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Which of These 3 Types of Tanks Is Right for Your Job?

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Confused about your tank options? Whatever size or type of application the job calls for, Sprayer Depot has a tank style with features that are right for you. We carry both transportable and stationary options, along with any tank accessories you might need.

200 Gallon PCO Poly Tank

This Pest Control Operator (PCO) Tank features a rounded bottom, Sprayer-Depot-200-Gallon-Tank.jpgwhich allows for the best fluid drainage. This PCO tank can be used indoors or outdoors. If you're planning on using this tank in transportable applications, it must be securely anchored for safety.

125 Gallon Free-Standing Horizontal Leg Tank

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A Free-Standing Leg Tank is the best choice for transportable containment. This tank can be used indoors or outdoors. It features supportive molded-in legs, and has band locators for strap tie-down. (Straps are sold separately). The easy-to-read gallon indicators mean you'll never have to guess if the  tank is full. 

 

 

200 Gallon Elliptical Tank

This elliptical tank sits low for improved stability. In addition, it requires the bottom to be fully supported with a cradle (sold separately). This versatile tank can be used for indoor or outdoor, stationary or transportable, applications. This elliptical tank features a collection sump on the bottom that allows for full drain-out. This tank is translucent and has gallon indicators, so you can easily check fluid levels.

Whatever tank meets your needs, our knowledgeable Customer Service Technicians can help you order accessories such as lids, filters, and fittings. We can install fittings at no extra charge, so give Sprayer Depot a call today: 800-228-0905

 

Topics: Sprayer Depot, low profile sprayer tank, sprayer tanks, pco tanks, free standing tanks

Poly Tanks: Repair vs Replace

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Mon, May 09, 2016

Poly tanks are widely used in the sprayer industry to transfer and store a variety of liquids. They CYMERA_20160427_111417.jpgcan safely handle fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and other chemical liquids. Their durability, low-cost, ease of maintenance, and availability in a variety styles make them an attractive option for customers.

However, like every other part of your sprayer, poly tanks also need proper maintenance. Flushing it with clean water and wiping it down is an easy way to care for your tank. Doing this after every use will prolong the life of the tank. Depending on how often you are spraying and the type of liquid you are using, the lifespan of your tank will vary. Chemicals can be really harsh on your equipment, so you must ensure your tank meets the chemical’s gravity specifications. Many factors can cause a poly tank to be damaged. Let’s go over the most common ones:

  • Chemical Stress (i.e., Oxidation from chemicals causes the walls to weaken and crack.)
  • Environmental Factors. (i.e., The tank has deteriorated from sun exposure.)
  • External Causes. (I.e., A puncture from a forklift or damage by over tightening bolts.)

Temporary Repair or Replacement

When damage occurs, you might be pressed to find a way to repair the tank to avoid downtime and save money. Depending on the type of damage, you may be able to perform small repairs. However, a lot of these are just band-aids that won’t last long so they're only good for a quick fix.

If your tank has a small leak or crack, you may be able to safely repair it by using a welding kit. First, you must consider the cause of the leak or crack. Was it from chemical stress, environmental or external causes? Usually, if a poly tank has been damaged by external causes and the crack is relatively small, then the repair job could potentially last a few years. However, if the crack is the result of chemical or UV degradation, then it’s important to replace your poly tank as soon as possible. Why? In these situations, the internal composition of the tank has been compromised and a repair should only be a temporary fix to help you minimize disruptions until a new tank can be installed.

If a leak is coming from a fitting, then you are in luck! This is best-case scenario as you'd only need to replace the fitting

Another important thing to consider is the location of the crack. Cracks on the side or on the top part of the tank are easier and safer to repair. If the crack or leak is on the bottom of the tank, then it should be immediately replaced.

