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Old 05-03-2014, 11:35 PM
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Ride on sprayers

What are you guys doing for extra water for your ride on sprayers. Some kind of a holding tank with a pump or gravity fill and where do you get it from??
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:24 AM
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What are you guys doing for extra water for your ride on sprayers. Some kind of a holding tank with a pump or gravity fill and where do you get it from??
I use a 200 tank with a 12 volt pump. Used to use just gravity but when the tank got low it was hard to get the water out due to angle of truck and end of hose. Now I can suck it all out and don't have to move the truck.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:13 AM
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I use a 150 gallon tank that I purchased from a local sprayer supply company. I boat a 12 volt boat bilge pump in it. This tank only sees clear clean water. That way I can fill my backpacks and rinse my hand off when needed.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:38 PM
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Interested in this as well. I carry a couple 2.5 gallon jugs but seem to never have enough. I would like to find a 50 gallon tank to use for this. Anyone know where to find these for a reasonable price.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:28 PM
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Tractor supply has several different size nurse tanks. I have a 65 and a 35 gallon and my spray tank is 15 gallon.I spray 1 gallon per k so I can go a little over 2.5 acres. I don't have a pump, just a section of hose pipe and I can get every drop out.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:40 PM
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5 Gallon clear water jugs. If I want more water I have a 35 gallon small nurse tank, gravity fed.
When I grab lunch I just refill everything again.
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Used plastic 55 gallon drums are great for this they are everywhere usually about 30 bucks, and there are simple mechanical pumps made to thread right in an transfer water quickly . If you go this route go for a pump that transfers a gallon in 5 strokes or so , not the little push pump one
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:12 PM
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Plastic 55 gal drums are nice, 30 gal drums fine also. Steel drums--almost as good.

In fact, a company used to charge us 5 dollars each to get rid of the plastic herbicide drums. And that was only after we cleaned and triple-rinsed them.
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In a way I have 2 nurse tanks if you count the one at my house. Because it takes so long to tank up from my well pump, I use a nurse tank. The Nurse tank has a 1.5 inch 3/4 Hp sump pump from Harbor Freight that fills my 200 gallon truck tank in under 5 minutes. Then I use a 1.5 Gasoline transfer pump to refill my 150 gallon Toro ride on Fire Ant sprayer. Of course my ground tank fills automatic so it is always ready.

YES 150 gallon Toro Fire Ant sprayer. Fire Ants live in the ground and very little insecticide and a lot of water is what works best in my sandy soil. But that is an other thread.

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