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There's a New Sprayer in Your Future

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Mon, Oct 24, 2016

Sprayer Depot offers a wide variety of commercial sprayers to meet many spray application needs. From popular pest control and landscaper sprayer configurations to custom-built sprayers, there are many options to choose from.  Let's take a closer looks at one some of the sprayer models made by Kings Sprayers, one of the top brands.

3-Point Hitch Sprayers

A 3-point hitch sprayer is designed to be hitched to a tractor or other largeKings Sprayers 3 Point Hitch Sprayer.jpg piece of machinery,  in order to spray large areas like golf courses, athletic fields, pastures and lawns. This is an excellent choice to complement your existing equipment, and can be used to spray pesticides, fertilizers, fungicides and more. 

Skid Sprayers

A skid sprayer is designed without wheels so it can be fixed in place. It's ideal for the back of a  trailer, truck bed, boat, KingsSpayers_100_Gallon_Skid_Sprayer.jpgor even a train. The compact design is appealing when extra space is needed for the storage of additonal equipment. You can further maximize this flexibility by purchasing a custom-built sprayer so that it fits your exact needs and configuration requirements.

Pull Behind Sprayers

A pull behind sprayer can be hooked up to a variety of different vehicles. You can opt for an easily maneuverable two-wheel model or a stable, durable four-wheel model. Kings Sprayers 4 Wheel Sprayer.jpgTwo-wheel sprayers are excellent for spraying large-areas like sizable lawns, pastures, golf courses and athletic fields. Four-wheel sprayers are ideal for tight spaces due to their pivoting front axle and T-handle. 

Spot Sprayers

Spot sprayers are an excellent choice for small areas, such as residential yards or work areas. Kings Sprayers Spot Sprayer.jpgThey are commonly used to spray along fence lines, buildings and, of course, to spot spray brush. 

Custom-Built Sprayers

Custom-built sprayers are made from the ground up to meet exact specifications. Our team of knowledgeable Customer Service Technicians can help determine the most affordable solutions and answer any questions. Some examples of common modifications include:

  • Extra hose reels
  • Switching a manual hose to an electric version
  • Selecting a different spray gun
  • Using a bigger or smaller tank
  • Changing the tank's orientation on the frame
  • Adding another line on the suction side
  • Switching from a gas engine to electric start

The team at Sprayer Depot is one of the most experienced in the industry, and a simple call, chat or email is all you need to get started on getting the equipment you want. Contact us today!

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Topics: Kings Sprayers, pull-behind sprayers, spot sprayer, custom sprayer, two wheel sprayer, four wheel sprayer

How to Repair a Hypro Roller Pump

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Oct 19, 2016

This information on how to repair a Hypro roller pump is provided courtesy of Hypro. For more detailed information on the repair procedures for Hypro Roller Pumps, call a Sprayer Depot Customer Service Technician at 800-228-0905.


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We carry the complete line of Hypro Roller Pump Repair Kits in addition to repair kits for other Hypro brand pumps. Click HERE to see all Hypro Pump Repair Kits.

Topics: Hypro Roller Pump Repair Kit, Roller Pump, Hypro Pump

R.E.D. Shirt Friday: A Tribute to Our Servicemen and Servicewomen

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Oct 14, 2016

R.E.D is an acronym that stands for "Remember Everyone Deployed". Around the country, people wear a red shirt every Friday to show support for our troops. Inspired by our general manager, Al Reale, a retired USAF Command Chief Master Sergeant who spent 37 years working with Munitions, which included several deployments to the Middle East, the Sprayer Depot team proudly takes part in R.E.D Shirt Friday. You can read more about Al in this previous blog post.

 R.E.D Shirt Friday spread across the nation thanks to military spouses, families, and organizations determined to ensure that our veterans receive acknowledgment and support. 


Paying Respect to our Service Personnel

Men, women, and children across America choose to wear red every Friday to let our servicemen and servicewomen know their sacrifice for the country is appreciated. Other ways to honor our veterans include the following:

  • Packages. Even if you do not have a friend or family member serving overseas, you can still send care packages to a soldier in need. There are hundreds of military service people who would appreciate a package.
  • Volunteer. If you live near a military institution, VA clinic, or national guard center, volunteer your services or time to visit the injured. 
  • Hire a vet. Hiring a vet, or the spouse or family member of someone on active military duty, is a good business practice. Veterans are typically disciplined team players and can add value to any type of organization.

Remember, one of the easiest ways to pay respect to a veteran is to simply say "thank you".

Be a Part of R.E.D Shirt Fridays

Being a part of R.E.D. Friday is easy: just wear red every Friday and tell your friends why! You can also submit your R.E.D Friday selfie on our Facebook page. Use the hashtag #redshirtfriday!

