Electric Spray Rigs

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ArchiesLawns, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. ArchiesLawns

    ArchiesLawns LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 124

    I saw a truck today that had 2 tanks on it with a 12V electric pump (100psi). With a chem lawn gun and a yellow tip. He said it worked fine for him. Pumps would last about 6 months.

    My question is. Do these set ups really work? Does anyone on here have one or knows someone that has one? If so, what are the pros and cons?

    It looked like a really nice set up.

  2. tennissippi

    tennissippi LawnSite Member
    from zone 7b
    Messages: 77

    I know a guy who uses one (100 gallon). He says his works great. My only concern who be the chemicals settling to the bottom unless the sprayer has some form of agitation.
  3. Heartlandturf

    Heartlandturf LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 7

    I've been using an electric spray system for 2 years now and will never go back to the motor driven system. Before I found out about them I had been fighting with the Gas engines for 27 years. I gess you can teach an old dog new tricks. I t is clean, quiet, and virtually maintance free. You can get pumps that last for years. No more fumes, gas and oil, it's great.
    Just find a reliable company to build it for you and you will never go back to those dinosuar sprayer again. Good luck! If I can help let me know.


    TEXAS DEALER LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    what brand and model electric pump do you use, and do you use any iron product with it?
  5. Heartlandturf

    Heartlandturf LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 7

    Hypro D403 pumps driven by a 1 Horse Power
    ELECTRIC E- Tec DC motors made by Briggs & Stratton... witch equals up to 5 hp motor driven. Depening on the volt you move through it.
    We spray up to 40ft trees if we need to
    System runs with 6 nickel-zinc deep-cycle
    rechargeable batteries
    up to 6 hrs continous spraying witout recharging .
    it includes a charger with an
    inverter and charges exclusive from the vehicle's
  6. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

  7. Heartlandturf

    Heartlandturf LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 7

    I paid 4,700 for the unit as I needed to spray Trees and deep root feed. I'm sure a lawn care unit runs about 3000.
    We recently sprayed 1600 trees on a golf course and only had to recharge one time and thats because we pretty much left it on for 6hrs stright the first day. The next day we turned it off and on as we moved around and it never ran out of juice. We pulled it behine a Stiner on a trailer so we couldn't hook it up to a recharging system like you can when you load it on a truck. I was pertty skeptical at frist but this thing worked like a charm. No Gas, No noise, No Fumes! The hold Green Industry should swich to these units. It could help a little to get the environmantalist off our backs.

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