Minimize Damage

There are a few things you can do to avoid and minimize damage to your poly tank. Let's go over our top recommendations:

  • Follow the manufaturer's instructions on how to safely and properly mount your tank.
  • Invest in a poly tank that features UV resistance.
  • Consider a high-density poly tank, which offers higher chemical resistance.
  • Protect your tank from high impact, sharp objects and other rough surfaces.

We make it easy for you to get the best product for your application. All of our poly tanks feature UV inhibitors to protect them from sun exposure and UV degradation. We also offer medium-density and high-density tanks so you can buy with confidence for the top quality tank for your sprayer. If you notice any problems with your current poly tank, our service and repair department can inspect it and offer the best solution for your situation.

For tips on how to inspect your tank to check for damage please visit our previous blog post "We Sell Poly Tanks + Tips for Inspecting Your Tank". 

Please give our knowledgeable Customer Service Technicians a call with any questions about your equipment.

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Topics: spray equipment, Sprayer Depot, sprayer tanks, poly tanks

Product Highlight: Large Capacity Kings Sprayers

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Tue, Dec 01, 2015

In this edition of Product Highlight we are featuring three popular models from our Kings Sprayers® large capacity sprayers. The Kings Sprayers® product line offers a variety of sizes, styles, pumps and engines to fit your needs. The aluminum frames are heavy-duty and built to ensure proper support to different sized tanks. They are also lightweight, chemical resistant and will never rust or need painting. Depending on the tank's size and application we also offer a few models, like the KT510P12042E, with a steel frame. Available poly tank sizes range from 15 gallons all the way to 1,000 gallons. To facilitate the operator's handling, the walls of the tanks are translucent for easy level viewing and are equipped with gallon indicators.

Whether you need a DOT approved trailer sprayer, or a skid sprayer you can mount on your truck, we have them in-stock and can also customize any model to your needed specifications.

Kings Sprayers® 510 Gallon Highway Ready Trailer Sprayer 

This DOT approved trailer sprayer is great for spraying trees up to 80' in the air. It features a high flow pump which is great for drenching and transferring liquids quickly. 

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 Features:

  • 510 Gallon Free Standing Horizontal Leg tank
  • 20 HP GX630 Electric Start Honda Engine
  • Udor KAPPA-120/GR Diaphragm Pump (35 gpm, 700 psi)
  • Electric Hose Reel with 300' of 3/4" ID Spray Hose
  • DOT-Approved Tandem Axle Steel Frame with VIN

Kings Sprayers® 335 Gallon Skid Sprayer 

This sprayer features a 335 gallon poly tank and can be used in truck beds, utility vehicles, boats KS335P70-Actual.jpgand trailers. Skid sprayers are ideal for tree-spraying, pest control and lawn applications.

Features:

  • 5.5 HP GX160 Series Honda Engine
  • Hypro D30GRGI Diaphragm Pump (9.5 gpm, 580 psi) 
  • Electric Hose Reel with 300' of 1/2" ID Hose
  • 6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum Frame

Kings Sprayers® 200 Gallon 3-Point Hitch Sprayer 

3-point hitch sprayers are the perfect option to spray large areas like golf courses, athletic fields and pastures. This model features a 200 gallon poly tank and can easily spray up to 30' through the spray gun.3PT200B12-Actual.jpg

Features:

  • Hypro 7560XL "Silver Series" Roller Pump
  • 12' Spray Boom with Manual Selector Valve
  • 50' of High-Pressure Spray Hose 
  • A High-Output Eight-Roller PTO-Driven Pump Delivers 12 gpm at 300 psi
  • 6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum Frame
  • Adjustable Pressure Regulator and Hydraulic Jet Agitation

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We can customize any sprayer to meet your needs so just give us a call and we'll be happy to help. Plus, many of our most popular models are available for same-day shipping!

