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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Dennis, Jul 12, 2000.

  1. Dennis

    Dennis LawnSite Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 155

    Lazer<br>Sorry to pinpoint you,but you seem to be the most knowledegable on pesticides.<br>I have my app. lic.and want to buy a truck size sprayer(pickup)I would like 2 tanks maybe a 50 and 150 for herbicides(50) and fertilizer(150);so I don't have to clean so much.<br>I have no idea what to look for or ask about,my plan is to spray all types of areas,fert.herb.,insect.,etc. what in ..Your very valued opinion am I looking for?<br>Any Info will help.<br>Thank you<br>Dennis
     
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    I'm not Lazer but my $0.02 worth, if you have the extra $$$ buy both, if not think about this. The Lesco brand 50 gallon sprayer is around $1700.00, and the 150 gallon is $2700.00, both with Briggs engines. That's $4400.00 for 2 sprayers, not including tax. Their 200 gallon is just $100.00 ($2899.00) more than the 150 gallon and includes a Honda motor.<p>The 150 or 200 gal is capible if 600PSI which allows deep-root fertilizing. Most herbicides and fertilizers can be sprayed at the same time which would save time v/s spraying herbicide, then fertilizers. Currently I'm spraying iron and Bayleton with no problems.<p>Again, if cash is no problem go for both, keeping in mind how often are you going to be spraying one product without the other? I just schedule mine accordingly, finishing the above now, next week doing deep root injecting.<p>Ray<p><p><font size="1">Edited by: KirbysLawn
     
  3. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    Truck mounted sprayers are best for tree/shrub applications.<p>For lawns, I would use a granular spreader with a spray system. <p><br>
     
  4. Buy a Lesco stainless push spreader and some<br>can sprayers.<p>This way you can recover your investment ASAP<br>and start making momey.
     
  5. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    That's fine for real small areas.<p>Perma-Green (800-346-2001, ride-onspreader.com) had a $350.00 spray kit they sell which makes a nice setup. <p>The next step up would be that spray kit mounted to a Lesco power walk-behind spreader. (Total investment $1700.00) Which would be far more productive in most situations than a truck mounted sprayer.<p>Beyond that, you get into mower-mounted spreader/sprayers which start at $1000.00 and then your custom built units, which I currently run.<p>I've owned the 750, 300 & 200 gallon truck mounted sprayers and they're too bulky, too expensive, too slow and not flexible enough.
     
  6. SLC INC

    SLC INC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    The Perma-Green M60 sucks it is to heavy to push around all day. You can not spray in even light wind.
     
  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    It depends on how often he will be putting out product. Grandular is much more expensive than spraying and works slower. <p>Example: Bayleton, grandular cost $73.00 for a 40 pound bag and covers 13,000 sf at the preventive rate. Cost per 1000 sf $5.40. Sprayable Bayleton cost $99.96 for 4 WS packs, the four packs will cover 43,560 sf. Cost per 1000 sf $2.29. By spraying you are saving $2.35 per 1000.<p>Most all others give equal savings. If you will not be spraying much, stay granular. If you plan on spraying often or adding services such as deep-root fertilizing or spraying trees then go for it. I just won a bid at a local church, part of their requirments were the trees must be deep-root fertilized and thanks to my sprayer I can do that. <p>Also, the sprayer is expensive, find ways to pay for it. A friend of mine just completed a deep-root job, $50.00 in supplies and $1050.00 in profit! Just market yourself and find business. Here is what I use to promote the deep root system: Both of these trees were planted at the same time, one was treated ONCE with deep-root fertilizing, can you tell which one? The treated one has a trunk 31&quot; the non-treated one has a trunk 22&quot;, some difference huh?<p>[​IMG]<p>Ray<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: KirbysLawn
     
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    Dennis

    Dennis LawnSite Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 155

    thanks for all the responce, seems as though there are lots of knowledge out there.<br>hope I didn't make anyone feel left out.<br>Thanks again<br>
     

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