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i have a lesco space saver 200 gallon spray tank... when it's empty and i make turns the sprayer will tilt.. what do u use in this case for you all that have space savers on a pick up...
 

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I just have a strap hold it in from sliding back towards the tailgate and nothing to keep it from rocking back and forth. I does on occasion, but never really thougt it to be a real problem. I could put a strap over the top to keep it from rocking.

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i use 2x4s wedged in so i can take my tank in and out as needed quickly. i just wedge them in and have never had any problems in 4 years i use the 300 gallon lesco setup and use 2 on each side and a 2x8 in the back it never moves . i used to bolt it down but
some times the bolts get rusted up and its a pain to unbolt.
i now have 3 trucks , 2pickups and 1 1ton flat bad that im going to put 2 tanks on this winter 1 for lawns and 1 for tree and shrub
it works for me but do what works best for you
 

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When I bought mine the lesco dealer told me that 2 guys could unload and load the 200 gallon space saver, but it was much easier with three people. After doing so I would have to agree, three green people that is.......Incredible Hulk triplets. I had 4 guys and my sister trying to load it and could not be done. Maybe if the truck was backed in a loading dock. A 3/4 ton pickup just sits too high. I thought about a pulley system also, but I would have to rig it up outside somewhere. This summer I have not had to use more than 1/2 of my truck bed at a time, so I just left it in there. I also think it looks a little more professional sitting in my truck since I have had my logo put on my doors. I was giving an estimate earlier in the spring and the guys says "oh wow, you have a company truck and what's that in the back?", "A tank sprayer for weed control", I replied. "Oh well, give me an estimate for that also". He passed away before I got do anything, but you see my point. There are advantages of leaving it in your truck. I have also picked up 5 accounts from my full-time job just from people seeing it in there.

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Does anyone know if lesco makes a 50 gal space saver? I really dont need anything larger, and Id something I could leave in the truck most of the time, with out taking up all my bed space.
 

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I bolt all mine down with stainless fasteners, including washers and locks. I used to extract or install with a chain winch fastened to a overhead I-beam in the warehouse and it was not that big of a deal, even with the 500 gal rig. Much easier with 6000lb fork lift now. I can even leave a little material in the tank if I have to but I wouldn't recommend it (count your fingers when done).
 

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Originally posted by jeff_0
i have a lesco space saver 200 gallon spray tank... when it's empty and i make turns the sprayer will tilt.. what do u use in this case for you all that have space savers on a pick up...
I put a block of wood under the reel side to stop the tipping and bolted a chain from the sprayer frame to the tie down loops on my truck.

The latest model has a differnt shaped frame to eliminate the tipping.
 

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Originally posted by Enviro Green
Twin straps, one up high one down low, it doesn't move at all.

How do you guys take your sprayers in and out?

I am thinking about some type of a pickup from an overhead beam and drive out from under it. What do you use?

Thanks!

EG
I've used pipe rollers under it and rolled it off. Not fun!
 

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Bolt To Bed Using Truck Bed Bolt Holes. Unit Will Not Move or beat up your truck. We had a company here in our town that just hoped the water would hold it down on a flat bed with 2X6 side rails. Well he turned a corner on a state highway through town and lost the tank and about 200 gallons of stabilizer down the road. HA HA HA sorry don't have good comments for DUMB companies. The lost out on all that money and about 6-8 hours worth of time, plus DNR showed up to test sewer lines and storm drains. Storm drain about 100' from where tank spilled
 
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