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Z-spray new name sugestion

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by humble1, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    Well I got mine the other day. Intermediate, the name should be " ONE BAD MOTHER FU*$K@R" However I did have some problems.

    I find it hard to believe that any other machine can do what that thing can do. The best part no 3 holes that clog up if 2 prills stick together. I bet you could put a bowl of hershy kisses in that thing and they would spread out on the lawn.

    Delivery- This was shipper not LT Rich fault however I still expect and I am sure they will stand behind it. I had it delivered to my equipment dealer as I do not have a fork lift. The machine was delivered without a crate, it was shipped in one, so not sure what happened. Delivered dial knob on the floor, flat tire punctured, bent the side deflector, tank strap bent up, hand sprayer broken. I had to put a plug in the tire before I got to my first job $20 at a gas station, not the way to start things off.

    I made some money with it today though, the machine is intimidating at first and it is a lot bigger than what I expected. I do have to ***** about tie downs not enough points, there are a lot of parts that will bend if you strap it down wrong. I really like the ability to dial the width down or increase it. It would be nice to have the on off for the hopper on the steering handle, something you squeeze and release without letting go of the steering levers. Im a big guy 5' 11" 245 pounds I stand a little widder, i would have liked the caster lock to be more towards the outside especially when you are on a hill your body will move to the side more and your weight is into the metal side. I still feel like it would be hard to spread and spray at the same time going that fast. I am sure that will change. I was able to go thru the gates of two lawns that I used to push spread and backpack spray a total of about 30,000 sq ft, That day always sucked. I am very happy with my purchase. Service at LT Rich has been great whenever I have a question ray or andy are right there. Thanks guys.

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,283

    Sorry to hear about your bad luck with shipping! When my Z-Spray & Z-Plug were shipped, they had built such massive crates around them, I could have built a shed out of it:laugh:

    You'll love the machine! Good luck:usflag:
  3. chrisby316

    chrisby316 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    my zspray crate was also screwed up. couple of broken boards. luckily there was no damage to the machine. also got the "surprise" briggs engine.
  4. EVM

    EVM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 371

    Humble, I did not like the hopper control before I got the machine but when I started driving the machine with one hand I realized that the hopper control is in a good place. You will grow to like the hopper control I think.

    And that sucks about the shipping, I would be f'ing pissed. I would have told them to send the unit back.
  5. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,056

    I can promise that he will be more then taken care of!

    LT Rich customer service is 2nd to none!!!!!

    GREEN-UP LawnSite Member
    from sw ohio
    Posts: 97

    I drove to pick mine up 2hrs each way,through bad rain. That was 3yrs ago, and changed the oil 4x and thats it,keep breakin my foot switch(my fault). Honestly that should be a recall. They can put wiring on L side and avoid switch being so low were anything breaks it. Or try a side tap switch were ya hit it with your left side foot. On my 3rd this year. The Intr. is great if ya do condo communities and tight complexes. That machine makes my life sooooo easy. Best $$ you will ever spend and the service to back it up. American made with quality craftmanship. I am workin on my wheelies, not as good as video yet.
  7. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,539

    I'll 2nd that. Mine showed up with a flat. Looked like someone stabbed it with the forklift at Fed Ex. They overnighted me a tire....mounted on a new rim ready to go. Rick is "The Man". Come to find out the parking break was set a little tight. If it bounced to much it popped the tire (flattened the other one myself.) Put tubes in, tweeked brake...problem solved. And I have a spare ready to go. Point is, they went above and beyond.:usflag:
  8. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    so i havent gotten my spray gun yet, I was looking at my hose reel and the handle is bent, seems most of the damage was on the hose reel side.

    I would have sent it back, but because I dont have a forklift I had to have it dropped off to my equipment dealer. H eisnt familiar with the machine and I would expect it to come mint for what I paid for it.
  9. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,056

    I think we would all agree there! I would be ticked off also! Good thing is...the overall machine is still awesome, you will just have to fix/replace a few misc items. No big deal, but understand your frustration.

    Wonder why the crate was off of it? I would dig on this one or have LT Rich and make whoever took the crate off step up to the plate.

    As stated...I am sure they will take care of you...but I would be pissed at the shipping Co. Once it leaves LT Rich it sucks that someone else damaged it!
  10. EVM

    EVM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 371

    I would make the shipping company eat it, they screwed that deal up. Thanks to Willy for delivering my machine with out a scratch.

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