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Sprayer Depot Celebrates National Agriculture Day

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Tue, Mar 21, 2017

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Ag Day is a historic event that promotes recognition and appreciation for all those involved in American agriculture.

Celebrating Agriculture for 44 Years

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) is dedicated to increasing public awareness of agriculture's vital role in our society. Comprised of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities, the Agriculture Council of America along with the National Ag Day program was started in 1973.

Every spring, producers along with agricultural associations, companies, universities, government agencies and others across the country join together in recognition—and appreciation—of agriculture in our country.

Farming and Beyond

The need for food produced in the United States is dramatic. Each American farmer feeds more than 144 people.* Agriculture is this nation's #1 export and is essential in sustaining a healthy economy.

And it's not just the farmer who makes our food possible. The entire agriculture industry, all the way to the grocery store, are vital links in a chain that brings food to every citizen - and millions of people abroad. That's really what this day is all about . . . recognizing the role of agriculture - and celebrating it.

The National Ag Day program encourages every American to:

  • Understand how food and fiber products are produced

  • Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products

  • Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy

  • Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry

At Sprayer Depot, we offer a full line of spray equipment and sprayer partsKings-Skid-Sprayer.jpg for the small and mid-sized ag markets, including skid-mounted sprayers, motorized mist blower backpack sprayers, hydraulic sprayers, spray tips and more.

For more information on National Ag Day, visit www.agday.org.

 

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* Agriculture Council of America (ACA) 

Topics: Skid Sprayers, Ag Sprayers, National Ag day

Landscaper's Corner: Insights and Updates for Landscape Professionals

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Nov 18, 2016

How Investing in the Right Equipment Will Make You Money                             Contributed by Guest Blogger: Martin McGuane, owner and operator of McGuanes Landscaping and Tree Service, Enfield CT

In the beginning, back when I launched my lawn care fertilization service, we started with a spreader and a hand can to spray weeds. It wasn’t long before we realized that we spent almost as much time filling the hand can as we did spraying the weeds, so we invested in a 10 gallon hand can on wheels. I was so happy to be able to treat three times the amount of square footage before refilling the tank.

Continuing to Invest

Once again we found ourselves being inefficient in the amount of time spent filling and mixing instead of spraying weeds so we decided to upgrade to a 200 gallon sprayer with a hose, reel and pump. This was by far one of the best investments I have ever made.

In the mornings we would fill the sprayer and for the rest of the day we would use the 300 feet of hose on a reel to spray without filling or pumping the hand can. With our new sprayer we were able to substantially increase efficiency and production. We doubled the number of lawns we treated during the course of the day.

Depending on the size of your business, choosing the right equipment can increase productivity. In my case, all three sprayers got the job done, but the 200 gallon sprayer with reel, hose and pump got it done much quicker.

Our Tree Spraying Business

We went through the same process with our tree spraying service. We started with a small 200 gallon sprayer on the back of a pickup truck. We could only spray one mix at a time so we had to make a return trip to the same property if we needed two mixes. We decided to buy a larger truck and put two sprayers on it. Now we can pull up to a property and spray two mixes in one stop. Once again, we doubled our production. Whether you have one sprayer on a pickup truck or two sprayers on a larger truck, or even a dual tank sprayer…all get the job done, but one is definitely the least efficient of the three options.

Dual tank sprayers such as the Kings Sprayers Dual Tank Skid Sprayer are a great way to maximizing the utility of spray equipment. With two 50-gallon tanks, this sprayer is great for tree spraying and can be used in truck beds, utility vehicles or trailers.

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Leave a note in the comment box below to share your story of how investing in the right equipment has made a difference in your business.

Topics: Kings Sprayers, Skid Sprayers, dual tank sprayer, Landscaper's Corner

We've Expanded Our Line of Pest Control Spray Equipment

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Jun 03, 2016

Sprayer Depot is always ready to exceed customer's expectations. This is why we are constantly innovating our line of Kings Sprayers and are always ready to expand our inventory to meet customers’ needs. Custom-built sprayers are another way we keep up with increased demand. Customers know we are the spray equipment retailer they can depend on when they want a sprayer built to their specifications. We won’t pull any punches, and our talented product development and production teams will work in tandem to design and build the ideal sprayer at an affordable price. From manufacturing to shipping, we are committed to providing the best service in the industry.

