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Are tank sprayers dangerous because of spills?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by GreenHor7, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. GreenHor7

    GreenHor7 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    Are tank sprayers dangerous because of spills. Is this why so many people use pgs. I personally think you should have more control with different types of mixes and you will not have to go back through with a backpack unlike a pg.
  2. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,859

    Except for our 800 gallon tanker truck, we use 300 gallon Tuflex tanks in HD2500 pickup trucks. Several units are split tanks. Never any spills ever.
  3. Leaf Jockey

    Leaf Jockey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 360

    Someone else posted here recently that they just carry water in their nurse tank and mix on site. I tried this last week and it seems to work ok for me. The nurse tank has a weedwacker type engine/pump that I adapted and I suppose it could be more prone to springing a leak than a factory setup. I feel better just having water in the tank till the new setup proves itself.

  4. EcoLawn  Inc.

    EcoLawn Inc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    We run twin 525 gallon tanks with a 100 gallon custom mix tank powered by a Honda engine and a diaphram pump on an Izuzu Cab-over and never have problems with spills.
  5. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,202

    fiberglass tanks are the way to go, they are much stronger, and last a lifetime. poly tanks are ok, but the sun does a toll on them and they can get brittle and crack.
  6. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,341

    Alot of guys are running PGs rather than big spray tanks because it's more time efficient. You can fertilize and spray at the same time with one piece of equipment. Plus, dragging a hose on a hot day is just sooooo much fun.

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