How long does an acre take dragging a hose?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by GreenHor7, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. GreenHor7

    GreenHor7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    I have never drug a hose for applications but is it very time consuming. I would have to think so especially once you get over 10k. Assuming the one acre lawn has a few trees what is the average time it takes to apply.
  2. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 952

    35-45 minutes if all area can be reached without moving the truck

    Moving the truck 45-55 minutes
  3. green_mark

    green_mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 494

    We run about the same. Since we have a many lawns in this range we only use a 3/8" hose. Makes all the difference in the world for the fatigue factor.
  4. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,751

    Same here Green Mark....I response to the original post. A good rule of thumb is 1 minute/ 1000. Having to move the truck always adds more time so it has to be considered as well.
  5. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    Do you get high enough volume from your 3/8" hose? I get real tired of dragging the 1/2" everywhere, 300' of that is very heavy.

    I would say 35-40 minutes to do an acre.
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,956

    Same here -- maybe 30 minutes if it's wide open, and you run a little higher pressure. We use 400' 1/2 " hose.

    I remember 'two-man' ChemLawn trucks spraying out 2400 gallons a day (two 1200 gallon truckloads). This was in Dallas & San Antonio using 3/8 inch hose with a D-25 pump.
  7. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,751

    I spray 2 gal/min/1000 out of 400' of 3/8 inch hose. You run a little higher pressure to get the same volume vs. the 1/2 inch hose. Less weight makes a big difference. No way I can get an acre done in 30 minutes. I don't want to try. I just did a 43k lawn about 3hrs ago. Took 55 minutes to spray, roll up hose and hang invoice. I'd nearly be at a jog to get it done in 30 minutes
  8. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,163

    This is where the PG is nice.

    You can do an acre in about 20 minutes and your not even tired. With spot spraying you can probably add another 10 minutes depending on the lawn, and you are off to the next one.

    Not saying anything bad about dragg'n a hose over an acre, but I would seriously quit if I had to do that!

    I am not afraid to work by any means, but there is just too many ways to get around it (ride on).

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Heck Yeah I'll never forget the 1200 gallon tankers 4gallons/1000 crank it up and run.
  10. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,751

    Hey Rodney, I know what you're saying. :) The next 3 will be done on my PG for the same price....I'll leave that one alone. We've been through that already.:laugh::drinkup:

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