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spraying herbicide

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ghuber09, May 2, 2013.

  1. ghuber09

    ghuber09 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I have a 50 gallon sprayer that works great for me if I'm just doing a couple yards but would like to put a 250 gallon tank in the bed of truck so I can refill my sprayer or refill a ride on unit if needed. My question is what's the easiest/cheapest way to keep my chemical's agitated while there in the tank?

    CTPTURF LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    What pump system do you have on the 50 gallon?

    You could pirate the pump off that if it has enough flow and just spray out of the 250 assuming you also have a hose reel.
    Then, if you go to a ride on, just run the pump at each stop to keep solution agitated and top off rideon tank as needed.

    I like and use diaphragm pumps like a Hypro D-30 or Udor kappa 35. I just replace diaphragms once a year during the
    winter. I have one that is ten years old and still working well
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  3. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    You are going to have to have a bypass line coming off the pump with pressure regulator feeding back to the tank. Then inside the tank, have a reducing coupler with a jet agitating apparatus.
  4. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,160

    Drive fast and crazy. That should mix it up
  5. ghuber09

    ghuber09 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Id like to keep the 250 gallon tank separate from the sprayer so I can split them up on different trucks if needed. (One truck with the 250 gallon tank and ride on sprayer, another truck with 50 gallon sprayer)

    CTPTURF LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    Just make sure you use a chemical resistant pump. You could use a twelve volt motor with hypro roller pump to agitate tank, and fill your ride-on. Thats the least expensive solution that i can think of.
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  7. ghuber09

    ghuber09 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Okay is there a good place to purchase a hydro roller pump? Or just online somewhere? Should I attempt to run it from the truck battery or just a deep cell battery? Thanks

    CTPTURF LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    I quickly found several 12 volt chemical resisrant roller pump combos online for less than $500. If you have a tractor supply store nearby, check there too. My local chemical supply house also stocks a lot of pumps and parts so maybe yours does too?
    You can wire it either way. If you go stand alone deep cycle, just remember to charge it up each night.
    Also, dont forget the fuse.
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  9. ghuber09

    ghuber09 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Yes I have a tractor supply. Ill check there, I prefer to buy local whenever possible. Thank you for your help!
  10. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,551

    A 12 volt bilge pump for a boat works nice. Fill your ride-on and send the solution back to the tank for agitation. Designed for water (if unclean) not for chemicals, of course.

    You can always stir with a shovel every 30 minutes.

    And you can use a paint agitator paddle in your battery operated electric drill before each ride-on refill.

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