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Transporting your z spray or t3000

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by cdqat1432, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,859

    I'm kinda mad at Bob, cuz he was out of town (Boston turfgrass show) when I was in Casa Grande last week to visit. lol :)

    Not sure, but I think the B & B carrier rack is all steel??? We had ours made locally. Light weight and 'dual receivers' instead of one. The ramps & platform are aluminum. We also remove the spare tire from our 2500 HD pickup trucks. 300 gallon spray tank (usually only carry 75 - 150 gallons), 40 bags of fert, carrier rack w/T3000 = no prob. You can see pics of our racks here -- just search for dual receiver carrier racks. I've seen other guys fabricate theirs too. We hate pulling trailers, but I think most T3000 owners use trailers, cuz they often haul mowers too..
  2. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 878

    Hey thanks guys and you Charles. Live is good and living in Arizona is much nicer than Nebraska. Gonna be 73 today but I still have to travel back to snow country. Going to Salt Lake City to give a talk on Calibration / Application later this week and I got caught in the Boston storm two weeks ago. But weekends are great and I have a beautiful Rye Grass lawn this winter. Have to mow it way too much..
  3. Bill H

    Bill H LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    How can you carry all that weight on a 2500 truck!??
  4. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,539

    Not only that...How the HELL do you fit 40- 50lb bags of fert in the same truck bed with a 300 gal tank?? Whether it is empty or not, makes no difference. I have a 2006 2500hd Long Bed(8 ft) with a Westheffer 300 gal spray unit in the back. No way will 40 bags fit in there too unless I stack them on top of the tank....

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,093

    I have a 2005 hd cab and 1/2 6 ft bed

    And i can put 22 bags in the back seat 60 gal water tank a box for chem and anothe 20 bags in the bed and a T3000 on the back

    But with a 200 gal skid there's not much room in the bed for much

    Charles Cue
  6. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,539

    Charles, 20 bags in the back...I'll give him that. I could probably do that when stacked just right. 40 bags...I say BULL

    However, we don't use bags of fert for arm rests in the cab of the truck.

    If you need to carry 40 bags of fert, you need a different setup....perhaps a flatbed or a box truck.
    ...or in my case, a trailer.

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,093

    Yes you are right that's why i have changed trucks. I have a trailer but don't care for that set up but i do use it on my large jobs when you need 2 palets a day

    Charles Cue
  8. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,859

    6 1/2 foot bed??? = "grocery getters" (I see them all the time). Runnin' 1/2 ton "grocery-getter pick up trucks" ain't "commercial grade" by our standards.

    For anybody that questions our number of bags carried, liqiud, plus our T-3000 units, please feel free to visit us in person.

    Got over 30 year's of experiencce.
  9. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,218

    Who knew? Take a look at our sponsor's link.Think about the EZ Hauler. See Source One in the upper left corner. Yellow animated ad.
    They show an excellent ride-on/aerator carrier.

    Up to 500 pounds. Hitch mount.
  10. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,539

    Riggle, Thats a quality looking rack. I didn't see a price.

    Charles, I too have a 3/4 ton pickup(K2500) with a 6.5 foot bed.(crew cab) It is not a "grocery getter", but it does bring home the bacon. It has the towing package which includes heavy duty springs and a Class V receiver, not the typical Class III. Definitely commercial... I could carry chems and fert in the cab but choose not to. It has a 300 gal low profile tank sprayer in it but there is not room for anything else really.

    Each individual does what they have to so they can get the job done. That's what matters.

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