Electric Skid Sprayer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by sclawndr, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. sclawndr

    sclawndr LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anyone using a skid sprayer with an electric motor as opposed to a gas engine? I'm considering one from C & S Turf. I know they can't generate enough agitation to keep fert mixed but I'm only planning on using it for weed control, insecticides, etc.
     
  2. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
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    I run electric pumps and love them! They don't put out quite the gallons/min, but they are very guiet and easy to turn on and off. Plus they don't take any gas!

    You will be fine!
     
  3. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have a 12 year old Lesco 100 gal. unit that works great. I get 2 gpm at 40psi maximum.
    Agitation is a problem, so I have to watch I use it for.(no fert.)

    You can get a larger electric that will give you 70psi @ 6gpm that will give you bypass agitation and handle fert..
     
  4. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    For you guys using electric, how long of a hose do you use them with?
     
  5. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
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    300 ft.

    I heard any longer then that will burn up a pump!
     
  6. CrystalCreek

    CrystalCreek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    just build two units this year for under $500 for the two!!! I bought everything from northern tools.com. I built the frame from pressure treated wood painted black. I used a 50 gallon tank, with a northern tools 70 psi pump. I had the hose. two hundred feet of 3/8 on manual rewind reels. I have small yards. Wired a permant harness into the truck with quick connects. It works very well. I still have room infront of the units for fert. I will try to get picks. It was a great project and I couldnt be happier. Like said above, not good for fert. I have a selective and one non selective. On/off switch on each unit with a lock so I can leave the unit while I get lunch:rolleyes: Hope this helps.
     
  7. sclawndr

    sclawndr LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks, would like to see pics. Unfortunately, I doubt I'm handy enough to build this without a lot of trial and error.
     
  8. sclawndr

    sclawndr LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks! That was my thought too - saving gas.
     
  9. CrystalCreek

    CrystalCreek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dude you can build these. All parts were from northern like I said. A few 2X4 from home depot and a piece of plywood were all I needed. I will try to post pics within a few days. Just a little lazy before the long weekend. :drinkup: It took me about two hours for each sprayer. Maybe I could go into business building these little things payup
     

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