Starting out equipment

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by DCJ Lawn, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. DCJ Lawn

    DCJ Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Just curious as to what equipment people started with for herbicide and fert apps.. Passed exam last week and looking to add services to my small lawn maintenance company..

    Thanks
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  2. nighthawk117

    nighthawk117 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
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    Push spreader, good pair of boots, PPE, backpack sprayer, logbook, a bottle of aspirin and a whole lot of educational material !! ;)
     
  3. DCJ Lawn

    DCJ Lawn LawnSite Member
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    LOl.. Thanks... Got all of those... So when do you suggest a skid sprayer to complete in a timely manner?
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  4. nighthawk117

    nighthawk117 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
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    I bought a Zspray instead of a skid sprayer, absolutely love the machine and it's abilities ! :weightlifter:
     
  5. DCJ Lawn

    DCJ Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Ok.. Thanks ... Are cost about the same?
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  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Scroll down about 2 inches and take a look at the Gregson Clark line of skid sprayers.
    Brett can help you. Good advice.
     
  7. jad004

    jad004 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The costs are identical:
    200 gallon skid sprayer $3300.00
    Z Spray -$9600.00
     
  8. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    starting out. spreader with a 2 ga. synergy installed. setup less then 1000.00
     
  9. DCJ Lawn

    DCJ Lawn LawnSite Member
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    I have a 80 pd lesco spreader .. What is a 2 ga synergy?
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  10. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    200 gallon lesco space saver and a scotts push spreader. Why did you get the license this late in the season. You will have to pay to renew it come the first of the year again.
     

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