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TURFCO is proud to formally introduce the T3000 lawn applicator

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Michael J. Donovan, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 878

    What went wrong. I was at three of their open houses last week and they seemed fine. Lots of folks and food. Turfcobob
     
  3. JWTurfguy

    JWTurfguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 327

    Bob,

    He meant that something went wrong with his previous post so he had to repost the URL, not that something went wrong at the open house.
     
  4. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,476

    Something went wrong with the link I posted. The T3000 was/is awesome!

    I've used &/or sold nearly every spreader/sprayer. I've also built a few Cushmans with Vicons with both dry & wet booms. The T3000 looks & handles like a very capable machine. Every area of concern looks well built.
     
  5. Young Bros

    Young Bros LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 659

    What are the pros and cons of the T3000 vs the Z's?
     
  6. Young Bros

    Young Bros LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 659

    Tried the T3000, I'm sold! Thanks Larry!
     
  7. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,476

    Was it the ability to climb hills that won you over?
     
  8. hughmcjr

    hughmcjr LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
    Posts: 183


    Same here I was thinking around 2.5 to 3k which is probably what the cost is to make it so at 8k....they are making some money.
     
  9. hughmcjr

    hughmcjr LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
    Posts: 183

    I wouldn't recommend B&S and would actually tell anyone to steer clear. It isn't just hype or some marketing nonsense, but I would put ANY Honda, Suzuki or Kawi above any B&S including the Intek's which I have owned. They haven't field tested them for years like many of us have.
     
  10. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,842

    hugh -- I understand where you are coming from. We had the same concerns.

    As far as Briggs engines, we have about 400 hours on our first T3000 (April 2008). Oil consumption = zero. Performance = still the same as a new engine. More than enough power too.

    I agree that Honda is good. In fact, I still use an 8 hp Honda in my truck everyday, and I bought it in 1991.

    I'm 55 years old, but I still try to keep an open mind. We shelled out a 15 hp Kawasaki engine recently, and it had less than 2000 hours on it on an Exmark mower. So go figure.

    Hugh - I'm thinking you may have had a bad experience with Briggs engines in the past. So be it, but Briggs has made quality changes over recent years.

    So until the newer Briggs (commercial grade) engines start leaking oil, loosing compression, or have a short lifespan , we'll continue to rely on them.

    I'm not the only guy in town who realizes that Briggs commercial engines are good. Just look at other ride-on manufacturers who have "made the switch".

    Bottom line -- we are extremely pleased with our newer Briggs engines. They start on the first pull, and they have never failed. Made in the USA.

    NOTE: Briggs (Milwaukee, WI) hired techs from Harley Davidson ( Milwaukee, WI) to improve engine quality & spec tolerance. (bet nobody knew this)

    Our 2 cents. :usflag:canadaflag:
     

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