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#1 4getgto ONLINE  

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Posted April 20, 2018 - 07:07 PM

Got the sprayer out to do a little spraying tomorrow. Weather permitting. Use a 25 gallon North Star sprayer that I had for for about 15 years.

I use Gordon's weed and feed and get good results. Maybe more weed than feed but that's ok. 2 1/2 gallon does my 2 acres.

Anybody use sprayers?

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Posted April 20, 2018 - 08:11 PM

that is a nice spraying rig i need one like that
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Posted April 20, 2018 - 08:13 PM

I have a small sprayer too and I've often thought about using spray on the yard. I've tried granulated weed and feed in the past with marginal results. Do you apply it once a year on your yard? 


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Posted April 20, 2018 - 08:49 PM

Something I have wanted to try some day. Need to buy or build a sprayer first.
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Posted April 21, 2018 - 05:36 AM

I have a small sprayer too and I've often thought about using spray on the yard. I've tried granulated weed and feed in the past with marginal results. Do you apply it once a year on your yard?


I try not to go to crazy. I've used the granular fertilizers before and got good results but found it to costly for my taste. Where as the liquid is probably 1/4 as much.

I usually only spray in the spring and that seems to keep the weeds under control for summer. I like the way fertilizer makes the look but mowing twice a week gets old one a hurry.
The Gordon's I use only contains 15% nitrogen so relatively low. Looking more to keep weeds down. When you can do that yard looks much better.
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Posted April 21, 2018 - 06:22 AM

I have a sprayer with fold out booms (booms cover about 8 feet) that I use to spray thistles and bad weedy areas of pasture, and use it on the yard with 2-4-D for broadleaf, but I've never used liquid fertilizer.  I also have a gun attached for spot treatments.  The neat thing I added to the booms is an electric shutoff valve with a wireless remote to turn the pressure on & off to the boom.   Got it at TSC a few years back, and it still works great.  


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Posted April 21, 2018 - 07:33 AM

I have sprayed the yard for weed and it worked OK.  biggest problem it is hard on the shrubs, flowers, etc.  Also always a drift problem.  I had our whole yard, about 2.5 A  treated last year commercially.  He used a granular and guaranteed it.  Took out all the white clover in a week.  So far this spring it is looking good.  About ready for the first mowing  and see nothing but grass.  Was a bit price at $240 but not something I would do every year.  I use a sprayer tank on the back of the quad for fence rows, garden edge, around buildings etc.


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Posted April 21, 2018 - 03:25 PM

Got it sprayed! Now just sit back and watch all the neighbors dandelion blow over...

One neighbor wonders every year why she has so many. (As she looks out the window watches me).
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Posted April 21, 2018 - 06:07 PM

 Now just sit back and watch all the neighbors dandelion blow over...

 

  I know the feeling but what can you do about it.

  I have a 26 gallon North Star sprayer also. Have probably had it for 20 years and it's still on it's first pump. I did convert it to one wide pattern nozzle and ATV tires. Hate to think of how many miles I've towed that thing over the years. It even gets used out in the farm fields for spot spraying. Wouldn't hesitate to buy another one. 


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Posted April 21, 2018 - 06:49 PM

I know the feeling but what can you do about it.
I have a 26 gallon North Star sprayer also. Have probably had it for 20 years and it's still on it's first pump. I did convert it to one wide pattern nozzle and ATV tires. Hate to think of how many miles I've towed that thing over the years. It even gets used out in the farm fields for spot spraying. Wouldn't hesitate to buy another one.

Is it similar to the one I have pictured?

Still on my original pump too.

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Posted April 21, 2018 - 08:12 PM

The tank is exactly the same but the trailer frame is different. I forgot, the tongue was extended also. I'll run out and take a photo of it before it gets dark.


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Posted April 21, 2018 - 08:21 PM

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Posted April 21, 2018 - 09:04 PM

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Yea a little different. Mine has 4 or 5" tires on it which is ok but they find every divot in the yard. Mine also has fold down arms with one nozzle on each. I added a hose so I could do some spot spraying.
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Posted April 21, 2018 - 10:18 PM

Have mounted my 25 gallon tank in a yard trailer, have a North Star pump on it. (3 GRPM pump)
On my second tank and second pump in the last 20 years.
Drove 2 1\2 hours to spray my sons 4 1\2 acre lawn today. Sprayed 2 4 D, and tank mixed a spray he uses for ticks. Then spread fertilizer (granular) on about 2 + acres.
What is everyone using for a liquid fertilizer to spray on? Have not found anything around here, except in a 50 gallon drum.
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Posted April 22, 2018 - 12:30 AM

Mine also has fold down arms with one nozzle on each.

 

  Mine did too. Went with one larger nozzle mounted up higher. I could never get the two nozzles to spray an even pattern. This nozzle came from Northern also but I don't think it was in their catalog. Found it when in one of their stores. 

  After many many years the motor started slowing down to the point it didn't want to run. Took it apart and one of the magnets had come unglued. Mixed up some JB weld and glued it back in and it works like new again.  :thumbs:


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