skid sprayer hose harness

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Yardy, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Yardy

    Yardy LawnSite Member
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    Having to pull hose through tall brush. Was always thinking during apps
    it would be a lot easier on you if a person had a back pack type of a
    harness that you could clamp on hose so one hand would be free.

    Anyone sells this or what if any made?
     
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,779

    Everybody has their own ideas on this. My self when i get about 100 feet of hose out and it starts to pull hard, I pull it over my left shoulder holding the gun low down in my right hand...curl your back forward. Before retiring, when it really started to pull hard...I wrapped the hose around my waist, holding the loop closed with my left hand behind me. This way you avoid pulling your back backwards.
    Be sure you don't kick the gun trigger and fill your boots with solution.

    And another lesson I learned during the old days at TruGreen. Don't pull on the gun. If you are a bit unlucky...the gun may pop off the hose.

    Very difficult to stop the flow from the hose without a gun. Imagine my consternation as the fert/herbicide solution flowed freely onto my customer's lawn.
     
  3. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    The application has been considered and is presently being used with customers in the power washing business, may I suggest the Easy-Lift Harness. www.easyliftharness.com
    Send me a pm for more information.
    easy-lift guy
     
  4. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    May I suggest the Easy-Lift Harness. The application has been considered and I have customers with preasure washing businesses that have and use my product. Send me a pm with your specific requirements. www.easyliftharness.com
    Best regards.
    easy-lift guy
     
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    My concern would WHERE & HOW you attach to the hose with out causing hose fatigue and breakage.


    I wrap the hose over my shoulder and pull with my left hand while spraying with my Right. My Left hand not only pulls the Hose but by pinching it I can control flow and spray up close to Sidewalks etc without over spray. Yep at about 100 ft or so I will go back and take a second Grab to make pulling hose easier. Even on postage stamps I will move the truck and make a second
    short pull instead of one long.

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  6. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    With the ELH the hose would attach to a 1" Velcro strap and the opperator would be in complete control of the hose with the balance resting over the left or right shoulder depending on opperator choice. No weight to lift and complete control.
    easy-lift guy
     
  7. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    We are pulling the hose not lifting it.
     
  8. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    The spray wand or gun could be attached to the velcro strap and the hose would still be lifted by the ELH and would easier to move with while in use.
    easy-lift guy
     
  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961



    Not to be rude but I would need to see it because I envision becoming entangled.
     
  10. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    I will contact my friend who has a PC business and post a picture or pictures next week or Two. And your not being rude, just asking.
    easy-lift guy
     

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