Mechanical or jet

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by EarthWorks, May 21, 2001.

  1. EarthWorks

    EarthWorks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    looking at sprayers to buy. How big an advantage is the mechanical agitaion in sprayers? I was told it really helped in cold temps. Looking at Lesco's sprayers and the jet with the poly tanks are much cheaper and hard to resist. Will I be sorry?
  2. Ocutter

    Ocutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    I asked this similar question too. From what I remember the jets tend to clog easily.
  3. greens1

    greens1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    It really depends on what you spray. If you spray a lot of WP then mechanical is the way to go. If you use mainly solubles and EC's then jet is fine.

    Good Luck,
    Jim L
  4. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,645

    I use both, and never had a clog on my jet. just make sure you put 1/2 water in tank before you mix! get a big enougg pump that will allow you to agitate and spray at the same time. mechanical agitation is for hydroseeders. pesticides should mix with jets or they ain't compatible. dave g

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