Old 07-03-2014, 11:00 AM
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Expanding into lawn applications

I am looking to build a sprayer for my truck bed so that I can start offering services and talking customers into spraying for weeds once a month, I found this sprayer online for sale and I'm thinking about mimicking the build. Do you guys think this is a good sprayer for lawn applications, should I get an electric hose reel, if so where and what kind to buy, same goes for any of the other parts, opinions please. Also can I spray weed control out of this tank and then switch over to fertilizer, is granular better for fert apps, I figure spraying is faster if you don't have a 10k machine, should I get a split tank, etc.


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Old 07-03-2014, 03:09 PM
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Just buy a sprayer--its easier. The pump pictured looks like a 6 gpm pump. In reality after friction losses in a 300 foot hose--you will probably get about 2.5 gallons per thousand sqft.
And yes you need an electric hose reel. And bypass agitation in the tank.
Gregson Clark makes a good sprayer. check them out.
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:59 PM
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If you are a good welder or know someone that is you can save atleast 1-2 grand on a skid unit.

We build all of our sprayers and nurse tanks in house.

Just build your base and buy everything you need and assemble.

Plus u can customize to fit your needs and your business.

That's just my take.
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