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Kings Sprayers Selection Guide

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Tue, Sep 08, 2015

If you are ready to buy a new sprayer but you are unsure on exactly what to get or which sprayer is best suited to your needs, don't worry, we are here to help!

We are happy to make the sprayer selection process easier for you. We proudly manufacture Kings Sprayers right here in our headquarter facility in Orlando, FL. Every sprayer is built from the ground up, using only the best parts like Hypro® and Udor® pumps, Honda® engines, and 6061 aircraft grade aluminum frames. Durable and well-built, Kings Sprayers are made to last.

Are you using a tractor or pulling by hand? Are you spraying trees or an athletic field? No matter what type of application, we have the right sprayer for you. Also, we can customize any of our sprayers to fit even the most unusual requirements. We've outfitted ten-wheeler trucks and even trains! Our team builds hundreds of customized sprayers each year.


Still got questions? Our knowledgeable Customer Service Technicians can help. Just call 800-228-0905 or chat live on our website





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2015 Sprayer Related Industry Trends

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Jan 07, 2015

designed by Freepik.comAs we close the books on 2014, let’s take a look at what’s in store for sprayer-related industries in 2015. The US economy continues to rebound and so do many of the sprayer-related industries we’ll cover here. Using industry reports and news as a source, we’ve provided a top-line view of the 2015 outlook for the lawn and landscape, pest control, golf and recreation, agriculture, and horticulture industries.

Lawn & Landscape 2015 Outlook

As the industry rebounds, reports here and here show that the improving housing market, commercial construction and property occupancy rates are among positive factors that boosted the industry last year and project an even stronger 2015. Not only are landscape companies anticipating increases in installation and maintenance, but equipment dealers are also seeing solid gains. 

Pest Control 2015 Outlook

IBIS World, a market research company, reports that the pest control industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle citing rising demand for industry services due to increased number of pests and use of extermination services. It’s interesting to note that recently reported on a Sageworks study that lists Services to Building and Dwellings, including pest control, as a top five industry to start a business.

Golf & Recreation 2015 Outlook

Mike Zawacki, editor of the Golf Course Industry magazine, said it best in that “we’re constantly discussing the state of the industry … as we see it.” His recap shares that being good stewards of existing resources, such as water, will continue to be a focus for the industry as we all seek to create a more sustainable and environmentally responsible golf course. This is a theme not just for golf, but also for many industries in this post.

Agriculture 2015 Outlook

The Agriculture industry outlook is up and down. According to recent reports from BusinessWeek and Farm Equipment, farm machinery sales are projected to continue to slump in 2015 as a result of falling crop prices, though other factors also appear to be contributing to an overall slowdown. To that end, the Des Moines Register reported the Department of Agriculture said farmers predicted plantings of the eight major field crops – corn soybeans, wheat, cotton, sorghum, barley, oats and rice – will amount to 3.8 million acres less than 2014 calculations. It’s not all bad though; long-term industry outlooks remain unchanged from current levels and show slow, steady gains.

Horticulture 2015 Outlook

In the Horticulture Industry, the Garden Media Group 2015 Garden Trends Report shows an interesting consumer focus towards products that are environmentally friendly and safe. While there’s still debate according to Horticulture Week about the flower of the year, one thing these reports all shed light on is a focus for consumers to spend more time outdoors. That great news extends to lawn and landscape industry vendors as well.

Of course, what these reports convey can only be taken with a grain of salt as each business and region within a given sector may experience varied results than the industry projection. To that end, no one can truly project what’s in store. For the most part, the overall economy continues to rebound creating a trickle effect that bolsters each industry outlook as well.

Here’s to getting into the habit of writing 2015 on everything.

Happy Spraying!


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Topics: Sprayer Depot, sprayers, landscaper, pest control, golf course maintenance, golf course sprayers, lawn sprayers, Ag Sprayers, sprayer tips and tricks, horticulture, industry outlook

Water Use Peaks in July: 5 Tips to Smart Spraying

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Tue, Jul 08, 2014

July is Smart Irrigation MonthWhether you manage a farm, run Public Works or maintain a golf course, managing and conserving resources to improve water availability is key. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, of the 26 billion gallons of water consumed daily in the United States, approximately 7.8 billion gallons (30%), is devoted to outdoor expenditures with the majority used for irrigation. As you might have assumed, the amount of water used outdoors
peaks during the summer, particularly during the month of July.

