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Question for PG owners

jasontimm

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
MN
I have been looking for a new sprayer spreader, its between the PG, z-spray and a turfco T3000. I have an idea on what direction i want to go, however, today i stopped at JDL and looked at the new Triumph, very nice machine. In the majority of discussions on this site it seems to be Z-spray VS. the Turfco T3000, very little said about the PG. I do know that there is a lot of PG's out there. The question i have is, why did you buy a PG over the other two Z-spray & T3000. Was it the price, the fact yu can drive to a store and look at one, or the performance??? The sales guy today was not educated on the competition, so was not able to sell me on why i should buy a PG over the other two.

And please no debate on Z-sray VS T3000, i've been well educated on opinions reguarding the two.

Thanks
Jason
 

Young Bros

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Spirit Lake, IA
Have not tried the triumph. We bought a PG Ultra because it was the cheapest used ride on we could find. It's better than not having a ride on. Magnum and Ultra do not spray as good as the T or Z. PG has 3 hole spreader. We dont like 3 hole spreaders, so for our area a T3000 will be our choice.
 
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jasontimm

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
MN
Have not tried the triumph. We bought a PG Ultra because it was the cheapest used ride on we could find. It's better than not having a ride on. Magnum and Ultra do not spray as good as the T or Z. PG has 3 hole spreader. We dont like 3 hole spreaders, so for our area a T3000 will be our choice.
Why dont you like the 3 hole spreader?
 

Young Bros

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Spirit Lake, IA
it has an uneven spread pattern and clogs easy.
What he said. Used Anderson, Lesco (both 3 hole), and now use a Spyker (1 hole).
 

Jason Rose

LawnSite Fanatic
If the 3 hole spreaders deliever an uneven pattern, why are they the number one style offered, and why have they kept making them for so many years? I don't have issues with the 3 hole design. And if clogs are the issue, you are probably using low quality fertilizers that's clumpy, or stuff that's been wet and then dried.

I bought the PG magnum because at the time it was the only machine offered in my area for sale that I could put my hands on. Never heard of another dealer for the other brands out there. One fert supplier "said" they were thinking of selling the Z spray units, but that never materilized.
 

DA Quality Lawn & YS

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Rochester, MN
I don't have a problem with my 3 hole Lesco either. Never had a plug.

Also, folks won't talk much about the Triumph or PG because the units are overpriced for what they are. You can get a new T or Z for just a wee bit more, with more functionality or so everyone says who owns them.
 

indyturf

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Indy
I have my PG Centri's mainly because I'm cheap! lol
I like them because they are a very simple design and if anything goes wrong with them I can fix them myself. they do a good job for me but if I were going to spend the $ for a new ride-on spreader I would have to go with a Z jr.
 

indyturf

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Indy
it has an uneven spread pattern and clogs easy.
I have never had a major problem with the 3 hole, but those are the main complaints you hear about them. used Lesco push spreaders for many years.
 

lush&green

LawnSite Member
Location
Upstate NY
I have had my PG Ultra for 5 seasons. It was a great spreader for us. We just upgraded to a LT Rich JR. The Turfco and LT Rich unit are just in a different class for the same $$$. I have a well maintained Ultra for sale here. lol
If you are going new I would look at the LT Rich, I am really impressed by the unit and the ease of maintenance... But again, the pg I feel is in a different class than the other two..
 
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