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Why Our Same Day Shipping Policy is the Best in the Industry

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Tue, Oct 17, 2017

As one of the premier suppliers of spray equipment in the United States, our business is committed to making sure that your business flows as smoothly as the fluids through your spray equipment! That's one of the reasons Same Day Shipping. Guaranteed!-2.pngwhy we offer SAME day shipping on orders placed by 5:00 p.m. (ET). When you need a part or accessory for your spray equipment, having the assurance of same day shipping can be extremely valuable, especially if you have time constraints. Well, rest assured because our shipping policy is guaranteed - or the shipping's on us! There is no other spray equipment company that offers this kind of shipping service and that puts us at the top as an industry leader, second to none!

We even offer 13 sprayer models in our Kings Sprayers QuickShip Program. These commercial sprayers are built with 6061 aircraft grade aluminum, are lightweight, chemical resistant and never rust or need to be repainted.  Other companies may quote a three to four week wait before sprayers are shipped but our QuickShip Sprayers ship the same day if ordered by 12:00 p.m (ET). When shopping our website, you can find our QuickShip Program sprayers by clicking on the Kings Sprayers category and looking for the banner that says: "Ships the Same Day".

As one of the largest online retailers of professional spray equipment in the United States with a global customer base, we have a commitment to excellence in every facet of our business. Our shipping policy is an extension of this dedication as we strive to ensure that your business is not affected by slow shipping times.  Along with our extensive inventory, competitive prices, and helpful team, it is part of why our customers experience continued satisfaction with our services. Get our Same Day Shipping service automatically when you order from us.  Our knowledgeable Customer Service Technicians can assist you with any questions you may have or to help you place your order so check out SprayerDepot.com today! 

 

Topics: spray equipment, Kings Sprayers, Kings Sprayers QuickShip Program, commercial spray equipment, fast shipping

Spray Equipment Q & A:  Simple Answers to Your Questions

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Oct 13, 2017

We receive many questions on our blog from Sprayer-depot-QA.jpgpeople all around the world seeking answers to their spray equipment questions. Some are about specific product recommendations, yet many others are from people troubleshooting problems. Here, we’ll take a look at a few of the recent Q & As. 

Question submitted on our blog: Troubleshooting the SHURflo Pump 8000 Series:

Q: We have an 8000-643-236 pump that will run through a wand and then it takes longer and longer to pressurize. Eventually, it constantly runs and will not pressure up. Any ideas?

A: There are a few issues that can cause the symptoms you are describing. First, we would check the suction side leading to the pump and ensure there are no loose fittings or air leaks. If air is coming into the suction line it can get trapped inside the pump head or run through the pump to the outlet line.  This can cause the pump to not shut off or pressurize. If all fittings are tight and there is no air trapped in the system we inspect the check valves in the pump head for any swelling or debris. If the valves are in working order it may just be that the pressure switch on the front of the pump head needs to be replaced.

Question submitted on our Facebook page:

Q: We spray a lot of bleach with handheld pump style sprayers. However we go through a lot of them because of corrosion. Do you have something that is of a higher quality?

A: Bleach can be very corrosive and eat away at the seals of most handheld sprayers.  To combat this Solo manufactures a 1 gallon Bleach sprayer.  The Viton seals and poly wand increase the corrosion resistance and should increase the life of the sprayer.  Here is a link to it on our website:  http://www.sprayerdepot.com/Shop-by-Category/Solo-Handheld-Sprayers/405B.

Question submitted on blog post: Choose the Right Roller Pump

Q: We purchased a sprayer from you that has a Honda GX160 motor and a 410xl roller pump. We modified the system to have two spay guns, and with the added gun we are experiencing lower psi than we desire. What would be the best solution? Would the 6500XL-R work for us or would we need more gear reduction? Thank you for your help.

A: The best solution would be modifying the sprayer with a pump that has higher pressure capability like the 6500XL-R.  This pump does require a gas engine with gear reduction so you will have to change the engine and pump to make this work.  The 6500XL-R has a max pressure of 300 compared to the 150 psi of the 4101XL which will allow you to generate good pressure on both lines.  If you want to use the same engine you could change the pump to a diaphragm pump with a gear reduction built in.  Options for this would be the Hypro D252GRGI or D30GRGI.  

Question submitted on blog post :  3 Reasons Why You Need an Economy Sprayer

Q: I’m using a SHURflo 60 psi 3gpm pump with a 250 foot hose. Can I hook up two pumps to get more psi at the end of he hose or would one higher psi pump like a 100psi be better?

A: The higher pressure pump would be your best option.  Combining the two pumps in one system could cause issues such as cycling and cavitation leading to premature failure. 

Got a question about your spray equipment? Leave it in the comment box below.

 

Topics: Sprayer Pump, FAQ, commercial spray equipment

Which of These 3 Types of Tanks Is Right for Your Job?

