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reese hitch carriers

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by mole cricket, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. mole cricket

    mole cricket LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I bought a new z spray and I am looking to find a reese hitch carrier for my flat bed. Does any one know who can make them for my junior z sprayer. Or should I build ramps?
  2. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    check out the rack made by C+S turf - its designed for
    their time machine which is almost identical in size to a
    zspray junior
    I'd consider modifying what ever you use to the double
    reciever tube setup as some members here have explained
    or if a flat bed you could bolt it directly onto the
    truck maybe
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,727

    I use a double receiver tube set up for my Permagreen. Built for me by local blacksmith, welding, trailerhitch company. Sturdy. But unbolts for easy disassembly and removal. But fertilizer is hard on steel--rust is a problem. If they can make most of it out of aluminum or galvanized--that would help. Taillights and turn signals are nice. Rock solid hold down and tie downs so it never fallls out are a good idea.

    RABBITMAN11 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,480

    Fertilizer eats up aluminum
  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    PG's & T3000's run safely on carrier racks. Check out B & B -- they will show you. Otherwise -- one has to purchase, license, and insure "something more"....like a pull-behind trailer or a large (guzzler) truck. Food for thought. BTW "trailers take up space" whether during winter, or when you can accutally use them.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2009
  6. mole cricket

    mole cricket LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    thanks for the info. I contacted a local guy he is going to try and build me one. we shall see how it goes.:drinkup:
  7. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230

    Using a trailer is no big deal. Having a heavier duty truck may use more gas but it sure beats overloading a "toy" or having to go back to load up often.
    We load up 2000 pounds of fertilizer, a 200 gallon tank and 2 Z-Sprays on a trailer and make a day of it. The bottom $$ is you can make more money utilizing heavier duty equipment properly.
    Geeez... A Sears mower is lighter than a good Z. Would it make sense to buy the cheap POS??
    I think not.....
  8. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,160

    I have seen pics posted on here of 1 ton chevy with a t3000 on a carrier rack?That is exactly the same set up I use for my Z SPRAY intermediate!!
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2009
  9. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,722

    So you use a carrier rack for your Z-spray?
  10. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,160

    Yes its made by LT RICH it is not considered a trailer because it has no tongue.Needs no plates or special insurance.If you look at the pics of the smart car it has one behind it( posted by ZSPRAY INFO).I have had it for 5 yrs? no saftey problems ever.I will post some pics. soon.

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