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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by CntrlSealing&PropertyCare, Jun 11, 2011.
What size tip are you using?
here are my mowers..this trailer is the one with the sealing rig on it now..we built a new trailer for these, I will get a pic on here soon. Stihl and echo blowers and trimmers. This is our first full yr in business. We had a very late start last year.
procut..glad you chimed in...I know you know your stuff as i have read most of your threads. we are using an 80/40 tip. Like I mentioned I'm new to spraying so I'm not sure what i should have the air pressure on or anything really. I have done a lot of research but I cant seem to find anything specific as far as that goes. Thanks again.
are both those walk behinds ferris's? and how big are they? btw everything is looking very nice!
On residential I would use 80/50 tip between 60-80 psi
Ideally you want the spray wand to feel like if you let go of it, it would stay right where it was. It wouldnt drop or jump. Basically when you turn the wand on, its just floats in the air and you guide it back and forth. If that makes sense.
Trails come from:
Too low a pressure on a big tip
Too high a pressure on a small tip.
Sounds contradicting but its how it works out.
Playing around with it you will get it dialed in.
Once in a while If I jump on the spray wand, I use an 80/70 and run 85-90 psi.
Thats a little on the heavy side for pressure, but Im covering large areas.
Remember to change the tip often. Especially if you use sand. You;ll see that the spray pattern starts getting a little more round. You want a flat fan.
Buy your tips online. You should be able to get them for $5.00 or less and change them out often. You will really see a difference. Personally, I cant stand spraying with a tip thats not new. I change them more often than you need to, but it makes a difference.
Thanks! The Ferris is a 52" cut and the other is a Giant Mow..made by GiantVac...I traded an older snowmobile for it because I didnt really have any money to buy another mower. I bought the Ferris off my old boss for a good price. So far we have bought everything with cash little by little. Things are going pretty good. Take Care, Bob
Thank you for all the info..I will try your suggestions and let you know how it turns out...Thanks a lot!!
yeah mine is a 48 and has a sulky, identical to yours, Ive never heard of Giant Mow but whatever does the job right! and yeah im trying to buy things slowly, im still in highschool for another year so i hope to build up some clientel and equipment by graduation next yeargood luck to you and keep the pics coming!
Thanks, Good luck to you too. Do you have a picture thread?
i havnt updated it for a few weeks but theres some of the equipment, hoping to get a new blower, trimmer, and stickedger real soon, been busy though, picked up three houses today alonetwo of them neighbors who had a guy but he just decided not to show up anymore