Sprayer Depot Blog
The topic of spray nozzles is an important one for spray applicators and one that's often underappreciated. While spray nozzles may be among the least expensive inventory items on your shelf, they are among the most important in the application of chemicals. Since they have a huge effect on the accuracy and efficiency of each spray application, it's important to include them in your equipment maintenance plans and replace them on a regular basis.Read More
Customer satisfaction is one of our top priorities, and we strive to "WOW" people by exceeding expectations. Customer feedback is so important to us, because it provides insights that can help us improve our product offerings, pricing, and the overall customer experience. We credit our high customer satisfaction to our diligent attention to customer feedback.Read More
If you’re trying to decide which type of nozzle to use for a particular spray application, there are a number of factors you need to take into account. With a little research, you can become an expert on this topic. Here are a few of the most common types of spray nozzles, and some information regarding when they’re appropriate for use. Remember, the cost of replacing nozzles is minor compared to the effects of poor spraying, so make sure to choose wisely.Read More
It's that time of year again...the leaves are falling, the temperatures are dropping and for many, it's time to put the spray equipment away for the winter months. It's the ideal time to perform preventive maintenance and put together a checklist (don't worry, we've got one you can download by clicking the button at the end of this post) for an annual maintenance plan.Read More
Minimize Pesticide Spray Drift With These TipsRead More
Nozzles may be small, but they play a critical role in the application of chemicals. Selecting the proper size and type of nozzle is an essential step to determine the amount of spray applied to an area. Use the wrong nozzle, and you may over or under spray the solution which will result in an ineffective application.
A few questions that will help you make the best nozzle selection for your particular application include:
1. What's your application type? (i.e., agricultural, pest control, lawn & landscape, etc.)
2. What's the predetermined distribution pattern? (i.e., broadcast, banded, stream, etc.)
3. What's the recommended droplet size?
4. What type of nozzle material is needed to avoid corrosion?
Let's go over a couple of key elements you can apply to answer the questions above:
Our team of knowledgeable Customer Service Technicians can help you get the parts you need FAST with a simple phone call, email or chat. For easy convenience, you can also place your order on our website; it's always available and easy to navigate, which helps to keep you going throughout the entire spraying season.
When you can't afford to wait for extra parts to arrive, it pays to be prepared. So, how can you plan for unexpected downtime? Follow these 3 steps to help you identify which parts are key to your business.
1) Make a List: List all of your spray equipment, sprayer parts, and accessories that are critical to your everyday tasks. This should include all sprayers, nozzles,tips, spray guns, hose, hose reel, truck or other transporting vehicle, and other components. A list is an easy way to identify key equipment.
2) Check Inventory: Go over your current stockpile and use your list from step 1 to verify that you have the appropriate spare parts on hand. A few common parts to always keep readily available include:
- Spray tips and nozzles
- Strainer gasket and seal
- Spray guns
- O-ring kit
- Spray hose
- Hose fittings
- Diaphragm repair kit
- Extra pump
Sprayer Depot recently introduced a new video series called “Tuesday Spray Tips”, specifically designed to share spray equipment information in 30 seconds or less, twice a month. We are so excited about the response to the new videos, we are tipping our hats off to each and every one of our customers who has watched, shared, liked and commented on the videos. Thanks for your support!
Just in case you’ve missed them, we will share a brief recap every month where you’ll have the opportunity to get caught up and watch the videos. (Or just watch them all over again!)
Let’s take a look at May’s Tuesday Spray Tips videos:
We started off with a short video showcasing one of our recent custom-built sprayers. The Kings Sprayers 200 Gallon Hot Water Pressure Washer Sprayer features a hot water heater making it great for sanitizing and debris removal. It can be used in truck beds, utility vehicles, boats, and trailers. There is no clean up job too difficult for this sprayer! Check it out:
Pesticides are widely used across the industries we serve. They offer protection against pests that transmit diseases which can harm crops, plants, humans and pets. There are many different types of pesticides such as herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. Each is quite effective at controlling pests when used appropriately.
Handling pesticides safely can have a huge impact on the efficacy of your application. There are, however, risks involved when using any type of chemicals. The applicator responsible for spraying the solution must be properly trained on how to handle, transport, mix, apply, and store these chemicals.
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension Service has made available a thorough guide on handling pesticides. At Sprayer Depot, we’ve done the homework for you. Read below for our quick recap on Safe Handling of Pesticides.