Centrifugal pumps are high flow, low-pressure pumps that can deliver pressure ratings of anywhere from 0 to 150 psi and flow rates up to 440 gpm. How exactly do centrifugal pumps work? Well, if you are feeling a bit technical, here’s a simple explanation: On a centrifugal pump, the liquid enters through the middle into an impeller that forces the liquid into the outlet of the pump.
Centrifugal pumps are known to be heavy-duty and durable due to their fewer parts and minimum wear surfaces. Another great feature is they are easy to clean and maintain.
They can be used in a variety of applications including agricultural and industrial spraying. They come in different materials such as cast iron, stainless steel, and even polypropylene, making them capable of handling a variety of liquids and chemicals. They are mostly used with water, insecticides, herbicides, wettable powders, emulsives, and liquid fertilizers just to name a few. Some centrifugal pumps, specifically those made from polypropylene, can handle acids and other corrosive liquids.
Centrifugal pumps can be powered by different methods, the most common include:
Series 9000 - 9400 Belt-Driven Centrifugal Pumps
This series is specifically designed for easy use with tractor mounted sprayers. They can handle big, high-capacity spraying jobs with ease and are easy to install/uninstall.
Pressure ratings: 62 - 104 psi
Flow rate: 82 - 140 gpm
Speed: 600 or 1000 rpm
Series 1500 Gas Engine-Driven Centrifugal Pumps
As their name describes, this series can be mounted onto a gas engine. They are available with or without a mounting base for easy and secure installation depending on your engine. Need a pump that can tackle more than just spraying? Fill tanks, water seed beds and transfer liquids fast and efficiently with Hypro’s centrifugal pumps.
Pressure ratings: 65 - 140 psi
Flow rate: 98 - 150 gpm
Series 9300 Hydraulically-Driven Centrifugal Pumps
Hypro Hydraulically-driven pumps are capable of achieving high speeds while providing smooth performance. One of their advantages is that they can be easily mounted on a tractor or sprayer. Another great feature is Hypro's "close-coupled" design which saves space on your set-up by
Pressure ratings: 120 - 180 psi
Flow rate: 100 - 214 gpm
Hydraulic ports: 1/2" NPT inlet, 3/4" NPT tank
There are a lot of other options when it comes to spray pumps, each better-suited for a variety of applications. Stay tuned for future posts on how to service and troubleshoot your Hypro centrifugal pump, so don't forget to subscribe to our blog.
If you need help choosing the ideal pump for the job, or if you have questions that we didn't cover, leave your questions in the comment box below. If you'd like to talk to someone directly, contact our helpful Customer Service Technicians today!
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When you think about customizing just about any piece of equipment, price is always a factor. Or so it seems. With our line of Kings Sprayers, customizing your spray equipment isn’t out of reach. Consider that we offer many existing sprayer models at Sprayer Depot. So modifications to meet your needs are totally doable. Sometimes, simple tweaks can take an off-the-shelf sprayer and make it custom-built. In the end, get the product that meets your current and future needs without breaking the bank.
Let’s take a look at three of the more popular modifications below that could benefit your business.
The Hose Reel
Does the sprayer you’ve been eyeing come with a manual hose reel? Perhaps you looked into the higher end model and felt it was out or reach or had too many bells and whistles. It is about $400 to upgrade the hose reel on most Kings Sprayers from a manual to an electric rewind hose reel. You also need a battery or other 12V power source to run it. This is food for thought when you’re thinking about daily use, convenience and just how long that hose is.
The Hose Length
Speaking of hose length, many of the sprayers we sell at Sprayer Depot come with 150’ of high-pressure spray hose. To upgrade the hose length from 150’ to 300’ is only around $120 and could provide the tools necessary to take on larger jobs that require more hose length. Looking long-term and with business growth in mind, doubling the length of hose isn’t such a bad idea for some companies.
Arguably the heart of the sprayer, there are a variety of spray pumps that can be swapped on existing Kings Sprayers models. Of course upgrading pumps can be a little expensive, but not out of reach when you’re in the market for a new sprayer. Sprayer Depot offers an upgrade for $400 on poly headed diaphragm pumps that allow you to spray more corrosive chemicals. Another option would be to upgrade the standard roller pump to a silver series roller pump for roughly $200. The decision to upgrade your pump really boils down to what you’re spraying and determining what makes the most sense given the chemicals used.
These are just a few of the many options available when customizing your sprayer. Like we said before, why wouldn’t you want to explore getting the best sprayer for your current and future needs? If you're interested in learning more about our custom sprayer options, follow the link below to learn more or contact us today to talk about your options.
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This week we had the opportunity to shine a spotlight on Kings Sprayers in an effort to update our catalog of images and provide customers with expanded views of the sprayer components. Here we’ll give you a peek behind-the-scenes at our warehouse where the photo shoot took place. On display was the line of QuickShip sprayers that ship same day for a flat fee. It’s a great deal considering the size and weight of these products. Plus, customers can get up and running faster and have less "down time" with same day shipping. Orders must be placed before 12 p.m. (noon) EST to be eligible for same day shipping .
