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

Tips on Buying a New Power Sprayer

July 6, 2018 12:37 PM0 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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Pest Control Power Spray Equipment & Your Truck

July 5, 2018 1:34 PM0 comments

There are many factors to consider when purchasing a truck for a pest control or weed control business.    One issue to consider is how your desired power spray equipment configuration works in your truck. Many new trucks have features that can impact installation and use of power spray equipment.  There are fewer […]

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A Little PM (Preventative Maintenance) Goes a Long Way

July 3, 2018 1:06 PM0 comments

Regardless of what you spent on your power spray rig, whether it is the newest top of the line gear, or a 20 year old hand me down, a good preventative maintenance (PM) program can make your life easier.  Even the best equipment will require maintenance when exposed to typical operating […]

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Reducing Pest Control Spray Technician Downtime

July 2, 2018 1:13 PM0 comments

You’ve bought the newest truck and the best pest control spray equipment. You’ve hired the best technicians and trained them well. So why do you have so much equipment-related downtime? Despite your best efforts, extended running times, hard use, extreme temperatures, harsh chemicals and misuse are going to cause equipment failures. […]

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Spray Equipment & Your Company Strategy

June 29, 2018 11:53 AM0 comments

Many organizations view their power spray equipment as an overhead expense. I propose another view. Spray equipment should be an integral part of your Company’s strategy. Let me illustrate by negative example. You are the owner of a company that prides itself on the quality of work. You’ve spent good money on […]

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Power Sprayers – Poly (Plastic) Tanks – Pros & Cons

June 28, 2018 10:17 AM0 comments

Polyethylene (Poly for short) is the plastic used to make many tanks for power sprayer applications should as pest control and weed control. Poly tanks are lighter and less expensive than most other types of tanks. They are easy to plumb. Most come with lids and output fittings already installed, which saves […]

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3 Keys to Weed Control Sprayer Longevity

June 27, 2018 2:51 PM0 comments

We have serviced thousands weed control sprayers over many years in business.  There are 3 things we have seen that will reduce problems in the field and extend the life of your weed control spray rig (or pest control, golf course sprayer, etc.).  This is true whether you are talking about a power spray […]

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Electric vs. Gas – Which Power Sprayer Pump for you?

June 26, 2018 1:01 PM0 comments

I am often asked by my customers, which type of pump should I use for pest control / weed control power spray rig, gas or electric? There is no right answer to this question.  The answer depends on your company strategy, service strategy, budget and technician preferences. Here are some things […]

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Power Sprayer – Tank Agitation

June 25, 2018 4:02 PM0 comments

Power sprayer tank agitation can be either jet or mechanical.  Jet agitation utilizes a portion of the pump’s output to stir up the tank.  Mechanical agitation, utilizes paddles (usually of stainless steel) on a shaft that is turned by belts and pulleys connected with the engine. Jet agitation is cheaper to […]

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The Secret

June 22, 2018 12:09 PMComments Off on The Secret

The biggest secret in spray equipment is “check your filter”. There is nothing you can do with your spray equipment that will save you more money than this simple activity.  We repair and replace more pest control spray equipment (and weed control spray equipment) because of clogged filters than for […]

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