Kings Sprayers Skid Sprayer with Manual Hose Reel

We all need to do our part to conserve and given that it is Smart Irrigation Month, an initiative dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation empowering professionals with knowledge to help save water, we at Sprayer Depot thought it was only fitting to provide a refresher with a few strategies to help you do your part to conserve this natural resource. Here’s to spraying smarter.

Off the top of your head, you might be thinking of water conservation tips like determining the amount and timing of irrigation for efficient water use. You’re right on track. Another tactic to consider is monitoring water application for crop needs and soil moisture content. Take a look at the five tips below to ensure you spray smarter during Smart Irrigation Month: 

  • Consider soil type. Type of soil determines how quickly water can be absorbed without runoff. Watering more than soil can absorb causes runoff and waste. Light sandy soils hold less water than heavy clay soils.
  • Water only when needed. Saturate root zones and let the soil dry. Watering too much and too frequently results in shallow roots, weed growth, disease and fungus. Learn your crop’s water requirements by determining how much water the crop has used, then on the next irrigation only water long enough to replace that amount of moisture.
  • Water at the best time. Watering during the heat of the day may cause losses of up to 30 percent due to evaporation. Prevent water loss by watering when the sun is low or down, winds are calm and temperatures are cool – typically between the evening and early morning.
  • Water more often for shorter periods. For example, watering for three, 5-minute intervals let soil absorb more water than watering for 15 minutes at one time, reducing runoff.
  • Adapt watering to the season. Adjust the watering schedule regularly based on seasonal weather conditions. These vary by state and region. For example, many utilities rely on stored water from winter snowpack that gradually releases water from the melting snow during spring and summer. And the monsoon season in the Southwestern United States causes flash flooding during the summer season, effecting crops and landscapes alike.

In addition to these strategies to conserve water, you should also inspect your sprayer equipment to ensure it is in proper working order, free of leaks. Read our recent post on sprayer pump repair kits and routine maintenance if you haven’t already conducted your seasonal sprayer inspection.

Smart Irrigation Month is an initiative of the Irrigation Association, a non-profit industry organization dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation.

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How to Operate the Kings 100 Gallon 2-Wheel Sprayer

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Mon, Jun 16, 2014

Ideal Sprayer for Tree, Shrub & Turf Spraying

Kings 2 wheel sprayerThe Kings 100 Gallon 2-Wheel Sprayer (also called a "trailer sprayer") is equipped with a diaphragm pump and boomless nozzle. It's an ideal sprayer for tree, shrub and turf spraying. It can be pulled with a utlility vehicle or compact trailer. It's commonly used for spraying lawns, pastures, golf courses and athletic fields. 

Same Day Shipping

The Kings 100 Gallon 2-Wheel Sprayer (model # KT100P20BN22) is a QuickShip sprayer.  All QuickShip sprayers ship the same day!* Reduce downtime and increase productivity: Order by 12:00 p.m. (EST) and get same day shipping.

Operating Instructions for the Kings 100 Gallon 2-Wheel Sprayer (model # KT100P20BN22)

To start the engine make sure the gas is on, the choke is on, and the throttle is all the way down.

  • Turn the on switch on; pull the starter to turn the engine on

  • Once the engine engages, set the throttle

  • To engage the pressure, flip the green switch

  • To increase the pressure, turn the tip clockwise

  • To decrease the pressure, turn the tip counter clockwise

  • Use the black switch to engage the agitator

  • Add your chemical to the tank to mix

  • The gun is fully adjustable from a cone to a jet

  • Use the gun for distance applications

  • To use the spray arm, locate the lever on the extra length of hose

  • To turn off the engine, disengage the pressure, throttle down, and turn off the power switch

Instructional Video

See it in action! Watch this helpful Instruction Video:  How to Operate the Kings 100 Gallon 2-Wheel Sprayer 


*Order must be placed by 12:00 p.m. 

Topics: golf course sprayers, lawn sprayers, Kings 2 Wheel Sprayer, Kings lawn Sprayer, Turf Sprayers, Trailer Sprayers, Athletic Field Sprayers

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

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