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Important Information About Spraying For Gypsy Moths

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Gypsy moth caterpillars can do a lot of damage to trees by eating all the leaves. You can often  tell if trees have been invaded by gypsy moth caterpillars by looking for the black spots, under the trees,  all over the ground; this is caterpillar poop. Additionally, you may see moths flying around close to the trees.  Gypsy moths are most often found on Oak, Aspen, Willow, and Birch trees. Gypsy moths can be devastating for the trees and for the environment.

In mid to late spring Gypsy moths can appear on your trees along with web like nests and you can easily identify them by their yellow heads and fuzzy bodies. So if you see signs of this and you notice the leaves start to disappear from the trees, it's important  to take action before the trees are damaged or even killed. One way to take care of the problem is to spray them with an insecticide.

Sprayer Depot offesr several sprayers to do the job, one being the Kings Sprayers 500 Gallon Highway Ready Trailer Sprayer  with 35 gpm pump & electric hose reelKings-Sprayers-highway-readyThis sprayer is manufactured with top of the line components and a heavy-duty steel frame and sprays up to 35 gpm or up to 725 psi depending on your application. The extra hose length can spray hard to reach areas. Additionally, you can reach 80' vertically when you need to by increasing the pressure on the regulator.

Another excellent choice is the Kings Sprayers 200/200 Gallon Dual Tank Skid  with 35 gpm diaphragm pump & electric hose reelThis particular model is manufactured witha lightweight corrosion-resistant aluminum frame. It can spray up to 35 gpm or up to 725 psi depending on your application. 

And lastly, the Kings Sprayers 735 Gallon Skid with 35 gpm diaphragm & electric hose reel with 300' 3/4" ID hose is another excellent choice reaching 735-gallon-skidthe heights required to spray gypsy moths. This particular sprayer can be mounted in a truck, UTV, on a trailer or even in a boat.  Spray up to 35 gpm or up to 725 psi depending on the application 

So if you think you need to combat Gypsy moths before they take over, the team at Sprayer Depot  can assist you with any of your questions or concerns. As one of the largest suppliers of professional spray equipment, parts and accessories in the U.S., Sprayer Depot is the industry source. With more than 40 years of experience, the team at Sprayer Depot serves the lawn and landscape, pest control, golf and recreation, agricultural and horticultural industries.

Our Most Popular 2-Wheel Sprayers

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Here at Sprayer Depot there's a variety of popular 2-wheel sprayers. Our 2-wheel sprayers are manufactured with top of the line components and a lightweight corrosion-resistant aluminum frame; additionally, our featured 2-wheel sprayer tanks are offered in several sizes, including 50, 100, and 200 gallon. Whatever you're spraying, Sprayer Derpot has the 2-wheel sprayer to meet your needs.

The versatile Kings Sprayers 50 Gallon Two-Wheel Sprayer with 6 gpm Diaphragm Pump can get your job done! It's equipped with a clevis pin hitch to easily 50 Gallon Kings Sprayerattach to a vehicle and can spray up to 7 gpm or up to 150 psi, depending on your application. This particular sprayer features:

  • 5 HP GC160 series Honda engine 
  • Hypro 4101C Roller Pump capable of 7 gpm, 150 psi
  • Clevis pin hitch
  • Made in USA
  • Standard sprayer equipped with 50' of 3/8" ID hose
  • 6061 aircraft grade aluminum frame is lightweight, chemical resistant and will never rust or need painting
  • Actual item weight is 300 lbs

Need something alittle bigger? The  Kings Sprayers 100 Gallon 2-Wheel Sprayer with a 6 gpm Diaphragm Pump and 12' Boom may be just what you need. Like the smaller unit listed above, this unit is also equipped with a clevis pin hitch to easily attach to vehicle. With this particular sprayer you'll be able to spray up to 12 gpm or up to 300 psi, depending on your application, and use the boom attachment to spray large areas quickly and precisely. Features unique to this unit are:

