some mods i did on my z spray.. post yours!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,531

    Cool. I'd love to see the pics. I only had one of those stihl backpacks. I loved the backpack...the short time that it actually worked. Once the first set of seals in the pump fried, it never worked right again. That took about 10 months. It works great for what its used for now. I only wish I had another one of those tanks...
     
  2. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,531

    I brought this old thread up again because I wanted to stay on subject here and also I'm having a problem that I'm wondering if anyone has done anything about themselves.

    We are using the Z's to spray our pre's on all of our larger lawns this year. We have never done this before though we have done some spraying with them all along. We are filling them multiple times per day. We've really noticed that when full or very close to it and we go over rough areas and the liquid sloshes that it sucks the lid ventilation mechanism down but before it can close on the upslosh(for lack of a better term) the tank will spit a tablespoon or so a foot or 2 into the air spraying mix on us while driving it's aggravating and not really safe. My question is:

    Has anyone out there altered their lids or added a different one way valve for ventilation or done anything to correct this problem? We've cleaned the spring loaded factory setup even lubricated the spring but it still does this... It's starting to piss us off.
     
  3. Falcon50EX

    Falcon50EX LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 999

    Ted, I have seen this a little but not to the extent you have. My problem is the tank lid leaks around the threads. I believe GC has a vent that could get added to the lid.
    Dultmeir has them( Polypropylene Vacuum Vent )Page 272 or the Blue Storage Tank section.
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2014
  4. Falcon50EX

    Falcon50EX LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 999

    Just looking back on this thread ?? Ted Whats the knife for on your Z. :laugh:
     
  5. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 977

    Zombies...
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  6. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,531

    Thanks Falcon, I'll look into those vents.

    We use those knives to keep "Bitchy" customers in line. Nothing like the threat of physical harm to change a persons attitude.

    Actually, those are A.M. Leonard soil knives. We use them to quickly dig scattered Dallisgrass clumps in lawns as we are going over them. They have been very handy.

    While it could work on Zombies I suppose, I don't really want to get that close to a zombie. For that, I would prefer the weapons I've seen on the "slingshot channel" on youtube. Joerg is pretty awesome.

    Y'all have a great day. We're busy,busy,busy.
     
  7. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,531

    Check out "toilet brush slingshot" on youtube.:laugh:
     
  8. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 888

    Are the rubber seals still stuck in the lids or are they lost? I have had mine come loose and drop out before but luckily have always found them.
     
  9. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 888

    I think I want something more than a knife..don't know what it would be though. lol
     
  10. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 977

    You've never lived til ya been arms length from a zombie. I suppose a Springfield 45 would work too.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     

Share This Page