Spray unit

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Proscape_inc, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. Proscape_inc

    Proscape_inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    We are a landscape maintenance company we currently manage approximatly 2,500,000.00 sq ft of turf with our applications. we try to do around 300,000 sq ft per day. For us to adequatly spot spray fungicide as necessary what size tank is recommended. We use a perma green supreme to fert and spray broadleaf. Any help appreaciated.
  2. green_mark

    green_mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 494

    What is your gallons per 1,000?

    Once you have that number simply multiply into the sq ft treated each day and you know the size tank you require.
  3. turfmann

    turfmann LawnSite Platinum Member
    from PRM
    Messages: 4,536

    Have you considered using the permagreen to spot spray the fungicide? You can narrow down which fungicides can be sprayed through the system (liquid concentrates) by reading their labels and comparing them to the gallons per thousand applied by the permagreen. Then set up a trial run to see if you like the results. If you are not crazy about using the permagreen, the pick up a 200 gallon space saver sprayer down at Lesco. That will be plenty big enough, you can use DG formulations and you can use a 4 gpm nozzle.
  4. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    i use a PG as well, i carry a backpack sprayer w/ me. most fungicides require a min of 2gal per k, and the backpack works good for small areas at a minimal cost. i was talking to the z-spray people and they offer a great option to their riders, you can substatute an 8gal tank for 1 of the fert bag holders and load it with anything you wish to spot treat with! a great idea, but i haven't got to the point where i can justify the z-spray yet.

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