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PG third hole adjust...

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by TL1981, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. TL1981

    TL1981 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 120

    It is known that the pattern of the PG with the Lesco hopper leaves more to be desired. The right side adjust hole wide open doesn't make a noticable differance in the pattern. So I'm thinking about cutting some of the slide plate off to make the opening larger but leaving the right side adjust plate alone to maintain control. Do you think this will work?

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    Last edited: Mar 25, 2010
  2. Greenery

    Greenery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    Will it still close completely?
  3. TL1981

    TL1981 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 120

    Haven't measured it but I think there is some extra... If I did do this I would make sure there was enough before I cut it. :)
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,562

    if I understand it correctly, the left hole controls the granules which become the right side of the pattern.
    I suggest that you use flat pieces of metal or plastic to partly close off the remaining two holes on the inside of the hopper. Hold them down with screws so that you can adjust the size of the openings by sliding or rotating the plastic covers. Perfection is elusive--let us know what happens. Catch the output in 10 coffee mugs as you drive by--count the granules in each to judge eveness of the pattern.
  5. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,548

    That flimsy little piece of metal is a $52 part. Don't screw up:)
  6. TL1981

    TL1981 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 120

    Yeah, maybe I didn't word it specific enough... when I said right side adjust I am referring to the left hole.

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