Z-plugger and thats it?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by GreenHor7, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. GreenHor7

    GreenHor7 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    I currently have about 25 accounts. I was looking at purchasing a brand new z-plugger for next year with the spreader and sprayer. Will i be able to do all applications with this unit or will i need a tank also?
     
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    I would consider getting a Zspray and pulling a 42-48in aerator with it. it will pull better plugs and you will have a stainless steel frame plus and a better spread/spray setup!
     
  3. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    Either machine would be a big investment for 25 accounts unless they are large.
     
  4. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Posts: 536

    I rented a z-plugger this year, unless you have all flat properties (I sure don't) I found it very uneasy on hills and tight places...in short, way too much money, and I did'nt like it...that's my opinion and mine alone!!
     
  5. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,744

    I dont have a plugr but a local company has one and they say the same thing. It just isnt as versitale as they hoped and it is very difficult on hills.
    I have a z-max for my commercial properties and love it. But for 25 accounts even a permagreen is a big investment. We didnt get our first rider until we hit 2 million square feet. and that was b/c I was solo at the time and wanted to speed up my production.
     
  6. GreenHor7

    GreenHor7 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    I am servicing about 600k but i am hoping to double or even triple that by next year. I am looking to pick-up two accounts alone ranging around 100k each. If i would not go with a unit like this what do you guys suggest then. I want to grow the business. So keep that in mind.
     
  7. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,134

    i love my plugr i dont even take my walkbehind with me anymore i take mine on almost anything
    it paid for itself in the first season
     
  8. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,440

    dusty,
    any trouble with the heavy weight aspect of the machine?
    could you get stuck or damage a soft lawn?
    how does it plug over uneven ground?
     
  9. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,072

    Indy,

    How is that working for you?

    How does it do on inclines for power?

    How much weight do you have on your aerator?

    Thanks,

    RC
     

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