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We Repair Spray Equipment

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Spray equipment failure can be quite expensive if you are caught unprepared. We recommend always having spare parts on hand to keep you going when unplanned downtime happens. However, even with all the right spare parts in your sprayer emergency kit, sometimes you can’t anticipate what will break and if you will be able to repair it quickly. Maximize your uptime by having a service and repair plan established. Know where you can take your spray equipment for fast service and quality repairs before something happens.

You can count on Sprayer Depot for quality repair of your spray equipment, sprayer parts, and accessories. We service all major brands of spray equipment like Kings SprayersHypro, SHURflo, Udor, FMC John Bean, Myers, and MORE!

If you have a sprayer or pump that you didn’t buy from us but needs a repair, don’t hesitate to bring it to our convenient location in Orlando, FL. We can repair any spray equipment regardless of where you bought it.

We’ve gathered a couple of pictures of our most recent repairs, check them out to see the variety of spray equipment that comes to our shop!

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Custom built sprayer mounted on an Airboat

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Tell us how you plan for downtime in the comment box below.

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Topics: Sprayer Depot, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, customer service, customer service technician, repair, showroom, service

Product Highlight: Udor Kappa-43 Diaphragm Pump

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Nov 18, 2015

Udor Kappa series pumps offer reliable, high-quality and popular solutions when working with harsh chemicals. Due to their anodized aluminum construction, they are ideal for handling a number of common of professional chemicals, such as herbicides, pesticides, liquid fertilizers, de-icing materials, and other hard-to-handle fluids. 

One of our top sellers is the Udor Kappa-43 diaphragm pump. This is a commonly used pump in various horticulture, agricultural, lawn care, nursery, pest control and turf spraying applications. Let's take a closer look at some of its best features!

 Kappa43-features

Probably the most common issue we see with this type of pump is a diaphragm rupture. Fortunately, this is a pretty easy repair you can do yourself to save time and money. Continue reading below for steps on how to repair a Udor Kappa-43 Diaphragm pump and watch the easy instructional video that follows.

 For this project you will need the following tools:

  • A screwdriver
  • Wrench
  • 1/2" socket
  • 11/16" socket
  • Diaphragm kit (3 piston diaphragms, 6 sets of O-rings)

Let's get started! Follow these steps:

  1. Loosen the bolts on one of the 3 head assemblies
  2. Remove the head assembly
  3. Remove the diaphragm, nut, and washer
  4. Remove the diaphragm
  5. Remove the sleeve, and drain the internal oil
  6. Loosen the bolts on the 2nd head assembly
  7. Remove the head assembly
  8. Remove the diaphragm, nut, and washer
  9. Remove the diaphragm
  10. Remove the diaphragm sleeve
  11. Repeat this process on the remaining head
  12. Clean the inside of the pump with carb or brake cleaner
  13. Replace the sleeve, lining up the holes on the sleeve with the holes on the piston
  14. The diaphragm has a beveled side; this side will be pointing out
  15. Replace the diaphragm, nut, and washer; tighten with a wrench
  16. On each side of the 3 outer head assemblies remove the inside of the valve cage, replace the spring, small seat (beveled side down), and large metal seat
  17. Place the valve assembly back onto the head and replace the O-ring with a new one
  18. The other side has the same pieces in the opposite order
  19. Replace the spring, seat, and large seat
  20. Replace the O-ring with a new one
  21. Repeat this process on all 3 head assemblies
  22. Replace the head assembly
  23. Tighten the assembly skipping bolts in a clockwise pattern to evenly tighten
  24. Replace the piston sleeve on the 2nd side
  25. Replace the diaphragm with the beveled side out
  26. Replace the diaphragm, washer, and nut; tighten with a wrench
  27. Replace the 2nd head assembly, tightening the bolts with a wrench
  28. Using non-detergent 40W pump oil; fill the open side of the pump to the brim
  29. Replace the final piston sleeve, lining up the holes with the piston
  30. Clean off excess oil  Replace the final diaphragm
  31. Replace the diaphragm, washer, and nut; tighten with a wrench
  32. Replace the final head

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Topics: Diaphragm pumps, Sprayer Depot, Instructional Video, Udor Pumps, Udor Kappa, pump repair kit, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, Diaphragm Kit, repair kit, product highlight, kappa-43

Easy Steps to Repair a Kappa-40 Diaphragm Pump

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Our Repair Technicians are the best! Yes, we are proud of their excellent service and extensive knowledge in all kappa40_schematicthings sprayers. They are quick to diagnose issues and repair them in no time. They work hard five days a week to make sure your downtime is minimal. Usually, repairs are done within the same day unless we need to order parts or if we have a long queue for the day. Even then, most repairs only take 24-48 hours.

