Maximizing Safety,  Reliability, Ease of Maintenance &   Productivity Andrew Greess  Quality Equipment & Spray SWVMA Casa ...
Maximizing Safety - Design & Layout are Critical <ul><li>Without SAFETY, the Other Stuff Doesn’t Matter! </li></ul><ul><ul...
Maximizing Safety  Safety step & handrails  protect technician
Maximizing Safety  Easy Fill - Less Reaching,  2 Options for Productivity Emergency Hose Shutoff is Standard at QES
Maximizing Safety  Design for easy clean out to prevent buildup
Maximizing Reliability -  Component Selection, System Design & Layout <ul><li>-  Use High Quality Components, from Honda e...
Maximizing Reliability  Easy access Dual filters Filter on Tank Fill Proper filtration is  critical !
Maximizing Reliability  Training - Check Oil Reservoir Shield Trailer Wiring
Maximizing Ease of Maintenance <ul><li>-  Herbicides, AZ Sun, Long Hours, Hard Use!  Plan for Maintenance! </li></ul><ul><...
Maximizing Ease of Maintenance All Components should be  Easily Accessible!
Maximizing Ease of Maintenance This Equipment is NOT accessible Note: Not a QES  rig!
Maximizing Ease of Maintenance Kits for In-The-Field Repairs *You must assess technician skill!
Maximizing Productivity - Design, Training, Policies <ul><li>-  Design for Actual use:  </li></ul><ul><li>Safety, Reliabil...
Maximizing Productivity  Train - Appropriate Operating Ranges
Maximizing Productivity What you spec  is What you get
Maximizing Productivity “ I don’t think I’m getting any suction”   - Technician Proper maintenance & storage is  critical ...
Power Spray Equipment Assessment Request Form For attendees of the SWVMA Conference we offer a Complimentary Assessment to...
Quality Equipment & Spray Contact Information 2 Locations to Serve You Phoenix/West Chandler/East www.qspray.com 2016 W. N...
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Landscape spray equipment: design, use, maintenance, & productivity.

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Herbicide Sprayer - Design Considerations

  1. 1. Maximizing Safety, Reliability, Ease of Maintenance & Productivity Andrew Greess Quality Equipment & Spray SWVMA Casa Grande, AZ November 2, 2006 Herbicide Spray Rigs:
  2. 2. Maximizing Safety - Design & Layout are Critical <ul><li>Without SAFETY, the Other Stuff Doesn’t Matter! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate Cut, Abrasion, Bump Hazards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technician Accessibility to all Components </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Eliminate Stretching, Lifting, Back Strain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Emergency Shut Off </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Design for Easy Cleaning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training - “Too much is never enough” - Mick Jagger </li></ul>
  3. 3. Maximizing Safety Safety step & handrails protect technician
  4. 4. Maximizing Safety Easy Fill - Less Reaching, 2 Options for Productivity Emergency Hose Shutoff is Standard at QES
  5. 5. Maximizing Safety Design for easy clean out to prevent buildup
  6. 6. Maximizing Reliability - Component Selection, System Design & Layout <ul><li>- Use High Quality Components, from Honda engines to fittings </li></ul><ul><li>- Specify Components Appropriate to the Job: </li></ul><ul><li>Engine, Pump, Tank, Hose, Agitation, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>- Plumb according to Manufacturer Specs and Good Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Filtration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sufficient, Appropriate, Easy to Check </li></ul></ul><ul><li>- Training – Proper System Use </li></ul>
  7. 7. Maximizing Reliability Easy access Dual filters Filter on Tank Fill Proper filtration is critical !
  8. 8. Maximizing Reliability Training - Check Oil Reservoir Shield Trailer Wiring
  9. 9. Maximizing Ease of Maintenance <ul><li>- Herbicides, AZ Sun, Long Hours, Hard Use! Plan for Maintenance! </li></ul><ul><li>- Develop and IMPLEMENT a Preventative Maintenance Program </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment should be: - Accessible for Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>- Designed for Easy Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Training: - Recognize Problems </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Emergency Field Repairs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Standardize Equipment where possible (Southwest Air) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Maximizing Ease of Maintenance All Components should be Easily Accessible!
  11. 11. Maximizing Ease of Maintenance This Equipment is NOT accessible Note: Not a QES rig!
  12. 12. Maximizing Ease of Maintenance Kits for In-The-Field Repairs *You must assess technician skill!
  13. 13. Maximizing Productivity - Design, Training, Policies <ul><li>- Design for Actual use: </li></ul><ul><li>Safety, Reliability, Ease of Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment Storage Procedures – Flush that Tank! </li></ul><ul><li>Technician Checklists </li></ul><ul><li>Technician Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Issue Tracking: Tech, Component, Shift, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Steal (Borrow) Great Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>(team, colleagues, suppliers, catalogs, etc.) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Maximizing Productivity Train - Appropriate Operating Ranges
  15. 15. Maximizing Productivity What you spec is What you get
  16. 16. Maximizing Productivity “ I don’t think I’m getting any suction” - Technician Proper maintenance & storage is critical to your productivity!
  17. 17. Power Spray Equipment Assessment Request Form For attendees of the SWVMA Conference we offer a Complimentary Assessment to evaluate your equipment’s Safety, Reliability, Ease of Maintenance and Productivity. Please answer the following questions and fax this form to: Quality Equipment & Spray Attn: SWVMA Equipment Assessment Ph: 602.371.1993 Fx: 602.371.1995 Your Name: _____________ Agency/Company Name: _________________ Phone: _________________ Fax: _________________ Email: ____________________ What day/time is best to reach you to schedule an appointment? How many spray vehicles in your fleet? Are you satisfied with your existing spray equipment?
  18. 18. Quality Equipment & Spray Contact Information 2 Locations to Serve You Phoenix/West Chandler/East www.qspray.com 2016 W. North Lane 110 S. 54th Street Phoenix, AZ 85021 Chandler, AZ 85226 ph: 602.371.1993 ph: 480.496.9200 fx: 602.371.1995
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