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Overstock Prices on FMC John Bean Spray Guns - While Supplies Last!

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Tue, Sep 26, 2017

We've featured many posts over the past year about the Clearance Section on our website, highlighting the need to check it often due to the limited nature of many of the items. Overstocked items like Titan hose reels and FMC John Bean spray guns have just been added and are offered at such discounted prices they won't last long! 

FMC John Bean Model 780 Spray Gun 

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  • General purpose high-pressure spray gun
  • 20 GPM, 800 psi 
  • $189.00  NOW: $113.08

FMC John Bean Model 757 Spray Gun 

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  • Built like a pistol, this spray gun adjusts from a mist to a stream with the twist of wrist
  • 13 GPM, 800 psi
  • $199.00  NOW: $99.73

FMC John Bean Model 705 Spray Gun

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  • Lightweight, adjustable pattern, pistol grip spray gun 
  • Comparable to Hudson Green Garde  JD9®-C spray gun
  • $149.00  NOW: $72.61

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Topics: JD9 Spray Gun, FMC 785

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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Order by 5:00 p.m. (ET) for SAME day shipping! 

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

Product Highlight: Flow Meters

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Liquid meters, flow gauges, or flow indicators are all terms that are used interchangeably to refer to what is most commonly called a flow meter. Flowmeter-389.jpgA flow meter is a type of instrument that measures the amount of fluid, liquid, or gas (the flow) that travels through a piece of equipment. There are a few different types of flow meters that, depending on the industry and the application, will differ in the method of measurement. 

Positive Displacement Flow Meters

The most frequently used type of flow meter is the positive displacement flow meter which is also the most unique type because it accumulates a fixed volume of fluid first and then counts how many times this set volume is filled to give the total measurement of flow. This is the only type of flow meter that gives an exact measurement of volume, other flow meters use some other measurement as a variable which is then used to give a final flow rate. The Green Garde Flow Master Electronic Digital Flow Meter is an example of a reliable positive displacement flow meter that works well with a variety of pressures and applications. This electronic flow meter is ideal for use with the JD9-C high pressure spray gun which gives you total control over every application. The Green Garde Flow Master can handle volumes up to 10,000 gallons and has no moving parts which ensure trouble free operation. 

Mass Flow Meter

Mass flow meters are another type of flow meter that use the mass of the liquid or gas to determine the flow rate.  Thermal and Coriolis flow meters use this type of measurement as does the ARAG® Electromagnetic Visual-Flow Flowmeter 0.13-2.6 GPM which can be used across a wide variety of applications and has superb accuracy with 0.5% error. The ARAG Flowmeter also has a very high resistance to turbulence and integrates easily with existing rate controllers. 

Velocity Flow Meter

The measurement of the flow rate by the velocity of a liquid or gas is used by velocity flow meters. Turbines, electromagnetic, sonar, and propellers use velocity flow meters. 

No matter what your application or industry, the type of flow meter you choose will have a big impact on your flow control and productivity. Whatever your specific needs require, Sprayer Depot has a wide range of flow meters and accessories to help you monitor your applications with ease and accuracy!

 

Topics: Sprayer Parts, JD9 Spray Gun, sprayer accessories, flow meter

5 Reasons Why You Should Never be Without Personal Protective Equipment

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) keeps professional spray applicators safe from chemical exposure and other job hazards. Here are five reasons why it's important to never be without the right protective gear:

  1. Dangerous Materials: Skin irritation and burns from various chemicals can be easily avoidable with a pair of nitrile gloves. A few bucks can easily save you weeks of discomfort or serious health consequences. Some nitrile gloves (such as the ones linked) even offer puncture and abrasion protection.
  2. Dangerous Tools: Different spray jobs require different PPE.jpgequipment, and most situations call for various PPE items. Are you spraying a lawn area with a spray gunEven if you’re only using water, safety glasses are a necessity; you never know when a small piece of debris may bounce back toward your eyes.
  3. Dangerous WorkplacesSome workplaces, like busy roads or highways, are far more dangerous without proper PPE. For example, wearing a safety vest helps to ensure that drivers can see you as you work on or near a road, even at night!
  4. Dangerous ExposureNot all personal protection seems urgent, but it’s all important. Sometimes, a job that you thought might take an hour takes all afternoon. If it’s a sunny hot day, being caught outside can be a painful lesson to learn as you try to keep cool and avoid sunburn without a good hat.
  5. Show You’re Professional: Having appropriate PPE is important for personal safety, but it also helps to show that you’re professional and that you take a job seriously. If you want to make a good impression for you or your business, start with good PPE.

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Topics: lawn sprayer, JD9 Spray Gun, Greensmaster Spray Gun, PPE

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

How to Overcome the Top 3 Problems of Tall Tree Spraying

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, May 03, 2017

Spraying tall trees can be tricky business. The need to reach extreme heights can present challenges for spray applicators. At Sprayer Depot, we're always touting the importance of having the right equipment for the job, and this is especially true in tall tree spraying. The "one size fits all" approach does not apply!

tree-spraying.jpgFor example, we get calls from customers who want to use their existing sprayer and simply purchase a new spray gun to spray to further heights.  Unfortunately, this is not how it works: the whole system needs to be adequate.  If you don’t use the right tank, pump, spray hose or spray gun you won’t hit the desired distance.  

Here are 3 important things to consider when spraying tall trees: 

  1. Pick the right tank size - It's necessary for the tank capacity to be 5 - 6 times the max flow rate of the pump. We recommend the largest tank possible while still fitting space requirements. One of the main issues with using a tank that's too small is that the high flow rate of most pumps will empty a small tank quickly and create cavitation in the lines which leads to decreased performance. 
  2. Pick the right pump, spray hose, and spray gun - In order to proper height when spraying tall trees, both flow and pressure are required. So a spray hose with with a diameter large enough that it does not restrict  the flow of the liquid is essential. High pressure will atomize the droplets and allow them to reach increased heights. 
  3. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) - PPE protects the body from  hazardous chemicals. To reduce the risk of harm or injury, professional spray applicators should wear face, eye, skin, and hand protection.

