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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by silverscapes, Jul 5, 2007.
what are you using for a fert a squirt rig ?what would you change? got any pictures?
We have 4 trucks.
Newst truck is an F350 Superduty with 2 325gal poly tanks, 9 hp Honda w/ a Hypro cent. pump. Great flexibility with 2 tanks, and it's also a nurse truck for the booms. It has a quick-connect off the pump and will fill up a boom sprayer in about 2 minutes.
Next is a Mitsubishi FE-SP with a Raven 600 gal fiberglass tank w/ mech agitation and a 200 gal poly tank with hydraulic agit. Honda 5.5 with a Bean 10/10 pump. Great truck, only thing I would change is the bed length... it's 16' long and a 14' would be easier to drive.
We have an old (95) Chemlawn Rhino. Enclosed truck, 300 and 100 gal tanks, D25 PTO pump. Nice for residential, it's a rolling billboard. Sucks for commercial, you have to keep opening and closing the doors everytime you move the truck. I had a driver rip one of them off at a job in Wilmington.
Last one is my truck. A 1989 GMC 3500 4WD flatbed with 2 spray rigs. Bought it in 99 from an outfit in New York (LawnMasters) that sold to TruGreed. Had 50K miles on it, still in very good shape. Has a 300 gal single tank I use for tree/shrub, and a 300 split 150/150 for lawn, veg control, whatever. I think it's the only 4wd spray rig in DE.
We also have 2 boom sprayers. One drivable, one tow behind with a Polaris 800EFI Sportsman to tow it with. I use that one for pastures and trail spraying. Sorry, no pics at this time.
8 2500HD pickups (GMC & Chevy) w/Tuflex 300 gal split tanks (200/100) w/Hypro D-30's, 5.5 Honda motors. 850 gal split tank "tanker (stainless steel) w/D-25 hydracell pump. Two Permagreen Ultra's. One LESCO Ztwo sprayer-spreader. Two John Deere 445's w/Spyker electric spreaders w3-point hitches. Plus more - including tree/shrub high pressure spray rigs.
Chevy 3500. 400 gal poly tank. Hypro D232 pump. Briggs 6 hp motor.
Starter rope hangs on pulley on left side of reel. Button for reel on wire on the right. Barely visible, kill switch conveniently attached to return hose.
Wow Rig. That's a lot of weight to carry around in that truck. Fully loaded, you be carrying 2 tons of weight in the bed of your truck.
Pallet loads right in the side door at Lesco each day. Everything fits in the trailer: Z-spray, Lesco spreader, spill kit, a 20 gallon fuel cell. The sprayer is a nurse tank and hort sprayer. Behind the sprayer are 2 backpacks; roundup and weed control. The mixing station is my tailgate.
Nice Set Up
Tremor suggested your type of set up 5 years ago. You are ahead of your time with this set up. Sarasota county Florida just passed a County Law yesterday banning quick release Fertilizer in their county on Residential property. Agriculture is not effected. The State of Florida is now working on a similar Law. Other states will follow. But the days of the big Lawn Spray truck are numbered.
I think we all know Granular pesticide has a longer residual than liquid. But Liquid has quicker response time or faster knock down. The same with Liquid & Granular Fert. The more soluble a chemical is the more change it has of polluting our water. If our business is to survive we must change with the times.
BTW I am running a Cab Over with three hose reels pumps and tanks. I do use Granular fert but I also use a little liquid fert. I know I am behind times.
That's a really nice set-up you have there Mike. Does pulling that railer ever get to be a pain? I've thought about getting a trailer when I get a Z-Spray since you can't carry on on a hitch-platform.
There is a very nice reese hitch setup for the Z-Spray.
Go on LT Rich site and look under the Z-Max and you will see a pic of it.
It has wheels as the one I use for my PG doesn't and it bounces alot on the back roads. Thought about getting one but don't want to spend the $ since I already have one that works.
Reese hitch platforms are great when backing in tight areas!
I have never considered it a pain. It's really easy to pull and maneuver. Thanks for the praise.