Pest control sprayers & weed control equipment requires care and attention to run productivity day after day. Spray technicians must identify and report spray equipment problems rather than living with them. This photo shows how technicians have ignored an obvious problem. The spray hose was allowed to rub against the side rail (in this case a camper shell). In addition to damaging the vehicle, the hose is significantly worn. Eventually this hose will leak causing a chemical spill, downtime and unnecessary expenses.
Technicians need to identify and report spray equipment problems such as this. Supervisors and managers should perform truck equipment inspections and provide regular, continuing education to ensure technicians understand, identify and report problems before the problems hurt the business.