what type of sprayers is everyone using

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jeff_0, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Posts: 401

    i'm in the market to buy a sprayer and i wanted to find out the brands that everone is using.
     
  2. Sprayers for what?

    They each have a purpose.
     
  3. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The only sprays I've used so far would be Lesco's three way broadleaf killer & dormant oil for ornamentals. I use the Lesco back pack diaphragm sprayer for both of those. I've heard the diaphragm model is good because if your mixing powders & such the components won't break down as fast. The three way & dormant oil are both concentrates though. Just mix with water.
     
  4. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Posts: 401

    i meant to say spray tank
     
  5. To spray what.

    I have a lesco 200 gallon skid to spray lawns

    I have an FMC John Been to spray tree.

    I have a 525 gal one I built from scratch to spray lawns

    I have swissmex for back packs

    I have a Permagreen to spray lawns and spread fert

    I also have a dixie chopper to spray lawns and spread fert.

    Make sure you get a hypro pump, easy to get parts for. Gas engine Honda, last you a long time.

    Lesco's space saver is good Gregson clarks is good.
     
  6. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Posts: 401

    spray tank to spray lawn fertilizers...
     
  7. Well how many sqft do you plan to do in a day? What spray rate.

    Liquid fert means big tanks.
     
  8. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Posts: 401

    most lawns around 10k sq ft but some will be more
     
  9. So at 2 gallons per 1000M that would be 20 gallons a lawn.

    a 200 gallon will limit you to 100,000 sqft for the day.
     

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