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At Sprayer Depot, we carry all the brands you know and trust, including pump brands Hypro, Banjo, Udor, Comet, Myers, CDS-John Blue, Ace, Delavan, Du-All and more. In this post, we'll go beyond the basics with SHURFLO® pumps. For all your spraying needs, big jobs or small, SHURFLO® has a pump that will get the task done.Read More
Backpack sprayers are an essential piece of equipment used throughout the spray industry. Numerous backpack sprayers are currently available, allowing spray applicators many options. These are some of the models that stand out from the crowd.Read More
One of the best things about the Internet is that learning a new skill is just a few clicks away. You can find a variety of resources that can teach you everything from calibrating your sprayer to finding the best apps for your industry with a quick search.
Learning how to do something new is easier if you see how it’s done and then do it yourself. We believe instructional videos are one of the best learning tools out there. With that in mind, our YouTube Channel offers several videos with simple and practical content that will help you successfully repair and maintain your spray equipment .
Our videos are less than five minutes long, so you can easily get up to speed on a number of various topics. This comes in handy when a part breaks and you need to replace it quickly, whether you're at the office, home or out in the field.
We’ve rounded up the top 5 most viewed instructional videos:
The pump is the heart in the anatomy of a sprayer. This is by far one of the most important parts in your spray equipment. It requires regular maintenance so it can function as efficiently as possible. The 8000 series diaphragm pump is SHURflo's most widely used agricultural pump. There are two styles in this series, automatic-demand and bypass.
What's the difference you ask? Automatic demand pumps have a pressure switch on the head that will shut the pump off when it reaches the desired pressure rating. When you spray the wand the pump will turn back on because the pressure has been released. Bypass pumps are not equipped with a pressure switch and continuously run when the pump has power to it.
If your pump suddenly starts acting up use this helpful infographic to troubleshoot it. Whether the pump head leaks or the pump won"t shut-off, check each of these suggestions to pinpoint the problem:
The pressure switch is by far the most overworked part of your pump. It is constantly running which makes its life expectancy shorter compared to other parts. If you notice that the pressure has decreased, the switch leaks or if your pump won't run or won't shut off then you might need to replace the pressure switch. Replacing the switch is an easy and inexpensive DIY project that will save your equipment unnecessary downtime.
What You'll Need:
1. Unplug the red power supply wires and inspect them for possible burnt-out*
2. Unscrew the 3 screws to remove the pressure switch
3. Remove the old diaphragm and replace with new one making sure it is flush**
4. Screw the pressure switch back in place
5. Reconnect the power source wires and you are done!
*Kit includes replacement wires
** An optional Teflon seat is included
Imagine you’re applying pesticides using a backpack sprayer. Or, just the same, you’re spraying from a truck using a tank, pump and hose to apply chemicals. Maybe you’re using a boom setup. For that matter, you could even be piloting an airplane and in each situation the definition of spray drift is the same.
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You’re on the market for a new spray pump. You have a pretty clear idea of what you need. After all, nine times out of ten it’s a replacement pump that’s on its last leg and in need of replacing. Not an easy pill to swallow when you have to buy one of the most vital parts for your sprayer. But where do you start?
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