  • HP GC160 series Honda engine
  • Hypro 9910-D252GRGI diaphragm pump (6 gpm, 290 psi) 
  • 12' spray boom
  • Clevis pin hitch
  • Made in USA
  • Standard sprayer equipped with 50' of 3/8" ID hose
  • 6061 aircraft grade aluminum frame is lightweight, chemical resistant and will never rust or need painting
  • Actual item weight is 375 lbs

Still need something bigger? The popular Kings Sprayers 200 Gallon 2-Wheel Sprayer is  highway ready and has a 10 gpm diaphragm pump. It's equipped with a 2" ball hitch to easily attach to a vehicle. You can spray up to 9.5 gpm or up to 580 psi, depending on your application and use the boom attachment to spray large areas quickly and precisely. This unit features:

  • 5.5 HP GX160 series Honda engine
  • Hypro D30GRGI diaphragm pump (9.5 gpm, 580 psi) 
  • 12' spray boom
  • 2" ball hitch
  • Made in USA
  • Standard sprayer equipped with 50' of 3/8" ID hose
  • 6061 aircraft grade aluminum frame is lightweight, chemical resistant and will never rust or need painting
  • DOT approved trailer with VIN
  • Actual item weight is 600 lbs

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What You Need To Know About Backpack Sprayers

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Backpack sprayers are widely used by lawncare, pest control and other spray application professionals who need to work in  small, hard-to-reach areas where large equipment might not be able to access. In addition, backpack sprayers carry more volume than a handheld sprayer thus making them an efficient option for many spray jobs.

There are many differences between backpack sprayers, and these variations should be considered when picking the right backpack sprayer for the job:

  • Some models feature more durable, metal pump components
  • Consider comfort! Since the reason for using a backpack Hudson-Commercial-Sprayer-Depotsprayer is mainly because it is worn as a backpack.... the comfort and design of the straps are important.
  • Some models are battery powered and offer hours of use from a single charge.  The quiet operation of these sprayers plus the fact that there are no irritating emissions, make these sprayers an attractive option for many.
  • Some models are "misters" which are commonly used in nurseries, orchards, vineyards, and for mosquito control.

Many Options To Choose From

While new backpack and handheld sprayer options are impressive with advanced performance and capabilities, manually-powered choices remain the industry standard. Our expert team of Customer Service Technicians can help determine the right backpack sprayer for the job, just call 800-228-0905.

 

Hypro ULD Nozzles Recommended on Dicamba

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Mar 16, 2018

Decades ago Roundup systemic herbicide was a breakthrough hypro-uld.jpgag chemical that killed all weeds. Monsanto later developed crops that were immune to Roundup so fields could be sprayed “over the top”, further boosting sales. Since then Roundup-resistant weeds have arrived and now to kill all weeds a new more powerful herbicide has been created, Dicamba (sometimes shown as Roundup Xtendimax), along with Dicamba tolerant crops (corn, soybeans, cotton).

See all the label approved nozzles from Hyro HERE.

 

Get Ready For Spraying Season By Doing These 3 Things

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Sun, Mar 11, 2018

Spring is almost here and that means that the spraying season is about to begin for many of our customers. In this post we'll revisit a few of our top recommendaitons to make sure you're ready to make the most of spray season:

  1. Check The Temperature:  Only operate your sprayer when the outside temperature is above freezing. If liquid freezes in any of the lines or hoses, it can cause damage and effect the performace of the sprayer.  If needed, spray hose is easily replaced and is available by the roll or by the foot
  2. Flush Your Sprayer:  Before starting your sprayer for the first time this season, flush it out before you use it. After a long winter of sitting idle, it's important run clean water through it before you start it up.
  3. Restock Extra Parts: Keep backstock of the parts you jd9_C.jpguse the most so in the case of a breakdown or emergency you have what you need on hand and can reduce downtime. Popular parts to keep on hand include spray tips and nozzles, a spray gun repair kit like this one for the popular JD9-C spray gun. Spring is an ideal time to take inventory, and restock extra parts.

