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International Shipping

Posted by Marketing Manager on Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Here at Sprayer Depot we know that farmers, pest control companies, landscaping contractors and golf courses all over the world need sprayer parts and accessories and that is why we offer international shipping! With affordable international shipping you get your professional spray equipment, and can get back to work anywhere in the world and save money too.


When you visit us at you will speak with an informed and friendly associate about your order. You also have the ability to chat online with us in your language! Friendly service, no language barriers and international shipping. Now you can shop for pumps, parts, spray guns and much more with peace of mind.  Sprayer Depot is your number source for international shipping for sprayer parts, equipment and accessories.


Shipments for international orders (those shipped outside the U.S.) are subject to additional costss, including, but not limited to, border duties and taxes that are to be paid by the customer. The amount of duties and taxes associated will depend on the country and are set by the country we are delivering to. Since international shipping costs calculated by UPS are based on several factors (including, without limitation, the desired shipping method and rate of speed, the contents of and how many items are in your order, the total weight of the products and the destination to which the order is being shipped to), shipping fees will vary per destination. Finally some shipments are subject to customs clearance procedures, which may cause delays beyond original delivery estimates and forecasts.

With Sprayer Depot we make customers everywhere get the best sprayer equipments, parts and accessories. 

Questions? Give us a call at 800-228-0905 or visit us online at 

Topics: International Shipping, Sprayer Equipment, Sprayer Parts, pumps, spayers, Sprayer Depot



Topics: Hose Reel, spray equipment, Boom Sprayer, Spray Guns, Sprayer Depot, Sprayer Parts, sprayers, spray equipment checklist, Skid Sprayer, sprayer pumps

Common Causes of Pump Failure

Posted by Marketing Manager on Fri, Mar 21, 2014

Contributed by Guest Blogger:  John Lang, Hypro

Three Steps to Prevent Pump Failure

Your pump can fail or become inoperative when left dormant for long periods of time. The elastomeric (rubber) components, when left in a compressed state, will take a “set”. When this happens the rubber components deform to their compressed state  over time and don’t properly respond when brought back into service. The rubber components are also susceptible to “drying out” when stored without liquid in them. The elastomers don’t actually dry out but some chemistries that have come in contact with the elastomer can react with air and become hard and brittle.  To prevent these types of failure during seasonal storage perform these three operations.  
 Hypro Pump
  1. Adequately flush the pump and solution system to remove all residue of chemicals. Check the label of the chemicals used for recommendation on what agent should be used to best clean and neutralize the sprayer components.
  2. To prevent oxidation of components it is always good practice to fill solution system components with some form of antifreeze and spray a small volume through the system (from tank to nozzle). This procedure will prevent elastomer components from “drying out”.
  3. Leave regulators and unloaders in a loose or open state so that they don’t stick on startup and fail the pump.

Kings 3 Point Hitch SprayerGet it Ready

When pulling the sprayer out and getting it ready for operation be aware that the pump is dependent upon the proper functioning of the system components. Perform these three steps to check the system out before going to full on operation.
  • Check maintenance schedule for pump. The best time for maintenance is before the season begins when the system is clear of hazardous chemicals.
  • Cycle unloader valves and pressure regulators to be sure they are not stuck in place. If you feel the component is not free perform service on the component.
  • Check pump to see that it is not stuck. If the pump is driven by a mechanical drive, rotate the pump by hand to check that pump is free. An electrical driven pump that has a closed couple drive should be run in short bursts to determine that pump operating as expected. Always set the sprayer to a low pressure setting for initial startup and check sprayer for leaky joints.
Performing these simple checks early can help you achieve the timeliness of your application when it is needed. 

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Topics: Spray Equipment Maintenance, sprayer, Centrifugal Pump, Roller Pump, centrifugal pumps, roller pumps, sprayer pumps

Helpful Apps For Spray Applicators

Posted by Marketing Manager on Tue, Mar 18, 2014

Spraying for pest control, agriculture or lawn and landscape maintenance requires precision and planning. Today there are apps that can help spray applicators with everything from figuring out the right tank mixing sequences to capturing product usage rates. Compatible with both iPhone and Android devices, these apps simplify planning while increasing control for the professional spray applicator. 