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Confused about your tank options? Whatever size or type of application the job calls for, Sprayer Depot has a tank style with features that are right for you. We carry both transportable and stationary options, along with any tank accessories you might need.

200 Gallon PCO Poly Tank

This Pest Control Operator (PCO) Tank features a rounded bottom, Sprayer-Depot-200-Gallon-Tank.jpgwhich allows for the best fluid drainage. This PCO tank can be used indoors or outdoors. If you're planning on using this tank in transportable applications, it must be securely anchored for safety.

125 Gallon Free-Standing Horizontal Leg Tank

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A Free-Standing Leg Tank is the best choice for transportable containment. This tank can be used indoors or outdoors. It features supportive molded-in legs, and has band locators for strap tie-down. (Straps are sold separately). The easy-to-read gallon indicators mean you'll never have to guess if the  tank is full. 

 

 

200 Gallon Elliptical Tank

This elliptical tank sits low for improved stability. In addition, it requires the bottom to be fully supported with a cradle (sold separately). This versatile tank can be used for indoor or outdoor, stationary or transportable, applications. This elliptical tank features a collection sump on the bottom that allows for full drain-out. This tank is translucent and has gallon indicators, so you can easily check fluid levels.

Whatever tank meets your needs, our knowledgeable Customer Service Technicians can help you order accessories such as lids, filters, and fittings. We can install fittings at no extra charge, so give Sprayer Depot a call today: 800-228-0905

 

Topics: Sprayer Depot, low profile sprayer tank, sprayer tanks, pco tanks, free standing tanks

Why Fixing Small Problems with Spray Equipment Now Beats Tackling Big Problems Later On!

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Oct 06, 2017

Like all machinery and equipment, regular use of spray equipment over time results in normal wear and tear. However, it is also true that regular maintenance and simple repairs or adjustments that are done when needed, prolongs the life and the proper functioning of your machinery and spray equipment. Oftentimes, the minor issues that are left untended, and the lack of routine maintenance of your spray equipment result in major problems that are not only far more costly, but also can have a huge impact on the overall efficiency of your business. Without regular maintenance, minor problems can even develop into or cause additional issues that might require complete replacement of your equipment.

To circumvent these potential problems, we suggest regular check-ups of your spray equipment for issues, and more importantly... fixing any of the minor problems that arise promptly before they become major problems! The following is a helpful summary of some basic maintenance tips that you can use as a reference:

  • Clean and flush all sprayer equipment after use. This very basic (and very simple) rule of thumb could save you from a host of problems that could develop from equipment that may become clogged or damaged from fluids. Flushing your strainer is essential too in order to prevent loss of pressure and contamination.  
  • Perform a routine check of your spray tipsChecking your spray tips for any damage can really save you a lot of time and energy Hypro flat fan spray tip.jpgin the long run and is a cinch to do with nothing more than a visual inspection. If you notice any damage, replace the tip as soon as possible. 
  • Check your oil levels. It is a smart idea to regularly check your oil levels in your gearbox, pump and engine. If they are low, fill to the appropriate levels. 
  • Calibrate your sprayer before storing it. Before putting your sprayer away, make sure to calibrate it to ensure it is delivering the proper application rate. 

With basic maintenance of your spray equipment, you can enjoy trouble-free use and efficiency for much longer and without accruing excess costs. To make your maintenance even easier for you, we've compiled a printable step by step guide which you can download here! As always, if you have any questions or need some technical assistance, our Customer Service Technicians are always available to help! 

Topics: Winterizing Spray Equipment, spray equipment, spray tip

Our Most Popular Pump / Engine Combos

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Oct 04, 2017

We are often asked to recommend a pump/ engine combo. Since you asked, this post outlines the most commonly used pump/engine combos on the Kings Sprayers line of commercial sprayers. Below are the 3 most popular!
 

 

The Big Daddy!  This is used on the large tree GX630-Sprayer-Depot.jpgKings Sprayers models with KAPPA120GR diaphragm pumps.  When you need to spray tall trees or need a lot of flow, choose this engine coupled to your pump of choice.

 

Need help figuring out which pump/engine combo is right for you? We're here to help. Contact us via live chat on our website, email [email protected], call 800-228-0905 or simply reach out on the social channel of your choice. We're listening.

Topics: Kings Sprayer, Udor Kappa 43 Diaphragm Pump, Sprayer Pump, pump engine combo

Follow These Simple Steps to Winterize Your Hypro or Shurflo Pump

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Sep 29, 2017

Whether you're storing your pump for an extended period of time, or storing your spray equipment for the winter, our friends at Pentair recommend the following procedures for storing Hypro or Shurflo brand pumps. In this post, we're providing Pentair's guidelines, broken down by pump type, along with everything you need to know to ensure your pump is ready for the next year.

