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How long to wait until neutralizing spray equip?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by 06er, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. 06er

    06er LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    How long do you guys go before you use neutrasol on your spay rigs. Mine suggests using it after each use, but that isn't feasible because I have left over herbicide sometimes, Or am using it everyday. thnx
  2. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,413

    it has been said that leaving chemical in your equipmeny overnight and for any period of time is bad for the whole system .i usualy only mix exactly what i need at that time . but i do my tank after every day of spraying.
  3. TOMMY1115

    TOMMY1115 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 169

    As far as Nutrasoling your tank, it's obviously not feesable to do it every day. If your concerned about leaving chem in the pump and messing up your diaphrams, then flush your pump out with plain water daily. Should take all of 5 minutes.

    The only time I have used the Nutrasol is when going from spraying lawns to spraying trees as you HAVE to nutrualize the herbicide or else you'll be paying for quite a few trees.
  4. alanauer

    alanauer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 239

    It might be worthwhile to have two sprayers, for chemicals that kill and for those that don't.
  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,898

    For dedicated systems, I only neutralize at the end of the season as part of a season end clean-out.

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,093

    Don't use tank cleaner what a pain i did use it once

    Just mix what your going to spray if theres a little left spray your yard

    Add a couple gals to dilute it spray it out and your go to go

    Unless you had GLY in it than you better clean in out good

    Charles Cue
  7. alanauer

    alanauer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 239

    I was going to get some cleaner. Why was it a pain?

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,093

    The one i got foamed up than you got to have some place to spray it

    Why clean it out every time if you have a couple ounce of one product and you add 50 gal of water it wont hurt a thing

    Charles Cue

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