zspray owners, how do you transport your machine?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by James Cormier, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    Just finishing up my first year using a z spray. One more day of production here in central MA for me! I pretty sure I will keep it as my #1 machine. However I really miss using my PG rack that hangs off the back of the truck.

    In other words really, really sick of pulling my trailer every day.

    Currently I load the machine and pallets of fert thru the back door.
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    Front ramp door couldnt handle the weight of the z and the door snapped off. That should get fixed this winter by my welder.
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    Back when I had my PG's they loaded in the trailer on the side door, which made loading pallets a little eaiser.
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    However the z is just a bit too wide to do this, and just a little long to fit in the trailer going sideways.

    So Im looking for other ideas on carrying my machine. Anyone using cube truck? Or how about the new Sprinter vans? I like those vans and wonder if the z would fit in the back ( with a custom ramp set up) and then the pallet of material loaded in the side door?
     
  2. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
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    Personally I am a big fan of the box truck.

    Click on the link below and I have several pics of my truck set up.

    http://www.lawnsite.com/album.php?albumid=263

    Many advantages of this set up starting with enclosed, no trailer, out of the weather, theft, professional, advertising and don't have to worry about people stealing stuff out of your truck..just to mention a few.

    I also have a Reese trailer that you can get for the Z. It works really well, but I am limited to how much water and fert I can haul. Works really well and contact LT Rich if you are interested...buy they are a lil pricey if you ask me.

    Why leave the house and have to come back on 4 hours to refill??? :dizzy:
    That is why I love the box truck...you can haul 300 gallons of water and 2 ton of fert if you want!
     
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    open trailer
     
  5. superintendent

    superintendent LawnSite Senior Member
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    what size is the red enclosed trailer 18ft or shorter if shorter does it work for u
     
  6. sweetjetskier

    sweetjetskier LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    The best way I have found to transport a ride on spreader is on my mother in laws back, so convenient, no extra registration fees for trailers,etc

    My 2 cents
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  7. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I got a custom 16' trailer built this year for the z. I had it built w a 48" front door where a full pallet sits. Just behind, over the wheels, is a 300g transfer tank. The z goes in the rear thru the back ramp. Did it this way so I can use it for a mowing crew if we get behind and also can load a z plug in the fall. Dont have photos though. The factory wanted the work and was nice to a repeat customer - I was very surprised how little it cost.
     
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i would not be using an enclosed trailer for that, i would use a smaller open trailer and have the tank in the bed of the truck. works great for us with multiple uses for the trailer
     
  9. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    16' Box truck, got our new box with a side door to slide in a pallet of fert and a 50Gal nurse tank on the cab over hang.
    When we run large jobs we put a 200 gal tank in the middle of the truck and the z on the tail.
     
  10. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    I use a open trailers and a 14 step van. The floor of the step sits a little lower than a box truck. I had two bifold aluminum ramps attached to the back. The Z fits real nice in the back. I have a 100 gal nurse tank. It is only 22 inches in diameter. Takes up little floor space. There plenty of room for a pallet to stack 50-60 bags of fertilizer. Even more if needed. Only draw back is loading fertilizer. Each bag has to be carried up the ramp by hand.
     

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