Topics: red shirt Friday

Top 3 Benefits of Backpack and Handheld Sprayers

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Oct 12, 2016

The Right Tools for the Job

In the spray industry, it is essential to have the proper tools for the appropriate tasks, particularly where sprayers are concerned. Backpack and handheld sprayers are Backpack_sprayers.jpgpractical and versatile pieces of equipment and are useful for spraying a wide range of liquid applications, including herbicides, fertilizers, and insecticides.

Advantages and Enhanced Capabilities

Many professional spray applicators give backpack and handheld sprayers little consideration, and stick to using basic models such as the Solo 1 Gallon Handheld Sprayer or the Hudson Commercial Bak-Pak Sprayer. However, advancements in design and technology have made these products more efficient and comfortable to use, therefore warranting further exploration into their various features and benefits.

Top Benefits

There are many new models on the market with more options than ever before on backpack and handheld sprayers. To make sure you include these products in your equipment inventory, we've made a helpful list of the top 3 key benefits of backpack and handheld sprayers:

  1. Versatility. Both backpack and handheld sprayers are efficient, reliable, and durable while offering dependable performance. The ability to meet various application requirements is expanded with the use of these products, and many professional spray applicators keep a few of these products in their equipment inventory. 
  2. Energy boost. Battery-operated backpack sprayers employ power from a 12-volt battery supply to the pump. Because the transfer of energy is continuous and the sprayer Hudson_NeverPump.pngpressurizes automatically, you save work and time. These sprayers offer hours of continuous use on a single charge so they make long jobs easier to complete, such as spraying fertilizers or pesticides in nurseries and greenhouses, or spraying turf gardens and small trees with herbicides, pesticides, and other types of fungicides. Battery-operated backpack sprayers are also a great choice for spraying large lawns, fruit trees and more. 
  3. High-power. High-pressure backpack sprayers like the Solo motorized backpack sprayer model #433 has the power to achieve fine spray mists, even at extreme heights. There's even a lumbar pad on the the lower back strap to ensure maximum comfort.

More Options Available Than Ever Before

While new backpack and handheld sprayer options  are impressive with advanced performance and capabilities, manually-powered choices will remain industry standards. But the days of thinking of these sprayers as boring, are a thing of the past. 

Sprayer Depot offers a wide variety of sprayers to accomplish just about any spray application, from backpack and handheld sprayers to 1,000 gallon air sprayers


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Topics: sprayers, Backpack Sprayer, hudson sprayers, handheld sprayer, solo sprayers

Better Teamwork = Better Customer Service

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Focus on Teamwork:

Here at Sprayer Depot, we're focused on creating the best possible work environment where teamwork is valued and individual initiative is highly recognized. Why? because better teamwork means more collaboration and an increased focus on a solutions-oriented environment. This translates into a capacity for better customer service, resulting in a higher customer satisfaction rate.

Our offices have been closed since 2:00 p.m. Thursday due to Hurricane Matthew, and remain closed today to ensure the safety of our employees and customers. While the worst of the storm is behind us, we continue to hunker down until state officials deem it safe to be on the roads. Customers can rest assured that all shipments have gone out on time. Despite the storm, our team continues to go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that service to all customers, from Florida to California, is not interrupted. 



We want to thank our customers for their patience and cooperation during this storm. We appreciate your business and will be back on track on Monday morning. 

Work Hard- Play Hard: 

Last Friday our team let loose at an after-work laser tag event. Not only do we work hard during the week, we play hard too! 


Order Online:

It's easy to shop on our website and you can place an order at any time of the day or night. The search feature allows you to search by product name, item number or category. It's secure and easy to navigate.

If you need to speak to a Customer Service Technician, our office will reopen on Monday Oct. 10th at 8:00 a.m. (EST). 

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Got a Hurricane Matthew story to share? Or an example of a team-building experience? Tell us about it by leaving a note in the comment box below.


Topics: customer service, team

You Asked for It - You've Got It. USPS Shipping Is Here!

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Oct 05, 2016

Now Offering Economy Shipping

Chances are, if you've ever shopped with us, you've participated in one of our surveys.
We conduct regularly scheduled surveys in order to find ongoing ways to improve our customers' experiences. We're proud of the fact that we make it a point to read each and every comment or suggestion that we receive.

You asked for it - you've got it! We're excited to announce our new economy shipping option. 


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Available Anywhere in the U.S, Including Alaska, Hawaii, PR and Guam

Any order with a total weight (including packaging) of less than 1lb qualifies for economy shipping. Plus, you can count on Saturday delivery and even ship to a post office box.