Mix Tank App

Designed by Precision Laboratories, Mix Tank assists agricultural applicators with creating the correct tank mixing sequence for crop protection products. Easy to use and designed for usage on the go, Mix Tank is based on best practices for preferred tank mixing sequences using crop protection formulation types. It does require a wireless data connection to provide factor information such as weather and location data. You can select from five categories - herbicides, PGRs and defoliants; fungicides and bactericides; insecticides, IGRs and miticides; adjuvants; and foliar nutrition. Clicking on any of the main five categories offers a comprehensive list of products. You can also save frequently used selections to "favorites". The app offers useful suggestions and also generates and maintains accurate Spray Logs for record keeping. The Spray Logs contain time and date information as well as all product selections. You can easily email and share your Spray Log details right from the app. Creating a Spray Log enables you to develop a detailed Mix Sheet that contains information such as field size (hectares or square meters), spray volume (gallons or liters) and tank size (gallons or liters). Whether you are spraying for lawn & landscape or for agricultural purposes, Mix Tank offers the convenience of capturing product usage rates and application information with Mix Sheets.

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√ Creates the correct tank mixing sequence for crop protection products

√ Comprehensive category selection options

√ Captures product usage rates and application information with Mix Sheets

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Mix Tank is compatible with iOS 6.0 and later.


Teejet SpraySelect App

The Teejet SpraySelect app makes it easy to swiftly find the right spray tip or sprayer nozzle for your application. After you have entered the speed, spacing and target rate, you can select the right drop size from the drop-down list of eight different droplet size classifications. The app offers a list of tips for your chosen application. Designed by TeeJet Technologies, this app is suitable for farmers, sprayer operators, golf supervisors, and anyone involved with chemical mixing. Teejet SpraySelect is a popular app due to its easy-to-use interface with large visual images, scrolling, and tap options. Choose from different speed selections (0.5 to 30 mph) to spacing (1 to 60 inches) and target rate (0 to 500 GPA) to determine drop size selections on the home screen. Select from four different application types - systemic, contact, soil applied and droplet size to receive a list of recommended nozzle selections.

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√ Helps you choose the right tip or nozzle for your spray application

√ Eight different droplet size classifications

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad and Android devices. SpraySelect is compatible with iOS 5.1 and later. Available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.


Topics: Spray apps, MixTank, apps for spraying agriculture, pest control app

Which Hose Reel is Right for Me?

Posted by Marketing Manager on Wed, Mar 05, 2014

A hose reel is a necessary piece of equipment for most spray technicians. With many hose reels available on the market, what are the top things to look at when choosing which hose reel to purchase? Consider these 4 factors:

Know the Options

Hose reels come in a variety of sizes and options. They can be made of aluminum, carbon, or stainless steel and have special coatings or finishes. Some of the popular categories of hose reels are spring rewind, compact manual rewind, manual or electric rewind, and portable. Electric rewind models can operate on air, electricity, or hydraulics.

Hose reels can usually accommodate 3/8” and 1/2” hose of lengths up to at least 500’. 

What are the Differences Between Manual and Power Rewind Reels?

Manual or power rewind reels are best suited for lawn care, pest control, pressure washing, agriculture, and steam cleaning, among other things.  These reels are usually lightweight and compact, which is ideal for long lengths of hose. They can handle pressure from 2,000 psi to 10,000 psi and temperatures from -40° F to 400° F.

manual hose reel

Manual rewind reels have a handle that must manually be cranked to reel-in the hose whereas power rewind reels are connected to a 12 volt power source and just pressing a button reels in the hose. Manual rewind reels have a permanently attached hand crank, cam-lock drag brake, and spring actuated pin lock. Power rewind reels come equipped with a motor of 1/3 HP.

What Types of Hose Reels are Popular?

A manual hose reel is often used in pest control, lawn care, and agriculture while an electric hose reel is an apt substitute for the manual hand crank shaft because it provides speed and efficiency along with ease of operation. electric hose reelThe hose reels used in agriculture are usually made of heavy-gauge steel with sealed ball bearings and ribbed discs. These reels will need to possess the ability to withstand corrosion and rough handling. Yet another type of electric reel is of the dual variety. It can hold two lengths of hose at a time and will have two swivel joint inlets as well as two outlet risers to serve the purpose.

