Zspray Zmax or Intermediate

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by frameslawn, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. frameslawn

    frameslawn LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 117

    New in the Pesticide business and looking to purchase some spraying equipment. Has anyone tried the zpray products? If so, would you recommend this product? Thanks
     
  2. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 761

    Ive got a Max. I love it. I'm about to buy an intermediate as well. Ill start my new tech on an intermediate and wean him to a Max slowly and hire someone else to take on the intermediate route.

    Get the aux tank and foam marker for sure.
     
  3. frameslawn

    frameslawn LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 117

    Being new in this industry should I consider the intermediate instead of zmax or is the zmax a better all around more productive machine just harder to run?
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  4. MalasHierbas

    MalasHierbas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    Only different sizes. You need to consider your property sizes and fence entrances. Z max holds 50 gal. Others hold much less but all operate the same. All very productive
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  5. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,535

    Being new do you have the clients to support a 6-10k machine? Maybe go with a used one to start?

    I started with a jr and it was great but I seemed to be filling up all the time. I upgraded to a zmax with the aux tank and have never looked back.

    There are times I love the aux tank for added capacity. Then there are times I wish I had gotten it as a separate isolated tank for spraying expensive stuff like for sedges! Maybe I can retro fit something to fit in the fertilizer tray since I never need it.
     
  6. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 761

    When I said aux tank, I was talking about the 7 gallon stand alone pump tank. When I order my next max, I'm adding two of them.
     
  7. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,535

    Awesome. I thought I would get more use out of the aux tank, but an extra 7 gallons doesn't make that much difference throughout the day. The stand alone iso tank would get more use with a prosedge or revolver mix to spot spray.

    Right now I keep a small pump sprayer in the Fert tray.
     
  8. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 761

    Right now, I'm running pre and 3way doing blanket apps. My aux wand never leaves my hand. I spray around trees, stop signs, hit curved bed edges. Just about anywhere I can to keep my lines straight and avoid certain obstacles. It's uncanny how that 7 gallons runs out around the time the 50 gallons does.
     
  9. frameslawn

    frameslawn LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 117

    I think i'm going to order the z-max with the foam marking kit and either the 7gallon isolated tank with pump and 25ft coil hose or the 7 gallon aux tank. Any thought on which one I should choose?
     
  10. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 761

    You gotta get the iso tank with coil hose. It's awesome to have. Allows you to hit hard to get to areas easily.

    I broke the regulator one day and tried to spray some yards without the aux tank. I was miserable. I trucked across town, pieced it back together, and went back to full production mode as I waited for my replacement parts to come in from LT Rich....and the shipping for a bunch of parts was less than six bucks.
     

Share This Page