considering new machine

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jbturf, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,503

    any of you guys switch from a permagreen to a
    z spray or use both?
    ive been using the permagreen for the last 5 years
    how hard of a transition is it?

    just feel real comfortable on PG
    wondering if the akward learing curve
    is worth the added features

  2. sclawndr

    sclawndr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    Funny you should ask that - I've had the same thought. I've used the PG for a long time and it's hard to imagine switching over to a ZTR machine. And there's the spectre of the new Turfco machine hanging out there like a rain cloud now. It's supposed to be the best thing to come along since sliced bread. Perhaps one of the lucky few who get the machines this year will post details.
  3. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,370

    I have no idea what the Turfco machine is going to be. I do know a PG pretty well, and I can tell you that the Z-spray is already the best thing since sliced bread. The learning curve will be easy, even pleasurable. Ask yourself why there are hundreds, if not thousands of Z-spray owners out there, and you never see one thread started by one of them to complain about the machine. It is a tank, a sports car, great on hills (when you get the weight distribution correct), customer service beyond reproach...what more could you ask for?

    Get a Z-spray.
  4. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,163

    There are atleast 3 people here on here (Lawn Site) that is getting the new Turfco machine!

    From what I have heard....this this is very close to the "silver bullet". It is almost a cross between the Z and the PG. That is a WINNING COMBINATION right there!

    PG is a great machine....but the one thing I am looking foreword to is "sticking" to the hills a little better!
  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,956

    We've used PG units for years, and they're still bring in nice production everyday. We demo'd two Z-Spray units last fall (two sizes). The Z-Sprays were easy to get used to, and they are really built solid.

    We also demo'd a 3rd option.....the TURFCO prototype (I call it a prototype even though it has been used on hundreds of acres in "certain Southern States" last year and this spring). It can be hauled on a PG carrier rack (with minor modification), so you don't have to pull a trailer all day.

    I like all 3 of the above, but we're always looking for new technology: performance, convenience, comfort, & reliability.:usflag:
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    z spray is hard to beat dude. i can get that think crazy places i did not think posible on a machine
  7. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,966

    Can you rate them ? 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd ?
  8. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,163

    Each person can rank equipment....but you will get tons of different answers!

    It is like asking a person what their favorite make of a truck is, and why?

    If just depends on what their needs are, how they use it, etc.

    GREEN-UP LawnSite Member
    from sw ohio
    Messages: 97

    I LOVE MY Z-SPRAY!!!!! I can make more $$, blow times away, and get good coverage. Example, I did 41 acre sports complex/church other day, only took 8.5 hrs w a few breaks in between. Built tough, little pricey, but they can make your life easy.
  10. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Messages: 950

    Z-Spray is a proven product and they are always tryin' to tweak them and upgrade. Nothin' worse than a company putting a product out there and lettin' the customers end up doin' the R/D.

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