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Power Sprayers & Your Truck

November 13, 2017 11:08 AM0 comments
Power Sprayers & Your Truck

Choosing the wrong truck for your power spray equipment can impact profitability and productivity. Be sure to consider some of the following factors when buying a truck to install your  power sprayers. Many new trucks have features that can impact installation and use of power spray equipment. Payload Capacity – The truck must […]

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

October 4, 2017 12:34 PM0 comments
Electric vs. Gas – Which Power Sprayer Pump for you?

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

October 3, 2017 12:29 PM0 comments
Power Sprayer – Tank Agitation

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

September 27, 2017 5:33 PM0 comments
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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Power Spray Equipment – Safety is Free

September 12, 2017 3:34 PM0 comments
Power Spray Equipment – Safety is Free

Power Spray Equipment – Safety Hint – 2nd in a series. Examine your power spray rig.  Are the power sprayer water tank straps snug?  Intact?   Secure?  Any signs of wear?  Do a thorough inspection periodically.  You do not want a tank flying off your truck, becoming a water-filled projectile.

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Power Spray Equipment: What does it say about your Brand?

September 1, 2017 1:01 PM0 comments
Power Spray Equipment: What does it say about your Brand?

This post will focus on the image your spray equipment sends to the market. Does your power sprayer support your brand or detract from it? Your brand is everything you do in the marketplace to differentiate your company from all your competitors. Your logo, advertising, operations plan, trucks, uniforms, etc. all contribute to your […]

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Power Sprayer Trucks – Factors to Consider When Purchasing

August 31, 2017 4:04 PM0 comments
Power Sprayer Trucks – Factors to Consider When Purchasing

Power Sprayers Your Truck There are many factors to consider when purchasing a truck for a power spray rig for Pest Control or Weed Control.  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 […]

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Power Sprayer Tanks – Which Type for You?

July 27, 2017 4:44 PM0 comments
Power Sprayer Tanks – Which Type for You?

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
Pre-flight Checklist – Preventing Problems in the Field

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
Power Spray Rig Filtration – Straining for Results

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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