Spray Hoses and Swivels

A spray hose is used to deliver various types of liquids including water and chemicals such as insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides. Spray hoses can be bought by the foot and are usually made of rugged, lightweight PVC material. Obviously, the heavier the hose the more difficult it is to retrieve. However, keep in mind that the hose has to be strong enough to withstand getting dragged across dirt, rock, cement, weeds, sticks, and so on. The right type of hose reel swivel can improve performance and flexibility of the hose.

Hose Reel SwivelWhen using heavy duty hose reels, the durability of the swivel assumes a more significant importance. Most swivels have a 90˚ movement capability and are available in various finishes such as brass, nickel-plated, and steel. Hose reel swivels are available in various diameters such as 1/2”, 3/4”, 3/8”, 1”, and 1-1/4”.

Topics: Hose Reel, Hose Reels, Spray Hose, Sprayer Hose, Industrial Spray Hose

Behind the Scenes at Sprayer Depot

Posted by Marketing Manager on Mon, Feb 17, 2014

Contributed by Guest Blogger:  David Herrera, Operations Manager - Sprayer Depot


What Happens When We Receive Your Order?

Once a customer places their order, our shipping department begins picking and packing the order. We double-check each shipment to ensure accuracy.  We keep a huge inventory to reduce delivery times and minimize the downtime our customers may experience when their equipment is down and they are waiting for the delivery of their parts or new equipment. 

Same Day Shipping - Guaranteed!

We understand how important it is for our customers to receive orders in a timely fashion so we guarantee that all orders placed by 3:30 p.m. will ship the same day.  Or, the shipping's on us!

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Exceptional Vendor Relationships

Sprayer Depot has strong vendor relationships, so if what you need is not in stock, we are able to drop-ship most orders.  Our inventory is not limited to sprayer parts. We also carry the full line of Kings Sprayers, as well as Unigreen, FMC, Kubota and Gator Sprayers.

Quick Ship Program

We stock some of the most popular Kings Sprayers as part of our Quick Ship Program. These sprayers are in-stock and ship within 24 hours. 

Custom-Built Sprayers

We'll build a sprayer to meet your specific needs!

Our knowledgeable Customer Service Technicians work closely with our manufacturing department to help turn ideas into reality. We use 3-dimensional drawing735GallonPolyTankSkidSprayer resized 600 programs to design custom frames and our expert builders make each sprayer with the highest level of design and craftsmanship in the industry. We can customize an existing sprayer, or design a new one, to meet your specific needs. The options are endless.   




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Topics: Sprayer Depot, Sprayer Parts, Kings Sprayers

Diaphragm Repair on a Udor KAPPA 43 Diaphragm Pump

Posted by Marketing Manager on Fri, Feb 14, 2014

The Diaphragm Kit consists of 3 diaphragms and 3 sets of 2 O-rings/each. Udor Kappa 43 Diaphragm Repair KitFor this repair you will need:
  • A wrench
  • A screwdriver
  • ½” socket
  • 11/16” socket
  1. Loosen the bolts on one of the 3 head assemblies
  2. Remove the head assembly
  3. Remove the diaphragm, nut, and washer
  4. Remove the diaphragm
  5. Remove the sleeve, and drain the internal oil
  6. Loosen the bolts on the 2nd head assembly
  7. Remove the head assembly
  8. Remove the diaphragm, nut, and washer
  9. Remove the diaphragm
  10. Remove the diaphragm sleeve
  11. Repeat this process on the remaining head
  12. Clean the inside of the pump with carb or brake cleaner
  13. Replace the sleeve, lining up the holes on the sleeve with the holes on the piston
  14. The diaphragm has a beveled side; this side will be pointing out
  15. Replace the diaphragm, nut, and washer; tighten with a wrench
  16. On each side of the 3 outer head assemblies remove the inside of the valve cage, replace the spring, small seat (beveled side down), and large metal seat
  17. Place the valve assembly back onto the head and replace the O-ring with a new one
  18. The other side has the same pieces in the opposite order
  19. Replace the spring, seat, and large seat
  20. Replace the O-ring with a new one
  21. Repeat this process on all 3 head assemblies
  22. Replace the head assembly
  23. Tighten the assembly skipping bolts in a clockwise pattern to evenly tighten
  24. Replace the piston sleeve on the 2nd side
  25. Replace the diaphragm with the beveled side out
  26. Replace the diaphragm, washer, and nut; tighten with a wrench
  27. Replace the 2nd head assembly, tightening the bolts with a wrench
  28. Using non-detergent 40W pump oil; fill the open side of the pump to the brim
  29. Replace the final piston sleeve, lining up the holes with the piston
  30. Clean off excess oil  Replace the final diaphragm
  31. Replace the diaphragm, washer, and nut; tighten with a wrench
  32. Replace the final head
See how it's the Instructional Video!

