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herbicide/pesticide mixing/rinsing system

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by phopkins, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. phopkins

    phopkins LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Does anyone use a mixing/rinsing system or does everyone do it by hand?
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,570

    I pour from 2.5 gallon jugs. I have an inside-the-tank measuring bucket. So i never need carry a measuring bucket full of herbicide up a ladder to my hatch cover.

    I park my truck on containment rinsing pad. State law.
  3. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,946

    We use a bulk filling station (no......NOT gasoline):laugh:

    Capacity = up to 5000 gallons of fert plus up to 2000 gallons of water. We often nearly use up the 2000 gallons of water each morning, so we have a garden hose with a "float" shutoff (with backflow device) to keep it filled. We empty the 55 or 30 gallon drums of herbicide into 2 1/2 gallon jugs to make measuring easier.

    We can fill a 300 gallon spray tank in less than four minutes using a trash pump (Northern Tool & Equipment) and a digital flow meter (Sprayer Specialties, Inc). We use 3" and 2 1/2" hoses with quick disconnects on our spray tanks.

    This system is not that expensive, but it works like a champ. Hope this gives you ideas. :usflag:
  4. phopkins

    phopkins LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Do you have any pictures that you could share. That sounds exactly like what we are interested in setting up. Thanks for your help.

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