If you've visited our website or follow us in social media then you know we have many instructional videos available. For all of our customers who are not local thus unable to stop by for a repair, we thought it would be cool to have short, easy and convenient videos featuring some of the most common repairs that you can do right at home.

Today we are featuring steps on how to repair a Udor Kappa-40 Diaphragm pump. Watch the video and follow the easy steps outlined below.

 For this project you will need the following tools:

  • A screwdriver
  • Wrench
  • Half inch socket
  • 11/16" socket
  • Diaphragm kit (2 diaphragms, 2 sets of O-rings and an air accumulator diaphragm)

Let's get started! Follow these steps:

  1. Loosen the bolts in one of the two head assemblies to remove it
  2. Remove the diaphragm nut and washer using the wrench
  3. Remove the diaphragm
  4. Remove the piston sleeve
  5. Drain the internal oil
  6. Loosen the bolts on the second head to remove it
  7. Perform steps 2-5 for the second head 
  8. Clean both sides of the pump with break cleaner
  9. Place the piston sleeve back in place in one of the two heads
  10. Place the diaphragm inside. The diaphragm has a beveled side which needs to be facing up
  11. Use the wrench to tighten the nut and washer back into place
  12. On each of the two head assemblies remove the inside valve assemble
  13. Replace the spring, valve seat (beveled side down), and large metal seat
  14. Replace O-ring with a new one
  15. The other valve assembly has the exact same parts but reversed (follow steps 13-14)
  16. Switch to the other head and perform steps 13-15 for this side as well
  17. Place the head assembly back in place on the side where you replaced the piston sleeve (step 9)
  18. Tighten bolts in a clockwise pattern to tighten evenly
  19. Switch to the other head and use non-detergent 40 weight pump oil to fill that open side
  20. Place piston sleeve back in place
  21. Clean up any excess oil
  22. Replace diaphragm, making sure that beveled side is facing up just like in step 13
  23. Use the wrench to tighten the nut and washer
  24. Place the head assembly back in place and tighten screws in clockwise pattern to tighten evenly   
  25. There is a clear bolt on the side of the pump and the oil level should be visible right in the center
  26. Remove the air accumulator head by loosening the bolts
  27. Once opened, remove the air accumulator diaphragm and replace with new
  28. Close everything back and tighten for a secure fitting
You are all done!  We sell all the parts featured in our videos so just contact us if you have any questions on this repair or the specific parts you need to order. Do you have an instructional video you'd like to see featured? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 

Topics: Diaphragm pumps, Sprayer Depot, Instructional Video, Udor Pumps, Udor Kappa, pump repair kit, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, Diaphragm Kit, repair kit

How to Repair a JD9-C Spray Gun With an O-Ring Kit

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Mon, Aug 10, 2015

Last week we talked about our recent Repair and Service Department expansion. We are so proud of being able to offer our customers even more options when it comes to repairs and maintenance on all of your spray equipmentparts and accessories. 

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However, we also understand that there are some repairs that are easy enough to take on by yourself. DIY repair projects can reduce your downtime and avoid repair fees by simply ordering the replacement part needed and following our helpful instructional videos.

This time around we are featuring a spray gun repair. The Greensmaster JD9-C spray gun* comes standard in most of our Kings Sprayers. It’s one of our preferred spray guns due to it being great quality, heavy duty and able to achieve a maximum pressure of 800 psi.

If your trusted spray gun is suddenly leaking, replacing the O-rings will usually fix it.

