Striping machines

Discussion in 'Sports Field Management' started by RD 12, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. RD 12

    RD 12 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    Looking to up grade from an aerosol striping machine. What are some of the better name brand bulk sprayers out there. My budget will probably only handle a Co2 or compressed air model.:usflag:
  2. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'll try to remember to get the name of the one the guy uses at our local high school tomorrow or soon. It is a good one and he is good at using it. I have watched him and know taking care of the machine (keeping it clean) and how you handle the paint is important.
  3. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    weve had the best luck with titan. i dont care much for Graco.
  4. beaglegun

    beaglegun LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    I watched some guys striping our high school football field the other day. They only use aerosol cans. This has got to cost alot more money then 5 gallon buckets of paint. Why would they do it this way?
  5. RD 12

    RD 12 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    The aresol machine runs between 75.00 to 150.00, Paint machines start at 800.00 and up.
  6. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
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  7. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,062

    RD 12,
    I finally remembered to ask my friend at school today. He uses the CO2 powered Pioneer Striper 'Bright Striper.' Here is a link to it. It does a nice job but it takes a good operator to use it and meticulous maintenance.
  8. NHSSoc08

    NHSSoc08 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    See if you can talk to a rep from Pioneer or another company and ask if they have used units. I got a nice used one from the rep that came to the school district I used to work for. May be worth a shot.
  9. steve18974

    steve18974 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    i dont know if your still looking , but if you have the capitol , id suggest going with an electric sprayer .....

    i have to check the brand name of ours we have 2 push behind electric sprayers ..... 5 gallon hoppers ....

    last time i had to use spray cans a case of 12 cans was like $54 and we needed 6 cans to do 1 soccer field.... we have 4 ...

    we buy the Latex field paint in 5 gallon pails from our local paint distributor and then dilute it into 10-15 gallon with water ..... depending on the events schedule and the brightness were looking for .... the more you dilute it with water the faster it fades out .... Last purchase was $32/5gal pail /

    couple of things .....VERY MAintenance intensive ... If you dont clean them out well then they can be a royal pain to get primed and spraying ..... Biggest spare part to have on hand is a bunch of spray nozzels .... I find that you are better off Putting a "Clean Nozzle" in before every use . We hen clean the nozzles in a local co's Ultrasonic cleaner

    Finally we have replace the onboard chargers at least 3 times in the last 5 years at over $100 a shot ..... finally went out and bought a $35 smart battery charger from Home depot and have not had a problem in over a year ....

    hope this helps ..
  10. RD 12

    RD 12 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    Steve, If you can get me the name brand I would appreciate it. I have until the beginning of Baseball to get the sprayer I want. I'm most likely getting an electric sprayer W/ two nozzles to paint the stripe. Right now I'm using spray cans and i would like to change.

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