z spray and tal star

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, May 23, 2006.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    have you guys used talstar out of the z spray ?
    i like to try it..
    any tips?

    it would be nice to have graduated lines on the z tank..:rolleyes:

    i was going to pre mis the talstar in a jug fill the z tank and add the pre mix. i think the slouching of the unit will keep it mixed..
    what you think..?
     
  2. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    Talstar tends to cake up on 100 mesh screens. Go to a 50 mesh screens. Another alternative would be to use larger flood tips at half the spacing. I think Zs have a 20 inch spacing. Use quick caps to close off every other one. Use a flood nozzle twice the size you are using without screens. If the nozzles clog go to a larger nozzle and recalibrate. I do this with flight control with my tractor sprayers. Floods give a very wide fan with good coverage. Drift is more of a problem with small floods, but if using talstar that would generally not be a big concern.
     
  3. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    has any of u guys done this with the z ?
     
  4. Harvestman

    Harvestman LawnSite Member
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    I Have used it many times with no problem. Does not clog at all.Harvestman
     
  5. FINN

    FINN LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA.
    Posts: 280

    Ant,

    I used it last summer on over 200k. It worked well no problems.
     
  6. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ditto, works great, no problems.
     
  7. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    thanks..i will try it..
     
  8. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,444

    one more question...

    keep the same screen and 1/3 gal nozzles in?
     
  9. FINN

    FINN LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA.
    Posts: 280

    That's how I did it. I'd be sure to check the screens as you go.
     

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