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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Rick13, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    I can't say I've had an opportunity to try. The St. Augustine grass is way too risky to go over 350, any time I try I regret it with chunks of turf coming out.
    I'm really surprised at all the tight places I can maneuver into. I feared not being able to get a nice close job done. It's tempting to sell the Turfco XT5 altogether. The opportunity to back into places & hang over the edge makes a huge difference. I always had to contend with the handlebars on the xt5. Is it a huge deal, probably not, but I have had customers thank me for doing such a thorough job.
     
  2. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just visited MIBAR's site & now I'm asking: What else do you all use this machine for other than aerating? I'm in Florida, so no snow here. I would have loved the Spreader unit last week after spreading 150#'s of winter-rye over a driving range with el-cheapo spreaders. I'd love to offer more of this service to residential but most of them have thick Zoysia turf, not sure how well that would go.
     
  3. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
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    I already have a spreader mounted and plan on spray tanks with a boom and hose reel. I am also going to try and fab a power rake to slide into the reciever and lift with a cylinder. I use the power rake after aerating for a seed bed so driving around would be alot better than pushing it. I think it might work well as a walk plow also.
    Steve
     
  4. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Steve,
    You've never posted your pictures of your set up. Are you going too?????
     
  5. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes..I'm sorry i completely forgot..Just made myself a note,
    Steve
     
  6. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I had a customer call me last month and tell me their internet went out right after I left. Said Charter came out and the cable was "shredded" and that the customer would be responsible. I told them no way, had to have been buried too shallow. Sure enough, Charter backed down and admitted it was't buried deep enough.

    I'm working on mounting up a Lesco Truckster that I bought off of Ebay. Brand new still in the box for $325 shipped!
     
  7. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm hoping to have a dethatcher unit converted to the 2" receiver front mount for the sole purpose of raking pine-straw needles. I think it will make quick work. Not looking to get all them up but would like to speedily pile them to pitch-fork into dumptruck.
    Secondarily what's the best search keywords when shopping for the front-mount broadcast spreader? I ebayed Lesco Truckster but nodda.
    Rick, I'm thinking of offering a Milorganite type spreader service instead of just the compost topdressing. As you know the topdressing is labor/equipment intense so I'd like to offer something outta the bag for a change. Thoughts?
     
  8. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
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    Spyker or JRCO..spyker is what is on the Z sprays..I have the JRCO ..works great
     
  9. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I think I just lucked out on the lesco
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  10. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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