Calibrating Your Z-Spray Spreader Sprayer
Spray System: The Z-Spray is equipped with everything you will need to apply the correct amount of product. A speedometer to determine ground speed, distance traveled and outside temperature. Unless otherwise specified, your Z-Spray will come with Hypro brand tips. The lavender colored tips are designed to spray 1/3 gallon per one thousand square feet. This is achieved by spraying at 40 PSI at a speed of 5 m.p.h. These tips are capable of spraying at different volumes. This can be achieved by changing the ground speed of the machine and/or changing the pressure. Alternative tips can also be purchased for the Z-Spray. The Z-Spray can accommodate 1/4 gallon up to 1 gallon tips. Please refer to the Calibration Chart below.Calibration Chart
Download a copy of our Turbo Flood Spray Calibration Chart for boomless units including JR36 and Junior 36 built prior to 2009.
Mixing chemicals should be in accordance to manufactures labels. Remember that the Z-Spray is designed for low volume spraying so the mix will be more concentrated.
Remember your machine is factory to set to put down 1/3 gallon of liquid per 1000 sq. ft. For instance, 3 Way Herbicide products call for 1.1 to 1.5 oz. per 1000 sq. ft. We would recommend using 1.3 (median value of 1.1 - 1.5). Since a 1/3 gallon covers 1000 sq. ft., you will need to multiply by 3 for your ounces per gallon of water carrier, then multiply that amount by the number of gallons you need to put in your tank.
1.3 (median value of 1.1 - 1.5) x 3 (1/3 gallon tip) x gallons needed. If you were filling an 15 gallon tank your equation would look like this:
1.3 x 3 x 15 = 58.5 ounces in 15 gallons of water.
Granular System: The granular system on the Z-Spray comes in 2 sizes. A 220 lb. hopper is standard on the Z-Spray Max and Mid models. A 120 lb. hopper is standard on the Junior models. The hydraulic spreader control system has the ability to vary spread widths from 3 to 25 feet. The pattern can be increased or decreased while spreading. This allows you to spread and spray at the same time. A typical pattern is to overlap the fertilizer pattern back to the tire tracks and the spray pattern boom to boom.
To spray and spread at the same time: Set the spread pattern for twice the width of the spray. For example, Junior and Mid models have a spray width of 8 feet. Set the spread width to 16 feet and spread back to the tire tracks. The spray pattern will match boom to boom.