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Our Best-Selling Sprayer of All Time

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Jun 09, 2017

Spring time is typically the beginning of the spraying season for many professional spray applicators, and the time when spray equipment is repaired or replaced in preparation for the busy season. At Sprayer Depot, our sprayer sales have reached an all time high, which means there are more Kings Sprayers in use than ever before. What makes this brand so popular and successful? "Quality and durability are the top two reasons," explains Brandon Grossman, sales manager at Sprayer Depot. Plus, Grossman adds, "There are so many models and sprayer styles, there's a sprayer for just about every spray application." From tall tree spraying to highway weed control, there's a Kings Sprayer to fill the need. This universal appeal has helped make Kings Sprayers one of the most popular sprayer brands on the market. 

Our Best-Selling Sprayer: The Kings Sprayers 100 Gallon Skid Sprayer

Skids are most popular frame type we sell, and the Kings Sprayers 100 Gallon Skid Sprayer (item # KS100P7027) is our top dog. The baseline Kings Sprayers Kings-Sprayers-KS100P7027.jpgSkid Sprayer model (item # KS100P70and its variations are popular with our customers because booms, boomless nozzles as well as longer lengths of hose or electric rewind hose reels can be easily added.

Popular in Landscaping & Other Industries

"This sprayer is a favorite among our lawn and landscape customers. Pest control, root injection, nursery and horticultural customers also use skid sprayers but L&L is tops!  With up to 9.5 gpm and a full pressure range of 0-580 you can spray lawns at low pressure, trees up to 40’ at higher pressure and any application in between!" remarks Grossman.  The Greensmaster JD9 that comes standard with our Kings Sprayers Skid Sprayers is equipped with an adjustable nozzle (3-8 gpm) from the factory.  

What Makes This Sprayer So Great

"For lawn spraying and to create larger droplets, showerhead nozzles are available.  Simply remove the cap and adjustable tip and thread the showerhead onto the barrel, and decrease the pressure on the regulator.  When switching up to spray trees put the adjustable nozzle back on, crank up the pressure and fire away (Up to 40’ vertically, 50’ horizontally!), explains Grossman.

Then adding, "The pressure regulator with color coded gauge allows you to easily adjust the pressure rating depending on the application you are performing.  Another key feature of this sprayer is the jet agitation.  This is controlled by a ball valve on the regulator and shoots back in near the bottom of the tank to keep the chemical from settling.  Flow is very important for agitation (more so than pressure) and this pump will make that liquid in the tank swirl!  With great flow, pressure and the ability to perform multiple applications with one sprayer the KS100P7027 cannot be beat".

The Best Built Sprayer in the U.S.A

Every Kings Sprayer is built from the ground up, using only quality parts and components, like lightweight 6061 aircraft grade aluminum frames. Durable and well-built, Kings Sprayers are made to last. You can learn more about the benefits of 6061 aircraft grade aluminum frame sprayers in this previous blog post

 

Topics: Kings 100 Gallon Skid Sprayer, spot sprayers, Electric Hose Reel

Spray Equipment Maintenance Tips to Implement This Fall

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Oct 14, 2015

maintenanceHow diligent are you when it comes to servicing your spray equipment? If you are guilty of waiting until your equipment fails in order to repair and replace parts and accessories, don’t worry, we have all been there once or twice. However, with fall season already started and winter just around the corner, we want to remind you of the importance of timely maintenance of your spray equipment. Low spraying season is the perfect time to perform preventive maintenance and establish a maintenance schedule for the rest of the year.

Waiting for problems to arise will not only cost you time but will also cost you a lot of money. It pays off to be proactive, so don’t delay... keep your sprayer in tip-top shape!

Here are a few things you should check off of your maintenance list this fall:

1) Change the oil in your pump, gearbox and engine. Consult your manufacturer’s recommendations on appropriate fluid changes.

2) Check spray tips for wear and replace as necessary.

3) Flush the pump and tank with clean water and make sure to dry them using a clean rag.

4) Clean the strainer by removing any debris and flushing it with water to avoid contamination and loss of pressure. If the filter in the strainer is beyond cleaning make sure to replace it.

5) Don't forget to calibrate your sprayer before storing it. Follow the steps outlined here for more information on how to perform a calibration.

You should also create a maintenance program you can use to keep track of each maintenance task. To help you get started, we have created a Sprayer Seasonal Maintenance Checklist that lists all components that need to be serviced daily, weekly, quarterly and semi-annually. It also includes a winterizing checklist! Get it now by clicking below:

 Download the Sprayer Seasonal Maintenance Checklist

Have more questions regarding sprayer maintenance? Check out our Sprayer Maintenance FAQ's for more information. You can also give us a call and one of our Customer Service Technician will be happy to help!

