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Product Highlight: SHURflo Pumps

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Jun 01, 2018

SHURflo Pumps at Sprayer Depot

SHURFLO® pumps are widely used on professional spray equipment. A leading provider of fluid transfer solutions, SHURFLO® offers a variety of pumps to fit your needs. Let's take a closer look at some of our most popular models:

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Topics: Diaphragm pumps, Ag Sprayers, SHURflo pumps

Product Highlight: SHURflo Pumps

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Thu, Jun 15, 2017


SHURFLO® pumps are widely used on professional spray equipment. A leading provider of fluid transfer solutions, SHURFLO® offers a variety of pumps to to fit your needs. Let's take a closer look at some of our most popular models:

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Topics: Diaphragm pumps, Ag Sprayers, SHURflo pumps

Product Highlight: Diaphragm Pumps

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Having the right equipment to get a job done is essential to making sure that projects get done efficiently. Choosing the right diaphragm pump is no exception. Costly equipment repairs and lengthy downtime can disrupt the day-to-day operation of your business so it’s important to evaluate product options thoroughly to make the best possible purchasing decision.

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Topics: Hypro, Udor, Diaphragm pumps, Comet Pumps, Delavan

Guest Post: How Centrifugal Pumps Are Different From Diaphragm Pumps

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Contributed by Guest Blogger: 
Mark Techler,  Factory Representative - Hypro & SHURflo Ag and Industrial Pumps and Accessories

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Topics: Hypro, Diaphragm pumps, sprayer, Centrifugal Pump, Transfer Pumps, Guest blog

Top 5 Most Viewed Instructional Videos

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Feb 05, 2016

One of the best things about the Internet is that learning a new skill is just a few clicks away. You can find a variety of resources that can teach you everything from calibrating your sprayer to finding the best apps for your industry with a quick search.

Learning how to do something new is easier if you see how it’s done and then do it yourself. We believe instructional videos are one of the best learning tools out there. With that in mind, our YouTube Channel offers several videos with simple and practical content that will help you successfully repair and maintain your spray equipment .

Our videos are less than five minutes long, so you can easily get up to speed on a number of various topics. This comes in handy when a part breaks and you need to replace it quickly, whether you're at the office, home or out in the field.

We’ve rounded up the top 5 most viewed instructional videos:

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Topics: Diaphragm pumps, Sprayer Depot, Instructional Video, Shurflo, Youtube

Product Highlight: Udor Kappa-43 Diaphragm Pump

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Nov 18, 2015

Udor Kappa series pumps offer reliable, high-quality and popular solutions when working with harsh chemicals. Due to their anodized aluminum construction, they are ideal for handling a number of common of professional chemicals, such as herbicides, pesticides, liquid fertilizers, de-icing materials, and other hard-to-handle fluids. 

One of our top sellers is the Udor Kappa-43 diaphragm pump. This is a commonly used pump in various horticulture, agricultural, lawn care, nursery, pest control and turf spraying applications. Let's take a closer look at some of its best features!

 Kappa43-features

Probably the most common issue we see with this type of pump is a diaphragm rupture. Fortunately, this is a pretty easy repair you can do yourself to save time and money. Continue reading below for steps on how to repair a Udor Kappa-43 Diaphragm pump and watch the easy instructional video that follows.

 For this project you will need the following tools:

  • A screwdriver
  • Wrench
  • 1/2" socket
  • 11/16" socket
  • Diaphragm kit (3 piston diaphragms, 6 sets of O-rings)

Let's get started! Follow these steps:

  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

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Topics: Diaphragm pumps, Sprayer Depot, Instructional Video, Udor Pumps, Udor Kappa, pump repair kit, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, Diaphragm Kit, repair kit, product highlight, kappa-43

Guest Post: Comparison of Roller to Diaphragm Pumps for Horticultural Spraying

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Thu, Oct 08, 2015

Contributed by Guest Blogger: 
Mark Techler,  Factory Representative - Hypro & SHURflo Ag and Industrial Pumps and Accessories

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Topics: Hypro, Diaphragm pumps, sprayer, Roller Pump, spray tips, spray nozzle, horticulture, Guest blog

Easy Steps to Repair a Kappa-40 Diaphragm Pump

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Our Repair Technicians are the best! Yes, we are proud of their excellent service and extensive knowledge in all things sprayers. They are quick to diagnose issues and repair them in no time. They work hard five days a week to make sure your downtime is minimal. Usually, repairs are done within the same day unless we need to order parts or if we have a long queue for the day. Even then, most repairs only take 24-48 hours.