Kings Sprayers 100 Gallon 4-Wheel Trailer Sprayer with 10 gpm Diaphragm Pump and Manual Hose Reel (model #: K4C100P7027) was on display. Showing off the front wheel agility and components, this is the only four-wheel Quick Ship sprayer available on SprayerDepot.com.
Kings Sprayers 100 Gallon 2-Wheel Sprayer with 12' Spray Boom (model #: KT100P15B12) is another QuickShip sprayer offered by Sprayer Depot. In our photo shoot we were able to capture parts and accessories like the hitch mount, boom release pins and other features that otherwise might not be seen.
By capturing magnified views of the individual sprayer components, customers can clearly see parts of the sprayer that weren't easily visible with our existing sprayer images. On this photo shoot, we're getting up close to pumps, regulators, supply lines, agitator switches and more, on each of the QuickShip sprayers.
A special thanks goes to our Operations team for constantly staying on top of manufacturing these products that our awesome sales team kept selling daily. Also to Macbeth Photography for sharing their talents with us. Stay tuned as we share more updates to the Sprayer Depot website and Kings Sprayers product manuals to better serve your needs.
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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.
Another 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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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?
Does this scenario sound familiar? Since we're more focused on your needs than your wallet, here we’ll share three foolproof tips to get you the best product for your needs at the best price.
Tip #1: Inventory
Whether you’re in the market for a diaphragm pump, roller pump, centrifugal pump, piston pump, transfer or plunger pump, find a retailer that covers the spectrum with a variety of brands on hand for sale. Look for a retailer that carries major sprayer pump brands like Hypro, Udor, Comet, Banjo, Myers and SHURflo, to name a few. Since not all brands manufacture all pump types, at Sprayer Depot you’ll find a better selection for your needs and a more knowledgeable team to answer any questions. Sprayer Depot carries all the major brands for practically every type of spray pump at the best price.
Tip #2: Price Matching
Speaking of price, don’t be afraid to shop around. You’ll find out more about the product you’re looking for from kicking the proverbial tires at a few shops before settling on one. That will also give you a chance to scope out who has the best pricing policy – for example Sprayer Depot will match any competitor’s price (must be an authorized dealer/distributor). We strive to offer the lowest price on all major spray pump brands, but if you happen to find a lower advertised price from an authorized distributor, Sprayer Depot will match or beat that price! When you’re shopping for a part like a pump you know your going to have to spend a pretty penny so why not get the best deal.
Tip #3: Customer Service
You’re a pro so the customer service team from any retailer won’t show you how to do your job, but they can offer some insight into the latest tricks of the trade. At Sprayer Depot, our knowledgeable customer service technicians have more than 55 years of combined experience in the industry. Many of them have worked their way into the role through production jobs building the very sprayer you use today. So they know their stuff and speak your language. Plus, they’re not sales guys aiming to make commission – they genuinely enjoy what they do and strive to assist folks in finding the product that’s best for their needs.
So the next time you’re in the market for a spray pump, or really anything for your sprayer equipment, remember to consider inventory, price match policies and customer service. Better yet, just give the guys at Sprayer Depot a call or visit the online store. You’ll be in good hands.
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A Guide to Hypro Pumps
Contributed by guest blogger: Mark Techler, Techler & Associates
Use this helpful guide to match your sprayer application with the proper Hypro pump. For example, if you need to spray 30 gpm at 50 psi and need the pump to last 1000s of hours, it may be more cost effective to buy a centrifugal pump rather than a roller pump.
Or, if you have been using a piston pump and are seeing excessive wear due to pumping abrasive liquids, you may want to consider a diaphragm pump. If you are running your centrifugal pump dry and destroying the seal, a self -priming centrifugal pump may be a good option.
Our knowledgable Customer Service Technicians can help you figure out the right pump to fit your needs. Call 800-228-0905 or chat live on our website by clicking on the "Live Support" button at the top of the home page.
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What's Your Style?
Are you the type that keeps extra parts and accessories on hand "just in case"? Or do you wait until a crisis occurs before you even think of a backup plan? Check out our "Preventive Maintenance Styles" to determine your style.
- Prevention Maintenance: Very proactive; Regularly checks equipment wear status; Maintains inventory to rebuild or replace spray pumps, spray hoses, hose reels or other equipment
- Condition Based Maintenance: Monitors problem equipment, but waits for early signs of problems before taking action
- Time Based Maintenance: Keeps everything in tip-top shape from Ocotober to May; From late May to September... not so much
- Run-to-Failure Maintenance: Expects to order and receive parts within a day or two; Makes a thousand excuses to customers until equipment is fixed; Hopes and prays (instead of planning ahead) that everything will work out and customers won't leave
Whether your style is "Prevention Maintenance" or "Run-to-Failure Maintenance , it's safe to say that everyone wants their equipment to stay in good working condition. We've got great tips to help you do this. Check out 9 Fantastic Ways to Make Your Spray Equipment Last Longer. These tips go beyond the Preventive Maintenance Checklist. Anyone using or maintaining spray equipment should keep this list close at hand.
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