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Ride on sprayers

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Neil M, May 3, 2014.

  1. Neil M

    Neil M LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    What are you guys doing for extra water for your ride on sprayers. Some kind of a holding tank with a pump or gravity fill and where do you get it from??

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,093

    I use a 200 tank with a 12 volt pump. Used to use just gravity but when the tank got low it was hard to get the water out due to angle of truck and end of hose. Now I can suck it all out and don't have to move the truck.
  3. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,182

    I use a 150 gallon tank that I purchased from a local sprayer supply company. I boat a 12 volt boat bilge pump in it. This tank only sees clear clean water. That way I can fill my backpacks and rinse my hand off when needed.
  4. Chamber143

    Chamber143 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 94

    Interested in this as well. I carry a couple 2.5 gallon jugs but seem to never have enough. I would like to find a 50 gallon tank to use for this. Anyone know where to find these for a reasonable price.
  5. LawnsharkMB

    LawnsharkMB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 582

    Tractor supply has several different size nurse tanks. I have a 65 and a 35 gallon and my spray tank is 15 gallon.I spray 1 gallon per k so I can go a little over 2.5 acres. I don't have a pump, just a section of hose pipe and I can get every drop out.
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  6. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,895

    5 Gallon clear water jugs. If I want more water I have a 35 gallon small nurse tank, gravity fed.
    When I grab lunch I just refill everything again.
  7. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 544

    Used plastic 55 gallon drums are great for this they are everywhere usually about 30 bucks, and there are simple mechanical pumps made to thread right in an transfer water quickly . If you go this route go for a pump that transfers a gallon in 5 strokes or so , not the little push pump one
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  8. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,206

    Plastic 55 gal drums are nice, 30 gal drums fine also. Steel drums--almost as good.

    In fact, a company used to charge us 5 dollars each to get rid of the plastic herbicide drums. And that was only after we cleaned and triple-rinsed them.
  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956


    In a way I have 2 nurse tanks if you count the one at my house. Because it takes so long to tank up from my well pump, I use a nurse tank. The Nurse tank has a 1.5 inch 3/4 Hp sump pump from Harbor Freight that fills my 200 gallon truck tank in under 5 minutes. Then I use a 1.5 Gasoline transfer pump to refill my 150 gallon Toro ride on Fire Ant sprayer. Of course my ground tank fills automatic so it is always ready.

    YES 150 gallon Toro Fire Ant sprayer. Fire Ants live in the ground and very little insecticide and a lot of water is what works best in my sandy soil. But that is an other thread.

  10. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,895

    You can keep those fire ants, and snakes, and gators, and all that stuff down there:)

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