If you've visited our website or follow us in social media then you know we have many instructional videos available. For all of our customers who are not local thus unable to stop by for a repair, we thought it would be cool to have short, easy and convenient videos featuring some of the most common repairs that you can do right at home.

Today we are featuring steps on how to repair a Udor Kappa-40 Diaphragm pump. Watch the video and follow the easy steps outlined below.

 For this project you will need the following tools:

  • A screwdriver
  • Wrench
  • Half inch socket
  • 11/16" socket
  • Diaphragm kit (2 diaphragms, 2 sets of O-rings and an air accumulator diaphragm)

Let's get started! Follow these steps:

  1. Loosen the bolts in one of the two head assemblies to remove it
  2. Remove the diaphragm nut and washer using the wrench
  3. Remove the diaphragm
  4. Remove the piston sleeve
  5. Drain the internal oil
  6. Loosen the bolts on the second head to remove it
  7. Perform steps 2-5 for the second head 
  8. Clean both sides of the pump with break cleaner
  9. Place the piston sleeve back in place in one of the two heads
  10. Place the diaphragm inside. The diaphragm has a beveled side which needs to be facing up
  11. Use the wrench to tighten the nut and washer back into place
  12. On each of the two head assemblies remove the inside valve assemble
  13. Replace the spring, valve seat (beveled side down), and large metal seat
  14. Replace O-ring with a new one
  15. The other valve assembly has the exact same parts but reversed (follow steps 13-14)
  16. Switch to the other head and perform steps 13-15 for this side as well
  17. Place the head assembly back in place on the side where you replaced the piston sleeve (step 9)
  18. Tighten bolts in a clockwise pattern to tighten evenly
  19. Switch to the other head and use non-detergent 40 weight pump oil to fill that open side
  20. Place piston sleeve back in place
  21. Clean up any excess oil
  22. Replace diaphragm, making sure that beveled side is facing up just like in step 13
  23. Use the wrench to tighten the nut and washer
  24. Place the head assembly back in place and tighten screws in clockwise pattern to tighten evenly   
  25. There is a clear bolt on the side of the pump and the oil level should be visible right in the center
  26. Remove the air accumulator head by loosening the bolts
  27. Once opened, remove the air accumulator diaphragm and replace with new
  28. Close everything back and tighten for a secure fitting
You are all done!  We sell all the parts featured in our videos so just contact us if you have any questions on this repair or the specific parts you need to order. Do you have an  instructional video you'd like to see featured? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 
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Topics: Diaphragm pumps, Sprayer Depot, Instructional Video, Udor Pumps, Udor Kappa, pump repair kit, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, Diaphragm Kit, repair kit

Guest Post: 5 Ways a Control Unit Is Better Than a Relief Valve

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Jun 17, 2015

Contributed by Guest Blogger: 
Mark Techler,  Factory Representative - Hypro & SHURflo Ag and Industrial Pumps and Accessories

 

Sprayers with positive displacement pumps need some way to bypass the flow of liquid when the gun or boom is shut off. Let’s compare a typical relief valve, like a TeeJet S6815 series valve, to a commonly used control unit, like Hypro GS40GI, which includes a relief valve and much more.

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Topics: Hypro, Diaphragm pumps, sprayer, spray tips, Guest blog, relief valve, control unit

Repairing a Hypro D30 Diaphragm Pump

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Feb 06, 2015

In this week’s post we wanted to shed light on some great resources we have to offer on our YouTube channel in the form of instructional videos. If you’re like me, then you’ve found yourself in a situation where you took something apart, only to find you needed a little guidance to get it put back together. Well, the team at Sprayer Depot gets that. So we put together these videos just for you, in the off chance that you forget where that one remaining bolt is supposed to go.

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Topics: Diaphragm pumps, Sprayer Depot, diaphragm pump, Diaphragm Pump Repair Kit, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, Diaphragm Kit

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