Sprayer tip options

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by WildLake, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. WildLake

    WildLake LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    I am trying to get 25gal to cover atleast one acre for broadleaf apps.
    http://www.nationwidewholesaledirect.com/catalog/item/2380284/1830178.htm This is an example of a setup. Would I be looking at change nozzles, pressure, both, or what.

    As long as I apply the product amount per sqft. correctly, can I cut the carrier down to what I want, or is there a min amount of carrier that I must use. Let me know if I'm way off on this stuff.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,807

    Should work--if--you reduce the pressure to a low rate so as to apply about a half gallon per 1000 sqft.
  3. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    All you need to do is adjust your ground speed. Practice with water until you get a complete tank to cover an acre.
  4. WildLake

    WildLake LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    thanks guys
  5. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,163

    The only way you will know what you need to do is calibrate, calibrate, calibrate.

    There are really only two good ways to change your rate:
    1) Speed
    2) Tip size

    You can change your rate some with pressure...but only small increments, and that is not a good idea.

    Find a comfortable speed and then find the tip to match your speed best for your rate. Then adjust your pressure just to get the correct micron size/pattern.

    If you are only spraying broadleaves I would go a lot lower then 25 gallon/ac.

    If I were you and there isn't a lot of concern for drift...I would be down around 10-12 gallon/acre.

    You will get awesome control and will be able to cover twice the acres with one tank!

    DOUBLEGHAMMER LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    i have a similar set up , ihave a 2gpm pump set at 18 psi running 3.5 ground speed with 3 tee-jet turbo #08 set at 20 inch spacing covering 5 feet . My tank is 25 gal i fill it with 20 gal to spray 1/2 acre. I spray 40 gal per acre.Hope this helps

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