Just got an X mark / Toro spreader sprayer I'm excited any and all tips welcome

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by HenryB, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I really like this machine any tips as far as calibration maintenance etc I'd really appreciate. I'm a little nervous going low volume
     
  2. JunkmanJoe

    JunkmanJoe LawnSite Member
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    I just got one too. Played with calibration. Ended up with blue nozzles. Ran a little less than full throttle at 30 psi . Applied 20gpa with Dimension and Tzone. Will see how that turns out.
     
  3. ETM

    ETM LawnSite Silver Member
    from GEORGIA
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    Nothing to be nervous about. Your gonna still put out the same AI in your chemicals. You will love it in a few weeks. When you get used to it.
     
  4. Young Bros

    Young Bros LawnSite Senior Member
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    Our nuts get loose in the steering. We put lock tight on this year, see if that helps. Otherwise about once a week I have to tighten stuff down. Hopper cover wears out fast. Other than that, it's a great machine.
     
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  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Somebody needs to invent a hinged, yet easy open with one hand--hopper rain cover.
     
  6. Oxmow

    Oxmow LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks for that idea!...patent pending as of 12 seconds ago...payup
     
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    HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've been playing with this all day I really like it I have an embarrassing question I can't get the hopper open I'm setting my adjustment on the spreader pulling back the green lever I can force it open a little bit but I feel like I'm going to snap the lever is there a trick I missing
     
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    HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Oiled everything up connections, cables, metal moving parts seems better but still seems hard to turn on and off also what's a common setting for this spreader for something say like Prodiamine .42 12/0/0
     
  9. HeathD

    HeathD LawnSite Member
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    So does it come with extra nozzles or do you have to buy them separate?
     
  10. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have seen spreader opening levers put together wrong. On Lesco spreaders, if the pivot pin and cotter pin stick out to the right--it catches on the actuating rod. Turn it around so the cotter pin sticks out to the left.
     
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