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Herbicide Sprayer - Design Considerations

Herbicide Sprayer - Design Considerations



Herbicide Sprayers - Design Considerations.

Herbicide Sprayers - Design Considerations.

Landscape spray equipment: design, use, maintenance, & productivity.

Quality Equipment & Spray



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    • Maximizing Safety, Reliability, Ease of Maintenance & Productivity Andrew Greess Quality Equipment & Spray SWVMA Casa Grande, AZ November 2, 2006 Herbicide Spray Rigs:
    • Maximizing Safety - Design & Layout are Critical
      • Without SAFETY, the Other Stuff Doesn’t Matter!
        • Eliminate Cut, Abrasion, Bump Hazards
        • Technician Accessibility to all Components
        • - Eliminate Stretching, Lifting, Back Strain
        • - Emergency Shut Off
        • - Design for Easy Cleaning
      • Training - “Too much is never enough” - Mick Jagger
    • 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
      • - Use High Quality Components, from Honda engines to fittings
      • - Specify Components Appropriate to the Job:
      • Engine, Pump, Tank, Hose, Agitation, etc.
      • - Plumb according to Manufacturer Specs and Good Practices
      • Filtration:
        • Sufficient, Appropriate, Easy to Check
      • - Training – Proper System Use
    • 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
      • - Herbicides, AZ Sun, Long Hours, Hard Use! Plan for Maintenance!
      • - Develop and IMPLEMENT a Preventative Maintenance Program
      • Equipment should be: - Accessible for Maintenance
      • - Designed for Easy Maintenance
      • Employee Training: - Recognize Problems
              • - Emergency Field Repairs
      • Standardize Equipment where possible (Southwest Air)
    • 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
      • - Design for Actual use:
      • Safety, Reliability, Ease of Maintenance
      • Equipment Storage Procedures – Flush that Tank!
      • Technician Checklists
      • Technician Accountability
      • Issue Tracking: Tech, Component, Shift, etc.
      • Steal (Borrow) Great Ideas
      • (team, colleagues, suppliers, catalogs, etc.)
    • 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 to your productivity!
    • 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?
    • 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