Need help figuring out which spray tips or nozzles to order? Our Customer Service Technicians are just a call away. 800-228-0905.

 

Now Offering Free Shipping

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Mon, Mar 05, 2018

We're excited to announce our latest customer satisfaction initiative:  a new FREE SHIPPING option!

All orders over $100* that ship parcel service (USPS, UPS, FedEx) Free-Shipping.jpgin the contiguous 48 states have an option for free shipping at checkout.  The carrier and transit time, generally 3-5 business days, will vary depending on the product and shipping address.  

This is a great opportunity to save money when shipping time is not the top priority.  Plus, our same day shipping guarantee still applies, and all orders received by 5:00 p.m. (ET) ship the same day. Guaranteed.

One of our goals is to WOW people by exceeding expectations. Free shipping is one more service to offer our customers to achieve this goal.  Got a suggestion for us? Leave it in the comment box below. 

*Free shipping may not be combined with other offers and discounts.  

Customer Service: Real Reviews

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Sprayer Depot takes pride in its highly trained employees – from production and manufacturing to sales and marketing – and is committed to providing ongoing Wow-Sprayer-Depot.jpgtraining and education to ensure customers receive the best technical support and customer service in the industry. And one of Sprayer Depot's advantages in the spray equipment industry is the team of highly trained Customer Service Technicians. This professional team is uniquely experienced in providing five star customer service along with expert product knowledge to assist customers with their sprayer, tank, and/or sprayer parts concerns and questions.

Here are some real reviews that Sprayer Depot has received from recent surveys:

"I ordered a new Hypro D30 pump assembly with motor. It arrived 5 days before expected and is beautiful in how it appears and works. Thank you sprayer depot!"  -Evan B. Sarasota, FL

 

"All I had was a description of the pump no numbers or tag but your guys figured it out and got me the right parts. Thanks!" - Shawn S., Portland, OR

 

"Customer service is excellent and follow-up is quick." - Rob W., Atlanta, GA

 

"Great experience with real professionals that you can talk to and know how to take care of business"  -William F., Memphis

Sprayer Depot's knowledgeable Customer Service Technicians are available Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (ET) and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ET).  Call 800-228-0905, , email info@SprayerDepot.com, or use  Live Chat. 

Sprayer Depot's mission statement is "To WOW people by exceeding expectations." This mission is simple in that 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.

We welcome all questions and comments and invite you to contact us with any product inquiries or technical questions.  

Our New & Improved Website is Here!

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Feb 16, 2018

2018 is off to a great start at Sprayer Depot!SD Homepage.jpg
We're excited to announce the launch of our new and improved website, updated to make it easier than ever before to search, find and order all your spray equipment needs.

The new website will be live on Feb. 17th and here are some of the key improvements:

  • FREE Shipping: Now there's a free shipping option at checkout! Standard & expedited options are still available, but this FREE shipping option is a great alternative and only has a few days shipping time.
  • Improved Search Function: The new smart search function allows customers to type in partial numbers or descriptions to specific items.  It also will recommend the most common parts that start out with that number, making site search easier than ever!
  • Enhanced Functionality: Attributes will be selectable in categories on the left hand side of the screen, making it easy to sort by manufacturer, flow rate, thread size, etc on all products to help narrow down the choices. There is also a function that tells you what other customers purchased when you buy a product.
  •  
    Create a Sprayer: There are multiple categories for Kings Sprayers such as QuickShip, most popular custom sprayers and a buildable category where you can design your own!
     

Whether you're searching our website, calling our Customer Service Technicians or using our Live Chat, we're available to help you find the right spray equipment to fit your needs. Got a comment about our new website? Leave it in the box below.

What You Need To Know About Sprayer Tanks

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Tue, Feb 13, 2018

In the market for a new sprayer tank? There are a lot of different sizes and styles to consider, so selecting the right type of sprayer tank will be dependent upon your specific needs. Not to worry, Sprayer Depot has a large selection of tanks for you to choose from!

