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Help me Calibrate 2.1 gpm electric pump 1/128 method

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by shortgrass01, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. shortgrass01

    shortgrass01 LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Messages: 160

    Thanks, I am shifting thru all these links look at price points and options.. ugh~

    Thanks for the link..

    I am going to post up a few items when I get ready to choose, to see what ya think.
  2. shortgrass01

    shortgrass01 LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Messages: 160

    what type of spray gun fit the nozzles?

    I thinking I like this type spray gun:
  3. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,001

    The gun that will work with the Teejet nozzles will have a screw on cap with a 5/8 inch opening for the nozzle.
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,727

    Yes, above are correct. Thanks Nate and Ric. But Shorty, your flow rates seem to high, I found 2.37 gallons per thousand sqft. Don't worry if the drying pattern is a bit uneven--that is normal.
    And if you are only covering a thousand sqft in 2 minutes you must be the world's slowest walker. What is the swath width you are using?
    If you are using a swath width of 6 feet and are walking 2 mph--would be covering 1056 sqft per minute.
    At seven foot swath, you would cover 1232 sqft per min, at 2 mph. Even I can do that and I am old. No need to soak the grass with the solution--water and pressure don't kill weeds--the chemistry does the job. Pick up the pace get 'er done before sundown.
  5. shortgrass01

    shortgrass01 LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Messages: 160

    Nope this is way too heavy to use.. I looked at them at homedepot..
  6. shortgrass01

    shortgrass01 LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Messages: 160

    Yes I been thinking about this, And I still have some old true green methods installed in me still. ( soaking the grass) funny you mentioned slow walker In fact I am a very fast walker(happy feet) I would get reprimanded for finishing my route too soon, back in the day..lol
    Having said that, I was using the lawn at first that I marked off, then I remember that the pavement/asphalt is better to see the coverage. Again I was using a spray wand with a adjustable cone nozzle. I was using the 340sqft method, 1/128 to get my results. making sure the pavement was evenly wet. I Really think I just need a better hand gun & Nozzle, pluss I THINK made a tightwad mistake in using 3/8 id hose.
    300ft reels on 1/2 hose are outrageous in price. I refuse to spend that much on a reel.. And I didn't think an electric pump would push 1/2id hose.
    I am a solo and I have a set number of wonderful customers that are all referrals that I perform the total lawn care+ for my business. If I did just weed lawn it would be different. I would just get the money and buy a big boy skid sprayer.:laugh: Nothing beat experience that's for sure..

    Keep in mind that I haven't really used this tank setup for weed lawns, just spot spraying round up and shrubs. I have been using dry product weed control and fert. dry product has now become too pricy to continue. So I am evolving to use more spraying.
    I don't want to be impulsive and jump out there and spend 2-3k on a skid sprayer. I do full lawn maintenance too, so I don't always want to lug around a tank. I am trying to figure out a way to left it in and out of the truck when I need it, so make a long story a bit longer, I'm in the process of putting together a 150 tank and learning how to construct one vs just paying for it put together.
    So I am buying time with my methods.
  7. shortgrass01

    shortgrass01 LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Messages: 160

    Nate, after reading the web site:
    I think these are great for what I am looking for when it come to performance.

    Help me thru the learning curve, if you will.

    will updating to a shruflow pump make these tip less effective?
    also will these Teejet AI Air Induction Flat Fan Tips just screw in?
    Can I get away with using this kind of gun?
    seen here at this link: http://www.dultmeier.com/catalog/0.48.906.2330
    this gun is much less expensive

    Can I screw in an adapter to fit the Air Induction Flat Fan Tips

  8. shortgrass01

    shortgrass01 LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Messages: 160

  9. shortgrass01

    shortgrass01 LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Messages: 160

    This maybe a better gun, said it is for teejet with no weep.
    http://www.dultmeier.com/products/0.48.906.2330/977$32 bucks
  10. shortgrass01

    shortgrass01 LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Messages: 160

    Talked with and he sent over an email to insure I was getting the right parts.
    Nice Setup & good prices..

    Here are the part numbers you will need.

    SS 1322

    SS 1325B

    SS AI11003VS

    Scott Christensen

    Tech Ag Sales

    Dultmeier Sales

    13808 Industrial Road

    Omaha, Ne 68137


    Fax: 402-333-5546


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