Topics: Trailer Sprayer, Hypro, Spray Guns, DOT, Kings Sprayers, Skid Sprayer, sprayer, roller pumps, sprayer tanks, Pump, poly tanks, 6061 Aluminum Frame, honda engine, dot approved, 3-point-hitch, pumps, product highlight, large capacity

We Sell Poly Tanks + Tips for Inspecting Your Tank

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Feb 25, 2015

CB2495-90-ActualPolyethylene tanks, or as they are more often referred – poly tanks, are widely used in the sprayer industry. Our customers often store many types of liquid chemicals such as fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides in these durable tanks. Based on the intended use and customer needs, there’s a tank style appropriate for anyone. We offer tanks for both stationary and transportable applications – PCO tanks, horizontal tanks, and inductor tanks, to name a few. Don’t worry, there won’t be a quiz after this. 

On top of that, the tank sizes range in capacity from 2.5 to 12,500 gallons. It may come as no surprise, if you’ve ever visited the Sprayer Depot retail showroom in Orlando, Florida, that we have one of the largest in-stock inventories in the U.S. Seriously, tanks for days. Plus, all orders placed by 3:30 p.m. EST ship the same day. So you can have your brand new tank ready to use in no time.  

These tanks have varied lifespans based on use. If you’re using chemicals frequently, like those referenced above, your poly tank will eventually weaken over time. We see a lot of dry rot, where the tank loses its ability to expand and becomes brittle. If you have that issue, consider replacing your tank before the season heats up, or just use water in it. Another issue given the elements is UV damage, which is often determined when your tank shows parallel lines. Here are some ways to catch these issues when you regularly inspect your tank, which you should do as often as calibration. And we all know how much we like to remind you to calibrate your sprayers.

Let’s take a look at three inspection methods:

  • Candling: This requires two people. Here you’ll use light to visually inspect you tank. Place a floodlight inside the tank and check the outside for any cracks. Next, shine the floodlight on the outside of the tank while person #2 inspects the inside by looking through the fill opening. Oh, and it goes without saying for safety reasons that you shouldn’t stick your head in a used poly tank. If you must, consider dangling a camera inside for inspection.
  • Water-soluble marker: Take a look at the areas of the tank that get the most UV-rays. Rub a water-soluble marker in a 6”x6” area, wipe off and if there’s any ink left you that’s penetrated the tank surface you have an issue with deterioration. Repeat.
  • Bat method: The best name and our personal favorite of these three methods, the bat method involves testing the brittleness of an empty tank by hitting it with a baseball bat. Sounds fun, right? A good poly tank moves in and out as it’s filled and emptied. If your tank is brittle you’ll notice it won’t be able to move when hit.

Whether you use PCO tanks, horizontal tanks or inductor tanks, when it’s time for a replacement poly tank we have what you need.

Topics: Sprayer Depot, sprayer tanks, sprayer tips and tricks, water-soluble marker, poly tanks, chemical tanks

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?

 

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5 Things You Can Do to Get Your Sprayer Ready for Spring

Posted by Marketing Manager on Fri, Mar 08, 2013

Is your sprayer ready to rock-and roll?  Now's the time to make sure all your spray equipement is in top condition.  Precision is key, especially when considering that many of today's pesticides, herbicides and fungicides are more concentrated formulas than in the past, therefore requiring precise application. Do these 5 things to ensure your sprayer is in tip-top condition:

  1. Clean spray nozzles (you can use an air compressor to clean out the gunk), check their flow rates, and replace any that are spraying more than 10 percent of the original output

  2. Clean the sprayer tank thoroughly and make sure nozzle filters are clean

  3. Check the agitator in the tank to make sure it’s working properly pull behind sprayer

  4. Run water through the spray system to make sure everything is working properly

  5. Check your tires to make sure they are inflated to the manufacturer's specifications

It's also a good idea to stock up on parts and accessories, so that down-time is reduced if a repair is needed during the season. Don't forget the spray hose! 

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    Topics: spray equipment, herbicides, sprayers, pesticides, Sprayer Spring Tune-up, sprayer tanks, agitators, fungicides

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