We’ve built hundreds of custom sprayers over the years, yet skid sprayers are one of the most sought-after sprayers to customize. Our trusted aluminum frames can be welded into different configurations to meet specific needs. Skid sprayers are a great option for pest control applications. They are the ideal sprayer type for truck beds, utility vehicles, boats, and trailers. We’ve even outfitted trains, so nothing is off limits, just ask our knowledgeable Customer Service Technicians.

Some of our custom-built sprayers have been so popular that we decided to give them permanent spots in our product line. Take a look at 3 recent additions to the Kings Sprayers skid sprayers lineup:

Kings Sprayers 200/100 Gallon Dual Tank Skid Sprayer with 10 gpm Diaphragm Pump & Dual Electric Hose Reels with 300' 1/2" ID Hose

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Get through the day quicker with this skid sprayer featuring two tanks and two hose reels. Cut down on time and save money!

Features:

  • 5 HP Honda GX160 electric start engine
  • Hypro D30GRGI diaphragm pump (9.5 gpm, 580 psi) 
  • Dual electric hose reels with 300' of 1/2" ID hose
  • Hose roller guides & fill pipes for each tank
  • Battery kit included for engine & electric eose reels
  • Made in USA
  • 6061 aircraft grade aluminum frame is lightweight, chemical resistant and will never rust or need painting

 

Kings Sprayers 100 Gallon Skid Sprayer with 12' Electric Boom and Manual Hose Reel with 300' of 3/8" ID hose

Model: KS100P7038B12E3KS10012BEVLA-Actual1.jpg

Who says you have to choose? Have it all with this sprayer featuring a hose reel AND a boom! Perfect for the pest control applicator who needs one sprayer to perform a variety of applications.

Features:

  • 5.5 HP GX160 series Honda engine
  • Hypro D30GRGI diaphragm pump (9.5 gpm, 580 psi) 
  • 12' electric boom
  • Made in USA 
  • Standard sprayer equipped with 50' of 3/8" ID hose
  • 6061 aircraft grade aluminum frame is lightweight, chemical resistant and will never rust or need painting

 

Kings Sprayers 200 Gallon SpaceMaker Skid w/ 10 gpm Diaphragm & Manual Reel w/ 300' of 3/8" ID Hose

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Save space with this skid sprayer model! Designed to fit in tight spaces or simply for those who have other equipment in their vehicles and need the extra room. Don't sacrifice quality due to limited space, this SpaceMaker skid sprayer will get the job done!

Features:

  • 5.5 HP GX160 series Honda engine 
  • Hypro D30GRGI diaphragm pump (9.5 gpm, 580 psi)
  • Made in USA 
  • 6061 aircraft grade aluminum frame is lightweight, chemical resistant and will never rust or need painting
  • Manual or electric hose reel with 150' or 300' of high pressure spray hose (additional option)
Not ready to purchase yet? Why not check out these blog posts with even more information for pest control technicians:

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Topics: Sprayer Depot, Kings Sprayers, pest control, Skid Sprayers

Kings Sprayers: Building a Sprayer

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Sep 25, 2015

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Building sprayers is more than a job, it's a passion. Passion for ensuring customers' satisfaction, for finding set-ups that improve efficiency and ease of application, and most of all, a passion to build quality products that are cost-effective and time-saving. We are passionate about what we do and we are proud to manufacture Kings Sprayers in Orlando, FL. 

Do you want to learn more about how we build  Kings Sprayers? We thought you would so we've outlined the basic steps from start to finish.

The first step after we've received your order is for our production manager to go over the work order for your specific sprayer model. If it is a custom sprayer, he makes sure that it can be built according to your specifications while also following safety standards. If our production team identifies something that could be improved or changed to give you a product that may better meet your needs, our team will offer the solution and work with you to design the best set-up for your needs.  We love it when customers take an active role in customizing their sprayers. After all, no one knows your job better than you do! 

Then we move to the manufacturing process, where our welders will build a sturdy, yet lightweight, aluminum frame that will support all components in your sprayer. The next step involves assembly and this is where everything comes together. Our assembly technicians will carefully install all the individual components (hose reels, pumps, boomless nozzles, tanks, engines etc.) and make sure that every part is set up correctly. The unit then moves to our quality control station where it will be thoroughly tested.

Building Kings Sprayers at our Orlando facility instead of just outsourcing manufacturing means that we have control over quality, can offer better customization along with great prices and faster delivery times. We stand behind our products and can guarantee that our sprayers are built to the highest standards of quality and with the best available parts.

Have any questions or comments? Share them below!

