This wind blows..........

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lazyike, May 13, 2007.

  1. lazyike

    lazyike LawnSite Senior Member
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    2nd weekend tring to get on the school field to spray and its 40 mph winds again, all weekend both weekends. Worst part of it is I know they will call Monday and want to know how much I got sprayed.
    next year Im going to try pre emergent and see if I get a bigger spraying window.


    Just had to vent. By the way what type of spray are you guys broadcasting for pre-emergent???

    Mike
     
  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Is there a time in the morning or at night when the wind calms down?
     
  3. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Get a hood for your sprayer. You can set it right at ground level and big winds won't even drift.
     
  4. lazyike

    lazyike LawnSite Senior Member
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    They work that well?
    Do you know who makes them for an 18ft boom?
     
  5. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
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    This is the brand I had. I never used it , I bought it to resell it. It had 3 booms about 8' wide each with electric lift. It would spray around 24' I think. Look for used ones from a golf course or school district.
    http://www.rittenhouse.ca/asp/menu.asp?MID=76
     
  6. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
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  7. Rayholio

    Rayholio LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wind doesn''t stop me... www.prolawnsprayshields.com

    I use the grasshopper mounted sprayer, and use it on my biggest accounts... 11 ft swath @ 4mph in any wind... thats about 3500 sq ft per minute.

    Our local inspector told me that the application area (inside the shield) will always have 0 mph winds, so I could 'theoreticly' spray in any weather.

    That's good enough for me :)

    Did I mention customers love it? it's so 'enviormentally friendly'
     
  8. Harley-D

    Harley-D LawnSite Senior Member
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    Windiest spring i can ever remember...
     

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