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Winter is Coming on December 21st

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Dec 11, 2015

Winter is set to begin on December 21st, however, just a peek outside the window or a stroll down 100GallonDe-Ice-2.jpgthe street tells a different story for a lot of folks around the country. Many of you are already dealing with freezing temperatures and piles of snow. So even if winter hasn’t “officially” started, we thought we would highlight a few of our previous posts that will help you and your sprayer handle the cold just a bit easier.

1) Perform an end of season calibration.

You should calibrate your sprayer one last time before you store it. We previously posted an 8 step guide to make this process as easy as possible. Another popular tool to consider for your calibrating arsenal should be the Sprayer Calibration Calculator App.

2) Winterizing Will Save You Time Next Spring.

Spend a little bit of time today servicing your sprayer so you can be up and running in no time when busy season starts again. We have many useful posts that will guide you through the easy process of winterizing your spray equipment. Check some of our most popular posts below!

3) Consider a De-Icing Sprayer . 

Take a look at the Kings Sprayers® 100 Gallon De-Icing Skid Sprayer. This is an ideal sprayer to mount on the back of a utility vehicle, and is used to spray de-icer. Different uses for the skid like watering and dust control makes this sprayer useful all year round! For pricing and full specs please visit the link below.

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Topics: Winterizing Spray Equipment, Maintenance, Boom Sprayer, Sprayer Depot, Sprayer Parts, winterize sprayer, spray tips, Sprayer Calibration, Calibrating a Boom Sprayer, sprayer tips and tricks, sprayer safety, service, calibrating app, purchasing a sprayer, things to consider

8 Easy Steps to Calibrating Your Sprayer

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Dec 04, 2015

Calibrating your sprayer doesn't have to be time consuming or challenging. You have probably seen all the formulas and calculations involved with the process but there is an easy way to accomplish this task without having to be a math wiz.

It is important to calibrate your sprayer at least once every season, however more is definitely better. Calibrating your sprayer often will ensure an even application rate and also an effective one. This will save you time and money that you can then invest in other parts of your business. 

As mentioned before, there are many reasons why you should calibrate your spray equipment on a regular basis, but an extremely important reason to consider is to avoid any mishandling of pesticides and other chemicals. When using chemicals it's important to follow the instructions provided on the label: too little could mean an ineffective application, and too much could result in serious consequences such as the loss of your grass or crop, fines, or even health risks.

Based on a recent report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), farmers spend approximately $4.1 billion on pesticides annually. So if your sprayer isn't calibrated properly you could potentially be wasting a lot of money. Let's make sure you are spending your money wisely and spraying efficiently by calibrating your sprayer.

Want to know how you can avoid any mishaps and increase the accuracy of your application? Read below for the 8 simple steps to calibrating your sprayer.

Before you follow the steps, get your sprayer ready for calibration by following these tips:

  • Inspect your sprayer for any mechanical problems
  • Flush the tank and brush the nozzles to make sure they are debris free
  • Check the agitator in the tank to make sure it’s working properly

Okay, now you are ready to calibrate!

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*For minor changes in output, adjust your sprayer pressure to achieve the GPA recommended by the pesticide label. For major changes, either change travel speed or nozzle tip size and recalibrate.

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Topics: Sprayer Depot, calibrating a sprayer, Sprayer Calibration, Ag Sprayers, Chemical Sprayers, Boom Sprayer Calibration, How to Calibrate a Boom Sprayer, user guide, infographics, calibrating app

How to Keep Your Sprayer in Top Shape

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Nov 06, 2015

Take care of your sprayer and it will take care of you. Yes, your sprayer is a big investment and you want to make sure it's well taken care of. Proper use, care and maintenance will ensure your investment holds its value for years to come. Check out these tips from past blog posts to keep your sprayer in top shape!KingsSpayers_100_Gallon_Skid_Sprayer.jpg

1.) Use Equipment Properly

Proper training is needed for anyone operating the sprayer. This will ensure that your sprayer can hold up to years of hard work with minimal damages due to improper handling. You can also avoid work-related injuries by ensuring proper use of your spray equipment.

