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Update on Hats off to Permagreen

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Pilgrims' Pride, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Pilgrims' Pride

    Pilgrims' Pride LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA.
    Posts: 481

    Recently I posted the folks at PG offered to recon my centri at no charge.
    Everything went smoothly.
    I took the machine to a local Lesco and it was picked up there.
    I got the machine back yesterday and I can barely see any old parts at all!
    New engine, pumps, belts, transaxle, brakes have been up-dated and work!
    I really had to do a double take to see if they sent a new machine!
    All at no charge!

    I'll put it through some paces today and tell you how it goes
  2. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,484

    Have to chime in on this one too, Tom did the same for me and I thank him and his staff for stepping up to the plate and trying to correct some of the bad units, PG offered I never asked, I still like my new z-max for power but the door is always open with PG now. Thank You Tom.

  3. Pilgrims' Pride

    Pilgrims' Pride LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA.
    Posts: 481

    Well I ran the centri the other day

    Tom and pat did a great job.

    The machine runs and spreads/ sprays (Ya the dandilions are up) like a champ.

    Thank you Permagreen.

    You have certainly opened a closed door.
  4. Currinson

    Currinson LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 98

    I just bought a perma green magnum this year. I had a few minor problems, it must have been built on a friday. When I set the calibration guage to 14 the holes looked huge, so I checked it with the hand guage, it was showing 22. As the number increased the holes decreased, evedently they have had several that were stamped backwards. I called on Wednessday and they said they would send out the new part, I just hope I recieve it soon, also the small muffler diverted is suposed to be rivited on , is just spinning around on 1 rivot, the pain in this is in order to re rivot this I need to drill out rivits on the guard blocking acess to it. I thought when you spend over 5,000.00 you would get a quality product, It makes me wonder what else is wrong. If you are listening perma green I would highly recommend a emergency brake to apply during transport, we have an enclosed trailer and even if we leave it in gear like the salesman said would work great, the machine moves everywhere. I would think they could incorporate a breaking system like a walk behing mower or rider, even if it costs an extra 500, or 1000. it would be worth it having a 5500.00 piece of equipment free rolling is a problem. Also any guys with the perma green I have a question about liquid application, I have only sprayed water to check the patterns. When set at an open pattern it sprays a very light mist, however when I select the narrow pattern it really soaks the area. I am curious of the mix rate for a liquid application. I thought the whole Idea of having 4 different nozzles was to achieve the same rate of application on narrow and wide spray. I am not sure if this is the way they all work or if mine is just missing another part, somthing is installed backwards, or just short a few more rivits.

    Thanks for your help
  5. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,597

    Bill....great to hear! Also, great to know that the sponsors of the site care about our members! :cool2:
  6. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 822

    As far as the break and trailoring, it should be strapped anyway. I will try to post a few pics of my set up. We welded a "bumper" on the front of my unit, then I pull into a piece of channel, welded on the trailer, 1 pin and it holds in place. For long distance, i throw a strap on as well. I needed the bumper anyway cause with the sides on my trailer the spinner & hopper would hit before the steel in front would. Yea i noticed the heavy spray on the trim nozzels as well, i never really had a need for the small nozzels. I will have to check my hole sizes.

    There is always quirks in any piece of equipment/vehicles whatever. No man made product will ever be 100% satisfying to everyone. I am excited to gemine out othe lawn.
  7. Currinson

    Currinson LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 98

    Thanks for the reply, I purchased a enclosed trailer so I would not have to strap all equipment, I have 2 walkers, 3 ferris 48" hydros and 1 60" Lesco, I have never had to strap any thing, but you are right. I wasnt sure how to run a strap around the permagreen without damaging the unit, any pics would be appreciated, thank you for the help, other than the quirks I mentioned I like the machine it has cut my application time down by 65%, and I like the ability to close the third hole and use the deflector.

    Take care


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