually spot your lines pretty easily
  5. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    Come spray some tightly mowed Bermuda or Zoysia on a two acre heavily landscaped account.

    I couldn't do without my marker.
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  6. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,059

    I sware by foamers!

    You say "usually"...so what about when u can't?


    Foamers are a must IMO!

    Especially when in newly mowed turf, thin turf etc
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    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,093

    Why don't you put a 3 way valve in the line and only run one side at a time

    You would use 1/2 as much solution.

    Yea a foam markers are Sweet you can get lost out there

    Charles Cue
  8. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 890

    It still uses the same amount of foam regardless of 1 or 2 sides dropping foam.
  9. ZMAX

    ZMAX LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 84

    i guess im just that good! :weightlifter:
  10. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,539

    I can't say whether I am that good but I now have 2 Z's(600hrs on one) and neither have foam markers. Rarely do I miss my mark. Maybe I don't know what I'm missing because I haven't had one all along. It could've really helped in the beginning and there are a few times that it could be very useful to me now but at this point if I were to use it every day on my typical accounts, it would be an unnecessary crutch.

    P.S. I love my new JR 36 with on-board computer and Bose stereo. I had to tweek the new deflector shield. I have 10 hrs on it and there's no way I'd let them buy it back now.:clapping: Pass the Kool-Aid please :laugh:

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