ride-on wish list

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Rayholio, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Rayholio

    Rayholio LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I know deisel costs more... but my diesel Grasshoppers have ran forever.. we have one that is like a 95 model, ALWAYS outside kept, just left to rot in the winter... and every spring it starts right up, and cuts.. Every gasoline motor I have (big or small) has needed signifigant repairs inside of the 1st 3-5 years..
     
  2. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    I made a wish in early fall of 2007 on this site. I wished that TURFCO would make a ride-on sprayer/spreader. My wish came true. Turfcobob saw my post and contacted me right away. The rest is history. Best wish that ever came through.
     
  3. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have yet to buy a spreader/sprayer combo, perhaps the turf solutions machine coming out this fall will sell me. I have read too many bad reviews on the pg's & the z spray is just too cumbersom for me. My 2 lesco hps machines have been great. my hps used in conjunction with manual,electric,gasoline and pto spraying systems we already own meet all our spraying needs. Im thinking of converting one of my hps to a dedicated spraying machine or buying the clarkson greg drop in sprayer?
     
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am in favor of mounting the wench in front, Ray, LOL!

    Are you guys listening at Valpraiso, Turfco Bob, and Z-spray?

    Fuel guage or visible gas guage
    Self measuring cup inside tank
    Graduation marks on hopper for pounds and cubic inches
    Self weighing hopper
    Odometer, stopwatch, trip and speedometer (reading in feet traveled and sqft covered), and recording above only when fert lever is open.
    Visible trim nozzle as 18 inch band behind and left of front wheel
    Tie down rings
    non-rust wheels
    non-corrode tranny and engine case and throttle linkage
    springs and shock absorbers for smooth ride
    gas pedal (to free up hands)
    better brakes (maybe both foot and hand brakes)
    cruise control for spraying
    low oil cut out
    Spreader with one big hole, ( interchageable disks for lime or seed)
    better--fool-proof--pattern adjustment (on the fly)
    teflon platter
    better agitation in hopper
    better agitation in tank
    rain proof hopper and motor
    wrist-safe cushioned handlebars--with shock protection
    fenders to prevent injury due to stepping on tire
    Easy change oil, recoil and belts
    easy on-fly sprayer valve control without removing hand from throttle
    lower center of gravity
    Rust proof hitch carrier, with tailights and signals (capable of being removed by one man) with tie down points
    swath width monitor
    Has anybody invented any of this stuff?
     
  5. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i wish that PG would stop listening to sugestions on changes. seams every time they make a change they f' up a good thing... magnum, perfect example. ultra, love it but wanted a 150# hopper and a honda engine. what'd they do?? put a 150# hopper, made it so you needed to run a bunji cord to keep it opened (and i've lubed the s**t out of it and it still wont stay opend, looks like the 3rd hole cable keeps it from working properly), honda engine stalls/close to it when returned to idle (fuel economey is awsom though), need to hold a freek'n lever all day for weed control (ya i seen the control that somebody is selling on here to keep it locked on, but what the ???) 12gal weed control YAH!! but the spray shoots more forward then side to side (like the ultra) and is harder to control off target applications. and why wouldn't they put the third hole control and side deflector control on the same side (YES, the controls on the left side!! ??? duh... the way it is now you need 3+ arms to be efficient. i've tried to be faithful to PG, but man they are making it hard! $6K for the mechine! my ultra i got used and put a few bucks into it, the magnum was used also, but i'm telling ya, $8K for the z-spray sounds better every day i'm on that magnum! need to start using my ultra again so i don't drive myself crazy.
     
  6. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah, I'm with ya on the need for 3 hands...

    We'd be better off trying to invent a third human limb I think!

    The gas pedal for the foot sounds good, I think a more ergronomic throttle lever is in order. Either a snowmobile type (similar to some snowblowers) or a ATV type thumb throttle would be sweet.
     
  7. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,054

    There are quite a few of the "dream items" on Riggles list that is a reality!

    Other then a guidance system, diesel engine and a few of the crazy ones....Turfco has a lot of what you are looking for!
     
  8. SpreadNSpray

    SpreadNSpray LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
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  9. Rayholio

    Rayholio LawnSite Bronze Member
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    LOL ok.. maybe a wench is a little off the wall.. I've thought a time or two that it would be good to have on my grass hopper though.. heh
     
  10. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wouldn't customers look at you funny if you strapped a wench on the front of ANYTHING?

    I would think She would weigh the front down too much...!
     

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