Landscape Sprayers:
            Reduce Downtime,
            Boost Productivity




Andrew Greess            Our Equipment...
Goal: Review Top 10 List to:
    - Reduce equipment problems

    - Reduce repair expenses

    - Reduce downtime

    - R...
Ground Rules:

    - Share experiences

    - Ask Questions



                  Our Equipment. Your Success.
            ...
#1   Start with the Right Components




                     Our Equipment. Your Success.
                               ...
#2 Use Good Design




FOR:
- Access
- Maintenance
- Repairs

                  Our Equipment. Your Success.
             ...
#3 Filtration is Critical!
    - Design
    - Operation
    - Maintenance.
 The cause of most sprayer problems!
          ...
#3a Filtration: Design
For application, water, products, equipment, technicians.




                                 Our ...
#3b Filtration: Operation
- are technicians checking the filter?




                                  Our Equipment. Your...
#3c        Filtration: Operation
- supervisors inspecting the filter?




                                   Our Equipment...
#4     Clean it Out!




     Debris = Wasted Time & $$$   Our Equipment. Your Success.
                                  ...
#5       Watch the Pressure!
     a) Don t Over-Pressurize
     -    beware the pressure fairy
     -   don t run it too f...
#6       Preventative Maintenance
Spend $1 now, to save $5 later. Pick the time for your downtime.




                   ...
#7    Preflight Checklist
     a) Airplane metaphor
     b) A few minutes at the start of the route
     will save $$$ & t...
#8 Emergency Repair Kits
Give technicians tools to effect small repairs




Avoiding small problems can significantly redu...
#9 Employee Training & Re-Training
  - Training
  - Re-training
  - Observe: look & listen
  - Report problems
  - Don t l...
#10 Tracking is Critical

       - by Employee
       - by Truck
       - by Component

   Continuously improve your stuff...
Goal: Review Top 10 List
                       Responsibility:   Company   Technician
1. Use top quality components      ...
More Info on Spray Equipment:
ØPMP Magazine Column
Ø www.SprayEquipmentBlog.com
Ø follow on Twitter: @AndrewGreess
Ø email...
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Landscapers & Weed Control Professionals. This presentation provides our Top 10 List of ways to boost your technician & spray equipment productivity by reducing downtime.

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Landscape & Weed Sprayers = Boost Productivity

  1. 1. Landscape Sprayers: Reduce Downtime, Boost Productivity Andrew Greess Our Equipment. Your Success. OPM Saguaro Conference Cave Creek, AZ www.QSpray.com September 2010
  2. 2. Goal: Review Top 10 List to: - Reduce equipment problems - Reduce repair expenses - Reduce downtime - Reduce missed appointments Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  3. 3. Ground Rules: - Share experiences - Ask Questions Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  4. 4. #1 Start with the Right Components Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  5. 5. #2 Use Good Design FOR: - Access - Maintenance - Repairs Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  6. 6. #3 Filtration is Critical! - Design - Operation - Maintenance. The cause of most sprayer problems! Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  7. 7. #3a Filtration: Design For application, water, products, equipment, technicians. Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  8. 8. #3b Filtration: Operation - are technicians checking the filter? Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  9. 9. #3c Filtration: Operation - supervisors inspecting the filter? Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  10. 10. #4 Clean it Out! Debris = Wasted Time & $$$ Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  11. 11. #5 Watch the Pressure! a) Don t Over-Pressurize - beware the pressure fairy - don t run it too fast - risks: spills, drift, equipment problems - backpacks are especially sensitive b) Release the Pressure - to extend equipment life - reduce freeze risk Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  12. 12. #6 Preventative Maintenance Spend $1 now, to save $5 later. Pick the time for your downtime. Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  13. 13. #7 Preflight Checklist a) Airplane metaphor b) A few minutes at the start of the route will save $$$ & time c) Find & Fix Small Problems d) Fix Problems where they have the smallest impact Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  14. 14. #8 Emergency Repair Kits Give technicians tools to effect small repairs Avoiding small problems can significantly reduce downtime Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  15. 15. #9 Employee Training & Re-Training - Training - Re-training - Observe: look & listen - Report problems - Don t live with problems Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  16. 16. #10 Tracking is Critical - by Employee - by Truck - by Component Continuously improve your stuff! Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  17. 17. Goal: Review Top 10 List Responsibility: Company Technician 1. Use top quality components X 2. Design the sprayer correctly X 3. Use good filtration X X 4. Clean it out X 5. Watch the Pressure: Don t run the pressure too high X Release the pressure X 6. Preventative Maintenance X 7. Preflight Checklist X 8. Emergency Repair Kits X 9. Employee Re-Training X 10. Tracking X Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
  18. 18. More Info on Spray Equipment: ØPMP Magazine Column Ø www.SprayEquipmentBlog.com Ø follow on Twitter: @AndrewGreess Ø email us: info @ qspray.com Ø stop by our booth ØCall us when you need sprayers/parts/advice Our Equipment. Your Success. www.QSpray.com
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