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buying spray rig

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by dmar62, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,770

    Maybe modern trucks don't have them. I was referring to the socket where you would put a 2 x 4 if you wanted to add plywood sides...just in case you didn't want to drill holes in the top of your fender. You would need a t-shaped bracket and something to hold up the inside side of the reel.
    You will think of something.
     
  2. dmar62

    dmar62 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    ok. i know what your talkinh about. next thing is to find the right battery setup.
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  3. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Posts: 866

    Run 6 gauge wire from your truck battery and keep the truck running while you're spraying to keep flow even (less juice, less flow...even if the battery doesn't run down to the point where it won't start, you'll still be off on your application rates if the voltage drops)

    You're going to have a very tough time keeping preemergent in suspension with that flow and return to agitate the tank, particularly if it's a WP.
     
  4. dmar62

    dmar62 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    I decided to go with a deep cycle battery. It worked out great today. I can get 3 hours of continuous spray. I pump agitates when the spray gun is not open. I get around 3gpm and 3gal per 1000spft with a yellow nozzle. Do you think I can spray preemergent with that flow rate or a different nozzle. I have a 3/8 hose.
     
  5. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Posts: 866

    3 gallons is fine, at tip per minute/1k sq ft to flow preemergent in. Watch for sludging in the bottom of the tank to tell you if you are keeping it in suspension. If it's settling out, it won't matter what you gun rate is, the entire mix will be off.
     
  6. Josh B

    Josh B Inactive
    Posts: 27

    When you are ready to upgrade let us know. We'll be glad to build you one of these...

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  7. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Posts: 866

    Josh, The thing I never liked about the Tuflex (style?) split tanks is that it always seemed like the fill hole was too small unless you were doing inductor fills (requiring more equipment..and common to a lot of too small fill hole tanks, really) and the sight tubes always tend to discolor and become unreadable.

    I do like that you're orienting the reel the right direction and applaud the honda choice :)
     
  8. Josh B

    Josh B Inactive
    Posts: 27

    :) I bet we could go with a larger opening if needed. I've seen this filled with an overhead 3" line pumped in from a holding tank and it doesn't take long at all. Site gauges do need to be changed out every once in a while - especially when running Barricade!
     

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