perm-a-green magnum tank screen clogging

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    i started to spray tal star out of my magnum and it seems like the strainer screen clog's with gray scum. i thought it was the old talstar but i opened a new gallon and it does the same. :realmad:
  2. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,386

    How 's the pH of your water? Hard water maybe causing some of the material to precipitate out of solution.
    Just a thought?
    Are you using a spreader-sticker? If so maybe it is clogging it.
  3. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    thanks i used water from the shop and on the job and still the same..

    philk: were in pa are you?
  4. zmowing

    zmowing LawnSite Member
    from York,PA
    Messages: 85

    adding liquid fertilizer will cause this.
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,669

    Complain to your dealer. Record the batch numbers off the bottle. Find out the temp of your water--is it really cold? pH off? Rinse the tank and system thoroughly, and clean the filter in the nozzle. You could try to mix it better. Let it run a few minutes before starting to spray. Use a battery operated drill and a paint stirring propeller.
  6. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    hmmmm I have sprayed Talstar out of my PG's with no problems.

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,374

    Are you running some thing else in the tank with it just mixing talstar with water i would think would make it separate out some thing like herbicide anti foaming agent ?
    Charles Cue
  8. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,669

    Did you let the Talstar freeze over the winter? Did your dealer or his trucker let it freeze? Does it appear or smell different from a new batch or fresh bottle? allow a few drops to dry on paper--do you see crystals?

    Remove filter from Permagreen and clean it thoroughly--wear gloves.
  9. tdkx

    tdkx LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Stop pouring it in so fast while the machine is running. Take a few minutes to dilute the concentrate into a mixture that can be added to the spray tank. Stop, and THINK.

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