water for sprayers?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jacob land and, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. jacob land and

    jacob land and LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    where do you guys fill up those big 100-1000 gallon sprayers?
  2. lawnservice

    lawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 589

    we have a 'fill system' at our shop
    municipal water
  3. Fertboy

    Fertboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    We fill up big tanks at our shop. Regardless of where you fill up, ALWAYS have a back flow valve installed, at your water source . This is one of the Dept of Ags, favorites to get LCO on here in MD at a inspection. Plus its the smart thing to do.
  4. vegomatic40

    vegomatic40 LawnSite Senior Member
    from 6
    Posts: 406

    In the warehouse. Have eductor-fill system with booms for top fills and 1-1/2" camlock disconnects for side-fill fiberglass tanks. Spill containment dikes, water meters, 400 gal recycle system in the floor so even wash water from the trucks goes back out on the lawns. Pricey, but I fill 500 gal trucks in about 15 min. flat through a 2" water line (including measuring chemical/fert.) so after about 2 years it has easily paid for itself and the state inspector gives me a wide berth. And no I won't post pics. Too many local competitors drooling so it's under lock and key.
  5. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    Currently using well water.

    Setting up rain water catchment tanks with pump for loading truck tanks.

    We only have 200 gal. systems on trucks.

    Because of the size of our territories, we have given free lawn/tree treatments to local gas stations etc.for water fillups. That's so we don't have to return to base.
  6. Agri-AFC

    Agri-AFC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    When I was in the applications business, we got a permit from the city to fill up at fire hydrants. Of course, they supplied the water meters and wrenches that we turned in twice a year. They read the meters and sent us the bill.

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