Transit Time

When you choose economy shipping, transit time is typically 3-5 days. So, an order placed on a Friday that is shipping to California should arrive between Monday and Wednesday. 

More Shipping Options

With more shipping options, our customers can choose the best shipping solution to fit their needs. Need it fast? No problem! UPS Ground, UPS 2nd Day Air and UPS Next Day Air are all available options. You can make your shipping selection during the checkout process on our website, or tell your Customer Service Representative if ordering by phone. 

You can read more about our survey process in this previous blog post. Got a comment or suggestion to share with us? We want to hear from you! Leave it in the comment box below. 

Topics: Shipping, Survey, delivery, fast shipping

Why Personal Protective Equipment Is Important for Professional Spray Applicators

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Sep 30, 2016

For professional spray applicators, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is an essential part of the job. By definition, PPE, and other safety apparel, is used to protect the body from hazardous chemicals. Typically, it is an employer's responsibility to provide their employees with the equipment, and ensure to maintain it in a reliable and sanitary manner. For example, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires landscaper employers to provide PPE to employees in order to protect their eyes, head, face, and extremities. Sprayer Depot has PPE and safety equipment to provide protection for professional spray applicators.

Preventing Injury with PPE

There are many ways professional spray applicators could get injured on the job. Therefore, the use of PPE is essential to maintain a safe work environment. The basic goal of a PPE program is to reduce the possibility of occupational-related injuries and should include options for face, eyes, skin, and hand protection, in addition to the use of basic safety gear. Some examples include:

Eyes and face: To prevent eye injuries, safety_glasses.jpgprotective eyewear is essential. Safety glasses or plastic eye protectors should afford the maximum amount of protection possible to protect the front of the face, temples, and brow.

Hands and skin: Nitrile gloves protect hands and wrists from contact with hazardous chemicals.

Basic Safety Gear: Basic safety gear should be a part of all PPE plans. Consider wearing a hat and vest to stay visible while on-the-job. These items often include reflective qualities to ensure visibility day or night.   safety_gloves.jpg 

Tasks that involve pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizer typically call for the use of PPE.  Most manufacturers label equipment with guidance for handling specific hazards that require protection. So be sure to carefully read the label.


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Landscaper's Corner: Insights and Updates for Landscape Professionals

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Mon, Sep 26, 2016

5 Tips to Keep Your Customers Happy

Contributed by Guest Blogger: Martin McGuane, owner and operator of McGuanes Landscaping and Tree Service, Enfield CT

My Approach

Call me old-fashioned but I have always felt that the best way to keep a customer happy is to give them what they want. So,if a customer calls because he has broadleaf weeds in his lawn, the best solution is to control the weeds. Or, if a customer calls and she says that her lawn has grubs, do what she wants and kill the grubs. If a lawn care customer calls and tells you his lawn is dead, and it is actually dead, give him a new lawn. Reseed his lawn if necessary.

Listen to your Customer

Now it gets tricky. You need to step back and talk things over with your customer. The most important thing when speaking with a customer is to LISTEN. This is where many service providers go wrong. Let the customer speak, without interrupting, for as long as it takes. Then you should begin to speak. This will not only help you understand the problem and find a solution, but there is also a lot of value in just allowing the customer the chance to vent.

Come up with a Solution

In the example given earlier of the customer with the dead lawn, if the lawn died due to grubs or chinch bugs the customer would feel that you are responsible. They are not the lawn experts in this example, we would reseed his lawn. In some cases we would charge the customer, often times not.

The way to keep a customer happy is to give them what they want. Many of you will think that I am crazy for suggesting that you eat the cost of labor and material for something that may not have been your fault. To this I say... look at your customers as long term investments rather than short term. You may lose money on this customer for the next few applications, but overall, both you and your customer will come out ahead in the years to come.

Avoid the “Blame Game”

            Not every lawn deserves a free seed job, but every customer should be heard and their issues need to be addressed. The “Blame Game” helps no one and solves nothing. In some cases we will split the cost of the solution with the customer. This will help cover the cost of seed and labor. Charging the customer a nominal fee will help them become vested in the outcome of the lawn.

            Years ago I had a customer call me to say that her lawn was dead. When I arrived on site I was greeted with an earful… the lawn was dead from chinch bugs. We had applied chinch bug control that year, but it was a very hot season with multiple generations of chinch bugs that had infested her lawn. We agreed to overseed her lawn at no charge. The seed germinated and soon the lawn looked beautiful. She has been a customer ever since and that was 25 years ago!

