Shopping first ride on spreader sprayer.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by GL2019, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. GL2019

    GL2019 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Looking at 2 ride on spreader sprayers,
    Like most I'm trying to keep my cost down!
    I have found a couple carry over 2018 models.
    Toro for $7595
    Permagreen for $8000
    I am leaning toward the Toro because of the power and hydrostatic.
    But my fert supplier sells the Permagreen and is pushing really hard to by his.
    Any help would be appreciated
    and please be as specific about your experience with these machines as possible!
  2. Serial weed killer

    Serial weed killer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    if you can afford 8000 for a perma green i would strongly recommend you save 1000 more and look at the z-spray. I have ran the jr36 models for 9 years, and love them. A good friend of mine starting out bought a permagreen and wishes he would have waited and went with z-spray. truly they are light years apart.
  3. OP

    GL2019 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Yes, everyone recommends the Z but they are out of my price range. Seems like the Toro is more versatile than the permagreen, capable of higher spray volumes.
    I need to get in tight spots, and deal with sloped lake lots, but I also want versatility......I know I can't have everything.
  4. ETM

    ETM LawnSite Silver Member
    from GEORGIA
    Messages: 2,006

    Get a turfco.
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  5. Serial weed killer

    Serial weed killer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Before you rule out the z look at lt richs website they were bought out by ex mark but they used to list used machines for sale some with low hours at a bargain. If this is not an option, and i had to choose between toro or pg I think the hydrostatic transmission on the toro would make it my firm choice.
  6. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,141

    i would look into z spray or steel green unit. z spray has a 36in jr on there site used for 8900.00
  7. OP

    GL2019 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Toro dealer has Dropped the price another $100 and is offering 42 month 0% financing.
    Looking more like the way to go!
  8. GrassManKzoo

    GrassManKzoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Kalamazoo, MI
    Messages: 4,732

    Just bought a new ZSpray this morning!! E0E812CC-5AA5-40F9-89A7-B4C41945C22A.jpeg
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  9. OP

    GL2019 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Congrats! Maybe I'll b there in a few years.
  10. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,310

    I’d lean toward SteelGreen right now with ZSpray a cluster after being sold out.
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