1. Is the drive system hydraulic (zero-turn)?
The Triumph has exactly the right amount of maneuverability to make the turns and navigate easily and quickly around landscaped areas without a hydraulic system. Hydraulic-driven zero-turn drive systems are not needed when making 7 to 8-foot on-center passes. The Triumph has front wheel drive, patented bionic steering, and brake-assisted steering, giving it superior hill-riding characteristics. In addition, the learning and training process is easier on PermaGreen™ and requires less hand & finger movement.
2. Why does the Triumph use a gear shift transaxle as opposed to a hydrostatic transmission?
Consistent ground speed is crucial to accurate application of turf products, and gears provide a more precise ground speed. The Triumph is factory-set to operate at two very specific ground speeds, and the spray is pre-calibrated to either High or Low gear, so you don’t have to guess how fast you are going. The Triumph uses a 203 CC Vanguard™ engine and centrifugal clutch, which behave like an automatic transmission in a car. Just put it into a gear (Low or High) and give it gas.
3. Is there a transport gear?
A transport gear may sound like a good idea, but the operator will invariably use the transport gear for production. Operating at excessive speed on difficult terrain is hazardous. Also, once you lose control of ground speed, the amount of product that should be applied for a proper application becomes guesswork, which compromises work quality.
4. How much fuel can the Triumph carry?
The Triumph can run 4 hours on a single gallon of gas. Hydro-driven machines have larger tanks because they use more gas, which results in higher operating costs and lower operating efficiency.
5. How much can I spray with a single tank?
Triumphs spray about 1-acre per fill, which matches the hopper capacity and avoids transporting extra weight.
6. Can I carry two separate liquid products?
The Triumph avoids the risk of cross-contamination by connecting the dual tanks and pulling evenly from both. The purpose of the dual tanks is better weight distribution and stability.
7. Does the Triumph have a spray wand?
For spot spraying, the Triumph comes equipped with a HandyCan sprayer and a Squeeze & Spray handheld applicator, which rides along with the machine on special brackets. Both are far more useful than a hose and wand because the technician can walk any distance away from the unit and spot spray up to 4,000 ft2 (500 ft2 for Squeeze & Spray), with virtually no drift. Refill is easy, direct from the Triumph’s drain valve. There is a place to mount a second Squeeze & Spray if more capacity or a second product is needed
8. Why isn’t there a spray boom?
If you were only treating football fields, a boom may be useful. But there are obstacles and obstructions (trees, shrubs, fencing, etc.) on most properties that will catch a boom, causing possible property damage and slowing down the application.
9. Why doesn’t PermaGreen™ manufacture an expanded product line (different machines for different-sized properties)?
Simple. Our philosophy is, “One Machine, All Properties, Everyday.” The Triumph is the ONE and ONLY machine you need for large and small accounts. Your spreader sprayer should adjust to your routes, not the other way around.