For this project you will need the following tools:

  • 10 millimeter socket
  • 10 millimeter wrench
  • Pick
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Crescent wrench
  • O-Ring Kit

Let's get started! Follow these steps:

  1. Remove the nozzle
  2. Remove the O-ring located inside the nozzle
  3. Replace it with a new ring that matches its size
  4. Use the Phillips screwdriver to loosen the set screw to remove the barrel
  5. Remove the O-ring with a pick and replace it with a new one of the same size
  6. Use the crescent wrench to loosen the barrel nut to remove the inner barrel
  7. Remove the Teflon seat and replace with new one
  8. Use the 10mm wrench to remove the outside nuts to remove the trigger fixture
  9. Use the crescent wrench to remove the nut in the back of the spray gun
  10. Remove the O-ring and Teflon seat inside using a pick and replace both
  11. Tighten the rear nut
  12. Now, time to put everything back into place, replace the spring fixture and then tighten back the inner barrel using the crescent wrench
  13. Use the screwdriver to tighten back the screw in the outer barrel
  14. Add the nozzle and make sure it's secured
  15. Place the trigger fixture back into place and tighten all the nuts
  16. Replace the second rear nut to adjust the spray and you are done!

Watch the instructional video below for an even easier guide to follow:

   

*This is a copy of the Green Garde JD9®-C Spray Gun. It has the same pressure rating as the Green Garde JD9®-C Spray Gun and uses the same nozzles and repair kits.

Topics: JD9-C Spray Gun, Spray Guns, Sprayer Depot, Kings Sprayers, Instructional Video, JD9 Spray Gun, O-Ring Replacement on JD9 Spray Gun, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, Greensmaster Spray Gun

How To Replace a SHURflo Pressure Switch

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Jun 19, 2015

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 Pressureswitchleaks 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:

Pressure Switch Assembly Kit

Drill/Screwdriver

Installation Process: 

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

 If you are unsure if your pressure switch needs to be replaced please don't hesitate to contact usOur knowledgeable Customer Service Technicians are available to answer your product questions Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Topics: Sprayer Depot, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, Shurflo, Shurflo pressure switch assembly, quick set-up, quick start, pressure switch

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

We Repair Sprayers!

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Feb 13, 2015

If a part breaks down on your sprayer, one of your main priorities is likely how fast you can get a replacement part to fix it and at the lowest price. Sometimes that means weighing your options – how long will it take to receive the part if you order it online? Is the repair complicated and how much time will it take to do it?  Can you get the parts and repairs done locally?  

Those are all factors in the decision making process. For our friends in Florida, our retail showroom in Orlando, FL makes that quandary something they’re less likely to deliberate.

Sprayer Depot’s 23,000-square-foot showroom and warehouse located at 7800 N. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, FL offers a one-stop shopping experience for those looking to make a purchase, get a product repaired or who require equipment servicing. Here we’ll take a closer look at our retail showroom and customer service technicians as well as the repair services offered by our knowledgeable team.

Showroom

Showroom and Customer Service:

Our customer service technicians are experts in the industry. With a combined 55 years of experience, not only do these guys have in-depth knowledge of the industry and mechanics of sprayers, but they also go through rigorous product training. Once hired, our intense training program includes product knowledge and customer service training, followed by ongoing weekly meetings and pop quizzes. You might chuckle at the quiz concept, but it keeps our guys sharp and on top of the latest tricks and trends in the field. Along with our in-house training, we also send our customer service technicians into the field to train with our suppliers like Hypro, and other large manufacturers. This gives them the chance to learn about these products firsthand.

We really do pride ourselves on being fun and easy to do business with. Whether you visit us in Orlando for repair services or purchase products online, we want to WOW people by exceeding expectations. This core value shines through when you take a peek at the feedback we receive on Bizrate and other rating sites.

Service and Repair:

One unique feature of our 23,000-square-foot showroom and warehouse is the ability to provide customers with service and repair needs. With three service bays, we can accommodate just about any repair. We use the highest quality repair parts and products to ensure your sprayer works efficiently. Our dedicated testing station is used to make sure the sprayer is functioning properly after repair work is completed so you won’t run into any issues once it leaves the shop. We also offer many of our repair tips online through instructional videos highlighted on our YouTube channel. And we’re always available to talk if you just have a question.

The next time you’re in Orlando, stop by and say hello. Check out our retail showroom and let us know what we can do to better service your needs.

Topics: Sprayer Depot, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, customer service, customer service technician, repair, showroom, service

Repairing a Hypro D30 Diaphragm Pump

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Feb 06, 2015

Hypro D30 PumpIn this week’s post we wanted to shed light on some great resources we have to offer on our YouTube channel in the form of instructional videos. If you’re like me, then you’ve found yourself in a situation where you took something apart, only to find you needed a little guidance to get it put back together. Well, the team at Sprayer Depot gets that. So we put together these videos just for you, in the off chance that you forget where that one remaining bolt is supposed to go.

