Question about the Z Spray

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by rcreech, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,162

    I am currently using a PG Magnum and love it, but I am looking at adding a Z-Spray for several reasons (need a second unit anyway, higher gallons, WP etc.)
    My question is... I am used to the PG and not used to dealing with a boom. Is it hard to get adapted to? Do you have to back up a lot or does the hydro help to eliminate this?
    Just worried about dealing with a boom sticking out there.

  2. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    you will have no problerm. i asked the same thing last yr. and now i have a brand new perm-a=green in my shop and a z on my trailer and loving it.
  3. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
    from u s a
    Messages: 457

    why don't they go boomless wonder ? i mean it could be made like the permagreen since the spray width isnt that much difference .
  4. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,162

    I was thinking about the Jr but may be to small, and really like the Intermediate, but concerned about smaller lawns and getting though gates. I have lawns that range from, 4K up to 100K but my avg is about 30-32K. Which size machine would you recommend?
  5. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    The boom is the bomb since it is break away and divided up into three sections. I bought the max because I'm shooting more com than resl turf. I use it everywhere though. I have some 5k lawns that I use it on. next I will be looking for a automatic bag loader for it so I don't have to lift those bags anymore. Kidding of course...
    I love doing those 50k laws in 20 minutes start to finish. I'm not going back...never!
  6. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Could the reason for the Z-Spray not going boomless be the patent that PG has on a boomless nozzle system?
  8. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
    from u s a
    Messages: 457

    Could be ,but would think patent office was a little aggressive if thats true .
    Why not tell z spray to keep the boom and just add some perma green style turbo flood jet nozzles. to me with all the things perma green does wrong they nailed it with no booms
  9. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    The boomless debate is kinda :hammerhead: if you ask me. The z spray intermediate and max has a folding boom divided into 3 sections with 4 nozzles (one left, one right, two middle). So if you want it to be a perma green simply fold the boom back and only spray out of the center 2 nozzles. Not sure why anyone would prefer this as the boom extended sprays a 9.5 foot wide swath. I don't think a narrower spray swath would be patented, who the heck would not want to spray wider? With the finger tip controls you can spray just the right nozzle, just the left nozzle, just the center nozzles, just the right and center nozzles, just the left and center nozzles, or finally just the right and left nozzle. Or if it is a tight area, just use the 50 foot hose for spot treating.

    I personally would go with the intermediate to answer your question. Just my opinion though.

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,283

    With all the complaints about PG's poor weed control abilities, WHY would you want to take an awsome machine like the Z-Spray & turn it into a PG???? Thats like taking a Mercedes & putting Yugo parts on it??:hammerhead:

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