Centrifugal Pumps:

Flush the pump and entire system with a solution that will chemically neutralize the liquid that was used. By doing this, the residue from the chemicals sprayedHypro-Centrifugal-Pumps-SD.jpg will dissolve, leaving the inside of the pump clean for the next usage. For winterizing or extended downtime we recommend flushing the pump with automotive antifreeze (ethylene glycol) that contains a rust inhibitor (Prestone®, Zerex®,etc) mixed at 50/50 with water. This will both protect the pump from freezing and from rusting. Plug the inlet and outlet ports of the pump if you are going to store the pump inside or off the sprayer system.

Diaphragm Pumps:

All diaphragm pumps are susceptible to freezing, so extra care is needed to prevent the pump from freeze damage during the off season. Flushing the pump out with a chemical neutralizer prior to Shurflo-2088-Pump.jpgstorage will help clean the surfaces from any residue that has accumulated. Then flush the pump with a RV antifreeze (propylene glycol) mixed at 50/50 with water. This will protect the pump from freezing. Removing the pump from the sprayer and storing it in a heated area will also prevent costly damage to the pump. This should be done AFTER the pump has been neutralized and flushed out with antifreeze. Plug the inlet and outletports if storing inside.

Roller Pumps:

Roller pumps have a tight tolerance inside and chemical buildup will greatly affect the performance and wear factors of the internal components, so flushing with a neutralizer prior to storage is critical. After neutralizing, flush the pump out with an automotive antifreeze (ethylene glycol) that contains a rust inhibitor (Prestone®, Zerex®,etc) mixed at 50/50 with water. This will both protect the pump from freezing and from rusting. Removing the pump from the sprayer and storing it in a heated area will also prevent costly damage to the pump. This should be done AFTER the pump has been neutralized and flushed out with antifreeze. Add an ounce of rust inhibitor or light oil to the inlet of the pump and then turn the pump shaft to allow the inhibitor to coat all the internal surfaces. Plug both the inlet and outlet of the pump so that air will not be able to enter the pump. Reusing the original shipping plugs is the best way to ensure that the pump is air tight during storage.

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Topics: Winterizing Spray Equipment, Hypro, Diapgragm pumps, Hypro Roller Pump, centrifrugal pump, SHURflo pumps

Overstock Prices on FMC John Bean Spray Guns - While Supplies Last!

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Tue, Sep 26, 2017

We've featured many posts over the past year about the Clearance Section on our website, highlighting the need to check it often due to the limited nature of many of the items. Overstocked items like Titan hose reels and FMC John Bean spray guns have just been added and are offered at such discounted prices they won't last long! 

FMC John Bean Model 780 Spray Gun 

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  • General purpose high-pressure spray gun
  • 20 GPM, 800 psi 
  • $189.00  NOW: $113.08

FMC John Bean Model 757 Spray Gun 

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  • Built like a pistol, this spray gun adjusts from a mist to a stream with the twist of wrist
  • 13 GPM, 800 psi
  • $199.00  NOW: $99.73

FMC John Bean Model 705 Spray Gun

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  • Lightweight, adjustable pattern, pistol grip spray gun 
  • Comparable to Hudson Green Garde  JD9®-C spray gun
  • $149.00  NOW: $72.61

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Topics: JD9 Spray Gun, FMC 785

Do This One Thing To Eliminate Half of Your Spray Equipment Problems

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Sep 22, 2017

At Sprayer Depot, we hear about a lot of different issues that can affect the proper functioning of sprayers. The most common issue however, is one which is easy to prevent and one of the simplest to fix: a clogged and neglected strainer. Before we discuss the steps to take to ensure that your strainer is in tip top condition, lets briefly go over the reasons why the strainer is such an essential part of your sprayer and its optimal functioning. 

What Does The Strainer Do?

The strainer is a basic component which helps to ensure that hypro_line_strainer-resized-600.jpgyour sprayer pump works efficiently. When properly sealed and maintained, it allows the fluid to flow freely by its three basic functions:

  1. The strainers main function is, as its name implies, to strain larger and smaller particles in the liquid from entering the pump, the flow meter, and other parts of the sprayer. 
  2. The strainer provides proper fluid circulation throughout the pump. 
  3. The strainer prevents the clogging that may occur over time when the large particles enter the other sprayer components. 