Topics: Udor Kappa 43 Diaphragm Repair Kit, Udor Kappa 43 Repair, Udor Kappa 43/GR, Diaphragm Pump Repair Kit

What it Takes to Keep a Golf Course in Tip-Top Condition

Posted by Marketing Manager on Thu, Jan 30, 2014

Contributed by Guest Blogger:  Wes Eavey, Golf Course Superintendent
Falcon's Fire Golf Club, Kissimmee, FL 
Sprayer Depot 

Most Golf Course Maintenance Operations start at 5 a.m. I compare prepping the golf course for play each day to  a race. The pace of the race depends on what type of course you are... public, resort or private. Generally the pace is much slower and detail orientated in a private golf club setting. In Florida, the growing season is 365 days a year so many clubs mow the greens every day. Mowing heights on greens can range anywhere from .09" to .150". You can skip a day or two during cold weather, but most operations opt to roll greens in place of mowing. Generally Tees, Fairways, Approaches and Collars are mowed 2-3 days a week, depending  on growth and time of year. Heights on these areas are in the .250" to .650 range.

Private clubs will generally walk-mow greens, tees and collars and lower budget courses will use riding mowers. Rough is generally mowed once per week over several days. Heights in rough can be anywhere from 1.25" with Bermuda grass to 3-4" with Bluegrass and Rye. The highest maintenance area on any course is those holes in the ground filled with sand called Bunkers. Bunkers are raked every day to every other day on most courses. Lastly, but arguably the most important is the service man or woman. This person sets up the course daily for play. This includes moving tee markers, filling divots, moving traffic controls and cutting a new hole on the green every day.

The job of the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent is much like a conductor of an Orchestra. We make sure people are where they are supposed to be and doing their assigned task. When everything is moving correctly, it is a beautiful thing to watch! We have done our job when we have properly prepared the course without getting caught by the early sunrise golfer. Other daily jobs of the Superintendent, Assistant, Spray Tech or Irrigation Tech include a weekly foliar fertilizer application to greens.  Some high end courses will also spray tee tops at the same frequency. Fairways are generally sprayed every 3-4 weeks with a foliar fertilizer or plant growth regulator to slow growth and reduce mow applications. Weeds are spot sprayed, every surface of the course is roamed over in search of plant disease. Irrigation is run to water hot spots and the system is constantly looked over for irrigation failure. Long range applications include 3-4 wall to wall pre-emerge applications for weed control, 1-2 applications per year for insect control (in Florida the dreaded Mole Cricket) and several bulk wall to wall granular fertilizer applications to keep the grass green & growing.

Aerification. Every golfer I've ever met hates to hear about Aerification. I always hear, " Why are you aerating the greens, they are perfect!"  But, it is an absolute necessity if you wish to maintain healthy turf grass. Golf Courses usually aerate greens 2-3 times year in the growing season. As grass grows it produces thatch, with is made up dead and decaying grass. Over time this will build up and produce an organic layer not conducive to plant growth. The objective is to remove as much of this layer as possible. In the golf course industry that annual displacement number is 25%. If you can remove 25% of your playing surface through cultivation per year, than you have a good chance to stay ahead of the curve. Unfortunately, this displacement is rarely met and greens will accumulate organic matter, worsen every year and turf grass quality will decline with age.


Topics: fertilizer sprayer, golf course sprayers, Golf course equipment, spot sprayers, fairway sprayer

Advantages of Poly Head Diaphragm Pumps

Posted by Marketing Manager on Thu, Jan 23, 2014

 Contributed by Guest Blogger:  Mark Techler, Factory Representative-Hypro

Diaphragm Pumps

Since the 1980s diaphragm pumps have been used to pump agricultural and industrial liquids at higher pressures than are available from centrifugal, roller, or gear pumps.

