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Recommended gloves for spraying

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Da_Brando, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Da_Brando

    Da_Brando LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I'm looking to buy new gloves for our spray techs. We've done some research but there are so many options that we have no idea what to go with. We want something more durable than nitrile. Any suggestions?
    rlitman likes this.
  2. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,426

    You do know that nitrile comes in different thicknesses, right? I use 9 mil nitrile gloves when working on my car, and re-use them a lot. The 5 mil gloves hardly last me a minute, and the 7 mil, not that much longer.

    Just remember to train your guys to never use their mouths when re-inflating a used glove. Shake it down, twist the hole shut, and squeeze down the air trapped in the palm to inflate the fingers. If you can't get a finger to inflate, there's probably a hole.
  3. OP

    Da_Brando LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    We do have nitrile in different thicknesses that our guys have been using. We want to get something more durable than what the nitrile provides.
  4. zlandman

    zlandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,094

    I use the dipped cotton gloves. Waterproof all around and easy to get on or off.
  5. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
    Messages: 8,128

    Have you tried pvc?
  6. tdoeizreal

    tdoeizreal LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 671

    I tried these. My hands stunk so bad. Not breathable. Really sucks because I hate the big green gloves
  7. zlandman

    zlandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,094

    Yeah, they do get smelly :puke:
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  8. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,261

    HD nitrile less than $3 a pair. I usually use them about 3 days in a row. Yeah by then getting a little rank. But heck if I used one pair a day it's $3 ! I think that's an ok expense for what apps bring in in my opinion.
  9. OP

    Da_Brando LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    We haven’t tried anything yet. Just looking for some suggestions and opinions.
  10. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,738

    Are your techs pulling hose or doing ride on? I don't wear gloves when applying with my ride on. Only when I load.

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