If you have ever tried spraying equipment for sale, it is likely that you have been turned off by the price. While spray equipment can be used for many things such as painting, landscaping and yard work, buying one without carefully thinking about your budget will almost always lead to sticker shock. Dave Arnett, sales manager, Graham Spray Equipment share some advice on buying spray equipment that will help you make the best possible decision. We have formulated a list of things to consider to help ensure that you buy only the equipment that you need at the best possible price.
Before you even begin to think about spray equipment, you need to decide what you will be using it for. Will you be spraying for weeds? Will you be planting flowers? Dave Arnett, sales manager, Graham Spray Equipment suggest that the first question to ask yourself is: what are your needs?
Professional gardeners will often use blowers rather than spray equipment for doing their work. These are large industrial sized fans that blast out deep into the ground and can reach distances of several yards. These work best for pulling weeds and planting new grass. But by buying a good quality set, these blowers can also spray paint for beautifying your lawn or blowing leaves from the trees.
Gardeners who want to make sure that their spraying operations stay free of damage will often use protective coatings. These coatings protect the equipment from any damage that might occur during the spraying process. There are two types of protective coatings available; latex and rubber. Most of these coatings are specially treated to resist damage from the chemicals contained in fertilizers and herbicides. Many rubber protective coatings also feature UV inhibitors to help protect surfaces from sun damage. Some manufacturers offer sprayer repair kits that include repairing a sprayer hose that has become damaged.
A common pest control application involves keeping a consistent but smaller number of applications compared to other methods. This is achieved by using smaller, more expensive and larger sized blowers. However, it can be more convenient to have smaller blowers because of their smaller size. These blowers usually operate on one gallon of water per pound of coverage. Some manufacturers offer models that are designed to fit onto the existing water line, while others are designed to fit under the sink.
Many companies sell models that combine their two most popular features – the ability to spray indoors and outdoors – into one single unit. The best models combine a sprayer with a large water tank, which can hold as much as five gallons of water at a time. The tank is usually built into the unit so that the homeowner does not have to locate a second tank to accommodate this type of application.
Some of the more heavy-duty industrial pump applications include a heavy-duty diaphragm pump that requires a special sized diaphragm pump for its operation. These pumps have an impeller that can rotate at different speeds. The impeller pump is attached to the diaphragm pump via a sleeve or piston. Some manufacturers make systems that attach to the tanks using an optional sleeve, while others use piston pumps. The piston pump is also commonly used in applications that require extremely high pressure, such as for making drywall cracks.
Most home and light commercial applications use a tank and cylinder system that features a single or series of tanks in which to hold solution, air or water. There are also single or series of cylinders that contain a variety of sizes of foam shakers. Some homeowners prefer a single cylinder system with variable line pressures, while others prefer a system that controls the flow of the fluid on a continuous basis. All types of systems are available in both permanent and portable styles. Some are even portable enough to be moved from job to job without any special effort.