Today’s topic is repairing the popular Hypro D30 diaphragm pump that comes on many sprayers we carry. Now the Hypro D30 Diaphragm Pump Repair Kit comes with two diaphragms, one air accumulator diaphragm and four o-rings. There are other replacement parts that we’ve packaged for valves, etc., should you need it, but for today we’ll focus on the diaphragms.

Before we get started, a few tips that might make the repair go a little more smoothly:

  • We found that having a wide bucket handy makes draining the oil from your pump a little less messy. We used a lower-rim, but wider bucket that didn’t hinder getting to the parts while the oil drained. 
  • Also note that the diaphragms should be installed with a certain side facing the oil, as noted on the diaphragm itself. Take a second to find that marker before you get to this step.
  • Lastly take a second to grab your tools, and identify the correct size socket wrenches you’ll need so that your materials are handy before you get started.

Now that we have that out of the way, follow these instructions to repair a Hypro D30 Diaphragm Pump. Then, check out the video below for more details on the repair process:

  • Using a socket wrench, remove both bolts on either side of the head.
  • After removing the top-head assembly, remove each of the four bolts on the head to access the diaphragm.
  • Remove the diaphragm bolt and then remove the old diaphragm.
  • Remove the piston sleeve and drain the oil.
  • Remove the four bolts on the other side to reveal a second diaphragm.
  • Remove the diaphragm bolt and old diaphragm.
  • Remove the second piston sleeve.
  • Now that both piston sleeves have been removed, clean the pump with car or brake cleaner to remove excess water or oil.
  • Gather your new diaphragm pump repair kit parts so that you can reassemble the pump.
  • The piston sleeve has two holes at 12 and 6, insert the sleeve over the piston
  • Once the piston sleeve is in place, put in the new diaphragm.
  • Replace the washer and diaphragm nut using a socket wrench.
  • Replace the head and tighten with a socket wrench.
  • Add non-detergent pump oil into the other side of the unit, filling almost to the brim.
  • Replace the second piston sleeve with holes at 12 and 6.
  • Clean the excess oil.
  • Replace the diaphragm, washer and nut.
  • Replace the second head, sealing the oil inside, and tighten the bolts.
  • Now that both sides are on tight, place the two new o-rings on the base, the other two new o-rings on the head assembly.
  • Using your index and middle fingers, hold the o-rings in place on the assembly head and place the assembly head over the base.
  • Tighten the two bolts on either side of the assembly head.
  • Now we’re on to the air accumulator diaphragm. Remove the bolts.
  • Remove the old air accumulator diaphragm, replacing the new one flush in its place.
  • Replace the top and tighten the bolts.

 

Click here to see our complete line of sprayer parts and spray equipment. Keep in mind that orders placed by 3:30 p.m. EST will ship the same day. If you like what you see, head over to our YouTube Channel for more instructional videos.

Topics: Diaphragm pumps, Sprayer Depot, diaphragm pump, Diaphragm Pump Repair Kit, Sprayer Depot Instructional Video, Diaphragm Kit

Quick Set Up on a Kings Sprayers 50 Gallon Skid Sprayer

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Dec 17, 2014


Great for tree, lawn and herbicide spraying, the Kings Sprayers 50 gallon skid sprayer can be used in a truck bed, utility vehicle, boat and even mounted on a trailer. More than that, this sprayer has a variety of uses and is popular throughout a number of industries.

Eager to share some insider tips on how to best operate this machinery, the team at Sprayer Depot put together this instructional video to share some of the ins and outs of utilizing this sprayer. We’re calling it ‘Quick Set Up on a KS50P5 Sprayer’. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the Kings Sprayers line, we’ve included some helpful reminders and tips for everyone.

Take a look at the information for the Kings Sprayers model: KS50P5 below.

We’ve also put together this useful guide for the Kings Sprayers 50 Gallon skid sprayer that includes the following:QuickGuide

  • Understanding the intricacies when starting your sprayer
  • Critical steps to take when working with your sprayer for the first time
  • Tips for shutting off your sprayer

It’s free too. Download your copy of “Quick Guide: Kings Sprayers 50 Gallon Skid Sprayer” then contact us if you have additional questions.

 

Get your free copy of the  Quick Guide: Kings Sprayers 50 Gallon Skid Sprayer

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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

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