Money For Lunch – Andrew Greess

Articles by: Andrew Greess
Andrew Greess Pest Control Equipment Expert. President at Qspray.com, a leading Spray Equipment website Qspray.com. Thunderbird School of Global Management. Phoenix, Arizona Area

Power Spray Equipment – Waste $100s in 1 Easy Step

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Power Spray Equipment – Waste $100s in 1 Easy Step

Power spray equipment don’t waste money unnecessarily. Running a pest control or weed control business is hard enough without shooting yourself in the foot. That is exactly what happened here. The operations supervisor asked a spray technician to remove a Shurflo 12 Volt pump for service. It appears that the only […]

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Pest Control Power Sprayer Tanks – Hope is NOT a Strategy

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I just read an article about a FLA Pest Control Company with an overturned truck, a chemical drum flying through the truck roof and traveling 100 feet, and a chemical spill. This example demonstrates how critical is it to properly secure your pest control power sprayer tank and equipment. Had the container […]

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Power Sprayer Tanks – Fiberglass

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Fiberglass tanks for power sprayers are manufactured by applying fiberglass and resin around a mold. These tanks are sturdy and long-lasting, and do particularly well in extreme temperatures. They often have a baffle to reduce side to side sloshing. Because the sides are usually flat, fiberglass tanks can also be a good […]

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Power Sprayers – You Call that a Pickup Line?

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Power sprayer tanks are usually plumbed to feed the pump from the top or the bottom of the tank. Top Pickup – This uses a pick up tube from the top of the tank to the bottom of the tank. The advantage of top pickup is that you don’t have to […]

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Power Sprayer Tanks – Which Type for You?

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Power sprayers tanks are usually made of polyethylene (aka poly, or plastic), fiberglass or stainless steel. Today I am going to discuss stainless steel tanks. Stainless steel tanks are clearly the most durable, and should last much longer than any other material.  That’s the good news. This longevity has a cost.  […]

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Pre-flight Checklist – Preventing Problems in the Field

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Every pilot has a checklist and goes through a pre-flight routine BEFORE taking his or her plane into the air. I believe Pest Control (or weed, landscape, golf, etc.) technicians should do the same thing.  Before getting into the truck and heading to the first stop, a few minutes spent […]

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Power Spray Rig Filtration – Straining for Results

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I estimate that 50% of the power spray rig repairs we make for our customers are avoidable, and the majority of those are caused by filtration problems. Here are my thoughts on filtration; I would like to hear yours. Filtration is a critical consideration in power sprayer design, but often gets little consideration. Most […]

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Take Care of Your Power Sprayer Pump

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There are a number of steps you and your staff can take to get better results from your power sprayer pump. These simple steps, if followed, can: – Improve pump performance, – Reduce pump down time, and – Extend pump life. 1. Pump Selection. Selecting the correct pump for your application is […]

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Power Sprayer Tank Repairs

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I just read a great post by Keith Berglind,the platicguy, about repairing plastic tanks. We have had a lot of success in repairing fiberglass tanks. As long as the damage is not too great, along a seam, or covered in chemical (e.g., herbicide or pesticide), we get a good, long-lasting repair. […]

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Extend Your Weed Control Sprayer Life

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IHere are a few ideas to extend the life of your weed control spray rig. 1. Herbicides are very tough on sprayers (generally much worse then insecticides). The herbicides can eat rubber o-rings, hoses, diaphragms, etc. After each use, be sure to use all the herbicide. Rinse the tank with clean […]

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