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Spotlight: The Story of Sprayer Depot

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Nov 08, 2017

”To WOW people by exceeding expectations.”

In a nutshell, that is our aim here at Sprayer Depot and with every customer and every transaction, we strive to uphold this mission as the leading supplier of OutdoorSignMainEntrance.jpg
professional spray equipment in the United States.  In this post we'll offer a little background information on our business, our crew, and our mission to show where we've come from and how we got to be the #1 choice for spray equipment.

Sprayer Depot started out more than 45 years ago as a small business that specialized in lawn care and landscaping services. In 2009, the company opened the doors to our retail showroom. By the time we launched our online retail store we had expanded from a small lawn and landscaping business to the premium supplier of professional sprayers, parts and accessories for the pest control, lawn and landscape, golf and recreation, horticultural and agricultural industries.  Sprayer Depot currently occupies a 23,000 square feet location at 7800 N. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, Florida, and even added a 7,000-square-foot shop that is dedicated to sprayer production and repair.  

Today our company includes a staff of 23 dedicated and hard-working individuals who make up our Management, the Operations Department, Sales and Marketing Department, our Support Specialists and our knowledgeable Customer Service and Repair Technicians. We take pride in training all of our team members to pursue our mission everyday and provide exceptional service through each phase of our proven sales process. That process begins and ends with our customers and our mission statement clearly defines our aim: 

“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.”

Our inventory is extensive and includes high quality and industry recognized brands such as Hypro, John Bean FMC, SHURflo and Kings Sprayers. We also offer same day shipping on orders placed by 5:00 p.m. (ET) and take special interest in the feedback and satisfaction of every customer. We   maintain a consistently high BizRate customer satisfaction rating and a Net Promoter Score (NPS) that exceeds the industry average.

We welcome all questions and comments and invite you to contact us with any product inquiries or technical questions. Thank you to all who have brought us to where we are today and to all our new customers, we welcome you to the Sprayer Depot family! 

 

Topics: Hypro, SHURflo pumps, commercial spray equipment

3 Steps for Smooth Sprayer Startup Next Year

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Oct 27, 2017

Reprinted from Hypro.Pentair.com

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The cooler temps have arrived for many of us and that means snow, ice and below-freezing weather.  In this post we're sharing some great information published by our friends at Hypro on the key steps to take now to ensure your sprayer is ready for your next spray season.

  • Adequately flush the pump and solution system of all chemical residue. Be sure to remove all strainer screens and clean any residue that has built up on the screens.
  • To prevent oxidation of components, fill solution system components with antifreeze and spray a small volume through the system (from tank to nozzle). This procedure will prevent elastomer components from ‘drying out’ and remove residue that continues to attack system components.
  • Improve the storage life of Centrifugal Pumps with cast iron components by using an antifreeze with a rust inhibitor.
  • Roller Pumps benefit by being stored with a light oil. Rotate the shaft to ensure that all internal surfaces are coated with oil. Plug ports after lubricating the pump.
  • Diaphragm and Piston/Plunger Pumps should be stored with RV antifreeze in them.
  • Leave Regulators, Unloaders and Valves in a loose or open state so that they do not stick upon startup.
     

     

    Read the complete list of Hypro's recommendations HERE

     

     

 

 

Topics: Winterizing Spray Equipment, Hypro, Diapgragm pumps, Hypro Roller Pump

Follow These Simple Steps to Winterize Your Hypro or Shurflo Pump

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Sep 29, 2017

Whether you're storing your pump for an extended period of time, or storing your spray equipment for the winter, our friends at Pentair recommend the following procedures for storing Hypro or Shurflo brand pumps. In this post, we're providing Pentair's guidelines, broken down by pump type, along with everything you need to know to ensure your pump is ready for the next year.

Centrifugal Pumps:

Flush the pump and entire system with a solution that will chemically neutralize the liquid that was used. By doing this, the residue from the chemicals sprayedHypro-Centrifugal-Pumps-SD.jpg will dissolve, leaving the inside of the pump clean for the next usage. For winterizing or extended downtime we recommend flushing the pump with automotive antifreeze (ethylene glycol) that contains a rust inhibitor (Prestone®, Zerex®,etc) mixed at 50/50 with water. This will both protect the pump from freezing and from rusting. Plug the inlet and outlet ports of the pump if you are going to store the pump inside or off the sprayer system.

