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Our Top 3 Most Popular Products This Summer

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Summer is the busiest time of year for many of our customers. It's the height of the spray season which means the team here at Sprayer Depot is hard at work to make sure our customers get what they need.  

Take a look at a few of our most popular products of the summer:

High Pressure Spray Hose

Lawn, Pest & Ag high pressure spray hose is available by the roll, pre-cut length, or by the foot. 

Intended for pesticides, fertilizer, insecticides, horticultural solutions, and other agricultural spray applications, it's made of  kink-resistant rugged PVC and is a flexible, lightweight design.

hose.jpgJD9-C High Pressure Spray Gun

This heavy duty spray gun is adjustable from a fine mist to a long distance pencil stream by turning the barrel.

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Hypro Diaphragm Pump -  D30 

This Hypro medium pressure diaphragm pump is recommended for spraying herbicides, pesticides, liquid fertilizers, and many other hard-to-handle fluids. Pressure and output are designed for optimum performance of small to medium-sized sprayers.

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Topics: Diapgragm pumps, JD9 Spray Gun, Hypro D30 Pump, Greensmaster Spray Gun, high pressure spray hose

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

How Planning For Parts Can Save You Time & Money

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Jun 21, 2017

It's officially summer, and that means it's the time of year many of us are working at full capacity to maximize the business opportunities of the season.  Jd9C-Repair-Kit.jpgA little planning can go a long way, though. Making sure that equipment is running properly means making sure your equipment is in full operational condition and having spare parts on hand, just in case of a break-down and things don't go according to plan. 

Top 4 Sprayer Parts To Keep In Stock

Keep spare parts on hand for items that commonly wear out. Consider this part of your spray equipment maintenance plan. You will be glad when all it takes is a simple repair to keep your spray equipment up and running. Here are some popular items that top our list of of recommended parts to keep on hand:

  1. Sprayer tips and nozzles
  2. Strainers
  3. Hypro D30 Diaphragm pump repair kit
  4. Spray guns

Since damaged spray tips are often overlooked, and can cost both time and money if not replaced in a time, it's a no-brainer to keep somne extra tips on hand. The same goes for strainers; they are inexpensive and easy to replace.  While it's always a good idea to keep a spray gun repair kit on hand such as the this one for the JD9®-C spray gun which includes a Teflon valve seat, having an extra spray gun at-the-ready ensures you've got a back-up plan. This short instructional video is a great refresher.

Not sure which part or repair kit to use? Ask one of our knowledgeable Customer Service Technicians. Call 800-228 0905 or use the Live Chat feature on our website.

 

Topics: JD9 Spray Gun, JD9 Spray Gun Repair, Hypro D30 Pump, commercial spray equipment

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

Customer Highlight: Get to Know Florida Lawn Solutions

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, May 18, 2016

The Customer Highlight Contest is a great way for us to know more about our customers and to MattB_Spraying3.jpgacknowledge their loyalty. Today we are excited to feature another one of our Customer Highlight Contest winners. Matt, from Florida Lawn Solutions, submitted a couple of great pictures of his recent job sites! 

Servicing Panama City and the surrounding areas in Bay and Walton counties, Florida Lawn Solutions has years of experience under their belt taking care of residential and commercial properties.

"We offer insect treatments for lawn-destroying insects such as mole crickets, chinch bugs, sod web worms, grubs, and more.  We can control weeds such as dollar weeds, Virginia buttonweed, sedges, chamber bitter, and much more. We also offer liquid and granular fertilization of many different blends."

Let's get to know him better: 

Name: Matt BabulaMattB_Spraying.jpg

Business Name: Florida Lawn Solutions

Location: Panama City Beach, FL 

1. Briefly describe your business and the type of services you provide: Lawn and Ornamental Pest Control - specializing only in diagnosis and treatment of lawn and shrubs.