Topics: 4-Wheel Sprayer, Custom-built Skid Sprayer, Hose Reel, Hose Reels, diaphragm pump, Roller Pump, Skid Sprayers, Boomless Nozzle, Pump, spray gun, poly tanks, 6061 Aluminum Frame, honda engine, 3-point-hitch

3 Sprayers That Ship Same Day

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Thu, Apr 30, 2015

3pthitchBack in 2014 we saw that there was an industry need for quick shipment of high-quality commercial sprayers and hoped to fill that void when we launched our QuickShip™ Program with Kings Sprayers. The response from customers has been tremendous, with hundreds of sprayers shipping out on the same day as ordered witnin the first months of the program's  launch. We're thrilled about the success of this program and even more excited to know we're keeping customers like you happy and satisfied.

For those not as familiar with this gem, the Kings Sprayers QuickShip™ Program offers same day shipping on our most popular Kings Sprayers models.* Whether you're searching for a Skid, 3-Point Hitch, 2-Wheel or 4-Wheel Sprayer, there's a product available in our QuickShip™ Program to meet your needs.

Let’s take a look at three of the more popular models that fit within this program:

Kings Sprayers 100 Gallon Skid Sprayer (Model No. KS100P7027)
Great for tree spraying, this model is often installed in truck beds, utility vehicles, boats and trailers. This model is equipped with 5.5 HP GX160 Series Honda engine and Hypro D30GRGI Diaphragm Pump that’s capable of 9.5 gpm and 580 psi.

Kings Sprayers 100 Gallon 4-Wheel Sprayer (Model No. K4C100P7027)
Great for maneuverability, this model is ideal for use in tight areas due to its pivoting front axle and T-handle making it a perfect fit for greenhouse, nursery or orchard use. This model is equipped with a 5.5 HP GX160 series Honda engine and Hypro D30GRGI Diaphragm Pump that’s capable of 9.5 gpm and 580 psi.

Kings Sprayers 100 Gallon 3-Point Hitch Sprayer (Model No. K3PTH100B12)
Great for hitching to a tractor, this model is great for spraying large areas like golf courses, athletic fields, pastures and lawns. This model is equipped with a standard Hypro 7560C Roller Pump that’s capable of 12 gpm at 540 rpm and 300 psi.

Additional upgrades are available for all models including electric hose reel, additional length of hose, silver series engines, and more. 

On top of that, all Kings Sprayers are made in USA and come with a 5-5-1 Warranty: 5 year frame / 5 year tank / 1 year parts and labor (limited to manufacturer defects). Watch this 30-second video to learn more about the QuickShip™ Program.

Kings Sprayers QuickShip Program

*Sprayers that are part of the QuickShip™ Program and are ordered by 12:00 p.m. (EST) will ship same day. 

Topics: 4-Wheel Sprayer, spray equipment, Sprayer Depot, sprayers, Kings Sprayers, Quickship Sprayers, Skid Sprayers, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, sprayer equipment, 3 Pt Hitch Sprayer, same day shipping, Kings Sprayers QuickShip Program

Anatomy of a Sprayer

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Mar 11, 2015

KSSprayers are a unique piece of equipment that span uses across multiple industries. No matter what your intended use, the components and parts that make up a sprayer remain the same, with slight tweaks here and there for each industry’s use. Here we’ll take a look at what makes up a sprayer.

First, when we’re talking sprayers, we throw a lot of numbers out there in reference to a given model number. P5, D30 and XL are likely some common shorthand that you’ve heard, but what does it all really mean? Let’s take a look at the anatomy of a sprayer by analyzing the parts that make up a model number with a little help from Brandon Grossman, Sales Manager at Sprayer Depot.

Sprayer model numbers are jam-packed with information about the product itself. If you know enough about the various pumps and parts of a sprayer, you can probably recite every last detail of the features included in a given sprayer just from the model number alone. Let’s use Kings Sprayers as an example and I’ll walk you through how it works.

Model numbers consist of the frame, tank size, pump and engine as well as applicable customization options for a given unit. You might be thinking that my previous statement is crazy … the one about knowing all the features of a given model just from the number, but in all seriousness it’s not as complicated as it may seem at first. 

So let’s start from the beginning. All Kings Sprayers model numbers start with the letter ‘K’ as in Kings Sprayers, but you probably already guessed that.

There are really four types of sprayers from this manufacturer: skid sprayers are noted by the letters KS, KT notes 2-wheel frames, 4-wheel frames are noted with K4C, and 3-point hitch frames start with K3PTH.

