Wondering how long it takes for a guy to be proficient at operating a stand-on spreader/sprayer??? Reason I ask is I was amazed yesterday. This spring, we stole an employee from a local competitor. He had 2 weeks training on a Z-Spray intermediate last fall, but said he wasn't very good at it. So yesterday, I let him drive a T3000 around the shop. Then I showed him a 20 acre cemetery that needed 'round one'. So I dropped him off at the cemetery with one ton of fert. I told him to return to the shop for more fert when he ran out. (4 lbs per K) I got my route done about 2:00 p.m. So I drove back to the cemetery to see how Steve was doing. Turned out he just filled and was on his last section to complete the entire property. So then I inspected his tire tracks, granular coverage, etc. It was perfect. Not bad for his first day. Pretty much the only stand-on spreader/sprayers we see around here are the T3000,s, but what baffles me is so many lawnsite members saying they use something else. I don 't get it. Steve's main comment was, "It's was so easy". I'm 60-years-old, and I'm beginning to realize why TURFCO has patented their machine. thoughts?