Use this helpful guide when determining what equipment to use for tall tree spraying:

Height Pump Engine Spray Hose Spray Gun
Spray 40'

Hypro D30GRGI 

Udor KAPPA43GR

 5.5 HP Honda Engine 1/2” ID Spray Hose

JD9C Replacement 

JD9-C 

Udor Turbine Spray Gun

Spray 50'

Hypro D50GRGI8

Udor KAPPA55GR8

9 HP Honda Engine  1/2” ID Spray Hose 

JD9-C with XL Tip

Udor Turbine Spray Gun

Spray 60'

Hypro D813GRGI

Udor KAPPA75GR

 13 HP Engine 1/2” ID Spray Hose
Udor Turbine Spray Gun
Spray 70'

Hypro D1064GRGI

Udor KAPPA100GR

 20 HP Engine 3/4” ID Spray Hose Long Range Spray Gun 
Spray 80'-90' KAPPA120GR 20 HP Honda Engine 3/4” ID Spray Hose

Long Range Spray Gun 

FMC 785 Spray Gun

To read more about tall tree spray guns, take a look at this prior blog post

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Topics: spray equipment, JD9 Spray Gun, Tall Tree Guns, spraying trees

Why the JD9-C Spray Gun Is One of Our Best Selling Spray Guns

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Aug 31, 2016

What is a JD9-C Spray Gun?

The JD9-C spray gun is one of the most popular spray guns used in the spray industry. It's a heavy duty spray gun with a max of 1,000 psi. Adjustable from a fine mist to a longjd9_C spray gun.jpg distance pencil stream by turning the barrel, the JD9-C spray gun has a convenient trigger lock for continuous spraying and comes with various interchangeable spray nozzles and tips.

Uses for a JD9-C Spray Gun

A great choice for small tree spraying, lawn-care chemical application, perimeter control of insects and a wide range of other jobs where high-pressure spraying is needed, this gun is versatile and can be used in a wide range of professional spray applications.One of the main reasons why this spray gun is so popular is because it works with all types of herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers. It can be used with a variety of tips & nozzles, root feeder attachments & accessory fittings.

Repair Kits

It's a good idea to keep a JD9 spray gun repair kit on hand.  We also recommend watching this quick Instructional Video from our YouTube channel for a review on how to repair an O-ring on a JD9-C spray gun:

Got a question on which spray gun is best suited for your job? Leave it in the comment box below.

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Topics: JD9 Spray Gun, JD9 Spray Gun Repair

How to Repair a JD9-C Spray Gun With an O-Ring Kit

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Mon, Aug 10, 2015

Last week we talked about our recent Repair and Service Department expansion. We are so proud of being able to offer our customers even more options when it comes to repairs and maintenance on all of your spray equipmentparts and accessories. 

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However, we also understand that there are some repairs that are easy enough to take on by yourself. DIY repair projects can reduce your downtime and avoid repair fees by simply ordering the replacement part needed and following our helpful instructional videos.

This time around we are featuring a spray gun repair. The Greensmaster JD9-C spray gun* comes standard in most of our Kings Sprayers. It’s one of our preferred spray guns due to it being great quality, heavy duty and able to achieve a maximum pressure of 800 psi.

If your trusted spray gun is suddenly leaking, replacing the O-rings will usually fix it.

For this project you will need the following tools:

  • 10 millimeter socket
  • 10 millimeter wrench
  • Pick
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Crescent wrench
  • O-Ring Kit

Let's get started! Follow these steps:

  1. Remove the nozzle
  2. Remove the O-ring located inside the nozzle
  3. Replace it with a new ring that matches its size
  4. Use the Phillips screwdriver to loosen the set screw to remove the barrel
  5. Remove the O-ring with a pick and replace it with a new one of the same size
  6. Use the crescent wrench to loosen the barrel nut to remove the inner barrel
  7. Remove the Teflon seat and replace with new one
  8. Use the 10mm wrench to remove the outside nuts to remove the trigger fixture
  9. Use the crescent wrench to remove the nut in the back of the spray gun
  10. Remove the O-ring and Teflon seat inside using a pick and replace both
  11. Tighten the rear nut
  12. Now, time to put everything back into place, replace the spring fixture and then tighten back the inner barrel using the crescent wrench
  13. Use the screwdriver to tighten back the screw in the outer barrel
  14. Add the nozzle and make sure it's secured
  15. Place the trigger fixture back into place and tighten all the nuts
  16. Replace the second rear nut to adjust the spray and you are done!

Watch the instructional video below for an even easier guide to follow:

   

*This is a copy of the Green Garde JD9®-C Spray Gun. It has the same pressure rating as the Green Garde JD9®-C Spray Gun and uses the same nozzles and repair kits.

Topics: JD9-C Spray Gun, Spray Guns, Sprayer Depot, Kings Sprayers, Instructional Video, JD9 Spray Gun, O-Ring Replacement on JD9 Spray Gun, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, Greensmaster Spray Gun

JD9 Spray Gun: O-Ring Repair

Posted by Marketing Manager on Wed, Jan 18, 2012

   
   

You asked, and we listened.  In resposne to popular demand, we've created a new instructional video. Check out "JD9 Spray Gun: O-Ring Repair" to see step-by step instruction. It'll even show you what tools you'll need:

Thanks for your feedback.  Keep it coming!

Topics: JD9 Spray Gun, JD9 Spray Gun Repair, O-Ring Replacement on JD9 Spray Gun

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