fertilizer sprayer

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Schlepie, May 15, 2003.

  1. Schlepie

    Schlepie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    What is a good step up from the hand pump and backpack sprayer? maybe to mix 5-10 gallons at a time. The problem is that alot of the organic ferts that I use for the plants and grass are too thick for hose end sprayers and pump and back packs are too slow for entire lawns and large landscape areas. Also want to use a larger hose to spray heavier than the regular hand pump sprayers...any ideas?


  2. 25agl tank 5gpm flojet pump deep cycle batt 2 wheel dolly.
  3. Schlepie

    Schlepie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    can I find a setup like this ready to go or where can I find all the stuff?
  4. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    home depot, or tractor supply if you have them there.. about $350
  5. lordohturf

    lordohturf LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Messages: 173

    It's going to be hard for you to get an even application of fertilizers out of a 25 gallon electric sprayer unless you are using a
    boom settup with calibrated nozzles.
  6. For spot spraying and shrubbery it will do fine.

    Need this for blanketing lawns.

    my dc spray rig.jpg
  7. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    Hey LGF,

    I like your rig, this backpack is getting awfully heavy blanket applying momentum and three way (not mixed together) to half acre lawns....

    Here's a dumb question.... How do you calibrate the sprayer for speed of travel when spraying? Do you have a spedometer or something? Also, how long does it take ot see results from momentum in cooler weather? Any thoughts?

  8. I use a Perma Green, either I bought a new ZTR for $9000 or the PG for half that.

    At first I didn't have a speedo, but put one on real fast.

    Momentuim on dandilions is pretty fast, clover takes about 5 days.
  9. Clay

    Clay LawnSite Member
    Messages: 236

  10. Stonewall

    Stonewall LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Any experience with the wheel spray?

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