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Ride on Spreader-Sprayer

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by SDLandscapes VT, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Service 1st Lawn Care

    Service 1st Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    I saw the first t3000 today in weeks. Trugreen runs it guessing just back from being in the shop:waving: Once in a awhile I'll see a PG Magnum.

    I could really care what my competitors are running as long as my service and materials are superior,who cares:rolleyes:

    Final note: I checked E-bay this morning hmm didn't see any Z-Sprays out there, must be a reason. P.S. Probably one of the reasons LT Rich just made a multimillion dollar expansion because their not selling any of the units.:usflag:

    P.S. We treat a 60 acre sports complex they asked me now you only run Z-Sprays right? I said yes why they said that is the only machine they would allow on the complex.:laugh:
  2. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 581

    Since we don't do huge volume....another option we have is to keep the push spreaders and use the Shaw's one and done product with Dimension and Acelepryn. We are testing this on one property this season and so far we are very impressed. One man can easily run through and spot spray for weeds etc and we can used liquid dimension in round 2 to re apply to curb lines and along other head sinks.

    Thoughts? Has anyone used the Shaws 30-0-10 one and done in a large scale operation on over 40 lawns with different site conditions?

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    I used the shaws product last year on some ball fields and my yard and it didn't work. It all went off at on time the grasss was green green green green for about 5 weeks and than started to fade out. I had to do more treatments on the ball fields and my yard. May be they found out what was wrong with it. This was not one and done I just used the surf 4. It's what you used but no pre or acelepryn. Good luck with your work

    Charles Cue
  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,276

    Don't pee on the Ground Logic unit the guys who use them love them- lighter weight and more nimble than the T or Z.
  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    One of my T-Men came in today (Sunday) to pick up his year-end bonus check --- a day early.

    It was a substantial amount, as he produced over $180,000 this year with his T.

    I admit this individual is my best T-Man, but the other T-Guys were not far behind.

    I thank TURFCO for their fine equipment that have served us well/made us money.

    Anybody who doubts my statements, feel free to PM me, and I will give contact names/phone numbers.
  6. Service 1st Lawn Care

    Service 1st Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    Lighter weight, YES more nimble then a Z, NO:)
  7. Service 1st Lawn Care

    Service 1st Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    That number should be a average year for a ride-on no matter which brand you use. I can tell you those are just average numbers for a Z-Spray:)
  8. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,276

    OK, perhaps not more nimble than the Jr36 or rackable, but definitely more than the larger Z machines which I would never take on a small lawn.
  9. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,350

    Does more nimble mean skinnier to you? To me it means it turns/handles better. If a jr36 is more nimble then a maz is also. The handle the same plus slight weight difference. When in a tight area a hydro turn will work much better then a gear drive.
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    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    Nimble - Fast and agile light in movement
    Quick and light

    I don't see the need for a nimble machine to treat lawns. The biggest problem I see in doing small lawns with a ride on is spreading fert out past the grass in to flower beds or out in places like roads and side walks. and it takes longer to treat the lawn.

    If were talking how tight it turns The Z would come in first and the ground logic in 2nd

    Now in quickness the Z would have a faster top speed the T and ground logic proubly about the same in speed. The T has 11.5 hp the main Z's have 16 hp the ground logic well I don't know but I don't think it's smaller than the T.

    Now on weight The Ground Logic and T are close to the same. Unless we are talking about the Z rack able unit.

    There all kind of hard decisions in life

    I never have any problems in small lawn with my T nimble or not gets the job done just fine.

    Charles Cue

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