As the summer season draws to a close and we start to think about preparing our equipment for the winter season, our to-do list grows long. Thank you notes to clients, winterizing all equipment, and finding storage for supplies and back up supplies, are all on the agenda for fall. The tasks can easily begin to seem overwhelming.Read More
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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
When you are buying spray equipment, you don't want to call a company to get a question answered, only to have to leave a message, then just wait and wait and wait until someone gets back to you on what device would be best to use. Here at Sprayer Depot, we understand what it means to provide exceptional customer service and we work hard to make sure our customers get it from us. We also know that when you are in the midst of making equipment-purchasing decisions, you don't want to have to spend a ton of time figuring out how to get ahold of someone in the first place.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
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:
Spray tips may be the most neglected component in your sprayer. We sell the best, most reliable and highest quality spray tips on the market, like Hypro and TeeJet. Let's face it though, even the best tips don't last forever. All spray tips wear out and eventually need to be replaced. A worn out spray tip can result in improper chemical application which can often have serious consequences including loss of crop, wasted money and even potential health risks.
The life of a spray tip depends on the abrasiveness and corrosiveness of the spray solution, so it's important to select the right spray tip for the application. Replace spray tips and nozzles immediately if you notice a change in flow rate or a change in pattern distribution.