Backpack Sprayers:
Selection

Use
Maintenance

Calibration

Andrew Greess
NMVMA
Albuquerque, Nov 2013

Our Equipment. ...
Ground Rules:
-

If you don’t use backpacks >>>> substitute

-

Don’t assume “common” sense

-

Share Experiences

-

Ask ...
Selection
 Standardize

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Selection
 Standardize
 Buy Quality

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Selection
 Standardize
 Buy Quality
- Check: Spray Valve & Pump
- Unless you don’t take care of your stuff

Vs.

Our Equ...
Selection
 Standardize
 Buy Quality
 Good Design

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Selection
 Standardize
 Buy Quality
 Good Design
- Easy to Use
- Comfort
- Access to Filter
- Easy to Maintain
Our Equi...
Selection





Standardize
Buy Quality
Good Design
Availability of Replacement Parts

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www...
Selection






Standardize
Buy Quality
Good Design
Availability of Replacement Parts
Availability of Multiple Spray ...
Use
 Secure It
 Inspect It
 Pressure Issues
 Spray Wand is NOT a Crowbar!
 Prevent Freezing
 Assign Equipment to one...
Secure It

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Secure It

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Secure It

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Secure It

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Secure It

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Inspect & Test It

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Inspect & Test It
Is it:
- Secure?
- Intact?
- Leaking?
- Working Properly?
Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Pressure Issues
- Don’t Overpressurize

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Pressure Issues
- Don’t Overpressurize

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Pressure Issues
- Don’t Overpressurize
- Release the Pressure

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Proper Use
- Your Spray Wand is NOT
a Crowbar!

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Proper Use
- Your Spray Wand is NOT
a Crowbar!

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Prevent Freezing

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Assign to 1 Person
No Sharing!
Individual responsibility
extends equipment life

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.c...
Report Problems
Problems ALWAYS get Worse!

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Report Problems
Problems ALWAYS get Worse!
- It leaks
- It doesn’t hold pressure
- It doesn’t spray right
- It doesn’t sou...
Maintenance
– By Technician
– By Management

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Maintenance – By Technician
 Check the filter (know where it is!)

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Maintenance – By Technician
 Check the filter

 Clean it Out

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Maintenance – By Technician
 Check the filter

 Clean it Out

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Maintenance – By Technician
 Check the filter

 Clean it Out
 Clean/replace tips

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspr...
Maintenance – By Technician
 Check the filter

 Clean it Out
 Clean/replace tips
Use this

Our Equipment. Your Success....
Maintenance – By Technician
 Check the filter

Not this

 Clean it Out
 Clean/replace tips
Use this

Our Equipment. You...
Maintenance – By Technician
 Clean the filter

 Clean it Out
 Clean/replace tips
 Grease it

Our Equipment. Your Succe...
Maintenance – By Technician
 Clean the filter

 Clean it Out
 Clean/replace tips
 Grease it
 Carry Emergency Repair K...
Maintenance – Management

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Maintenance – Management
 Preventative Maintenance – Saves $$

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Maintenance – Management
 Preventative Maintenance – Saves $$

 Spot Checks

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Maintenance – Management
 Preventative Maintenance – Saves $$

 Spot Checks
 Training & Retraining

Our Equipment. Your...
Maintenance – Management
 Preventative Maintenance – Saves $$

 Spot Checks
 Training & Retraining
 Assign Equipment t...
Maintenance – Management
 Preventative Maintenance – Saves $$

 Spot Checks
 Training & Retraining
 Assign Equipment t...
Calibration

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Calibration
Use only Water
 For a given set of circumstances
- Backpack
- Tip
- Adjustment
- User/speed/rate
- Temperatu...
Calibration – 2 Ways
 Gallons per Job

Easy

 Gallons per Acre

Difficult

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Calibration – Gallons/Acre
1. Measure out specific area, e.g., 1000 sq. ft.

