Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jbturf, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    well i had been searching for a vaccum transfer system to suck fert outa hoppers and back into the bag, such does exist but you need a pretty high cfm air compressor to run the gun, not reasonable for a mobile setup in my trailer

    so i found this stainless steel wall mount vac i just put into my trailer,
    it runs off my trailers inverter , has an 18' hose so i can clean up spills etc. in or outside, and it wet/dry --

    gonna get one for garage at my house next

    should make life a bit easier this yr

  2. TurfTek1

    TurfTek1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    dang man, this is a very good idea!!! I have been scouping my fertilizer out of a one gallon measuring jug for over three years. Why the heck have i havent thought of that before. Very Good idea. The Highest horse power shop vac wil be added into my trailor next week!! THANK YOU!!!:hammerhead:
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,671

    How can you run it off truck voltage. Do you mean you have an inverter to produce 120 volts? A vacuum like that would draw a lot of watts--how big is your inverter?

    May I suggest a dustbuster (an idea I learned about on this site).
    OR...use one of those small leaf suckers like homeowners use for leaves. They are also small blowers of course.

    If you are back at the garage, of course, use a wet/dry vac. Make sure it is mostly plastic as the fert is corrosive to metal.

    Wax everything with car wax (another idea from this site), reduces sticking.
  4. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    the vac basically 900 w max, part of the reason i choose this one,
    inverter is 1500 w max , my microwave in the trailer actually draws more
  5. nhfertman

    nhfertman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    nice idea. no more coffee cups
  6. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,020

    That is a good idea
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,671

    You have a microwave?
  8. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    y, i was gonna put a keurig in also(im a coffee fiend) but it tripped the
    inverter soon after start up- they draw like 1600 watts

    the little lady wants a toilet in there for when she comes and helps, i havent figured that one out yet --an doont think i will
  9. yardsmart

    yardsmart LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    Just put a toilet seat on a five gallon bucket :drinkup: Very nice idea with the shop vac.

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