water tank application

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by kandklandscape, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. kandklandscape

    kandklandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 341

    just bought a 65 gallon tank... (sorry didnt know where to post this)

    anyways, we plan on using it for ONLY watering plants and new grass. tractor supply said we could hook a hose up and it will work off gravity flow!! YEA RIGHT it dribbles out.

    any words on this? what can help it except buying a pump? just want to water plants, and new strawed areas.
  2. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,956

    It should work. We run a 400 gallon tank (gravity fed), and we have no prob.

  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,810

    Can you raise the tank a little higher? Make a cradle out of about 6 fert bags. Does that help? How long is hose? What diameter? A shorter hose and bigger diameter will also increase flow.

    Some where else here i heard a live box pump for fishing boat worked well--and cheap. Bilge pump is another possibility.
  4. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    I use a live well pump, got it at wal mart for about $12. it works great! 10 gpm
  5. kandklandscape

    kandklandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 341

    indy turf, do you know who makes it?

    yes we even placed it up and still works like crap! hose is 50ft. reg hose nothing special. 3/4 in dia to 1/2 in hose connection.
  6. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    We've been using the Flo-jet electric pumps for about six years for both spraying and hanging basket flower watering. the pumps are bolted right onto the tops of the plastics tanks. pumps need replacing every 2-3 years and plug right into the truck wiring

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