2. Fill backpack w/ specific volume, 4 gallon...
Calibration
Assume:
- We sprayed 1 gallon for 1000 square feet
Calibration
Assume:
- We sprayed 1 gallon for 1000 square feet
- Product Label Rate (Pendulum)
1.3 – 1.8 oz/1000 sq. ft.
A...
Calibration
Assume:
- We sprayed 1 gallon for 1000 square feet
- Product Label Rate (Pendulum)
1.3 – 1.8 oz/1000 sq. ft.
A...
Calibration
The Answer:
 1.8 oz chemical/1 gallon of water
 4 x 1.8 oz = 7.2 oz chemical/4 gallon
backpack sprayer to co...
Backpack Sprayers Summary

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Backpack Sprayers Summary
 Standardize/Quality

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Backpack Sprayers Summary
 Standardize/Quality
 Train on proper use

Our Equipment. Your Success.
www.qspray.com
Backpack Sprayers Summary
 Standardize/Quality
 Train on proper use
 Perform regular maintenance

Our Equipment. Your S...
Backpack Sprayers Summary
 Standardize/Quality
 Train on proper use
 Perform regular maintenance
 Perform periodic cal...
Backpack Sprayers Summary
 Standardize/Quality
 Train on proper use
 Perform regular maintenance
 Perform periodic cal...
More Info:
 www.SprayEquipmentBlog.com
 www.qspray.com

 Twitter, FB: AndrewGreess
 email: Andrew@qspray.com
 Call: 6...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Backpacks sprayers selection use maintenance calibration

1,173 views

Published on

Backpack Sprayers are critical tools for pest / weed control professionals. This presentation describes a detailed program for backpack sprayer selection, use, maintenance and calibration.

Published in: Business, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,173
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
513
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
14
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Backpacks sprayers selection use maintenance calibration

