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Product Highlight: Diaphragm Pumps

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Having the right equipment to get a job done is essential to making sure that projects get done efficiently. Choosing the right diaphragm pump is no exception. Costly equipment repairs and lengthy downtime can disrupt the day-to-day operation of your business so it’s important to evaluate product options thoroughly to make the best possible purchasing decision.

Uses for Diaphragm Pumps

Diaphragm pumps are used extensively in many industries and can handle a very wide variety of liquids. Diaphragm pumps can transfer liquids with low, medium or high viscosities and also liquids with a large solids content. They can also handle many aggressive chemicals such as acids because they can be constructed with a wide variety of body materials and diaphragms. They are especially popular for high-pressure tree spraying and lawn spraying.

Cost, quality, maintenance, shipping time, product warranty and reviews are important things to take into consideration when choosing a diaphragm pump so be sure to evaluate your needs carefully and compare pump options across a few different brands or manufacturers.

In this post we'll take a closer look at a few of Sprayer Depot’s most popular diaphragm pumps:

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  • Medium pressure diaphragm pump
  • Recommended for spraying herbicides, pesticides, liquid fertilizers, and many other hard-to-handle fluids
  • Gearbox and pressure regulator  allow for the pump to be connected to a gas engine

Comet MP20

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  • Medium pressure diaphragm pump
  • Twin diaphragm pump with universal drive face and mounting rails
  • Great for lawn care and pest control

CDS John Blue DP-43-P

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  • 2 Diaphragm pump
  • Compact and lightweight -can be driven by PTO, gas engine or electric motor depending on your specific application needs
  • Ideal for gardening, small sprayers, washers, and liquid transfer

 


More Top Brands

Do your homework and take a look on our website at our complete inventory of diaphragm pumps. Check out more top brands like Udor, SHURflo, Everflo and Delavan and make sure to give yourself the time you need to browse and comparison shop,. You can also review this previous blog post to learn more about how centrifugal pumps differ from diaphragm pumps. For expert advice call our Customer Service Technicians at 800-228-0905.

Don’t forget to stock up on parts and repair kits to keep your new pump operating efficiently. At Sprayer Depot we stock a full range of control units, repair kits, shaft kits  and more, for all the brands we sell on our site, so it’s easy to make sure you have all the parts you need before checking out with your new pump purchases. With Sprayer Depot’s SAME DAY shipping guarantee, all orders placed by 5:00 p.m. (ET) ship the SAME DAY.

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Topics: Hypro, Udor, Diaphragm pumps, Comet Pumps, Delavan

Tall Tree Spray Guns

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Feb 26, 2016

When you have to spray tall trees, it is advisable to use professional spray equipment. However, not just any spray equipment will do. You need something capable of outputting the necessary pressure to ensure uniform coverage. Today there are many high quality professional spray guns designed specifically for spraying tall trees. These guns enable you to prevent or combat pests and disease without leaving the ground.

Let's take a look at three of our most popular tall tree spray guns:

FMC John Bean 785 Spray GunFMC 785 Tall Tree Gun

Max Flow: 48 gpm

Max Pressure: 800 psi

This spray gun is adjustable from a fine spray mist to a solid stream by a mere twist of the wrist!

 

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Max Flow:30 gpm

Max Pressure: 850 psi

This UDOR high performance spray gun with a 21" barrel features a 12 mm internal tubing with stream straightener & adjustable spray pattern from straight stream to cone mist.

 

Udor Turbine Spray Gun

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Max Pressure: 850 psi

This tall tree spray gun features a 17" barrel, 10 mm internal tubing & adjustable spray pattern from straight stream to cone mist

 

Your choice of chemical treatment will vary depending upon the issue you are addressing such as pest infestations or disease. Place the chemical treatment into the container of the high-pressure sprayer, following manufacturer directions.

Spray guns give you control and flexibility so you have a wide range of motion. Hold your spray gun in such a way that you can spray the tree at an angle and avoid spraying chemical on yourself. Don't forget your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), whenever you use chemicals. It is also advisable to cover lower vegetation with plastic sheeting to protect it from any damage from the chemical treatment.

When you start the sprayer, you will be able to control the flow of the spray with your sprayer gun. Position the gun and adjust the speed so that you can send a focused stream into the tree branches to coat leaves and branches with a fine mist of the sprayed chemical. As you spray the tree, walk around so that you can reach branches and leaves from all angles for proper coverage.

Let us help you make your application as effective as possible. Let us know the type of tall tree you are spraying and what chemicals you are using and we can help you get the best equipment for the job!

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Topics: Udor, Spray Guns, Tall Tree Guns, Tree Spray Gun, FMC 785, Udor Turbine, Udor Tree Gun

Fun Facts From the Sprayer Depot Marketing Department

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Mon, Oct 26, 2015

On our previous post, Spray Equipment: We've Got What You Need, we gave you some insight on what makes us different from our competitors. Not only do we aim to WOW customers by exceeding expectations, we strive to be a major source for spray equipment industry news and fun spraying facts.

We take pride in being fun and easy to do business with, so we make sure our blog posts reflect this by providing you informative, educational and fun content. Thanks to our marketing team, today we are featuring some cool tidbits on what's popular with our customers.

Interested in learning more about what makes us stand out? Read below for our 5 fun "Did you Know?" facts about Sprayer Depot.