Take a look at some of these posts to help you get the most out of your sprayer:

2.) Perform Preventive Maintenance

Servicing your sprayer will help you prevent downtime and increase productivity. We are big advocates of performing maintenance on a timely basis before issues arise, to help you save time and money. We have many blog posts filled with useful information to help you service and maintain your sprayer. Visit some of the following posts to help you get started on your maintenance plan:

  • Spray Equipment Maintenance Tips to Implement This Fall -  This post features a couple of maintenance tips that should be performed during fall season. It also includes a FREE downloadable checklist that you can use to keep track of your spray equipment’s maintenance requirements.

3.) Don't Forget to Winterize

Winterizing your sprayer every year is a must. This is the perfect time to do a full inspection of all sprayer components, replace or repair as necessary, clean and store to prolong the life of your trusted sprayer. Winter time is coming soon, so why not be ready for this end-of-year tune up! Here are some of our favorite posts to help you with this upcoming task:

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 Which of our posts would you recommend to others? What other topics would you like to see covered on our blog? Let us know in the comments below.

Topics: Winterizing Spray Equipment, Maintenance, Boom Sprayer, Sprayer Depot, Sprayer Parts, winterize sprayer, spray tips, Sprayer Calibration, Calibrating a Boom Sprayer, sprayer tips and tricks, sprayer safety, service, calibrating app, purchasing a sprayer, things to consider

5 Best Spray Industry Apps

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Aug 12, 2015

There is no doubt that technology has grown and transformed the way we do business.  The 5_Best_Industry_appsInternet has become an invaluable source of information where anything you need can be quickly found. However, keeping up with the latest technologies while trying to make the most out of all this extra information can be quite overwhelming.  Having so many options tends to put us in data overload and making one single decision can become an ordeal. We want to help you simplify your business and one great way to do it is by using apps.

To make it even simpler, we have picked five of the best industry apps out there that will help you quickly get the info you need and get back to the field in no time!

SprayIT

Developer: Hypro

Compatibility: Apple and Android devices

Price: Free

This is one of our favorite apps designed to make spray tip selection a breeze! It is very user-friendly, so all you need to do is enter the appropriate information such as spacing, type of application, solution density etc., and the app will provide a customized list of tip recommendations suited for your project.

Mix Tank

Developer: Precision Laboratories

Compatibility: Apple and Android devices

Price: Free

Winner of AgProfessional magazine’s Readers Choice, this is one popular app that will assist you with the proper tank mixing sequence of crop protection products. It also captures product use rates and application information and maintains it with spray logs for convenient and easy record keeping.

Vector Spray

Developer: U.S Department of Agriculture

Compatibility: Apple and Android devices

Price: Free

This is a neat app for pest control, specifically when it comes to spraying for mosquitoes. It calculates the size of spray droplets generated from various spray nozzles at different pressures while using several spray solutions. Pesticide applicators can plug in application parameters for their pesticide applications and see what droplet size range will be produced in vector control applications.

Calibrate My Sprayer

Developer: Clemson University

Compatibility: Apple and Android devices

Price: Free

We’ve said it many times, calibrating your sprayer is crucial for performance. This app makes calibration extremely easy! Simply select the type of sprayer you want to calibrate (Broadcast or Banded), insert values in each input box, select what you want the app to calculate (Volume/Area or Catch/Nozzle), and tap 'Calculate'.

SpraySelect

Developer: Teejet

Compatibility: Apple and Android Devices

Price: Free

Another great app to help you select the right spray tip or nozzle for your application. Just enter speed, spacing and your target rate, select your drop size category and you have a list of tips that will work for your application. The right nozzle is just a few seconds away!

Do you have a favorite app that makes your job easier? Share it with us below!

Topics: Apps on the Sprayer Depot blog, Spray apps, apps for spraying agriculture, pest control app, Sprayer Calibration, industry apps, calibrating app

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