Diaphragm Pumps:

All diaphragm pumps are susceptible to freezing, so extra care is needed to prevent the pump from freeze damage during the off season. Flushing the pump out with a chemical neutralizer prior to Shurflo-2088-Pump.jpgstorage will help clean the surfaces from any residue that has accumulated. Then flush the pump with a RV antifreeze (propylene glycol) mixed at 50/50 with water. This will protect the pump from freezing. Removing the pump from the sprayer and storing it in a heated area will also prevent costly damage to the pump. This should be done AFTER the pump has been neutralized and flushed out with antifreeze. Plug the inlet and outletports if storing inside.

Roller Pumps:

Roller pumps have a tight tolerance inside and chemical buildup will greatly affect the performance and wear factors of the internal components, so flushing with a neutralizer prior to storage is critical. After neutralizing, flush the pump out with an automotive antifreeze (ethylene glycol) that contains a rust inhibitor (Prestone®, Zerex®,etc) mixed at 50/50 with water. This will both protect the pump from freezing and from rusting. Removing the pump from the sprayer and storing it in a heated area will also prevent costly damage to the pump. This should be done AFTER the pump has been neutralized and flushed out with antifreeze. Add an ounce of rust inhibitor or light oil to the inlet of the pump and then turn the pump shaft to allow the inhibitor to coat all the internal surfaces. Plug both the inlet and outlet of the pump so that air will not be able to enter the pump. Reusing the original shipping plugs is the best way to ensure that the pump is air tight during storage.

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Topics: Winterizing Spray Equipment, Hypro, Diapgragm pumps, Hypro Roller Pump, centrifrugal pump, SHURflo pumps

Product Highlight: John Deere Replacement Parts That Won't Cost You the Farm!

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Tue, Sep 12, 2017

One of the most widely used and popular equipment brands in the agricultural industry is John Deere. John Deere sprayers include a variety of models that span from the average small farm to large-scale farms, commercial pastures or agricultural land, and field crops. All sprayers-no matter the make or model- require periodic maintenance and oftentimes this means replacing parts like sprayer tips, nozzles, or boom components. With the popularity of John Deere products, it should come as no surprise that some of our top selling replacement parts are those that are manufactured by Hypro specifically for John Deere sprayers. 

A couple of the reasons why Hypro Replacement Parts For John Deere Sprayers are so popular and frequently recommended in the industry is because they are highly effective and are also considerably less expensive than original John Deere replacement parts.  Let's take a closer look at a few best-sellers:

  • Hypro Series 9300 Hydraulic Driven Centrifugal Pump - John-Deere-Replacement-Part-Sprayer-Depot.jpgWith a hydraulic motor, the Hypro Series 9300 Pump is designed for all agricultural spray usages and can be mounted onto a Sprayer or tractor for optimal performance and efficiency. The housings are made of stainless steel or cast iron making them suitable for herbicide or pesticide applications. 
  • John Deere Replacement Spray Tip Nozzles - No matter what sort of application pattern, coverage or whether you are looking for a spray tip that will be used for pre or post-plant emergence application, we have the part that you need. Hypro-Sprayer-Depot.jpgOur selection includes  the Hypro Replacements for the John Deere Straight Stream Ceramic nozzles, Low Drift Air models, the Guardian 120° nozzles and more! 
  • John Deere Replacement Boom Components -Our John Deere Replacement Boom Components by Hypro include a wide selection of replacements for John Deere Vari-spacing boom clamps for both square tubing and round pipes, as well as single and double hose barb adapters in various sizes . 

    In addition, we also carry Hypro's line of John Deere replacement nozzle bodies, and other Hypro replacements for John Deere sprayer pump accessories. Feel free to contact us with any specific questions or go to SprayerDepot.com to check out our entire catalog of products for all your sprayer, sprayer parts, and sprayer accessories needs! 

     

Topics: Hypro, Hypro Pump, Ag Sprayers, John Deere, John Deere Replacement Parts

Broad Spectrum Herbicides: Always Read & Follow The Label

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Reprinted in-part from Hypro-Pentair                            

When it comes to broad spectrum herbicides like Dicamba, it's important to always pay attention to the guidelines on the label. 

Image 7-21-17 at 4.19 PM.jpgThe label includes all of the vital information a spray operator needs to know before applying a chemical, like:
 
 ŸŸŸŸŸ*Application Rate
 *Approved Spray Nozzles
 *Application Rate
 *Boom Height
 *Acceptable Wind Speeds
 *Buffer Zones
 

 

 

Quick Select Charts for Dicamba Nozzles

Hypro's Quick Select Chart for Dicamba Nozzles provides you a simple way to determine which label-approved nozzle is right for your specific application.

