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how many of you switched from a perm a green to z spray?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by anthony, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. anthony

    anthony Guest
    Messages: 0

    how many of you switched from a perm-a-green to a z spray?
  2. cemars

    cemars LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    Since no one has posted I'll put my 2 cents worth in. I have not "switched" per se but do own both, 2 PG's and on full size Z-spray (40 gal). They both beat pulling a hose but are 2 different beast. The PG is very manuverable, smaller and lighter than the Z-spray, easier to get over curbs, under low branches, through tight spots and 3 grand less. The Z-spray however kicks the PG's butts in large wide open areas. This is for several reasons: 1.) the Z-spray will treat more than twice the area of a PG between refills and is faster both at applying and at getting back to the truck to refill. In addition, I love the 50ft spray hose that comes standard with the Z vs. the $2.00 spray bottle that comes with the PG. Which one is best for you depends on your scope of work. The Z-spray Junior is a closer comparison to the PG, for us we needed the larger Z-spray as we have a number of 30-50 acre properties. The PG does have its glitches, but support has always been outstanding in my experience.
  3. turfsurfer

    turfsurfer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Thank you Cemars, finally an opinion that didn't totally blast the PG. I'm on the verge of getting one and have been asking for objective opinions on other posts. I have a few 1-5 acre sites but most are in the 8-15,000 range with about 15-20 in the 4-8,000 range. Only treating about 1.5 mil sq ft now but still growing this side of business as I transition away from mowing. Seems like the PG might be more suited to my situation, what do you think? Only thing that nags me a little is all the posts describing switching from PG to z-spray, not the other way around. What have been your mechanical glitches? Have heard alot of maintenance complaints on different posts but no specifics.
  4. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854


    If you come over to demo that z plugger, you can demo my z spray as well if you want.

  5. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,217


    If you read the ads for both p-g or zspray's you gonna hear only the good stuff about them,

    You say blast the pg, but in my case I being truthfull in what I feel about the machine, most are facts,some are just IMO.

    My feeling if someone is making a product that is no where as good as they " market" it to be then its fair game to point out the problems. Some may think its sour grapes or blasting

    I think its just being honest
  6. turfsurfer

    turfsurfer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    James, wasn't getting on you, and I agree on posting your opinions. Just wasn't too encouraged on all I had been reading on the PG. In the end I think their warranty will give it the chance to shine or be returned. At this point, I can tell you I would not be buying it if not for that money back guarantee.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,134

    the thing i like about the PG unit is it is light if i get it stuck i can manhandel it out of the spot u can literally roll it over to move it
    u will not move the z-spray that easy
    i have a pg and am going to buy a z-spray soon
    i feel with that i will still use both machines for dif property's
  8. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,217

    Turf, I didnt mean it that way, I got was you where saying,

    Dusty, your right,both machines have there place, and mabye if your a bigger company you should have both machines.

    Until i desgin my own and market it to you guys :)

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,134

    i have some ideas ill share with u over lunch someday
    my sprayer comes with a built in gps and a shotgun
  10. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,217

    good one dusty, If you ever find yourself in the great commonwealth, give me a call well do lunch, Maybe we can get TSM to buy.

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