Let's review some of the sprayer tank basics:

PCO Poly Tanks are commonly used for pest control but are actually multi-purpose portable tanks. In addition to being used for pest control, they are also often used in the lawn care, industrial, nursery and pressure washing industries.  pco-tank-sprayer-depot.jpgThese tanks can be selected for stationary or transportable applications both indoor and outdoors. They range in size from 50-300 gallon tanks, and typically have a rounded bottom for best fluid drainage. A quality feature for these tanks are the self-supporting legs and the fact that a variety of different chemicals can be safely stored in them because of the strong, chemical resistant material from which they are made.

Vertical Tanks are free standing tanks with a flat bottom for indoor or outdoor installations; they come in a variety of sizes ranging from a 10 gallon to 12,500 gallon tank. vertical-dome-tank-sprayer-depot.jpgVertical tanks are designed with either a dome or a flat top. The significance of the flat top is that their design features additional flats for fitting installation or mounting. Both the vertical dome top tank and the vertical flat top tank have walls that are translucent for level viewing and equipped with gallon indicators.

Low-Profile-Rectangle-Tanks The low-profile design of these tanks  allows for easy fitting into backs of pickup trucks and tight spaces. These tanks are available starting at a 50 gallon size and up to 300 gallons and are great for both mobile or stationary applications.

Inductor-Tanks  Inductor tanks are selected as inductor-tank-sprayer-depot.jpgsupply tanks for application systems and when a more complete drain-out of stored liquids is required in indoor or outdoor applications. These tanks range in size from 15 gallons to 110 gallons, in addition to offering translucent walls for level viewing.

The team at Sprayer Depot is here to address your sprayer tank questionsand help you pick the right equipment for the job. As one of the largest suppliers of professional spray equipment and sprayer partsin the U.S., Sprayer Depot is the industry source. With more than 40 years of experience, the team at Sprayer Depot serves the lawn and landscape, pest control, golf and recreation, agricultural and horticultural industries, and would love to serve you too! Contact Sprayer Depot today and get your equipment inventory ready for the spring!

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Questions and Answers From Our Blog

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Feb 09, 2018

It's not unusual for the team at Sprayer Depot to receive product questions, whether it be by telephone, email, social channels, or in the comment section of our blog. We try to respond with the best possible, easy to understand information, including links to specific products, if available. In this post we'll highlight some of the various types of questions and answers that have been exchanged on our blog. 

Q: "My rig is pulsing and has very low pressure. It will start spraying perfectly, but then go back down to low pressure. I tried cranking up the psi, but it didn't  work. I've been working with a very frustrating rig. Please help! There is no clog in filter..my gun isn't the issue. I think motor is going out, but maybe you can help" - Joe M.

A: Intermittent performance indicates that you may have a bad pressure switch. This switch is located on the front of the pump and has two red wires attached to it.  Switch Assemblies are available for most models.

Q: "I'm starting up our Hypro Pump - D503 for the season. It will build up pressure to 400 psi but when I engage the nozzle, it drops below 200 psi or lower but returns to 400 psi once the nozzle is turned off. I've checked and tightened all the connections. Cleaned the strainer on the intake and it's good. Thoughts?" - Chris T.

A: A drop in pressure when engaging the trigger normally indicates an air leak on the suction side. We suggest making sure the suction strainer gasket is set properly to form a tight seal and the bowl is not cross threaded or over tightened. You may also try watching the intake line to see if any air bubbles appear when activating the gun.

Q: We have an  8000-643-236 Transfer 12VDC Pump 8000-543-236_original.jpgthat 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.

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 spray 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 Hypro Pump - 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 Pump - D252GRGI or Hypro Pump - D30GRGI.

Q: I'm using a Shurflo 60 psi 3 gpm pump with a 250 foot hose. Can I hook up two pumps to get more psi at the end of the 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.

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

As you can see we a lot can be learned by reading our blog posts.  Additionally, you can always feel free to contact us at 800-228-0905 or email us directly with your questions at info@sprayerdepot.com

 

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