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Teaser Z spray Vs T300 video

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Rayholio, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Rayholio

    Rayholio LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. Real Green

    Real Green LawnSite Senior Member
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    Pretty sweet. Looking forward to more videos!
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  3. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,057

    That's cool Ray!

    You are really taking this serious!

    Good job!
  4. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yes that is pretty cool

    if you were actually operating the Z with the front casters turned sideways
    like that in such conditions, you would probably be flyingdown the slope

    unless maybe you decided to stop on the slope and do a zeroturn manuever for some reason
  5. Rayholio

    Rayholio LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,461

    You're right.. but that's a different test.. this was basicly done to show center of gravity, and inhearant ability to stay upright..

    it also proves a point.. the extremely narrow stance of the T3k does not make it 'tippy' as many (including myself) believed before experiencing it.
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,852

    Ray -- That was awesome! Thank you so much for the time & effort you are taking -- to show what folks want to know. (and I realize you are not finished with your full review)

    Anxious to see how each unit performs on slopes "while applying products" -- cuz going straight up & down hills is not always possible. I realize the Z & the T have the same "spray width", but... which one can safely steer (with one hand) -- especially if the lawn is not flat? How about turning on slopes? Wet grass is also an important factor to consider. How do you transport each unit? (need a trailer for one of these?). How easy is it to "spot spray" around edges while driving each machine? How many hands & feet would it take to steer a unit while doing this? How 'bout the deflector shield? >>> huge issue with one --not the other? How common is it to cause turf damage on slopes or on wet turf? How "friendly" is one unit to not leave "ruts" in lawns? Which one holds hills better? I don't care if it's up & down or sideways.

    rscvp, thanks for all you do. Looking forward for more info & comparisons. :waving:
  7. TurfRyder

    TurfRyder LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    The key is to keep as much weight off the casters as possible. A couple of weights placed in the back trays goes a long way to giving you some stability. I can take on some serious hills with them. It can be a little scary but you get used to it.

  8. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,057

    I do a retirement community and will take some "real life photos" next time I am there. I am sure most of you do the same type of hills...but you won't believe it! Scared me to death the first ap and the second was a BREEZE!

    Would have NEVER taken my PG on these hills.

    Out of 4 acres, about 1.5 is serious hills.

    I think this testing is cool...but I test my Z everyday in "real conditions" and it hasn't let me down yet!

    Is it better then any other machine? Dunno and don't care...but glad I have one!

    If I am on steep hills I keep my rear tanks full and the hopper about 1/3 full.

    It is easy!
  9. Rayholio

    Rayholio LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey, COuld I get you to take a level with you, and put it in frame when you take your pics? I'd like to know what angle the hills are at, to see if it corresponds with my machine..

    Try to take the pic as straight on profile as possible so I can check it with a protractor, and have it be accurate..

  10. EVM

    EVM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 371

    The T looks like a nice machine.

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