How diligent are you when it comes to servicing your spray equipment? If you are guilty of waiting until your equipment fails in order to repair and replace parts and accessories, don’t worry, we have all been there once or twice. However, with fall season already started and winter just around the corner, we want to remind you of the importance of timely maintenance of your spray equipment. Low spraying season is the perfect time to perform preventive maintenance and establish a maintenance schedule for the rest of the year.
Waiting for problems to arise will not only cost you time but will also cost you a lot of money. It pays off to be proactive, so don’t delay... keep your sprayer in tip-top shape!
Here are a few things you should check off of your maintenance list this fall:
1) Change the oil in your pump, gearbox and engine. Consult your manufacturer’s recommendations on appropriate fluid changes.
2) Check spray tips for wear and replace as necessary.
3) Flush the pump and tank with clean water and make sure to dry them using a clean rag.
4) Clean the strainer by removing any debris and flushing it with water to avoid contamination and loss of pressure. If the filter in the strainer is beyond cleaning make sure to replace it.
5) Don't forget to calibrate your sprayer before storing it. Follow the steps outlined here for more information on how to perform a calibration.
You should also create a maintenance program you can use to keep track of each maintenance task. To help you get started, we have created a Sprayer Seasonal Maintenance Checklist that lists all components that need to be serviced daily, weekly, quarterly and semi-annually. It also includes a winterizing checklist! Get it now by clicking below:
Have more questions regarding sprayer maintenance? Check out our Sprayer Maintenance FAQ's for more information. You can also give us a call and one of our Customer Service Technician will be happy to help!