Ride on sprayer? Which one, brand and why?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by meets1, May 12, 2012.

  1. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,358

    Why? I would think the steering of the 36r would make it more effective just with that feature.
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  2. Service 1st Lawn Care

    Service 1st Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    The Z is only intimidating if you make it that way, I put my Z on every size lawn never seem to have a problem. Ground Logic might be easier to handle for beginners but don't believe it's more effective on small lawns.
  3. master gardener

    master gardener LawnSite Member
    from Mich
    Messages: 26

    Is it the weight that you feel is an issue? What I don't like about many of the machines on the market is the systems they use to power the drive the spray and throw the fert. Most have 2 belts and a series of pulleys. Try keeping evertihng tight and in line. On the z spray everything is independent with no belts and pulleys. Guess I really don't care for belts and pulleys.
  4. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,163

    I agree!

    We still have a MAX and it can do a 3K lawn just as fast as a GL.
    Now you get it on a 10 ac property and the only place it really gains is less filling. It is a lil wider too but you also are not comparing apples to apples. The GL is more comparable to a JR.

    Once you have any ride on unloaded I think they perform about about the same on most lawns.

    As stated above...the Z in not really intimidating on a small lawn it just has a much higher learning curve and the main reason we switched from Z's to GL's is they are smaller, more agile and can go on a reese rack.
  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,296

    That's what I am talking about, Ground Logic type are more agile. Z's just seem to me like they would be a bull in china shop on smaller resi lawns.

    When I get on a 5k sq ft lawn, I only want a pattern that is about 6 ft wide and can trim real nice. Seems like the Z's tout that they can spray like 16 ft wide (or some such number). But can that pattern be trimmed WAY down for smaller lawns? Someone fill me in, esp regarding the rackable Z.
  6. Service 1st Lawn Care

    Service 1st Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    Why is a Ground Logic more agile? I put the Z Intermediate on every size of lawn, this from someone with actual experience with the Z. In fact the Z swath both granular and liquid can be adjusted, I suggest you go to L.T. Rich web site and learn about the products they carry. With the rackable Z being such a new product the best info you could probably get is to call Andy at L.T.

    This being said the Ground Logic is a very nice machine as attested too by Rodney, Every operation has too choose a machine that best fits their needs and customer base.

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