  1. 1. Backpack Sprayers: Selection Use Maintenance Calibration Andrew Greess NMVMA Albuquerque, Nov 2013 Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  2. 2. Ground Rules: - If you don’t use backpacks >>>> substitute - Don’t assume “common” sense - Share Experiences - Ask Questions, or else... (this will be really boring!) Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  3. 3. Selection  Standardize Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  4. 4. Selection  Standardize  Buy Quality Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  5. 5. Selection  Standardize  Buy Quality - Check: Spray Valve & Pump - Unless you don’t take care of your stuff Vs. Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  6. 6. Selection  Standardize  Buy Quality  Good Design Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  7. 7. Selection  Standardize  Buy Quality  Good Design - Easy to Use - Comfort - Access to Filter - Easy to Maintain Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  8. 8. Selection     Standardize Buy Quality Good Design Availability of Replacement Parts Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  9. 9. Selection      Standardize Buy Quality Good Design Availability of Replacement Parts Availability of Multiple Spray Tips Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  10. 10. Use  Secure It  Inspect It  Pressure Issues  Spray Wand is NOT a Crowbar!  Prevent Freezing  Assign Equipment to one Person  Report Problems Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  11. 11. Secure It Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  12. 12. Secure It Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  13. 13. Secure It Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  14. 14. Secure It Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  15. 15. Secure It Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  16. 16. Inspect & Test It Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  17. 17. Inspect & Test It Is it: - Secure? - Intact? - Leaking? - Working Properly? Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  18. 18. Pressure Issues - Don’t Overpressurize Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  19. 19. Pressure Issues - Don’t Overpressurize Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  20. 20. Pressure Issues - Don’t Overpressurize - Release the Pressure Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  21. 21. Proper Use - Your Spray Wand is NOT a Crowbar! Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  22. 22. Proper Use - Your Spray Wand is NOT a Crowbar! Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  23. 23. Prevent Freezing Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  24. 24. Assign to 1 Person No Sharing! Individual responsibility extends equipment life Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  25. 25. Report Problems Problems ALWAYS get Worse! Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  26. 26. Report Problems Problems ALWAYS get Worse! - It leaks - It doesn’t hold pressure - It doesn’t spray right - It doesn’t sound right - It doesn’t feel right Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  27. 27. Maintenance – By Technician – By Management Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  28. 28. Maintenance – By Technician  Check the filter (know where it is!) Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  29. 29. Maintenance – By Technician  Check the filter  Clean it Out Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  30. 30. Maintenance – By Technician  Check the filter  Clean it Out Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  31. 31. Maintenance – By Technician  Check the filter  Clean it Out  Clean/replace tips Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  32. 32. Maintenance – By Technician  Check the filter  Clean it Out  Clean/replace tips Use this Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  33. 33. Maintenance – By Technician  Check the filter Not this  Clean it Out  Clean/replace tips Use this Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  34. 34. Maintenance – By Technician  Clean the filter  Clean it Out  Clean/replace tips  Grease it Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  35. 35. Maintenance – By Technician  Clean the filter  Clean it Out  Clean/replace tips  Grease it  Carry Emergency Repair Kit Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  36. 36. Maintenance – Management Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  37. 37. Maintenance – Management  Preventative Maintenance – Saves $$ Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  38. 38. Maintenance – Management  Preventative Maintenance – Saves $$  Spot Checks Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  39. 39. Maintenance – Management  Preventative Maintenance – Saves $$  Spot Checks  Training & Retraining Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  40. 40. Maintenance – Management  Preventative Maintenance – Saves $$  Spot Checks  Training & Retraining  Assign Equipment to Individuals Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  41. 41. Maintenance – Management  Preventative Maintenance – Saves $$  Spot Checks  Training & Retraining  Assign Equipment to Individuals Track Problems Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  42. 42. Calibration Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  43. 43. Calibration Use only Water  For a given set of circumstances - Backpack - Tip - Adjustment - User/speed/rate - Temperature Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  44. 44. Calibration – 2 Ways  Gallons per Job Easy  Gallons per Acre Difficult Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  45. 45. Calibration – Gallons/Acre 1. Measure out specific area, e.g., 1000 sq. ft. 2. Fill backpack w/ specific volume, 4 gallons 3. Bring backpack up to desired pressure 4. Methodically apply to area 5. Measure remaining water Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  46. 46. Calibration Assume: - We sprayed 1 gallon for 1000 square feet
  47. 47. Calibration Assume: - We sprayed 1 gallon for 1000 square feet - Product Label Rate (Pendulum) 1.3 – 1.8 oz/1000 sq. ft. Assume 1.8 oz/1000 sq. ft.
  48. 48. Calibration Assume: - We sprayed 1 gallon for 1000 square feet - Product Label Rate (Pendulum) 1.3 – 1.8 oz/1000 sq. ft. Assume 1.8 oz/1000 sq. ft. 1 gallon = 1.8 oz chemical = 1.8 oz 1000 sq. ft. 1000 sq. ft. 1 gallon
  49. 49. Calibration The Answer:  1.8 oz chemical/1 gallon of water  4 x 1.8 oz = 7.2 oz chemical/4 gallon backpack sprayer to cover 4000 sq. ft. FOR THE GIVEN CONDITIONS
  50. 50. Backpack Sprayers Summary Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  51. 51. Backpack Sprayers Summary  Standardize/Quality Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  52. 52. Backpack Sprayers Summary  Standardize/Quality  Train on proper use Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  53. 53. Backpack Sprayers Summary  Standardize/Quality  Train on proper use  Perform regular maintenance Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  54. 54. Backpack Sprayers Summary  Standardize/Quality  Train on proper use  Perform regular maintenance  Perform periodic calibration Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  55. 55. Backpack Sprayers Summary  Standardize/Quality  Train on proper use  Perform regular maintenance  Perform periodic calibration These points apply to most spray equipment! Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com
  56. 56. More Info:  www.SprayEquipmentBlog.com  www.qspray.com  Twitter, FB: AndrewGreess  email: Andrew@qspray.com  Call: 602.371.1993 Our Equipment. Your Success. www.qspray.com

×