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New Winter Hours

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Nov 03, 2017

 

November 1st kicks off our winter season and marks the beginning of our new winter hours. 

 

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As always, orders can be placed online 24/7.  

We ship hundreds of orders every day. From small sprayer parts like spray tips and sprayer strainers to big spray equipment from our Kings Sprayers® product line. Shipping each order quickly is one of our top priorities and all orders placed by 5:00 p.m. (ET) ship the SAME DAY.

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Topics: Sprayer Depot, Strainers, Sprayer Parts, Kings Sprayers, Hypro spray tips

5 Easy Steps to Properly Clean your Nozzles

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Sep 15, 2017

As the summer season draws to a close and we start to think about preparing our equipment for the winter season, our to-do list grows long. Thank you notes to clients, winterizing all equipment, and finding storage for supplies and back up supplies, are all on the agenda for fall. The tasks can easily begin to seem overwhelming.

One of the top priority items on your checklist should be to teejet.jpgproperly clean and store your sprayer, especially the nozzles. What does that really entail? Where do you begin? You can not simply let them soak and then store them away. In order to have your nozzles in tip-top shape for next season you’ll want to be sure to follow these 5 easy steps:

  1. Remove all the nozzles, gaskets and tips from your sprayer and place into a large pail of warm water. (You’ll want to wear gloves for this to avoid any chemical residue).
  2. Let them soak in the warm water.
  3. Fill a second pail with the same cleaner you use to clean your sprayer. As you transfer nozzle pieces from one bucket to another you should scrub them with a soft toothbrush, getting into all the crevices between attachments to remove any remaining residue. Some nozzles with have detachable pieces, gaskets and seals. Make sure to clean ALL parts.
  4. Let all the parts and pieces soak for a bit.
  5. Rinse the parts with clean water and reassemble the nozzle. (Use caution when draining your buckets as both will contain trace amounts of chemicals and pesticides.) You will want to give the pieces a chance to dry before you reassemble to reduce the chance that mold and mildew will form while they are stored for the season.

Make sure that cleaning solution is free of debris and is appropriate to use on plastic materials (if nozzles are plastic). Use only a soft bristled brush, especially on the more delicate pieces and never use a metal object, which can damage the nozzle. 

Good luck with your winterizing! Feel free to contact us with any questions about your spray equipment or look here for additional information about your spray nozzles.

 

 

Topics: Winterizing Spray Equipment, spray nozzle, Teejet, Hypro spray tips

Don't Ignore Your Spray Nozzles!

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Jul 28, 2017

They may be small but they happen to be one of the most critical (and easy to replace) component of your spray equipment and should definitely not be underestimated! Hypro flat fan spray tip.jpgSpray nozzles, like any other part of your spray equipment inventory, should be routinely checked for problems or issues that could impact the delivery of your fluids. For optimum efficacy and trouble free applications take a moment to inspect your spray nozzles-it's a simple task but could save you time and money at the end of the day! 

When inspecting your spray nozzles, consider the following three factors which can help to determine what you should be looking for and what steps to take, should you have any issues. 

Nozzle Material

Spray nozzles are available in various materials that are ideally suited for different sprayers, and the type of fluid that will be applied. Some of the materials used in the most popular of spray nozzles include ceramic, silicon carbide, and polyacetal, which all are generally highly resistant to wear. Other materials used for spray nozzles include stainless steel, brass or even titanium especially for highly corrosive applications. Often spray nozzles that require chemical resistance are made of thermoplastics like Teflon or polyvinylidine difluoride (PVDF), a specialty plastic used with solvents, bases or acids. 

Because every spray nozzle will vary in terms of their use, the type and quality of fluid that is used, and frequency of use, the service life of each nozzle will also vary considerably. Polyacetal nozzles for instance, tend to last almost twice as long as stainless steel nozzles. In addition, the temperature of your application is also an important factor in determining the service life of your nozzle since some materials like metals, in particular, cast iron and stainless steel, are more resistant to higher temperature applications than other materials, like plastics. 

Type of Application

Spray nozzles need to be checked if there is a change in the type of application since each nozzle is usually compatible with specific types of fluids and applications. To help you determine the appropriate spray nozzle for your particular needs, check out our previous blog post which details the primary considerations for choosing the correct spray nozzle and even includes selection guides from TeeJet and Hypro, two of our most popular spray nozzle manufacturers. 

General Wear and Tear

Like all spray equipment, spray nozzles are subject to general wear and tear caused by normal use over time. Be particularly aware of any visible signs of erosion or damage which may cause changes to the application of your fluids. If your spray pattern is altered or the flow is interrupted, this could be a sign of a faulty or failing nozzle. Being observant about such minor aberrations can save you wasted costs, time, and energy in the long run. 

Routine inspections of your spray nozzles can be performed easily, without any special tools, and ideally should be done with each use. Be sure to check out our website for the largest selection of spray nozzles when it comes time for ordering a replacement and if you should need any assistance or have questions, don't hesitate to contact one of our professional and experienced Customer Service Technicians for help you all your spray equipment, parts, and accessory needs! 

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Topics: Sprayer Nozzles, Hypro spray tips

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

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