Power Spray Equipment - Preventing Problems is Cheaper than Fixing!

Power Spray Equipment - Preventing Problems is Cheaper than Fixing!

Posted by Andrew Greess on Jan 20, 2014

Power Spray Equipment | Pest Control Sprayers | Weed Control Sprayers

Owners of power spray equipment have plenty of problems to deal with. As the reader(s?) of my blog know, I feel strongly that it is cheaper to prevent pest control sprayer problems than to fix them.  When my kids were young and would spill something, I would ask them if they knew the best way to clean up a mess?"  After a few times being asked this question, they learned the answer: The best way to clean up a mess is to not make it in the first place".

This is really true in business and I was reminded of this during a recent business trip. While boarding a Southwest Airlines a saw this locked cabinet (photo).

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The combination lock was secured to the cabinet with a thin cable to prevent the lock from being lost or misplaced.  What a great idea.  Southwest probably lost a few dozen locks before they thought of securing them.

When it comes to your weed control sprayers or other equipment, what can you do to prevent problems?

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Here is a photo of a weed sprayer we built a while back.  There is a boomless spray head that gets inserted into the post shown.  We used a locking pin to secure the spray head.  We used a small chain to prevent the loss of the locking pin.

Do an inspection of your vehicle and spray equipment.  What are some of the problems that a little brain power and elbow grease can avoid?  A few minutes spent on this activity can prevent  headaches, dowtime and unnecessary expenses.