Leaving chemical in tank

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jtrice11, May 13, 2005.

  1. jtrice11

    jtrice11 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just wondering if you can leave mixed chemical in your tank for any length of time. I am flushing my tank after every usage, but I'm wondering if it would be ok to leave it overnight if I had to? I use Momentum. (last years stuff).
     
  2. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just momentum? Any sticker or surfacant? Best bet is to do a jar test with the appropriate ratios and see what happens in 12 hours.
     
  3. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    Leaving it overnight should be OK. Just make sure it is thoroughly agitated before using it the next day.
     
  4. cemars

    cemars LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is your tank fiberglass or poly? If poly your chemical will degrade
    quicker, but regardless don't be concerned with anything less than 48 hours for most products. We usually mix at mid label rates, i.e. if the label says 1.2-1.5, we mix at 1.35, allowing for a 10% buffer either way. All of my tanks are fiberglass, and we regularly mix Friday afternoon for our Monday work with no problems.
     
  5. jtrice11

    jtrice11 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use spreader sticker, and my tank is poly. I guess I'm cool with leaving it overnight. That was my main concern. Thanks for tips guys. Learning alot here.
     

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