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Nurse Tank For Ride-Ons

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawnsofsnh, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. lawnsofsnh

    lawnsofsnh LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    What do you all use for nurse tanks? Ideas on where to purchase a 50gal poly.

    We run F350 and F250 pickups....any ideas on where and how to secure within truck bed. Typically, we will load a skid of product in the back of the truck.

    Lastly, any ideas on moving material from tank to ride-on(pump?)
     
  2. lawntennis

    lawntennis LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 414

    I just bought a poly 100 gallon tank from tractor supply. We put it on a skid right up against the cab just strap it to the corners of the bed. You can get a pump but we just use a gravity feed and a 8 foot 1 inch line. Hope this helps.
     
  3. lawntennis

    lawntennis LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 414

    Sorry, I forgot we have it on two skids to help with the gravity.
     
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i am not sure this helps, but we transformed our tank skid trucks to nurse tanks by bypassing the hose reel and pressure regulator with a larger hose(i think 1.5 in) and full gpm at i htink 9gpm to fill directly into the ride ones. haven t used yet but should be much better than directly through the hose reel. that was onloy 2gpm and lower pressure. you could do the same with a 100n gal tank skid system. we use westheffer in lawrence ks and they could walk you through and custom build, or you could find a welder buddy to make the framing and buy all the pieces yourself to put together. it would be easy
     
  5. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 888

    We made a rectangular tank out of aluminum diamond plate, aprox. 6' long, to fit across the front of my flatbed. Tank holds 75 gallon. I have a Hypro aqua tiger centrifugal pump to transfer into the z-max. The pump is rated at aprox. 20 gpm, fills pretty fast.
     
  6. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    Can you let me know where I can order this. I currently use a 5gpm pump and am looking to speed this up. Thanks.
     
  7. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 888


    I ordered my from LT Rich, don't remember the cost. I put a cross in my suction lines instead of the T and put quick connects in so I don't have to stand there and hold the hose. After I get the water going I get the Herbicide measured and poured in. Usually not much time waiting for filling.
     
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    we dont have to mix while filling, that is a practice i am not sure why you guys do this. we have the tank premixed so it is fill and go. take a braek while filling and get a drink, read a good porn, something besides measure chemicals!
     
  9. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    Any chance you could post a pic. I am not sure what you mean by a cross in the suction lines instead of a T. Thanks for the reply. I will touch base with LT Rich about that pump.
     
  10. LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,283

    I don't pre mix, as I may need to mix up a batch of fungecide, Drive for a new lawn that can't be hit with 3 way, fill ornamental backpacks for insecticide, etc. If I had 2 seperate tanks & pumps I would pre-mix one with herbicide, but I only carry one:)
     

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