z plug - more tines

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by jbturf, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    like others, i havent been impressed with tine spacing on my zplug

    i just got new tine assy's from zspray- to add more tines
    i had a couple minor issues installing - zspray is curently helping me with

    who has done this already? and how are your results?

    the old pattern was 5 x9
    the new pattern is 3.5 x 9
     
  2. Service 1st Lawn Care

    Service 1st Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just got the new Z-plug, have done about a dozen aeration's had it built with the new tine pattern. I only need to go over the lawns once it works great.:clapping:
     
  3. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    svc 1st,

    hows the tine pentration?
     
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i was talking with them the other day about this. it would depend on soil moisture most.
     
  5. Service 1st Lawn Care

    Service 1st Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    As you know it's all about moisture, I'd say on average I'm pulling 3"
     
  6. Green Lawns llc

    Green Lawns llc LawnSite Member
    from NW CT
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    Just received my 36 z-plug last month. I have about 500k of aerating under my belt and very happy with the results. I am also averaging 3" plugs. I have done properties ranging from 2k - 200k with no problem. Well done LT Rich!
     
  7. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Fwiw 3.5 x 9 is the spacing on the LS WB & stander
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  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    no one cares about the LS on this thread
     
  9. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
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    jb turf and srv 1st what width is your aerator? 36" or 48".

    I was talking to LT Rich today after I saw this thread. They say they have about 600 to 700 lbs of down pressure so when you increase the tine count it lowers the psi per tine (hence plug depth). Guessing you have 36"s units as they would have less rows and get better depth then the 48".

    I know everyone hates doing double passes but when done with the 48" Zplug a double pass would have more plugs than anything else out there and can do it at a high speed.
     
  10. Service 1st Lawn Care

    Service 1st Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have the 36 and it does have the extra row of tines, unit now comes with a 23 H.P. engine and has plenty of power and plenty of down pressure. averaging 3" plugs on hard clay that's plenty of depth to me.
     

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