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cleaning out zspray tanks

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grassmasterswilson, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,548

    I have the new Z max and love it. Been spraying the same chemical for a while now and need to change things up and clean everything out. I've never been able to get all the product out of the tanks. On my previous machine you guys had the clips that screw to tighten the hoses to the plastic fitting. I would unscrew the pipe and drain it all out. The new hoses have a clamp i'm not familiar with.

    Any recommendations on getting all the product out of the tanks?
  2. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
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    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,093

    Why do you need to get ALL the product out

    Just spray all you can out of the tanks than fill part way up with clean water and than spray that out. Any thing left will be well diluted

    What ever you were spraying before wont kill the grass will it ?

    Charles Cue
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,215

    Run some of this Lesco spray tank cleaner through it. And above advice is good, thanks Charles. Also--surely someone will tell you how to loosen those clamps. The plastic ones just need a firm twist--not sure what type you have.

  5. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,539

    They are "Band-It" clamps. Very clean, slick finish when installed but pretty much meant to stay there until either hose or nipple needs to be replaced. I'm with Charles on this one as well. Your other option is to install a 3-way ball valve on your to one of the lines that connects to the tank and use it to drain the tank.
  6. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,459

    I installed a tee on the hose at the bottom of both tanks with a shut off ball valve. I cap it off after using it just to be sure it doesn't accidently get opened.

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