Spray tanks??

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by NCL, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. NCL

    NCL LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 132

    Does any one if you can add an additional tank to your existing spray tank and utilize the same pump and hose?? I want to add a clean tank with no herbicides so I can spray shrubs, Is this possible?? Thanks
  2. brizine

    brizine LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    You can not use your existing pump and hose without risking contamination from what ever mixture your main tank has. 2-4d has a high residual in equipment. For tree and shrub a dedicated rig is the only way to fly.

  3. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    spray tanks are awesome for spraying lawns and shrubs!
  4. cemars

    cemars LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    Thanks Norm, thats helpful. Maybe you should cut back on inhaling the pesticides though.
  5. greensman

    greensman LawnSite Member
    Male, from Akron,Ohio
    Messages: 46

    Yes it is possible. Get a tank and bolt it down buy some plumbing spend a day setting it up. Or depending on the work you have, buy a used sprayer clean it out and dedicate it. Lots of other options.
  6. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    I would not do it !
    You are asking for trouble .
  7. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 593

    At my old employer, they saved money by having 2 tanks and one pump serving two hoses. They still got some weed control in with their mixes. One guy did in $900 worth of flowers for us...
  8. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    Using the pump only for both , I'd do.
    Add the hose , no way !
  9. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,073

    Separate tank, pump and hose, is the only way to go. Beyond the residue, the risk of having the wrong tank turned on is just to big of a chance to take. Killing a little grass if you turn on the wrong tank can be a pain in the butt, but killing a customer's tree can be detrimental to health of your business.
  10. Triple R

    Triple R LawnSite Member
    Messages: 244

    At my previous employer I was working with one pump and hose, and a 150 gal. tank split into 3 compartments (50 gal. each). I used 1 for shrubs another for turf and the third for water. Never had a problem. Since I quit (over an year ago) they have severely damaged several lawns, probably from cross contamination in tanks and incompotent employees. I am currently setting up my spray truck with 2 independent systems and will have a small skid as an optional third sprayer. I hate washing the sprayers so I prefer to have several sprayers for different applications.

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