Crazy Things We See in Equipment Repairs

Crazy Things We See in Equipment Repairs

Posted by Andrew Greess on Jun 30, 2016

At QSpray we not only build and sell pest and lawn control spray equipment, but we service it too. All kinds of repairs come in to our shop from the standard clean and tune ups, to cases like this melted Birchmeier Backpack sprayer. Expensive and time consuming accidents like these can be prevented with simple checks to ensure proper care and storage of equipment. 

In this instance the technician left the backpack sprayer right behind the exhaust of the power sprayer engine. As you can imagine, and see, the exhaust was hot and melted the plastic of the sprayer. The chemical product leaked out, all over the back of the tech's truck and he had to come over to our offices, purchase a new sprayer and then go back to the job. It was an expensive lesson for one that you can learn from too. Be sure where you are placing your equipment in safe and secure locations, where they won't spill, get damaged/dented or melt!

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Andrew Greess: Hi, this is Andrew Greess with We are your spray equipment professionals on the web. We not only build and sell spray equipment, but we also repair and service it. We seen some pretty crazy things, and one of the things I want to talk to you about today is checking your equipment before you drive off.

What you see here may remind you of a Birchmeier backpack. This used to be a Birchmeier backpack, but because of the tech's carelessness, it is no longer a Birchmeier backpack. What he did was, he put the Birchmeier backpack too close to the exhaust of his Honda engine of his power sprayer, and the exhaust melted the backpack, caused about two gallons of chemical to drain all over the truck, and completely destroyed his backpack.

Not only did he waste chemical and destroy a backpack, had to stop what he was doing, drive all the way over to our shop, get a new backpack, and drive back. It cost his company quite a bit of money. Whether it comes to power spraying equipment, Birchmeier backpacks, B&Gs or any kind of pest control or weed control equipment, we strongly recommend you check your equipment before you drive off.

A couple of seconds spent checking your equipment can save you a ton of time, a ton of money, and a lot of headaches. Thanks for watching, look for us at