Calibrating and mixing help please!!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by woodlawnservice, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hineline where or how are you getting the 44k part?
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  2. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    The simple number for how many thousand feet sq in an acre. It's actually 43,560 ft sq.
     
  3. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    What gal/acre are you guys running at? Mine seems wayto high and I'll be using a ton of water. The less water the better for me I would think... Less weight to haul around on truck
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  4. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hineline thank I underhand that well now but as far as the mixing ratios.. Are they usually so many ounces per k on the label or so many oz by the acre on the label. I think it's by the k so how do I figure that
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  5. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    I guess if im spraying 88oz/k than I take 25gal(tank size) multiple that by 128(oz in a gal) which gives me 3200oz in my tank total. Then divide that by my 1.8(chemical rate) which gives me 1777.7 That def don't sound right lol
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  6. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    Products have rates/K and or rates/A. You need to know how much water you are using for each and the capacity of your tank then and do the math accordingly to know how much product to put in the tank. If your sprayer puts out 1 gal/K and it's a 50 gal tank then you will spray 50K. If you the product is used at 1 oz/K then add 50 oz to the tank. I hope this helps.
     
  7. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok pendulum for instance uses 1.8 oz per k. In my application with a 25gal tank and I'm spaying 88oz a k that would be like 1777.7 oz for my whole tank right? That seems way high. ?? If I want to use pendulum at 1.8 an oz and say 24d at 1.5 an oz . I'd determine my rates for both of them with like 12.5 gal of water each if I was to use my whole 25 gal tank. Is that what u mean?
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  8. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    One tank will go 35K so take 35 x's 1.8 oz/K =63 oz/tank of product.
     
  9. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    Much better thank u lol
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  10. Hineline

    Hineline LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just remember, the most important thing is knowing how much water you use/K and how far a tank load goes. You might want to double check your calibration one more time just to be sure.
     

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