2. Do you use social media for your business? If so, what channels? Yes! You can find us on Facebook: Florida Lawn Solutions and Instagram: FloridaLawnSolutions

3. What type of equipment do you use most often? Hypro D30 Pump and ZMaxx.

4. When using a sprayer, what are you typically spraying? Turfgrass.

5. What months of the year are the busiest for your business? Our service programs are effective all year long so we stay pretty busy, however, we see a spike in new starts in the month of April.

6. What is one part or component you always keep on hand? Hypro D30 Diaphragm Kit .

7. What is the biggest way Sprayer Depot helps make your life easier? They are so helpful and knowledgeable each time I call in. I can describe the part I need without actually knowing the name and they will know exactly what I am referring to.

MattB_Spraying2.jpg8. If you could choose the color of our next "Eat. Spray. Love" t-shirt, what color would it be? Orange!

Get featured in our next Customer Highlight blog! Contact us using the form below and we’ll get in touch with you ASAP. Remember to stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages for future promotions, contests, and industry news. 

 

Topics: spray equipment, Sprayer Depot, Customer Spotlight, Hypro D30 Pump, Diaphragm Kit, customer highlight

Our 5 Most Popular Blog Post of 2015

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Dec 30, 2015

2015 has been a big year here at Sprayer Depot, from our footprint expansion to the added full-time service and repair department, we have been growing at record speed! Our blog has also gone through a growth spurt in the last year. We’ve written over 90 posts covering a variety of topics, from spray equipment tips and tricks to instructional repair videos, from corporate announcements to contests and giveaways. We have also highlighted some of our employees, giving you a chance to see some of the people behind the scenes at the depot. All in all, it has been a great year filled with both fun and informative content.

As the year wraps up, we wanted to thank you for helping us grow and we also wanted to share our top 5 most popular posts of the year, just in case you missed them.

1) 5 Ways to Use a 2-Wheel Trailer Sprayer in Lawn Care 

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The versatility of a 2-wheel sprayer can’t be beat. On this post we explored 5 different, less conventional, ways you can use your trailer sprayer. Think you know what they are? Check the post to see if you guessed right.

2) Employee Spotlight: Sprayer Depot GM Al Reale GeneralManager_SprayerDepot.jpeg

“Employee Spotlight” is one of our most popular blog series, they are a fun way to know a little bit more about our team. Earlier in 2015 we introduced our new general manager, get to know him better by reading this post.

3) Troubleshooting the SHURflo Pump 8000 Series

ShurfloPump-8000Series.pngHaving issues with your SHURflo pump? This is the post you’ll want to read. We created a simple infographic highlighting 5 of the most common issues we see with this pump and how to quickly identify them.

4) Repairing a Hypro D30 Diaphragm Pump D30-actual-resized-600.jpg

Instructional videos make for great content and on this post we teach you how to repair one of our most popular diaphragm pump in only 4 minutes!

5) Anatomy of a Sprayer

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Decoding the specifications of your Kings Sprayer® based on it’s model number will come as easy as breathing after you read this post! 

Do you have a topic in mind you'd like to see featured on our blog in 2016? Maybe you are a customer who'd like to be featured on our Customer Highlight series? Contact us below and let us know!

Topics: Sprayer Depot, Kings Sprayers, Hypro D30 Pump, SHURflo pumps, employee spotlight, top posts

Product Highlight: Hypro D30 Diaphragm Pump and GS40GI Control Unit

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Mon, Dec 21, 2015

Hypro diaphragm pumps are recommended for spraying herbicides, pesticides, liquid fertilizers, and many other hard-to-handle fluids. The Hypro D30 is one of Hypro's most popular medium pressure diaphragm pumps. Its low cost maintenance, and almost wear-free operation help make it the ideal choice for a wide variety of spraying jobs. This is definitely one of our top selling pumps, and the preferred choice for several of our small to medium-sized Kings Sprayers® models.

Interested in learning more? Let's look at the specs on this pump!

 

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Need to control the pressure?

You can mount a control unit (also known as a regulator) on this pump for easy flow and pressure control of your sprayer system. Hypro GS40GI is a popular control unit companion for the D30. Installation is easy and we'll gladly mount it for you. Just let one of our friendly Customer Service Technicians know what you need.

