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Spray Equipment Clean Out - Expensive Lesson

Posted by Andrew Greess on

The D30 Diaphragm Pump on this Weed Control Sprayer was totally destroyed because the technician did not check the spray equipment filter.

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Here is a photo of the filter:

The clogged filter caused the pump to run dry and hot.  Eventually the diaphragms burst and the oil ran out of the pump.  The technician continued running the pump without oil, resulting in the total destruction of the pump.

Here is a photo of the burst weed control sprayer diaphragm.

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This situation cost the owner over $1000 to repair.  It was totally avoidable.  It is critical to keep your spray equipment cleaned out.

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