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using lesco space saver for liquid ice control

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by wiseguyslawn, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    seen a large company in the area using a lesco space saver for liquid control. did not know this was possible. How effective is this and how does costs add up compared to salting.
     
  2. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    already own the space saver thats why im curious if i can get 2 birds with 1 stone.
     
  3. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    hey guys, im going to try out my danville express, with a few modifications..

    I dont think you really are gonna want to run some of these chemicals in a really nice lawn sprayer like that?
     
  4. Cash

    Cash Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    It's a holding tank, motor, and pump, right? Obviously you need some plumbing, a boom, and an on off mechanism but its fine for that use

    Plus you have 300 feet of hose for walks.

    That being said. If I had a grand to buy or build a brine specific unit so I could leave my real moneymaker in the shop for winter? I would.

    Im sure the pump seals etc will take a beating to a certain extent but thats what they are there for.
     
  5. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    i thought the "space saver" was a small system that fits into the lesco fert spreader?



    the gravity system is a cheaper option then pumps
     
  6. Cash

    Cash Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Yeah but wait a while. All these salt sprayers being designed and built are going to be 2500-3000 dollars too. Soon enough.
     
  7. Cash

    Cash Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    The space saver is the 200 gallon unit that sits behind the cab, betwixt the wheel wells. You're thinking of that Permagreen 12 gallon add on deal for the Lesco spreader I think.
     
  8. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    i will have to look that one up . Like i said i think im gonna modify a danville express, and just push it down the sidewalks
     
  9. Cash

    Cash Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    I dont know what that is. But I am sure a nice walk unit can be developed.

    It's an interesting time.
     
  10. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    well if you look it up on google... they make a 36 inch walkbehind unit, it has a 4 gal tank ...and a roller which applies the product to the turf. if it works , what i would do , is take out the roller, ...lower the boom to the ground, possibly , extend the pvc boom , to 46 inches.? the product comes out in streams , gravity feed about every 2 inches... im interested to see how it would work... less is more, so no pumps, no filters...just gravity makes things simple and cheap
     
  11. Cash

    Cash Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    You could make one out of a lot of things.

    Hell youd be surprised how much you could accomplish on walks with a 4 dollar watering can to be honest.

    Or a 4 gallon backpack sprayer with a boom tip with modified nozzles. Youd obviously want biger orafices.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2008