Speedometer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jbturf, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. PamlicoLawnCare

    PamlicoLawnCare LawnSite Member
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  2. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well i finally recieved the gps unit, it wont work , it does not register speeds below 7 mph bummer, returning it

    guess il try the bicycle one next
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  3. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Garmin Forerunner 101. Amazon.com $114.90 + $4.99 shipping... If you turn it on/off with every use I'm sure the batteries would last longer.



    It WILL work for you
     
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  4. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
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    Relying on a speedometer for a stand-on spreader/sprayer is ridiculous. Many reasons. Anybody else??
     
  5. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    How is knowing your ground speed when applying pesticides "ridiculous"? (No matter what piece of equipment you are using to make applications with)

    I'm all ears...
     
  6. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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    What's ridiculous about it? I think its ridiculous to NOT know.
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  7. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    A good speedometer makes boom applications less stressful. Especially if that speedometer is linked to an auto rate controller.
     
  8. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks ted il search that one again, larry i guess i just like too know that im spraying the correct amount of product. ..
    Perhaps thats not important for you.
    Anyways,
    My sprayer is hydro drive and as you all know when you set your speedlock or bar the machine will vary speed on different terrain. Theres a good reason zspray includes this on their machine, it is important.
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  9. nighthawk117

    nighthawk117 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
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    Josh, I've still got the garmin 101 on my Z and it works great ! Set my rpms and I'm off. I just keep a few batteries in my trailer, never a problem.
     
  10. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thanks for the info,

    can you see the speed on the screen ok while your moving along?
    and is there a dedicated screen mode for speed? or is it in only displayed in the lower corner?

    this look like it will work fine, i was searching the forerunner 110 before --didnt like that one

    the mitsugawa one i just returned would have been perfect, it only displayed speed with a decimal point,
    the numbers were about and inch tall and bright red- very easy to see--oh well
     

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