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Old 01-10-2013, 06:03 PM
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lesco skid sprayer worth???

Looking at buying a used 300 gal Medco skid... has 8hp Honda, electric reel with hose (hose looks faded).. looks like a diaphragm pump... I know tank has 2 compartments in it.... looks like a mechanical mixer... hasn't been used in 5 yrs... what should I look for to be wrong with skid? Thanks
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:28 PM
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For the right price yes. If equipment was left out side in cold temps it could have a cracked pump that is the most fragile part
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:35 PM
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Bearings and seals on mechanical agitation shafts can be hard to find and a biatch to replace. I'd keep that in mind.
I passed on an old fiberglass turtle shell tank/sprayer with mechanical agitation a few years back because I already had enough "projects" around here.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:50 PM
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What would u say right price is.... there's a lot of unknown with this unit as its on cg. It couple hour drive so if I go I wanna buy it... he's asking $800 but said he'd make me a killer deal....
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:57 PM
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Sounds Ok--nice setup if you need to use prodiamine, wettable powders, melting fert or need mechaincal agitation for another reason. A photograph should show stains where it leaks out of the seals--if it leaks. Faded hose is not unusual. Leaking reel swivel is common. Costs about $75.
Could you call the guy and ask him to start it up...while you listen on the phone? Can he email you a short video of it operating and not leaking? Showing the pressure maintaining 100 pounds pressure--maybe 150 pounds to be sure. Spraying into a bucket? You need to hear and see electric reel work.

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:07 AM
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great rig. a must buy
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:55 AM
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Road trip!
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:09 AM
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Ill def make the trip if its worth it.... the pump is a hypro d50.. would I n better off if the tank leaks or the mechanical mixer has problems, just getting a new plastic tank?? And do jet agitation... also he said the pump is 580 paid at 500 rpm.... that's super high.... can this be throttled or turned down.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:21 PM
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Pump pressure can be reduced by adjusting the pressure regulator valve--no problem--excess flow just goes back to the tank. Agitation shaft seals can usually be restored just by greasing them and tightening the packing nuts.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:33 PM
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Your opinion... with all the unknowns of his unit.... is it worth $600
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