When Roles Are Reversed

When the roles are reversed and I’m the “customer”, nothing tops the feeling I get when I receive excellent customer service. It’s one of main factors in determining how loyal I am to a vendor, business or even a restaurant. There are many examples of companies that are well-known for their excellent customer service, such as Amazon, Apple, and State Farm just to name a few of the big ones. Sprayer Depot is an industry-specific company with a reputation for excellent customer service. Their Mission Statement is clearly stated on their website:        

“… We strive to bring the customer experience to the forefront, by making the shopping experience easy for customers to find and purchase spray equipment, parts and accessories, at the most competitive prices in the industry.” 

So let’s recap my tips to keep customers happy:

  1. Listen to your customer fully BEFORE speaking.
  2. Come up with a solution to the problem.
  3. Avoid the “Blame game”.
  4. Think of your customers as long-term investments, not short-term.
  5. Give your customers what they want.

Got a tip to share? Leave it in the comment box below.

About the Author:

Martin McGuane is the owner and operator of McGuanes Landscaping and Tree Service Inc, which has been servicing Central Connecticut and Western Massachusetts since 1987. Martin is a 1981 graduate of the University of Connecticut's School of Agriculture. He is a Connecticut licensed arborist and has a Custom Ground Supervisor license in both Connecticut and Massachusetts. He also holds a CT Irrigation License.




Topics: Sprayer Depot, customer service

Poly Tank Q & A

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Poly and PCO tanks are used for a wide variety of applications, from spraying to long-term storage. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about them, though, you’re not the only one. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions about poly tanks.PCOSprayerTank.jpg

What Is a Poly Tank?

“Poly” is short for polyethylene, a type of durable, nonreactive plastic used to make liquid storage tanks. Poly tanks come in all shapes and sizes.

What Is a PCO Tank?

PCO stands for “pest control operator”. PCO tanks are simply poly tanks that are specially designed for pesticide dispersal.

What Kinds of Liquids Can Be Stored?

Because poly tanks are so strong and resistant to chemical reactions, a variety of different chemicals can be stored within them. Unlike some metal tanks, they won’t corrode or react with the contents. It is important to remember, however, that tanks have a limit when it comes to the weight of the liquid they can carry. It’s generally recommended that liquids with a specific gravity of over 1.7 should not be stored in a poly tank.

A few liquids that can be kept in poly tanks include:

  • Water
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Cleaning solutions

What Are Some Potential Applications?

Poly tanks can be used for many different purposes; a common one is storage of industrial chemicals. They can also be used as sprayer tanks, working as part of an spray rig designed to disperse pesticides or other liquids.

Are Fittings Included?

Some poly tanks do not have fittings installed. However, they are relatively easy to add and can be found on our website by clicking here.

Where Can I Find Poly Tanks?

Here at Sprayer Depot, we have a wide variety of different tanks to help you get the setup you want, from horizontal and elliptical tanks to low-profile rectangle tanks, you can see our range of tank products here on our website.


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Topics: poly tanks, pco tanks

Meet the Team: Evan Hengge, Director of Operations

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Sprayer Depot Employee Spotlight.jpgEver wonder what happens after you order your new sprayer? Who manages sprayer production, scheduling, supply chain, and quality control?  Meet Evan Hengge, Director of Operations for Sprayer Depot, who is tasked with these responsibilities among others.

As Director of Operations, Evan oversees the Production and Warehouse teams, including Shipping & Receiving. With a primary goal to ensure a lean manufacturing process, Evan maintains a key focus on the Kings Sprayers® product line.

In addition, he is responsible for ensuring acuurate inventory levels of sprayer parts, accessories and components. With more than 10,000 items in stock, Evan makes sure everything our customers need is accounted for in our warehouse. 

In his free time, Evan follows Gators sports and enjoys outdoor activities like kayaking, moutain biking and hiking. Let's get to know him better:

Name: Evan Hengge

Title: Director of Operations

Originally from: North Fort Myers, Florida

Q: What is the last book you read? 

A: I mostly read work related books so… Learning to See: Value Stream Mapping to Add Value and      Eliminate Muda by Mike Rother and John Shook

Q: Do you have an inspirational quote that motivates you?

A: "The expert in anything was once a beginner." - Helen Hayes

Q: Share something most people don't know about you.

A: I’m a 4th generation Floridian.

Q: What tip can you give to others in the spray industry?

A: Aluminum frames are the way to go!

Q: What’s the best part of joining the Sprayer Depot team?

A: Sprayer Depot has a great team of people who are focused on exceeding customer expectations.


Got a question for Evan? Leave it in the comment box below.

Topics: Sprayer Depot, Sprayer Parts, Kings Sprayers, Meet the Team, Shipping

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