From there the model number will tell you the tank size. So a skid sprayer from Kings Sprayers with a 200-gallon tank would start with ‘KS200.’ Common tank sizes are 50, 100, 150 and 200-gallon capacity, but go up from there and vary in capacity by the type.

Next in the order of letters and numbers in a model number is the pump/engine combination. This one isn’t as easy to assume, so here it goes:

P3 = 12V Electric Pump
P5 = GC160 5 HP Honda Engine and Hypro 4101C Roller Pump
P6 = GX160 5.5 HP Honda Engine and Hypro 4101XL Roller Pump
P15 = GC160 5 HP Honda Engine and Udor IOTA20GR Diaphragm Pump
P20 = GX160 5.5 HP Honda Engine and Udor IOTA20GR Diaphragm Pump
P70 = GX160 5.5 HP Honda Engine and Udor KAPPA43GR Diaphragm Pump
P85 = GX160 5.5 HP Honda Engine and Udor KAPPA55GR5 Diaphragm Pump
P90 = GX270 9 HP Honda Engine and Udor KAPPA55GR8 Diaphragm Pump 

One exception to this rule are the 3-point hitch sprayers from Kings Sprayers, which are all equipped with a Hypro 7560C Roller Pump, so you won’t see that in the model number.

Rounding out the model number combination are the add-ons or extra customizations for a given sprayer. There are really three you need to know:

27 = Manual hose reel with a 150-foot long 3/8-inch ID hose
B12 = 12-foot spray boom
XL = XL silver series roller pump

Ultimately the model number looks a little something like this:

[brand][type of sprayer][tank size][pump/engine combination][extra add-ons]

So a KS100P7027 would refer to a Kings Sprayer model with the following features: skid sprayer, 100-gallon tank, GX160 5.5 HP Honda engine and Udor KAPPA43GR diaphragm pump with a manual hose reel. Got it? Good.

We love hearing your ideas. Anything you’d like us to cover here on our blog? Leave a comment below or send us a note on Facebook or Twitter. Until next time, happy spraying.

Topics: Sprayer Depot, sprayers, Kings Sprayers, Skid Sprayers, sprayer tips and tricks, model KS100P7027

Kings Sprayers 50 Gallon Skid Sprayer Instructional Video

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Nov 05, 2014

Kings Sprayers Skid SprayerKings Sprayers makes a popular line of skid sprayers including this 50 gallon skid, that are ideal for tree spraying and/or can be used in truck beds, utility vehicles, boats and trailers.

Check out our instructional video below that runs through this step-by-step guide to quick start your skid sprayer more in-depth:

  1. Turn the gas “ON”
  2. Set the choke
  3. Turn the power “ON”
  4. Pull-start the engine
  5. Adjust the choke
  6. Use the green switch to engage the pressure; rotate the tip of the green switch clockwise to decrease pressure and counterclockwise to increase pressure
  7. Use the black switch to the left of the pressure gauge to turn “ON” the agitator. The agitator mixes the tank and helps to evenly dispense chemicals. With the agitator “OFF”, there will be more pressure available.
  8. Adjust the spray gun to the desired spray pattern and you are ready to spray!

 

Topics: Sprayer Depot, Kings Sprayers, Skid Sprayer, Skid Sprayers, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, 50 Gallon Skid Sprayer, KS50P20, quick set-up, quick start

Quick Set Up for a Kings Sprayer 50 Gallon Utility Skid Sprayer

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Oct 08, 2014

Kings Sprayers skid sprayerIt’s always a good idea to review the manufacturer information when starting your skid sprayer for the first time. For the Kings Sprayers line we offer quick set up information in a variety of ways, through our website, YouTube videos and Customer Service Technicians. After all, many of our customers have tackled these steps many times over. However, as technology changes and sprayers are more and more customized, it’s always a good idea to take a second glance at the getting started information.

Follow these instructions when starting your Skid Sprayer for the first time. Then, check out the video below for more quick set up details for the Kings Sprayers 50 Gallon Utility Skid Sprayer with 7 gpm Roller Pump Model # KSU50P6.

Starting Your Skid Sprayer for the First Time

  1. First, set the ON/OFF switch to the “ON” position.
  2. Set the throttle to SLOW.
  3. Make sure the gas is set to the ON position.
  4. For a cold start, set the choke to FULL.
  5. Pull start the engine.
  6. Release the choke.
  7. Raise the throttle to FULL.
  8. Pressure should be adjusting to approximately 150psi. Notice a slight drop in pressure when the agitator is turned ON and rise when it is turned to the OFF position. The agitator mixes the tank to help evenly dispense chemicals.
  9. Adjust the spray gun to the proper setting and you are ready to spray!

