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Pump for nurse tank

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by drobin, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. drobin

    drobin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    I have a 100 gallon nurse tank and i want to be able to fill my backpack sprayer along with my z spray (18 gallons), Whats the best pump to order where I can fill up very quickly, should it be submersable? what kind? sump, bilge? and how would you set this up help? Do I need a switch, If anyone had pictures of there set up that would be cool thanks
  2. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,248

    Why not put a ball valve on your tank if you don't already have one and use a bucket.
  3. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 936

    Hypro Aqua tiger centrifugal pump. 20 gpm. Call LT Rich.
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,570

    12 volt bilge pump with switch would be neat.
  5. drobin

    drobin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    would a bilge pump work?, they seem to be less expensive then the centrifugal pumps, the aqua tiger seems to be not manufactured anymore
  6. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    I have used a bilge pump the past for years (the same one) got it at Wal Mart for 12 bucks! fills my PG in less than a minute. it screws right into the threaded fitting on the tank!
  7. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    i added a bilge type pump this spring to my nurse tank,
    (i used gravity b4) it works great and is fast i get like
    6 gal min. thru 1" gas pump hose and a 1" farm fuel nozzle.

    the down side, that i was not aware of on some bilge style pumps-
    you cannot operate them against a closed valve
    or for me a closed nozzle

    so i need to replumb my setup with a bypass or find a different pump-
    an on demand type pump is ideal, but finding one with a high gpm
    i can not
  8. UpNorth

    UpNorth LawnSite Member
    from NE,US
    Messages: 210

    I get all my pumps at harbor freight. They have a couple with threaded female ends for a hose fitting. I use them to pump water out of my tank into my perma-green. If you look in their ad, they are on sale often, and they are only about $30 bucks and work great.

    Another cool thing about them (at least I think) is the positive and negative wires have an alligator clips on them. I cut the positive, and run that with a fuse to the battery. Then I have a bolt on inside truck bed that I use as a ground, I clip on the negative alligator and the pump runs. I was using toggle switches for years and CONSTANTLY replacing them. It seemed the switches lasted 2 months tops. So the alligator clip is now my new switch.
  9. Turf Tech

    Turf Tech LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    I use a Echo gas powered pump to shuttle water from my 300 gallon nurse to my spray rig. It pumps out 23 gpm. I also use it to spray soil microbes on yards because it doesnt create enough pressure to kill the microbes. My piston pump on my rig kills the microbes.
  10. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,244

    I use a cheap bilge pump from the local Fleet Farm with a shutoff valve to stop the siphoning. Works great. I fill my T3000 in 2 minutes.

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