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1. Our "Tall Tree Spray Guns" blog post tops the list of our most popular blog posts with almost 2,000 views. On this post, we give a quick run-through on how to use a professional spray gun like the FMC 785 Spray Gun, Udor Long Range Spray Gun and the Udor Turbine Spray Gun for spraying trees. Want to check it out for yourself? Click here 

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2. Sprayer Depot has more than 2,400 Facebook Fans and our fan base keeps growing fast! We like to stay connected to our customers by providing useful and fun content in social media. We frequently run contests and giveaways, like the recent "Customer Highlight Contest". Make sure to stay tuned to future promotions, product features, and industry news by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

3. Year-to-date, the number of customers who made a purchase from a mobile 135mobilegphone increased 135% from the same period in 2014. This is one of our favorite facts because it means that many of you are reaching us through your mobile device. 

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4. Sprayer Depot's most-watched YouTube video of all time is Replacing a Shurflo Pressure Switch with nearly 20,000 views. Why is this such a popular video you may ask? Well, the 8000 Series diaphragm pump is SHURflo's most widely used agriculture pump and a faulty pressure switch is one of the most common (and easy!) repairs. Our video features step-by-step instructions on how to replace this pressure switch.

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5. So far in 2015, we’ve engaged in more than 950 chat sessions with customers via our online chat feature. Contacting us through chat is easy and convenient! Live chat is available for both English and Spanish speakers so whether you just want to place an order, or have questions about our products, hop online and look for the chat icons to start chatting.

Tell us what you'd like to see more of by commenting on the box below!

Topics: Spray Equipment Maintenance, Udor, Tall Tree Guns, Tree Spray Gun, FMC 785, Udor Turbine, Udor Tree Gun, SHURflo pumps, pressure switch, facebook, social media, chat online, marketing, Youtube

3 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Pump from Sprayer Depot

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Aug 20, 2014

You’re on the market for a new spray pump. You have a pretty clear idea of what you need. After all, nine times out of ten it’s a replacement pump that’s on its last leg and in need of replacing. Not an easy pill to swallow when you have to buy one of the most vital parts for your sprayer. But where do you start?

Does this scenario sound familiar? Since we're more focused on your needs than your wallet, here we’ll share three foolproof tips to get you the best product for your needs at the best price. 

Tip #1: Inventory
Whether you’re in the market for a diaphragm pump, roller pump, centrifugal pump, piston pump, transfer or plunger pump, find a retailer that covers the spectrum with a variety of brands on hand for sale. Look for a retailer that carries major sprayer pump brands like Hypro, Udor, Comet, Banjo, Myers and SHURflo, to name a few. Since not all brands manufacture all pump types, at Sprayer Depot you’ll find a better selection for your needs and a more knowledgeable team to answer any questions. Sprayer Depot carries all the major brands for practically every type of spray pump at the best price.

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Tip #2: Price Matching
Speaking of price, don’t be afraid to shop around. You’ll find out more about the product you’re looking for from kicking the proverbial tires at a few shops before settling on one. That will also give you a chance to scope out who has the best pricing policy – for example Sprayer Depot will match any competitor’s price (must be an authorized dealer/distributor). We strive to offer the lowest price on all major spray pump brands, but if you happen to find a lower advertised price from an authorized distributor, Sprayer Depot will match or beat that price! When you’re shopping for a part like a pump you know your going to have to spend a pretty penny so why not get the best deal.

Tip #3: Customer Service
You’re a pro so the customer service team from any retailer won’t show you how to do your job, but they can offer some insight into the latest tricks of the trade. At Sprayer Depot, our knowledgeable customer service technicians have more than 55 years of combined experience in the industry. Many of them have worked their way into the role through production jobs building the very sprayer you use today. So they know their stuff and speak your language. Plus, they’re not sales guys aiming to make commission – they genuinely enjoy what they do and strive to assist folks in finding the product that’s best for their needs.

So the next time you’re in the market for a spray pump, or really anything for your sprayer equipment, remember to consider inventory, price match policies and customer service. Better yet, just give the guys at Sprayer Depot a call or visit the online store. You’ll be in good hands.

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Diaphragm Pump Maintenance: Looking Beyond the Pump.

Posted by Dan Rose on Wed, Jun 22, 2011

Diaphragm Pump Rebuild?

How long should a Diaphragm Pump last before needing a rebuild kit?  The quick answer is a full season.  Keep in mind that the time frame may vary depending on the amount of time it's used and the type of chemicals that are sprayed.

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Beyond the Pump

If your pump needs to be rebuilt every 3 months, you may have an intake restriction issue. To illustrate what an intake restriction will do to your pump, try drinking though a coffee straw at the same rate as you would a regular soda straw.  The feeling you get in your head as your tongue gets vacuumed to the roof of your mouth is the same stress your pump endures when the intake line is restricted.  If you continue to drink though the small coffee straw at a consistent rate, eventually you will develop a headache or maybe even pass out.  Either way, you will STOP.  Your Diaphragm pump will do the same thing; it is going to stop sucking (no pun intended).

Follow this checklist to make sure your Diaphragm Pump stays in good working condition:

  1. Check the strainer to make sure they are clear and the holes are not plugged
  2. Check the size of the strainer mesh if you have a high flow pump. Over 7GPM, mesh size should be 20-30
  3. Check the intake hose diameter 
  4. Make sure that the bottom of your tank is free from chemical build up and debris
  5. If you have a homemade jalopy pump with a long intake line, make sure there are no kinks in the line

If you need a rebuild kit for a Hypro, Kappa or any other pump you can find them on the right side bar of the pump you select on our website.  Or you can go to our home page  to view our complete product line. 

              

Topics: Hypro, Udor, Kappa, Diaphragm pumps, Maintenance

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