 

Topics: Spray Equipment Maintenance, Maintenance, diaphragm pump, spray equipment checklist, Kings Sprayers, sprayer, spot sprayers, fall tips

3 Reasons Why You Need an Economy Sprayer

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Oct 02, 2015

economysprayer

The K15E100 is a 15 gallon economy sprayer ideal for garden and backyard use. You can use it to spray along fences, to keep weeds under control and to spray other hard to reach places. This type of sprayer comes in handy if you want something easy to transport but with enough power to get the job done quickly ad efficiently!

If you are currently using a backpack or a hand-held sprayer, or if you are just looking for a small, reliable unit, then keep on reading for our top 3 reasons why you should consider an economy sprayer.

1. Reduce Spraying Time

The 15 gallon tank on our economy sprayer holds 3-4 times more liquid than standard hand-held or backpack sprayers. This eliminates the need to constantly stop and refill your sprayer. This alone will save you so much time and will allow you to cover more space faster and more efficiently. One of our customers said "I was able to spray the territory in half the time!", when comparing his new 15-gallon economy sprayer to his old backpack sprayer.

2. Comfort and Safety

We all know that backpack sprayers can be really hard on your back, and using a hand-held sprayer is not much better either. Avoid unnecessary injuries and overexertion by just mounting this economy sprayer to an ATV or to another work vehicle.

3. Constant Pressure

Save yourself the hassle of having to manually pump a sprayer.The  Kings Sprayers Economy Sprayer is built with a standard Everflo 12 volt self-priming pump*. This will keep the pressure constant without having to rely on doing it yourself. Another one of our customers shared why he loves this unit "For about $40 more than my old backpack sprayer, this new sprayer helps me keep the flow rate at a constant level, making my application uniform"

Want to learn more? Check out these great features:

  • 15' of 3/8" Clear PVC Reinforced Spray Hose
  • 3/4" Tank Drain Large
  • 5" Fill Well with Vented Lid
  • 18" Spray Wand Adjustable Spray Nozzle
  • Durable Polyethylene Tank
  • 12 Volt Self Priming Diaphragm Pump (1 GPM, 40 PSI)

*12 volt pumps need to be powered by a 12 volt battery or wired up to an ATV/Truck

Watch the short video below to see this sprayer in action!

 


Topics: diaphragm pump, Kings Sprayers, sprayer, spot sprayers, Kings Spot Sprayers, weed control, economy, budget-friendly, everflo pumps

Getting Started With a Kings Sprayers Spot Sprayer

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Jul 08, 2015

A spot sprayer is perfect for those small but important jobs around the yard. They are the ideal equipment for spraying along fences, keeping weed patches in control and spraying other hard to reach places. Kings Sprayers K25-SpotSprayerspot sprayers are built with a standard SHURflo 12 volt self-priming pump* giving them the necessary power to accomplish all these tasks in an efficient manner.

When deciding if a spot sprayer is the right equipment for your project, remember that the name says it all. Spot sprayers are better suited for smaller areas as the pump can fail if overworked beyond its capacity. 
If you are looking to spray larger areas, check out our inventory of Kings Sprayers featuring gas engine driven pumps for that extra power or please consult with one of our Customer Service Technicians on the best equipment for you.
Follow these simple steps on getting started with your Kings Sprayers spot sprayer and watch the short video below for extra guidance:
  • Connect the 12 volt battery supply and turn the pump on by using the 'ON/OFF' switch
  • Water will flow through the filter and the pressure gauge will be just under 60 psi
  • There is a slight drop in pressure when the agitator valve is open
  • The nozzle is adjustable from a cone pattern all the way down to a straight stream
  • You can lock the spray gun's handle by flipping the white switch
  • To turn it off simply turn the power switch to 'OFF'
   
*12 volt pumps need to be powered by a 12 volt battery or wired up to an ATV/Truck.

Topics: diaphragm pump, Kings Sprayers, sprayer, spot sprayers, Kings Spot Sprayers, SHURflo pumps, weed control

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?

 

Topics: Kings Sprayer, Spray Equipment Maintenance, Hoses, Custom-built Skid Sprayer, Hose Reel, Hose Reels, Custom-built sprayer, Custom-build a sprayer, Spray Guns, Sprayer Depot, custom built sprayers, custom build sprayer, Customer, Sprayer Parts, sprayers, sprayer performance, Kings Sprayers, Skid Sprayer, sprayer pumps, Sprayer Pump, Skid Sprayers, Spray Hose, spray pumps, Sprayer Parts Guide, Kings Skid Sprayer, spot sprayers, sprayer equipment, sprayer tanks, Sprayer Set Up, parts, Kings Spot Sprayers, customer service

