Construct a Spray Rig?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by BigRedVirus, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. BigRedVirus

    BigRedVirus LawnSite Member
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    I have aquired a used 100 gal. poly tank plus a couple used 12v pumps.
    Question is: How do I turn these items into a turf sprayer?
    I know I need hose, reel, gun and nozzles.
    I just don't know how to get from the tank to the pump.
    Any advice?
     
  2. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
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    We've built our whole spray system around the 12 V pumps, so
    first
    What are the pumps
    make, model, type, amperage.
    if you can get the make and model the web site can give you the technical spec's.

    it's relatively easy to do if it is the correct pump for the application
     
  3. BigRedVirus

    BigRedVirus LawnSite Member
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    SHURflo 12vdc, 45 psi, 3.6gpm VITON
    Got them froma lawncare company.
    Pretty sure they are the right pumps for the job.
     
  4. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
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    ok
    check to make sure the -----thing works.

    you'll need the inlet fitting, the outlet fitting a couple of short lengths of hose and a pail of water.plug it in and check it to see if it even still operates

    model number will tell you if it has a pressure switch shut off or it will require a pressure switch to run
     
  5. BigRedVirus

    BigRedVirus LawnSite Member
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    shurflo site says it has 45 psi demand switch, is this what your talking about?
    The model number is 2088-313-145.

    Wether the pump works or not I need to know how to hook it up so that I can use it. I may have to buy a new pump but neither pump will do me any good if I cannot set them up. I guess I was hoping someone could give me a diagram or point me to a site that would have some sort of diagram. I just can't see paying the $2500 to $3500 for an truck bed spray rig at this point in my business. If I can accomplish this task then I may never need to buy an already assembled spray rig. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated.
     
  6. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
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    try and digest that overnite and I'll see if I can post a photo of a tank system tomorrow as a visual reference.
     
  8. BigRedVirus

    BigRedVirus LawnSite Member
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    Great Info!
    Is it possible to use the same pump to agitate as well?
    Pictures would be very helpful.
     
  9. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes

    but not while spraying

    It would require a manual bypass valve installed after the pump and before the hose reel. you can only agitate while not in 'spraying mode'. these pumps do not put out enough volume-pressure to spray and agitate simultaniously. you can agitate while moving site to site and turn off while spraying.

    the alternative to this would require a separate pump for agitation alone. a doubling up of plumbing and wiring

    unless you are using wetable powders or suspensions, solubiles don't need mixing for the day of use after initial agitation in the morning
     
  10. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
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    Photos of the tanks

    IMG_0002.jpg

    IMG_0003.jpg

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