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Ride on missing coverage

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by DLCS, May 9, 2013.

  1. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,382

    Does anyone else have trouble with their ride ons missing weeds? I sprayed several acres last weekend with Triplet. Came back today and noticed a few dandelions were missed here and there, almost like the coverage wasn't consistant. I use the stock 1/4 gallon tip(blue one). I checked the nozzle and its clean and looks to be spraying even but its like some weeds get by.
     
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Are you making sure that your over-lap is consistent?

    Have you calibrated the machine to make sure you are getting the correct amount of AI down per acre/1000 sq feet?


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  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,382



    Yes over lap is good and I just rechecked the calibration a couple of weeks ago. We sprayed a couple of miles of medians over the weekend, most were just a single pass and it seems every now and then there was dandelions missed in the center of the swath. I know you can't alwasy get them all but man do they really stand out. Almost thinking maybe I should try a larger nozzle, 1/2 gallon instead of the 1/4 gallon?
     
  4. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,011

    I am having issues with clover I will be looking at going to 1/3 tip today if I can find a hypro part number
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  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Might want to try and go with a bigger nozzle, especially if you don't think you are using enough carrier(water).
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  6. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    I have never had any issues. I know some guys put on a larger nozzle when hitting an extremely weedy yard. You think about it you probably eradicated over 99% of the weeds. Using spreader sticker might help if you aren't already using it.
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  7. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,382

    Where do you buy the bigger nozzels?
     
  8. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,011

    FD I am new with my T but Just had a issue with it I think with to much Li 700. But on the same yards I did not kill some clover. I was thinking about going to the 1/3 tips my self.
     
  9. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    I have rarely used the larger nozzles, in fact when spot treating in the summer I use the lighter nozzles. I mix the herbicide in the middle of the recommended range with a non-ionic sticker and have had great luck.
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  10. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    All the tips in this thread are great. Bigger tips, adjuvants, etc but are you seriously upset about "a few" weeds missed or underperforming on multiple acres?

    Oh and you'll never control clover with three way.

    Not in my opinion or experience.
     

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