What it Takes to Keep a Golf Course in Tip-Top Condition

Posted by Marketing Manager on Thu, Jan 30, 2014

Contributed by Guest Blogger:  Wes Eavey, Golf Course Superintendent
Falcon's Fire Golf Club, Kissimmee, FL 
 
 
Sprayer Depot 

Most Golf Course Maintenance Operations start at 5 a.m. I compare prepping the golf course for play each day to  a race. The pace of the race depends on what type of course you are... public, resort or private. Generally the pace is much slower and detail orientated in a private golf club setting. In Florida, the growing season is 365 days a year so many clubs mow the greens every day. Mowing heights on greens can range anywhere from .09" to .150". You can skip a day or two during cold weather, but most operations opt to roll greens in place of mowing. Generally Tees, Fairways, Approaches and Collars are mowed 2-3 days a week, depending  on growth and time of year. Heights on these areas are in the .250" to .650 range.

Private clubs will generally walk-mow greens, tees and collars and lower budget courses will use riding mowers. Rough is generally mowed once per week over several days. Heights in rough can be anywhere from 1.25" with Bermuda grass to 3-4" with Bluegrass and Rye. The highest maintenance area on any course is those holes in the ground filled with sand called Bunkers. Bunkers are raked every day to every other day on most courses. Lastly, but arguably the most important is the service man or woman. This person sets up the course daily for play. This includes moving tee markers, filling divots, moving traffic controls and cutting a new hole on the green every day.

The job of the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent is much like a conductor of an Orchestra. We make sure people are where they are supposed to be and doing their assigned task. When everything is moving correctly, it is a beautiful thing to watch! We have done our job when we have properly prepared the course without getting caught by the early sunrise golfer. Other daily jobs of the Superintendent, Assistant, Spray Tech or Irrigation Tech include a weekly foliar fertilizer application to greens.  Some high end courses will also spray tee tops at the same frequency. Fairways are generally sprayed every 3-4 weeks with a foliar fertilizer or plant growth regulator to slow growth and reduce mow applications. Weeds are spot sprayed, every surface of the course is roamed over in search of plant disease. Irrigation is run to water hot spots and the system is constantly looked over for irrigation failure. Long range applications include 3-4 wall to wall pre-emerge applications for weed control, 1-2 applications per year for insect control (in Florida the dreaded Mole Cricket) and several bulk wall to wall granular fertilizer applications to keep the grass green & growing.

Aerification. Every golfer I've ever met hates to hear about Aerification. I always hear, " Why are you aerating the greens, they are perfect!"  But, it is an absolute necessity if you wish to maintain healthy turf grass. Golf Courses usually aerate greens 2-3 times year in the growing season. As grass grows it produces thatch, with is made up dead and decaying grass. Over time this will build up and produce an organic layer not conducive to plant growth. The objective is to remove as much of this layer as possible. In the golf course industry that annual displacement number is 25%. If you can remove 25% of your playing surface through cultivation per year, than you have a good chance to stay ahead of the curve. Unfortunately, this displacement is rarely met and greens will accumulate organic matter, worsen every year and turf grass quality will decline with age.

 
 

Topics: fertilizer sprayer, golf course sprayers, Golf course equipment, spot sprayers, fairway sprayer

How to Operate a Standard Spot Sprayer

Posted by Marketing Manager on Wed, Jan 16, 2013

Back to Basics

Whether you're an expereinced sprayer operator or brand new to the job, it's important to review the proper operation of your spray equipment. Proper equipment use may help the equipment last longer, and helps keep the sprayer operater safe. For some this is a basic review, and for others it's an introduction.

Spot Sprayers 101

To start your Spot Sprayer, plug in your 2-prong, 12v power source. You can use an "L" wrench to set the pressure. The pressure comes factory set. The pump will run ONLY when the trigger is pressed. The pump will shut off when the trigger is released. Rotating the adjustable nozzle tip on the handgun will change the tip pattern from a jet stream to a cone pattern (finer mist). You can lock the handle by flipping the white switch.  There is a drain located in the rear of the tank for easy clean-out.

When in need of replacement parts or service, contact Sprayer Depot by calling 800-228-0905 or visit www.SprayerDepot.com. Part descriptions and Spot Sprayer model numbers can be found in the following diagram:

Kings Spot Sprayers

Sprayer Depot is a proud distributor of the complete line of Kings Sprayers, which includes Spot Sprayers, 3-Point Hitch Sprayers, Skid Sprayers, 2-Wheel Sprayers, and 4-Wheel Sprayers.

spot sprayer

For more information on Kings Sprayers, visit their website www.KingsSprayers.com or visit  www.SprayerDepot.com.

Topics: Kings Sprayers, spot sprayers, How to operate a standard spot sprayer, Kings Spot Sprayers

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