Ride-on spreader owners!

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by TJLinc, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
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    I love ZTR's cuz they're fun to drive. Love my JD ZTR lawn mower cuz it's fun to drive. I also love my 2013 Exmark stand-on aerator. But I thought you were talkin' "spread & spray units"???

    NOTE: The only stand-on sprayer/spreader we see on a daily basis is the T3000. We've driven all others (so have many others in our area). We run three T3000's on a daily basis. We transport them on "dual receiver" carrier racks. Unload in about 15 seconds (no need to pull trailers). Production = $1200 - $2500 per day per unit.

    One local LCO ditched all his Z-Sprays. Now runs 6 T3000's. hmmm

    Our local Scotts Lawn Care thought the Ground Logic was "the best" (for years) ... guess what>>> Yep, they're now buying T3000's. hmmm

    PG's used to blanket our market. Now we seldom see them (maybe one every 3 weeks). Z-Sprays .... might see one every month. That's it.

    Daily basis = SEVERAL T3000's (over 30 of them in our area that I know of).
     
  2. Service 1st Lawn Care

    Service 1st Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Oh Larry you always seem to revert back to your old self, back to the old nothing better then a T rhetoric. Well guess what the only machines we see in our area is Z-Sprays. Have only ever seen one T around here and it looked like a ragged out piece of ****!!. I can unload my Z in 15 seconds but I usually walk to unload my stuff beings the Z can double the production over a T. No need to run to unload it. Oh Larry:nono:
     
  3. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
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    Well since I live in turfco's back yard (within a hr) and work within mins of their office once a month you would think I would see a bunch of t's around. Nope, only on a truegreen truck here or there. Rest of the private lco's either zspray or pg's. Local JDL sell 10 sprays to one pg these days.
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  4. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
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    I call BS. :waving:
     
  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    And you say Larrys full of bull??
     
  6. Service 1st Lawn Care

    Service 1st Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey Larry's brother the only ride-ons in our area are Z-Sprays except for that 1 ragged out T. Not really saying anything different then Larry is saying right? If you really new anything about ride-ons, then you would say the same thing.

    Go to GIE get on the Z at the outdoor demo area, ride it down to the T area and compare the two damn machines. And then get out the wallet and buy a Z. Until you have a real ride-on. shhhh.
     
  7. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
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    this is an interesting topic.

    We own a PG magnum and have over 2000 hours on it. Have had to replace the recoil and a few misc parts. Nothing huge. We do routine maint as per the manual states. our guy who runs it is getting dogged though. Keeps dropping hints on a t3000 as we have a turfco dealer 5 mins from the office.

    IMO the PG is old technology. I personally LOVE Zero turns but our market is mainly PG and T3000s
     
  8. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    Service -- the only stand-on spreader/sprayer I would run in your area is a Z-Spray >> South Chicago = "dream spot of America". That way if it got stolen -- no big deal :laugh:
     
  9. Service 1st Lawn Care

    Service 1st Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Now that's mature, just open that second 12 pack?:drinkup:
     
  10. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I intend to check out the T and Z at the GIE, yes.....
     

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