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Tree Sprayers - No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Posted by Andrew Greess on

A landscaper called off our website and asked for a quote for a weed control sprayertree sprayer.  He said he wanted a 30 gallon tank with spray boom.  I asked him how he was going to use the sprayer.  He said he was going to spray weeds with the boom and spray 40-50’ tall trees with the hose & spray gun.

I pointed out that spraying 50’ trees required a high pressure pump that did somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 gallons per minute.  At 15 gpm, he could spray 2 minutes then his tank would be empty.   With a 30 gallon tank he would need to fill up a couple of times for each tree he wanted to spray.  I think he thought I was trying to upsell him stuff he didn't want.

Tree spray rig

He said he understood and said to quote the sprayer without the 50’ requirement.  I sent him a quote for a 30 gallon tank with a 12 volt pump & motor that will do a good job on weeds and low trees but wouldn’t spray 50’.

I don’t think I will ever hear from him.  Do you think someone else will sell him the landscape spray rig he is asking for?  Comments?