Cleaning nozzle body assemblys

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by LwnmwrMan22, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    I'm running a PG Ultra, buying a Magnum tomorrow (Monday).

    With the Ultra, I'd take the nozzle body off, tear it apart, then wash it with warm soap and water.

    I'd still get some plugged tips though when I put the nozzle back together.

    How do you get the whole thing clean, especially inside??

    Compressed air??
     
  2. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    I use an old toothbrush on the nozzles and screens and then run the end of the garden hose up the hole before I reinstall the screens and nozzles. I don't actually take the nozzle body off, just disassemble it on the machine. Take the cap and check valve off and rinse/wipe them off, too. Good luck with your new machine.
     
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Make sure the rubber washers are wiped clean, too. Also, the steel nozzles can get gunk caked on them, also. I use a needle pick and/or a brush to make sure these are clean as well. If these aren't clean, it can disrupt the spray pattern.
     
  4. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    i use a torch tip cleaner to clean out the venturi tip holes in the centri nozzles
     

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