Prefer to install it yourself? Follow these simple steps for direct mounting onto the pump:

  1. Locate the discharge flange port on the discharge manifold

  2. Using a 13 mm wrench, remove the nuts holding the flange manifold

  3. Remove the o-ring from the groove of the flange and install into the control unit flange

  1. Install the control unit onto the manifold where the discharge port had been previously

  2. Use the nuts previously removed to secure the control unit

  3. Install the hose barb outlets onto the control unit, making sure the o-rings are in place on the hose barbs

Just as every other part of your pump, the control unit also requires servicing and maintenance. If you need to repair the entire unit, order the repair kit and follow the instructions below to have it fixed in no time!

To repair a Hypro GS40GI unit, you will need the following tools:

Now let's get started! 

  • Repair Kit for Hypro D30 PumpUsing a ½ inch socket, loosen the 2 bolts that hold the regulator housing

  • Remove the regulator housing

  • Push out the valve stem with your fingers, releasing the 3 pieces

  • Using a pick, remove the popit

  • Using a hook, remove the revealed O-ring and plastic rubber seat 

  • Remove the metal seat

  • Replace the popit

  • You may need to use a pick to push in (around the edges)

  • Replace the plastic seat with the flat side going in first

  • The seat should be flush to the metal inside

  • Replace the O-ring, install the chrome piece and spring

  • There are 2 parts to the copper side; the larger side should be installed facing the top of the regulator

  • Replace the metal seat

  • Replace the regulator

  • Tighten the bolts using a ½ inch socket

Need visuals? Check out this repair on our Instructional Video below:

 *Kit includes 1 Relief Valve Poppet Retainer, 1 Tension Spring Guide, 1 Tension Spring, 1 Relief Valve Seat, 1 Gasket Seal O-Ring, 1 Spring Holder.

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Topics: Pump Repair, Hypro D30 Pump, Sprayer Pump Repair, D30 Regulator Kit, How to Install a D30 Regulator Kit

Using the Regulator on a Diaphragm Pump

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Mon, Jul 27, 2015

You may already be expertly familiar with your pump’s pressure regulator, or you might be on the other end of the spectrum wondering how exactly a regulator works. You may call it a control unit or an unloader as these are often terms used interchangeably to describe the same part. Just in case you need a reminder, let's do a quick recap on what a pressure regulator does.

 A pressure regulator is responsible for maintaining a certain pressure rating in the discharge line. This allows excess liquid flow to by-pass back to a tank or drain. Basically, the regulator will cut off the flow of liquid at a certain pressure to ensure safety in various applications.

Using a pump’s pressure regulator is as easy as turning a lever to the right direction. However, not every diaphragm pump works the same so it is best to check your manual and follow the directions. To make it easier, we've created a simple infographic with steps on using the regulator on five of our most popular diaphragm pumps.

If you are interested in learning even more technical facts about pressure regulators/control units, take a look at our previous guest blog post highlighting 5 Ways a Control Unit is Better Than a Relief Valve.

In the meantime, check out our infographic below:

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Even though using the regulator can be pretty self-explanatory, it pays to always check to make sure you are using it according to manufacturer's directions.

Topics: Sprayer Depot, diaphragm pump, Hypro D30 Pump, Diaphragm Repair, bypass, Kappa 40,

How To Remove a Pump from the Gas Engine and Gearbox

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Tue, May 05, 2015

HyproD30_copyWe’ve received a good amount of questions about how to remove a pump from the gas engine and gearbox on various sprayers. With so many pieces and sprayer parts, it’s easy to get hung up, especially if you forget to remove a bolt. Here we’ll talk through the process, mostly as it relates to the popular Hypro D30 pump.

Before we get started, here are the tools you’ll need to have on hand to make this run smoothly:

  • Wrench

  • Allen key (s)

  • Flat chisel

  • Hammer

  • Pry bar

       

First, undo the bottom drain plug at the bottom of the gearbox and drain the oil into a pan. Clean it all up and now you’re ready to disassemble.

