Money For Lunch – Andrew Greess

Articles by: Andrew GreessAndrew 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

Pest Control Power Sprayer Tanks – Hope is NOT a Strategy

August 1, 2017 4:50 AM0 comments

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

July 31, 2017 4:40 AM0 comments

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?

July 28, 2017 2:37 PM0 comments

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?

July 27, 2017 4:44 PM0 comments

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

July 26, 2017 1:09 PM0 comments

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

July 25, 2017 9:59 AM0 comments

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

July 24, 2017 1:02 PM0 comments

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

July 21, 2017 12:42 PM0 comments

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

July 20, 2017 9:28 AM0 comments

Here 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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Tips on Buying a New Power Sprayer

9:10 AM0 comments

Common Mistakes to Avoid Buying equipment without planning exactly what you need Not asking for help or advice Buying one sprayer for every possible application Buying what the salesman is selling instead of what you need Buying solely on price Not knowing what you’re getting (even the little parts matter) Questions […]

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