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Summer Spray Equipment Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Aug 25, 2017

During the busy summer season, it's easy to overlook spray equipment maintenance. However, to keep your equipment running smoothly all year round, it's a goodK4C100P7027-actual_BAN.jpg idea to run through this quick summer maintenance checklist.

  • Strainers: Check your strainer to make sure it's clean and unclogged. While this might seem like a "no-brainer", it's often overlooked by even large companies with fleets of trucks and multiple sprayer units. 
  • Oil: Make sure to change your oil regularly; if it's dark or contains floating debris it's probably time for an oil change!
  • Hoses: Hoses take a lot of wear-and-tear but they aren't made to last forever. Inspect hoses for leaks or cracks and replace as-needed. It's a good idea to keep extra hose on hand to avoid downtime. 
  • Pumps: Often, a simple repair can add years of life to your pump and can ensure your spray equipment runs smoothly. Stock up on pump repair kits to make sure your pump is always in working condition. Need help? Watch our instructional video

Our expert Customer Service Technicians are available to help make sure you get exactly what you need. Contact us by phone, email or the live chat feature on our website  Or, reach out on our social media channels. We're here to help.

 

Topics: Sprayer Pump, Sprayer Pump Repair, sprayer maintenance

How to Avoid Being Lazy This Winter

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Tue, Jan 31, 2017

That chill that you’re feeling in the air means a number of different things: winter is in full force, it’s time to plan your Super Bowl party, and your business may be smack dab in the middle of its slow season (or at least shifting to another seasonal service). That likely means less use for your spray equipment. Yet before you go covering it with a tarp, ask yourself this question: Have I properly winterized the system to avoid unnecessary equipment repairs in the spring?

Why Winterize?

Why not just store your spray equipment away after your last application and forget about it until spring comes around again? Well, the longer your spray equipment is left inactive, the greater potential there is for it to fail. Any chemicals or residue left in SprayerDepot_Winter.jpgthe system can saturate into soft components such as hoses and valves, weakening them to the point of not functioning properly when you first start your sprayer back up again. Plus, having leftover residue in the system increases the chances of cross-contamination if you use your sprayer for multiple purposes.

For these reasons, winterization needs to be a vital part of your sprayer maintenance program. By not slowing down on your sprayer upkeep during the winter months, you help ensure that your spray equipment's ready to hit the ground running once warm weather returns. Plus, you’ll prolong its operating life and ultimately net a greater ROI.

Winterization in Four Easy Steps

Winterizing your sprayer can be accomplished in four simple steps:

  1. First, read the labels of the compounds you use typically use in your sprayer to see what agents are recommend to clean and neutralizing them. Follow those recommendations as you thoroughly flush both the pump and tank. Any system components that can be removed (i.e., strainer or screens) should be cleaned separately to prevent and residue buildup.
  2. Next, avoid the all-too-common temptation of simply draining the system. Instead, flush the system with clean water. Then drain the tank and open all valves. If possible, use compressed air to blow out any remaining liquid from the solution lines.

  3. Run the pump just long enough to ensure the system is drained of water. 

  4. Run antifreeze thoughout the system, making sure it reaches the hoses and booms. We recommend diluting the antifreeze 50/50 with either water or windshield washer fluid.

Cover the sprayer with a tarp so that dirt, insects, etc. can't compromise the equipment and you're done.

When to Winterize

We're often asked about the best time to winterize a sprayer. While we can't provide a specific day or month to answer this question, we recommend that it get done before temperatures drop below freezing. In warm climates where the temperatures don’t drop too much, you should winterize your sprayer before you store it at the end of season.

 

Download the Guide to Winterize Your Sprayer

Topics: Winterizing Spray Equipment, sprayers, sprayer maintenance

Maximize Efficiency: Perform a Mid-Season Spray Equipment Check-Up

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Jun 24, 2016

You have been working hard and your spray equipment has already logged many hours Wipe down spray equipment.jpg
in the field. However, in many parts of the country, busy season has yet to peak. In the crunch of meeting customer demand, it can be easy to place equipment maintenance on the back burner, but this is the one task you can't afford to miss.

Continue to have a successful spray season by performing a spray equipment summer check-up.

We've recently talked about the importance of stocking up on spare parts to keep you up and running when the unexpected breakdown happens. Servicing your sprayer is another way to avoid dreaded downtime. Learn 3 easy tips to keep your sprayer performing at its best all season long:

1. Inspect your equipment for any wear and tear that could potentially affect your application. Pay close attention to strainers and replacement screens as these are often overlooked and can affect spray pressure and output.

2. Calibrate your sprayer to ensure you are applying the right amount of chemical. Proper calibration will also help minimize spray drift and improve the accuracy of your application. Looking for sprayer calibration tips? Check out a couple of our previous blog posts to get you started.

Flushing sprayer with clean water.jpg3. Clean your spray equipment by wiping it down with a clean shop rag. If applicable, check the oil in your pump and engine and replace as necessary. Don't forget to flush the tank with fresh water after every application.

If you'd like us to perform a mid-season check-up, we can certainly help! Contact our friendly Customer Service Technicians to schedule an appointment.

 

How do you keep your spray equipment in tip-top shape? Share your advice in the comment box below.

Topics: Spray Equipment Maintenance, Sprayer Calibration, sprayer maintenance

Why 2015 Was Sprayer Depot's Best Year Yet

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Jan 01, 2016

It’s time to celebrate the new year and what better way to do it than to look back at how far we’ve Sprayerdepot_NewYears2016-2.jpg
come in the last year. 2015 was a transformative year filled with awesome new changes, a few challenges and numerous accomplished goals.

As we begin our 2016 roadmap, we continue to focus on one of our top goals: to not only meet customers expectations but exceed them by aiming to WOW customers with our service, product quality and prices. Our mission has always been to be the industry’s number one source for spray equipment, parts and accessories. We promise to continue to work hard to remain your preferred choice for all your spraying needs.

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights that made 2015 Sprayer Depot’s best year yet!

2015 Year in Review – Quarterly Highlights

Q1

We started the year by attending the 2015 TPIE Landscape Trade Show where we got to meet and mingle with customers and industry experts alike. We also announced the launch of our highly anticipated Kings Sprayers® QuickShip Program™ which guarantees that qualified Kings Sprayers models ship the same day you place an order.*

Q2

Spring rolled in strong with the expansion of our manufacturing space. The increased footprint of our warehouse meant we could not only double our production but also offer expanded repair and maintenance services. We now maintain approximately 23,000-sq ft of warehouse space at 7800 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando Florida.

Q3

With our new full-time spray equipment repair and service department in full swing, we focused on transforming our showroom to a retail one-stop shop. Our outdoor facade also changed with new, bigger and better signage. We were also part of the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) 2015 Landscape Show and enjoyed meeting current customers and networking with new ones.

Q4

As the sprayer season slows down during winter time, we took advantage of the downtime to share a variety of sprayer maintenance posts and helpful tips to keep you and your spray equipment in top shape and ready for spring. We also enjoyed a few days off during the Holidays to spend with our families and friends.

As we look forward to what’s next for us in 2016, we want to thank you for your continued business. We can’t wait to see what this new year will bring!

 *For more information please refer to our shipping policies

Topics: Sprayer Depot, customer service, tradeshow, Kings Sprayers QuickShip Program, Same-Day Shipping Guarantee, expansion, repair department, recap, sprayer maintenance

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