 

This Kings Sprayers Skid Sprayer is part of the QuickShip program – order it by 12:00 p.m. (EST) and it ships the SAME DAY, helping to reduce down time and increase productivity. Click here to see our complete line of Kings Sprayers and all QuickShip sprayers. If you like what you see, head over to our YouTube Channel for that and more instructional videos.

 

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How To Build the Perfect Custom Sprayer

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Sep 05, 2014

Kings Sprayer 100/50 Dual Tank Skid Sprayer

When we say we know sprayers, it’s true. Our team builds more than 500 custom sprayers each year for customers looking to modify or completely reconfigure the makeup of this important tool. After all, you don’t have to settle for less than perfect in the sprayer world. Just turn to our Sprayer Depot knowledgeable customer service technicians with your ideas and < bam > the perfect custom sprayer is born. Here we’ll take a look at some of the common modifications to a few of our best selling sprayer models from Kings Sprayers.

You might be wondering if Sprayer Depot can modify one of the existing sprayers manufactured from Kings Sprayers. In a word, YES! Whether it’s adding more hose, swapping out the pump, or modifying the entire unit to your specific needs, Sprayer Depot can make it happen. We talked to operations manager David Herrera who mentioned “one of our biggest strengths is that we can get creative to solve space issues by creating custom frames and thinking outside the box.” Let’s take a closer look at a few scenarios as described by David:

One common customization is the dual tank setup (pictured above). Sometimes customers want two tanks so they can have chemicals in one tank and fresh water in the other, or another common scenario is having a need to spray two different chemicals while out on the job. We can make that happen within almost any parameter needed.

Another unique customization we created at the request of a customer is depicted in the same image above where you’ll notice that the hose reel is turned to the side. This is popular with the skid sprayer units in particular because the skid sprayer is usually in the bed of a pickup truck. It can be more convenient for the operator to have the hose dispatched from the passenger side when spraying lawns and shrubs. 

Gator Kings SprayersAnother example is  this custom Gator Kings Sprayers model. This skid sprayer unit fits into the back of a Gator utility vehicle. We had a customer request for a 100-gallon tank with a specific pump, engine, and hose reel. Given the standard way we build our skids, there was no way we could fit what the customer wanted in his Gator. So we got creative by using a low profile tank and designed a custom frame so that all of the components could be mounted above the tank. This is one of the most direct examples of how our team can creatively solve a problem a customer might have encountered with a standard off-the-shelf sprayer.

Below are a few of the most common modifications that can turn a stock sprayer into a custom model ideal for your needs:

  • Change the manual hose reel to an electric version
  • Add more hose to the hose reel
  • Change the standard spray gun to something else
  • Swap in a larger tank
  • Change the gas engine to electric start
  • Modify the orientation of the tank on the frame
  • Change the sprayer pump to a different manufacturer’s pump
  • Add another line on the suction side

So, what modifications would you love to improve your sprayer?

 

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Quick Set Up for a Kings 100 Gallon Skid Sprayer (Model # KS100P7027)

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Follow these instructions to set up your Kings 100 Gallon Skid Sprayer (Model # KS100P7027)

 

Kings 100 Gallon Skid Sprayer

  • Set the on/off switch to the "on" position.

  • For a cold start set the choke to full, make sure the throttle is at slow, and the gas is on.

  • Pull-start the engine.

  • Release the choke and raise the throttle to full.

  • Note that the regulator has 4 settings.

  • You can set the base pressure with the adjustment nut.

  • The left lever turns on the pressure to the spray gun.

  • The right lever turns on the agitator.

  • With the agitator turned on, you will notice a drop in pressure.

  • The agitator mixes the tank and helps to evenly dispense the chemical.

  • With the agitator turned off there will be more pressure available.

  • Adjust the spray gun to the correct setting and you are ready to spray.

  • Release the pressure before turning off the pump.

 Watch this video to see this sprayer in action!

  

This Kings Skid Sprayer is part of the QuickShip program – order it by 12:00 p.m. (EST) and it ships the SAME DAY, helping to reduce down time and increase productivity. Click here to see our complete line of Kings Sprayers and all QuickShip sprayers. You can also view all our instructional videos on our YouTube channel.

Topics: Sprayer Depot, Skid Sprayers, Kings 100 Gallon Skid Sprayer, KS100P7027 Sprayer

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