Backpack Sprayers - Use, Maintenance & Calibration

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Backpack Sprayers for Weed Control & Pest Control, Landscape Maintenance.

Selection, use, maintenance and calibration of backpack sprayers.

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Backpack Sprayers - Use, Maintenance & Calibration

  1. 1. Backpack Sprayers: Selection Use Maintenance Calibration SWVMA Andrew Greess Our Equipment. Your Success. Casa Grande, AZ November 2009 www.qspray.com
  2. 2. Backpack Sprayers: Selection  High Quality: Professional Grade Pump mechanism Valve  Replacement Parts Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  3. 3. Backpack Sprayers: Use  Check it out  Don’t over pressurize  Release the pressure  It’s a spray wand, not a crowbar!  Proper Storage  Prevent Freezing Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  4. 4. Backpack Sprayers: Proper Use Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  5. 5. Backpack Sprayers: Proper Use Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  6. 6. Backpack Sprayers: Maintenance By Technician  Clean the filter  Clean it Out  Clean tips  Grease it  Carry Emergency Repair Kit  Report Problems Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  7. 7. Backpack Sprayers: Maintenance Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  8. 8. Backpack Sprayers: Maintenance By Management  Preventative Maintenance Saves $$$$  Spot Checks  Training  Track failures Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  9. 9. Backpack Sprayers: Calibration QUESTION. How much chemical should I put in my backpack?” Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  10. 10. Backpack Sprayers: Calibration  Use only Water  For a given set of circumstances - Backpack - Tip - Adjustment - Product - User/speed/rate - Temperature Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  11. 11. Backpack Sprayers: Calibration  Measure out specific area, e.g., 500 sq. ft.  Measure a specific volume, e.g., 4 gallons  Bring backpack up to desired pressure  Methodically apply to area  Measure remaining water Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  12. 12. Backpack Sprayers: Calibration Calculation - Test result = 2 gallons for 500 square feet - Product label = 1 gallon/acre (128 oz/43,000 sq ft.) 128 oz. 2.98 oz. 1.49 oz. 43,000 sq. ft. = 1000 sq. ft. = 500 sq. ft. Result: 1.49 oz/500 sq ft = 1.5 oz. chemical/2 gallons water
  13. 13. Backpack Sprayers: Calibration The Answer:  1.5 oz chemical/2 gallons of water  .75 oz chemical/gallon of water FOR THE GIVEN CONDITIONS Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  14. 14. Backpack Sprayers - Summary  Buy quality equipment  Train on proper use  Perform regular maintenance  Perform periodic calibration Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  15. 15. More Info: www.SprayEquipmentBlog.com www.qspray.com  follow on Twitter: AndrewGreess  email us: Info@qspray.com  Call us: 602.371.1993 or 800.674.7485  Please consider us when purchasing/servicing equipment Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com

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