speedzone-pump life.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawn king, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    The hypro 9 g.p.m. on our lesco 100 gallon sprayer went down today after being rebuilt only 50 or so hours ago! We used speedzone for the first time this spring. Anyone out there had a similar experience?
     
  2. According to this thread

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=113133

    Speedzone is hard on the pumps and seals.

    I have not had any trouble yet, but I didn't use Speedzone very long.
     
  3. SHOWCASE LAWNS LLC

    SHOWCASE LAWNS LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    OK I REALLY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF SPEED ZONE........ BUT I DO KNOW I HATE THAT KIND OF PUMP :angry: . I USE A PUMP MODEL A10FB FROM http://www.mnwanner.com/ IT LASTS YEARS AT A CLIP WILL DO 10 GPM AT UP TO 600 PSI (I BELIEVE). WANNER IS AWESOME WITH PARTS AND EVEN HAS A REBUILD EXCHANGE PROGRAM.ITS EASY TO SERVICE. ITS A RADIAL PISTON PUMP. IT DOESNT PULSE AND IS VERY COMPACT . IT HAS A 5.5 HONDA WITH 6:1 GEAR REDUCTION.......HONDA POWER BABY :drinkup:
     
  4. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    Yes, same problem with speedzone on two of our spryaers, already had to rebuild this season, uisually I can make it much farther along, but I never clean out, or at least rarley.

    good weed control however, but I think there are others that are good too for less money.

    EG
     
  5. ohmanya

    ohmanya LawnSite Member
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    Be aware that hypro has at least 2 different kinds of diaphragms.
    If they are clear yellow or solid cream color if they were older are desmopan.
    Black are Buna. If the old ones are super cracked or melted looking you might try the other style. Hypro also sometimes has "unlisted" diaphragms such as teflon coated. Have to call them direct and ask for tech support to even find out about them.
     
  6. kcchiefs58

    kcchiefs58 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    We have used speed zone the last two springs and had no problems with our hypro 30. Iron and pottasium are also hard on diaphrams, much harder than herbicides. Also in the previous post there are different types of diaphrams, and we use the black or coal color and get a full year without replacement, if you by the hypro kit it comes with the cream or see through ones and before we used speed zone we were replacing these in the spring and late summer so i don't think speed zone did us in
     

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