Strainer Screens and Strainer Types

Every strainer uses a mesh screen to filter out the unwanted particles and most of time, this is where we find problems with the strainer.  It is very important to use the proper size screen for your particular strainer and fluid application type.  The mesh size refers to the number of squares per inch of screen (for example, 12 mesh has 12 x 12 squares per inch of screen). In addition, using the proper kind of strainer for your application and sprayer is important.  There are two main types of strainers which we carry at Sprayer Depot and they are:

  1. Y-Style Strainers - These can vary in size from 1/2" to more than 12", are corrosion resistant, lightweight, and are commonly made of polypropylene.  Our Banjo Y-Strainers are one of our most popular strainer styles and available with several mesh sizes ranging from 12 to 80 mesh. 
  2. T-Style Strainers - Typically more compact in size than other strainer types, T-Style strainers are easy to check for clogs.  For high pressure or suction applications, we recommend the Hypro Nylon-line Strainers or the wide selection of Banjo T-Strainers we carry in polypropylene or poly/ stainless steel. The Banjo Poly T-Strainer Clear Bowl line have clear bowls that allow for quick and simple visual inspections for debris without disassembly. We also carry a complete line of TeeJet strainers and components including the TeeJet aluminum head and nylon bowl styles.

Basic Maintenance of Your Strainer

Proper maintenance of your sprayer unit requires both the use of appropriate mesh screens for your application and fluid type as well as regular inspections and cleaning of your strainer.  Mesh screens that are not designed to filter out particles for your fluid will be ineffective in preventing the ideal flow of liquid.  The recommended mesh size for most pesticides and other agricultural uses is between 16-30 but keep in mind that fertilizers and other chemicals require a larger mesh size screen than water based fluids. 

Inspecting and cleaning the strainer is very easy, takes only a few minutes and can save you both time and money.  The strainer should be inspected and cleaned after every use.  It doesn't require removal from the line but can be flushed by unscrewing the bowl from the cap and taking out the screen.  Once all sediments and debris have been flushed off the screen, you can simply reassemble by replacing the screen to the flange in the bowl and then tightening the bowl back onto the cap.  

Another helpful tip is to maintain your inventory with extra strainers, screens and gaskets.  This could save you many hours of wasted productivity time, especially since these items are very inexpensive components to purchase ahead of time and keep on hand for when they are needed! If you have any questions regarding the proper strainer type, mesh screen size, or any other inquiries about your sprayer needs, we're here to help. 

 

 

Topics: Strainers, hypro line strainer, lawn sprayers, sprayer equipment, T strainer, Pest control sprayers

How to Install a Reusable Hose Fitting in 5 Easy Steps

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Have you ever struggled with installing  a 3/8" reusable hose 3-8_reusable_hose_fitting.jpg
fitting on a spray hose? Follow these steps to complete this task in quickly and easily. 

  1. Thread the female end of the fitting on to the hose
  2. The fitting is back-threaded, to tighten it twist counter-clockwise and tighten with a wrench
  3. The male threading fits into the hose and tightens clockwise
  4. Place the male side snugly in a vice
  5. Tighten with a wrench

If you're a visual learner, watch this short instructional video. It's less than 45 seconds long and will clearly demonstrate how this is done. Talk about easy.....

 

 


 

If you've still got a question or need help, just reach out to one of our of our helpful Customer Service Technicians by leaving a comment below or calling 800-228-0905.

 

Topics: Industrial Spray Hose, hose fittings

5 Easy Steps to Properly Clean your Nozzles

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Sep 15, 2017

As the summer season draws to a close and we start to think about preparing our equipment for the winter season, our to-do list grows long. Thank you notes to clients, winterizing all equipment, and finding storage for supplies and back up supplies, are all on the agenda for fall. The tasks can easily begin to seem overwhelming.

One of the top priority items on your checklist should be to teejet.jpgproperly clean and store your sprayer, especially the nozzles. What does that really entail? Where do you begin? You can not simply let them soak and then store them away. In order to have your nozzles in tip-top shape for next season you’ll want to be sure to follow these 5 easy steps:

  1. Remove all the nozzles, gaskets and tips from your sprayer and place into a large pail of warm water. (You’ll want to wear gloves for this to avoid any chemical residue).
  2. Let them soak in the warm water.
  3. Fill a second pail with the same cleaner you use to clean your sprayer. As you transfer nozzle pieces from one bucket to another you should scrub them with a soft toothbrush, getting into all the crevices between attachments to remove any remaining residue. Some nozzles with have detachable pieces, gaskets and seals. Make sure to clean ALL parts.
  4. Let all the parts and pieces soak for a bit.
  5. Rinse the parts with clean water and reassemble the nozzle. (Use caution when draining your buckets as both will contain trace amounts of chemicals and pesticides.) You will want to give the pieces a chance to dry before you reassemble to reduce the chance that mold and mildew will form while they are stored for the season.

Make sure that cleaning solution is free of debris and is appropriate to use on plastic materials (if nozzles are plastic). Use only a soft bristled brush, especially on the more delicate pieces and never use a metal object, which can damage the nozzle. 

Good luck with your winterizing! Feel free to contact us with any questions about your spray equipment or look here for additional information about your spray nozzles.

 

 

Topics: Winterizing Spray Equipment, spray nozzle, Teejet, Hypro spray tips

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