Using the chart is quick and easy:
  1. Simply find your nozzle spacing and application rate from the columns provided.
  2. Scan down the column to find your desired speed range, and 
  3. Ta-da - you have just selected the right label-approved nozzle for your application! You also have the speed range at which you can use it. 

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See the recommended spray tips on our website.   

For more information about label-approved nozzles from Hypro, click here.   

                    

Topics: Spray Equipment Maintenance, Hypro, Spray Nozzles, Hypro spray tips

Troubleshooting the Hypro D30 Diaphragm Pump: An Update on a Popular Topic

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Jun 30, 2017

We receive many calls and emails from customers requesting help troubleshooting the Hypro D30 diaphragm pump.  In this post, we've updated some information previously published on this topic to highlight some easy-to-identify solutions.

One of the top-selling pumps at Sprayer Depot, the Hypro D30 offers low cost maintenance and almost wear-free operation which helps make it the ideal choice for a wide variety of spraying jobs. Recommended for spraying herbicides, pesticides, liquid fertilizers, and many other hard-to-handle fluids, the Hypro D30 is not only one of our top-selling pumps, but also the preferred choice for several of our small to medium-sized Kings Sprayers® models.

Properly maintaining your pump will not only increase your application efficiency but also add years of life to your equipment. Follow these easy tips to service your diaphragm pump:

1. After usage, flush the pump with clean water.

2. Hypro recommends changing oil after 40 hours of break-in operation and every three months or 500 hours, whichever comes first. Use Hypro pump oil , which is a specially formulated, high-grade, non- detergent, SAE 30 weight oil.

3. For freezing conditions, flush the pump with a 50/50 mixture of water and antifreeze.

4. Change diaphragms every 500 hours or three months, whichever comes first.

 For easy troubleshooting of your Hypro D30 diaphragm pump, check out this helpful infographic:

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If you are still having trouble identifying a problem with your pump jus We will be happy to help and have you back up and running in no time!

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Topics: Hypro, diaphragm pump, Hypro D30 Pump, infographics

Product Highlight: Spray Tips

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Jun 28, 2017

The choice of which spray tip to use is one of the most important considerations before applying a spray application. Hypro flat fan spray tip.jpgTo assure the best possible spray application keep these key factors in mind:

  1. Application rate
  2. Ground speed
  3. Spray width 

Application Rate 

The application rate is a predetermined range that is based on gallons per acre (GPA), that is, the amount of the chemical (in gallons) and the amount of the chemical recommended per acre of application. This range should be listed on the packaging label or can be provided by any Sprayer Depot associate.  Many people base their choice of spray tip on this figure alone but it is not recommended since the GPA is a measurement range under standard conditions only. It doesn't take into account other changes or contributing variables that may also be factors.  

Ground Speed

Ground speed is a measurement of the speed in miles per hour (mph) that the ground can be sprayed. The tractor or other equipment used to spray the ground often has a range of average speeds. The range which is generally accepted is between three and seven miles per hour.

Spray Width 

Every spray tip has a corresponding effective spray width, based on the shape of the tip and pattern of spray delivery. There are three basic spray styles that typically use specific patterns of delivery or distribution:

  • Broadcast Spraying - commonly uses the flat, fan pattern type nozzles and is the most common type of spray nozzle used 
  • Band Spraying - the cone shaped nozzle is most often used for band spraying due to the wider coverage this nozzle provides 
  • Row Crop Spraying - flooding nozzles are ideal since they are wind-tolerant and best suited for low pressure spraying of large areas

Some of our most popular spray tip manufacturers are Hypro and TeeJet and we also offer a wide selection of from Udor and Green Garde (replacement tips for the JD9-C High Pressure Spray Gun).  Take a look at the very handy Hypro and TeeJet info sheets that are included in this guide to help you determine the correct nozzle type. For more information on selecting the right spray tip for your job, talk to one of our experienced Customer Service Technicians or check out our website at http://www.sprayerdepot.com

 

Topics: Hypro, spray tips, Spray Nozzles, Teejet

These Replacement Parts for John Deere Sprayers Will Save You Big Money

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Jun 02, 2017

John Deere sprayers are widely used for various applications in the agricultural industry. If you need replacement parts for your John Deere spray equipment, Sprayer Depot has a variety of Hypro parts that can get your operation up and running in no time, plus save you money.