Diaphragm pumps also self-prime, handle abrasive liquids, and can be coupled to gas engines with gearboxes, making them ideal for portable spraying applications. The traditional materials of construction of the liquid handling parts of these pumps has been anodized aluminum or plastic coated aluminum. While this construction is adequate for many spray materials, there are aggressive caustic and acid based spray materials now being used that will attack aluminum regardless of how it is coated, in a matter of months.

Features & Benefits of Poly Head Diaphragm Pumps

Hypro poly head diaphragm pumps are now available for these applications. The heads, manifolds, fittings, and control units are made from corrosion resistant polymers.

Hypro Poly Head Diaphragm Pump

You can use “polypropylene” on corrosion resistance charts to check compatibility with the liquid you are pumping. Valves are made from PVDF (Kynar) and 303 stainless steel. The heads and manifolds are held to the pump body by stainless steel fasteners. These pumps are field proven to last significantly longer than aluminum head pumps in these demanding applications.

Hypro models DP423 and DP573 are rated at 11 gpm and 15 gpm with maximum pressure of 250 psi. A gearbox is available for mounting the pump on a 5.5 hp engine and a control unit includes a plastic relief valve, stainless ball valves to control agitation and main flow, and a pressure gauge. The hex shaped suction and discharge manifolds are hydraulically efficient and are easier to maintain than triangle shaped manifold systems. The oil bath lubricates the crankcase and provides hydraulic support for the diaphragms. This setup is ideal for truck mounted spraying of aggressive liquids. 


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Topics: Hypro Pump, Poly Head Diaphram Pump, Hypro 9910

Why One Customer Decided to Build a Custom Sprayer

Posted by Marketing Manager on Tue, Jan 21, 2014

Contributed by Guest Blogger:  Brandon Grossman, Sales Manager-Sprayer Depot 

One Customer's Story:  Gathering the Right Information

There are many reasons why a customer may choose a custom-built sprayer versus buying a standard "off the shelf" sprayer.  We recently received an inquiry from Don at Integrity Termite & Pest Control Company, in Edgewater, Florida. He wanted a skid sprayer, but with custom dimensions: He parks his work vehicle at his home every night and has to abide by his neighborhood's Home Owner's Association's (HOA) rules regarding commercial vehicles.  

The HOA rules allow commercial vehicles to park overnight, but has strict guidelines stating that NO equipment is allowed to be visible over the side of the truck bed. This rule limits the size of the spray equipment he can use.

By the time he called Sprayer Depot, he had already spoken with a few manufacturers in his area, but was told they only had stock models and could not customize the units.  

The Solution

Sprayer Depot offered a solution. We recommended that Don consider a low profile tank and custom frame.  Our sales and manufacturing departments worked together and designed a custom frame and pump/engine assembly that would fit all of Don’s needs.  The design successfully concealed the sprayer within the truck bed, yet provided enough power to perform both termite and pest control applications.  

Exceeded Expectations

Sprayer Depot not only met the 21” max height requirement for the truck bed, but beat it by 4”!  This is just one customer's story about how and why they decided to build a custom sprayer. There are a multitude of other customers who have made the same choice. Many thanks to Don at Integrity Temite and Pest Control Company in Edgewater, FL for sharing his story and the great pictures. Take a look at Don’s custom sprayer! 

custom built sprayer


Kings custom-built sprayer 


Topics: Custom-built Skid Sprayer, Custom-built sprayer, Skid Sprayer, Integrity Termite and Pest Control Company, low profile sprayer tank

Is it time to replace your Roller Pump?

Posted by Marketing Manager on Fri, Jan 10, 2014

Is it time to replace your Roller Pump?

We receive a lot of calls from customers who want to repair their broken or damaged Roller Pump. Here are some things to consider:
  • Before buying and installing a repair kit for your Roller Pump, be sure that the housing of the pump is in good condition. 
  • If the housing of the pump is worn, new rollers won't be able to create enough pressure to move water through the pump. While you can purchase the pump housing as a replacement part, it is often more cost effective to buy a brand new pump.  
  • If you're not sure, take the pump apart, and send a picture to one of our Customer Service Technicians for help.
4001C Hypro Roller Pump
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Topics: Hypro, roller pumps, sprayer pumps, Hypro Roller Pump, Sprayer Pump, Roller Pump Repair

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