Power Sprayer Types

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by AssuredServicesCo, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. AssuredServicesCo

    AssuredServicesCo LawnSite Member
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    I request input from anyone as to what type of truck or small trailer mounted sprayers people use and where they can be purchased. Are piston types better than diaphram types. Thanks, I am in Dallas,TX. I need something to apply liquids on large residential and medium commercial properties. Thanks and Peace.
     
  2. Neal Wolbert

    Neal Wolbert LawnSite Senior Member
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    What kind of liquids? Neal
     
  3. AssuredServicesCo

    AssuredServicesCo LawnSite Member
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    Herbicides, Fertilizers, Pesticides, Fungicides. Thanks
     
  4. Neal Wolbert

    Neal Wolbert LawnSite Senior Member
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    Will this be lawns only? Do you intend to spray suspension fertilizers? Neal
     
  5. AssuredServicesCo

    AssuredServicesCo LawnSite Member
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    Lawns and flowerbeds and trees only
     
  6. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
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    River Bend Industires makes great products
     
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Assured

    Diaphragm pumps can handle more abrasive material like fungicides and heavy metal fertilizer like Iron. They also can create more PSI if needed for spraying Trees. Generally they are easy to rebuild by an non mechanic.

    Piston type pumps are generally not used for lawn spraying because of there lack of tolerances of abrasive material. However Large piston pump do put out greater volume and are generally used by Pre-treat Termite guys. Beam Piston Pumps are large volume models that you will see used by many pest control companies.

    Now I use the best Pump on the market to day and it is a diaphragm type. However it is also has hydraulic lifters to operate the diaphragms. They are Hydra-cell 25 and cost $ 3,500 a piece. At 25 gallons a minute they recirculate my 300 gallon tank while spraying at any pressure.
     

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