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Pumps

Both hydraulic driven and gear driven Hypro replacement centrifugal pumps are available for John Deere pumps. You can use these pumps to spray a variety of substances including herbicides, insecticides and liquid fertilizers. Easily mount a versatile 9300 Series pump on your tractor to use with the hydraulic system if you want to free up your PTO. The cast iron and stainless steel housing protects the pump from the abrasive chemicals in the herbicides. Gear driven pumps are suitable for a variety of applications and with their cast iron housing, they can hold their own when used with agricultural chemicals. Gear driven Hypro replacements for John Deere pumps can tackle big spraying jobs with ease. 

Nozzle Bodies

Hypro also manufactures wet boom and dry boom nozzle bodies as replacements for John Deere nozzle bodies. Dry boom nozzle bodies are available with DVC, top mounted DVC and no DVC. They're made in three different sizes so you'll be able to select the correct one that fits your sprayer hose. For convenience, these nozzle bodies are also available in single, double or triple style. Wet boom nozzle bodies, which have a high flow rate of 7 gpm at 40 PSI will cover more ground at quicker speeds.

Spray Tips and Nozzles

You can also purchase Hypro replacements for John Deere spray tips and nozzles.  Select from various styles including low-drift, ultra low-drift, high flow, straight stream and extended range.

Boom Components

Hypro replacements for John Deere boom components and accessories include vari-spacing boom clamps, quick fitting adapters and dry boom adapters. You can choose from single or double hose adapters in various sizes.

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Topics: Hypro, Ag Sprayers, John Deere Replacement Parts

What No One Will Tell You About Spray Nozzles

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Apr 28, 2017

The topic of spray nozzles is an important one for spray applicators and one that's often underappreciated. While spray nozzles may be Hypro-Spray-Tip.jpgamong the least expensive inventory items on your shelf, they are among the most important in the application of chemicals. Since they have a huge effect on the accuracy and efficiency of each spray application, it's important to include them in your equipment maintenance plans and replace them on a regular basis.

When to Change Nozzles

Nozzles come in a variety of materials including stainless steel, ceramic, and polyacetal.  Nozzles will wear out at different rates depending on their use and spray solution. For example, stainless steel nozzles wear almost twice as fast as polyacetal nozzles.  Make sure to check the label of the chemical solution to check for compatible nozzle material.

Another important consideration is the change in spray applications. It's not likely that the same nozzle will work well for all applications. 

Nozzles should be routinely inspected for any visible wear-and-tear. If you're observing an interruption in the intended spray pattern, it's most likely an indicator that it's time for a new nozzle. 

According to Pentair-Hypro, nozzles should be replaced "if the flow from a nozzle varies more than 10% above or below the average of all the nozzles or the factory stated flow at 40 psi."

Help With Selecting the Right Spray Tip

These helpful selection guides published by Hypro and Teejet (respectively) are excellent tools to help determine which spray tip to use. 

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To read more about spray nozzles, check out our previous blog on this topic. 

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Topics: Hypro, spray equipment, spray tips, Teejet

The Top Questions From Our Blog: Asked and Answered

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Tue, Apr 25, 2017

These days, information is literally at our fingertips; a quick Google search can find an answer to a question that would have taken hours or even days to research just a few decades ago. At Sprayer Depot, we're on the leading questions-answers-723x334.jpgedge of technology. This is evident in everything from our state-of-the-art inventory management system, to our communication on social channels like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and our commitment to digital media.

We realize that time is money for our customers. The LESS time they have to spend researching how to do a quick equipment repair on the fly, or a reputable parts vendor,  the MORE time they have to service customers and grow their business. So we quickly respond to all questions on our blog, or social channels and post the answers so they can be referenced by anyone.

In this post we'll feature a few questions that have recently been posted to our blog comment box. 

Q:  "My Shurflo ATV sprayer pump (pump model #8000-543-936pulsates. What's wrong?" - Tom R.    

A: To prevent pulsing try holding down the trigger on the spray wand and adjust the small Allen    screw in the front center of the pump head until the pulsation subsides.     

Q: "I bought a used Fimco 55 gallon PTO sprayer. I have a John Deere 1025R tractor and want to use the sprayer to do broadleaf control, liquid fertilizer, and things like that. What roller pump should I use?" - Wes T.  

A: We recommend the Hypro 7560XL "Silver Series" Roller Pump. This pump has great flow and  pressure and is cast from a stainless alloy specially designed for pesticides and herbicides.

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. Replacements switches are available for most models. 

Q: "I'm starting up our Hypro 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. 

If you've got a question about your spray equipment, leave it in the comment box below and we'll get right back to you.

 

Topics: Hypro, spray equipment, Hypro D30 Pump, Shurflo

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