Next, remove the five bolts that connect the gearbox and pump with the engine. There are four large bolts that face the pump and one medium size bolt at the bottom that faces the engine. Remove these five bolts and separate the two components. 

Tip: If you have trouble, this is where the flat chisel and hammer come into play. To get the separation started between the two components, lightly hammer the chisel into the crevice that joins the two components and you’ll have them apart in no time.

Set the engine to the side for a moment as we focus on the gearbox and pump that are still connected. Inside the gearbox you’ll see a gear and three bolts. Remove the three bolts. Then separate the gearbox from the pump. This will allow you to have better access to the pump and/or replace the pump altogether if necessary.

Tip: Use your flat chisel to hold the gear in place while you loosen the bolts.

To separate the other part of the gearbox from the engine, you’ll need to remove the four small bolts that connect the two components. Then you may have to enlist a variety of tactics to separate the two. You could turn the gearbox and using a rubber mallet gently tap the gearbox to loosen it. Another option is to use a pry bar or two to nudge the gearbox off the engine. Worst-case scenario is that you destroy the gearbox in the process and will need to replace the gearbox altogether.

Tip: Cut down a standard allen key that fits this size bolt. Having a shorter allen key will provide easier access to take the top bolts out.

Have any other questions you’d like answered on our blog? Share them in the comments below or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Topics: Sprayer Depot, Hypro D30 Pump, sprayer tips and tricks, Sprayer Tricks, gearbox

Your Sprayer Needs an Oil Change Too

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Oct 22, 2014

We get it. There’s a ton on your plate and often some maintenance practices, like changing the oil in your sprayer, can fall by the wayside. Our technicians often get asked how often we recommend changing the oil in a pump crankcase. Of course, we defer to manufacturer recommendations, but thought it might be helpful to run through the process with one of our more popular pumps, the Hypro D30 Diaphragm Pump, especially as the sprayer season winds down.

For those of you unfamiliar with this product, Hypro diaphragm pumps come with oil in the crankcase. Unlike your vehicle, accessing oil in the crankcase take a little more effort.

The manufacturer recommends changing oil after 40 hours of break-in operation and then every three months or 500 hours, whichever comes first. So this means that you should change the oil in this particular model at least four times a year, if not more. Now Hypro recommends using its own brand of oil for this model - Hypro Oil (part number 2160-0038) is specially formulated, high-grade, nondetergent, SAE 30 weight oil designed to prolong pump life. 

Now that we have that covered, let’s talk about the three steps to changing the oil in your spray pump.

Step 1. After you’re done with your sprayer for the day, flush the pump with clean water.

Step 2. To drain the oil from the pump, remove the oil drain plug and rotate the shaft until the oil stops flowing out. If you have time to open the pump and inspect the diaphragms, now is a good time, but not mandatory.

Step 3. To fill the pump with oil, slowly pour the oil into the sight tube while turning the pump shaft. Turning the pump shaft purges all the air out of the crankcase. So you won’t have to deal with air bubbles or a less than full amount of oil. If you do decide to replace the diaphragms, always change the oil.

Hypro D30 Diaphragm Pump Schematic
Part Number 66 is the Oil Drain Plug

 

Need a closer look? Check out the Sprayer Depot instructional video series on our YouTube channel where we dive into the whole repair process for a Hypro D30 pump here.

One quick note, for winter storage, which we’ll get into later here on the blog, or if you encounter freezing conditions, flush the pump with a 50/50 mixture of water and antifreeze. 

Lastly, keep in mind that most manufacturers recommend changing the oil in your pump every year, if not sooner. We’d actually go as far as to say that it’s highly recommended that the oil be changed at both the start and the end of the sprayer season so that any contaminants entering the crankcase can be removed before sitting in the pump all winter and that you get rid of any buildup from the off season.

Topics: Spray Equipment Maintenance, Diaphragm pumps, Sprayer Depot, diaphragm pump, Diapgragm pumps, winterize sprayer, sprayer pumps, Sprayer Pump, Hypro D30 Pump, Sprayer Parts Guide, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, Diaphragm Repair, oil change

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