Sprayers and Push Spreaders

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Ollie3, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. Ollie3

    Ollie3 LawnSite Member
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    I am in the process of purchasing some new equipment in the near furtue, and I'd appreciate your input. Who makes the best push spreader, and where is their web-site. Also, I am heavily considering purchasing a sprayer and I was wondering if there is a sprayer on the market that is let's say in the 200-300 gallon range and is motorized, but without booms. I can't find anything out there. I'm looking for something that will fit in my trailer. Any and all input appreciated. Your NC Green friend.

    Ollie :dizzy:
     
  2. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I like the Spyker model 88 for a push spreader, they are a sponsor and have a link on top of this page I believe. Don't know about a tank sprayer, I bit the bullet and bought a Z Spray a couple of weeks ago.
     
  3. quiet

    quiet LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 720

    Another vote here for Spyker spreaders. I've had good luck with mine and they are dead center accurate in their spread pattern. You may wanna look at SwissMex for backpack sprayers. Northern Tool has them. I use the SP0.
     
  4. Ollie3

    Ollie3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    Thanks for the input guys. I'm graduating from Clemson in May with a Turf Management degree and I've only been really exposed to mowers. Are there any manufacturers out there that make pull behind sprayers for a truck in the 150-300 gallon range? I'm trying to hunt one down. I know Lessco makes them but I cant tow it. Thanks.

    Ollie
     
  5. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 657

    Lesco has skid sprayer's from 50 gallon up to 300 gallon and a wonderful Spacesaver model that is 200 gallon's and sits right in the bed of your pick-up truck. Lesco also has high quality spreader's that last and last. If you are in the market for a back-pack sprayer don't waste your time with cheap crap like Solo's that will leak all over you as soon as you use them. Go ahead and spend the money and get some Birchmeiers.
     
  6. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,877

    I would try something like the lesco space saver and then try to find a boom attachment you can put on the back of the truck bumper! this would give you more flexibility than the pull behind boom sprayer and you could switch to the hose reel when you need to.
     
  7. The Ranger

    The Ranger LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 208

    Can't go wrong with a Andersons/Scotts push spreader.
     
  8. WarEagleCRL

    WarEagleCRL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    ive got a 200gal sprayer from lesco on a 5x8 trailer and love it. I can still use my truck w/o hauling a sprayer everywhere
     
  9. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Lesco sells very good spreaders and sprayers.The sprayers have hypro pumps and you can find 50 to 300 gal tank sizes.
     
  10. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,280

    Lesco push spreaders are the best out there. Accurate, easy to calibrate, easy to push. And they last for ever. I wore out 2 sets of tires on mine, it got so much use. I used to break cotter pins, wear out hopper covers, and that was all that went with any regularity. We "inherited" one from our competition once. We were about 150' back from a comepetitor on the highway, and a brand new lesco spreader flew out of the back of this idiots' truck at about 65mph. We stopped and grabbed uit (he kept going). Had to replace a tire, some cotter pins, and bought a new hopper cover because it didn't have one. Other than some scrapes this baby was good for a few hundred million square feet.
     

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