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What Would I need(equipment) for 25- 30 acres of soccer fields?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bamaone, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. bamaone

    bamaone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Bermuda Grass
    Zone 7

    Granular Pre-m applications

    Liquid apps of MSMA/2-4D

    I am licensed and Cert. but right now I only do smaller properties using walk behind spreaders. ( I will be damned to do that much area with one)

    Anyway, looking for advice from guys with experience.
  2. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    A Z-Spray would be great. A small tractor with turf tires would work also and you could pull a reel mower with it. If you don't want to invest alot all at once, you can mount a electric spreader and a 25 gallon tank on a ZRT that you probably already have. You can be spreading and spraying for around a grand. A PG probably want cut it since you are going to have MSMA applications.
  3. bamaone

    bamaone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Thanks for the input. Where in MS? We are in Jackson.
  4. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    how many feilds? Youll find it a pain without a tractor a 3 point spreader and a 200 gallon with boom on a trailer
  5. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    50 miles south of Memphis

    You can save yourself a lot of money and spray the pre-m if you get the a boom sprayer.
  6. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Messages: 3,251

    I would find an older 15 to 25 hp garden tractor. Fabricate a rear mount for a Spyker 220 spreader and a 25 to 35 gal tank. Set your sprayer to spray 5 to 6 gals per acre so you can cover 5 to 7 acres per tank. A 200 gal tank on a trailer will just be a pain.
  7. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    Contact herbicides like MSMA don't work with 5 gpa of water.

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