Boost Spray Technician Productivity


                     (and make more money!!!)




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Goal Today – 8 Tips to Stop Wasting Money


      - Reduce equipment problems

      - Reduce repair expenses

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Goal Today – Find Ways to Stop Wasting Money


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       -Ask Questions
       - Share Experiences


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Most Common Source of Problems



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1. Good Filtration is critical to any sprayer


     - Good Design

     - Operating Procedures

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         based upon material, water quality, pump, technician

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Filtration – Good Design is critical




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Access – Nothing more important




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Access – Nothing more important




            The right way to do it!

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Filtration – Check your Filter




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Filtration – Replace your Filter




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Filtration – Check your Filter (or else!)




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3. Clean It Out!


          - B & Gs
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3. Clean It Out!

          Debris in tanks = problems
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3. Clean It Out!




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3. Clean It Out!




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3. Clean It Out!



                        What will this cost you?




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4. Don’t Wait for Problems

     Preventative Maintenance is critical
      - especially pumps & motors where failure is e...
5. Train Employees to Report Problems

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5. Train Employees to Report Problems


     Small Problems quickly become big problems

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7. Use Preflight Checklist


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7. Use Preflight Checklist

     Find small problems

            - they are cheaper to fix than big problems

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Review – 8 Simple Tips


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     2.   Pressure Issues
     3.   Clean It Out
     4.   Preventative Main...
More Info on Spray Equipment

       *** Preflight Checklist Session Tomorrow ***
      PMP Magazine Smart Systems Colum...
Equipment Experts


       Custom Sprayer Design
       Parts & Repair Kits
       www.qspray.com or (602) 371.1993 or ...
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Pest Control Equipment - Boost Technician Productivity

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8 Tips to reduce pest control downtime, boost pest control productivity & profit.

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Pest Control Equipment - Boost Technician Productivity

  1. 1. Boost Spray Technician Productivity (and make more money!!!) Our Equipment. Andrew Greess Your Success. OPM Saguaro Conference Mesa, AZ www.qspray.com 1 September 2009
  2. 2. Goal Today – 8 Tips to Stop Wasting Money - Reduce equipment problems - Reduce repair expenses - Reduce downtime - Reduce missed appointments 2 www.qspray.com
  3. 3. Goal Today – Find Ways to Stop Wasting Money Information based upon our repair shop experience: - Common Problems - Repetitive Problems - Avoidable Problems - Rapidly Worsening Problems 3 www.qspray.com
  4. 4. Please: -Ask Questions - Share Experiences 4 www.qspray.com
  5. 5. Most Common Source of Problems Any Guesses? 5 www.qspray.com
  6. 6. 1. Good Filtration is critical to any sprayer - Good Design - Operating Procedures - Maintenance Procedures 6 www.qspray.com
  7. 7. Filtration – Good Design is critical - Selection based upon material, water quality, pump, technician - Type fill hose, strainer basket, before pump, gun/tip - Accessibility location, reach, plumbing 7 www.qspray.com
  8. 8. Filtration – Good Design is critical Design for your application, equipment, technician 8 www.qspray.com
  9. 9. Access – Nothing more important - Can technician reach filter? - Can filter be checked when tank is full? 9 www.qspray.com
  10. 10. Access – Nothing more important The right way to do it! 10 www.qspray.com
  11. 11. Filtration – Check your Filter 11 www.qspray.com
  12. 12. Filtration – Replace your Filter 12 www.qspray.com
  13. 13. Filtration – Check your Filter (or else!) Pump damage; clogged guns, tips, hoses; downtime, repair expenses, overtime, etc. 13 www.qspray.com
  14. 14. 2. Pressure Related Problems a. Don’t overpressurize sprayers - Backpacks, especially sensitive - $5 problems become $50 problems quickly - Extends life 14 www.qspray.com
  15. 15. 2. Pressure Related Problems b. Don’t run pumps too fast - The pressure fairy? - Extends life - Reduce drift - Reduce size of spills 15 www.qspray.com
  16. 16. 2. Pressure Related Problems c. Release the pressure - Extends life - Especially backpacks - Reduce freeze risk 16 www.qspray.com
  17. 17. 3. Clean It Out! - B & Gs - Backpacks - Power Sprayers 17 www.qspray.com
  18. 18. 3. Clean It Out! Debris in tanks = problems - Clogged filters (fish anyone?) - Starved (damaged) pumps - Clogged hoses, fittings, guns & tips - Incorrect chemical concentrations - Downtime - Repair expenses 18 www.qspray.com
  19. 19. 3. Clean It Out! 19 www.qspray.com
  20. 20. 3. Clean It Out! 20 www.qspray.com
  21. 21. 3. Clean It Out! What will this cost you? 21 www.qspray.com
  22. 22. 4. Don’t Wait for Problems Preventative Maintenance is critical - especially pumps & motors where failure is expensive - take advantage of slow periods to do PM 22 www.qspray.com
  23. 23. 5. Train Employees to Report Problems Leaks Problems You know what $ to fix Time Downhill 23 www.qspray.com
  24. 24. 5. Train Employees to Report Problems Small Problems quickly become big problems - Leaks - Changes in pressure - Changes in output - Appearance - Sound 24 www.qspray.com
  25. 25. 6. Use Emergency Repair Kits 25 www.qspray.com
  26. 26. 7. Use Preflight Checklist - Airplane pilot metaphor - Techs should spend 3-4 minutes at start of day checking their equipment 26 www.qspray.com
  27. 27. 7. Use Preflight Checklist Find small problems - they are cheaper to fix than big problems Find problems where you can do something about them - it is better to have problems at the office/home than to have them in the customers driveway The case of the missing pump! 27 www.qspray.com
  28. 28. Review – 8 Simple Tips 1. Filtration 2. Pressure Issues 3. Clean It Out 4. Preventative Maintenance 5. Report Problems 6. Emergency Repair Kits 7. Preflight Checklist 28 www.qspray.com
  29. 29. More Info on Spray Equipment  *** Preflight Checklist Session Tomorrow *** PMP Magazine Smart Systems Column  www.SprayEquipmentBlog.com  follow on Twitter: AndrewGreess  email us: Info@qspray.com  Demo outside the Main Hall Our equipment. Your success. 29
  30. 30. Equipment Experts  Custom Sprayer Design  Parts & Repair Kits  www.qspray.com or (602) 371.1993 or (800) 675-7485 Please contact us for your spray equipment needs Our Equipment. 30 Your Success.
  31. 31. Conference Special! 2 Days only! B&G Security Rack Reg. $99.99 Show Only $59.99 Backpack Security Rack Reg. $119.99 Show Only $69.99 Our Equipment. 31 Your Success.
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