Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation
A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!

Hose and reel sprayer suggestions


Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 03-31-2010, 07:13 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,404
Rep Power: 9
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm looking for something like this:


Thanks for the link. I'll have to dig in and see if I can get everything put together. I just have no idea how to plumb it.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 03-31-2010, 09:04 PM
SuperiorPower
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
From looking at the photo you posted, it doesn't look like plumbing should be that difficult. As far as using a gasoline engine, it would not be that difficult to modify the muffler to run the exhaust outside, possibly with a muffler attached outside the van body. I have to ask though, why do you want to put it into a van? To me that sounds like a bit of an issue if you were to spill water, fertilizer, etc.

Good luck and let us know what you come up with!
Eli
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-31-2010, 09:29 PM
J-Rod J-Rod is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 8
J-Rod is on a distinguished road
Default

Mark

I could be wrong but I don't think that is a lawn sprayer. A friend of mine is in the pressure washing business and uses a similar setup to send detergent to his washer. Notice their are no pressure gauges or return line on the unit, you just simply turn on the pump and open the valve on the end of the hose when you need solution.

How long do you need the reel to be? As I stated earlier most 12v pumps will only create the pressure needed for about 50 ft of hose. Small gas rigs, say around 3hp can only pressurize 1/2 hose at about 100ft. Not sure of your budget but 5+ hp skid sprayers are can run you several thousand dollars but can accomidate most any location.

As for a fill tank the rig in the picture would be perfect minus the hose reel. If you can find an old tank and electric pumps are under $100 new.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-31-2010, 11:02 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,404
Rep Power: 9
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by J-Rod View Post
... I could be wrong but I don't think that is a lawn sprayer.
It does seem to be missing the pressure relief and return. Good catch. That's the basic setup I want though.

Quote:
Originally Posted by J-Rod View Post
How long do you need the reel to be? As I stated earlier most 12v pumps will only create the pressure needed for about 50 ft of hose. ...
I worked for a fert and squirt company for 9 years. We used electric pumps with 300' of 1/2" hose all day long. They're spendy but they make electric pumps for this purpose.

I found a used setup with a gas powered pump. No reason I can't use gas until I get the van.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-31-2010, 11:07 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,404
Rep Power: 9
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperiorPower View Post
From looking at the photo you posted, it doesn't look like plumbing should be that difficult. As far as using a gasoline engine, it would not be that difficult to modify the muffler to run the exhaust outside, possibly with a muffler attached outside the van body.
I actually thought of that but I was thinking I'd end up spilling gas in the van and have to smell that all day. That's no fun. Is that driving under the influence (of gas fumes)? LOL


Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperiorPower View Post
I have to ask though, why do you want to put it into a van? To me that sounds like a bit of an issue if you were to spill water, fertilizer, etc.
I've never seen a local company that didn't use a van. It seems to be the perfect setup. At my old job we used to have:
A Chevy 3500 van.
200 gallon tank, electric pump, 300' hose.
An Anderson spreader and 20 bags of fertilizer in the back.
A permagreen hitch ramp for either a Centri or a Magnum.

That covered every situation.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-01-2010, 03:35 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

It would be sweet to use an electric pump and then have a way to fill the tank from outside.

Cut a hole in the side of the van, get a fuel door from a junk yard and weld it in.

Ohhh that would be so sweet. Then no spillage inside the van
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-01-2010, 03:57 AM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,404
Rep Power: 9
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
... Cut a hole in the side of the van, get a fuel door from a junk yard and weld it in. ...
Man, that's a fantastic idea! If I could also get a gas pump nozzle I can set it and forget it. It'll shut off when it's full!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-01-2010, 04:12 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

You could put a toilet bowl float in the tank and then have it so once the float raises, it shuts off the incoming water.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-01-2010, 03:10 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,404
Rep Power: 9
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
You could put a toilet bowl float in the tank and then have it so once the float raises, it shuts off the incoming water.
Hmm. Then I could adjust it for different levels, too!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-01-2010, 07:52 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I look forwards to seeing what you put together!
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
COOL! SR 450 Backpack Sprayer CHEESE2009 Community Assistance 4 03-29-2010 08:08 PM
weed control sprayer markhines Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 8 03-08-2010 11:17 AM
History of the Reel Mower Turf Talk Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 1 09-25-2007 10:23 AM
Are reel mowers coming back? Steve General Business Discussions 3 07-20-2007 08:16 PM
5 gal boom sprayer grounded General Talk 7 04-21-2007 11:28 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
Yesterday 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 62
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 96
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 05:46 PM
by Freshcut
2 91
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 93
Echo Bed Redefiner...
NPM_LLC
04-12-2016 10:54 AM
04-22-2016 06:15 PM
by Freshcut
4 290
Has anyone done a garden?
Brian3137
03-28-2016 10:42 AM
04-22-2016 04:42 PM
by biglee
13 9,708
What would you charge?
markty
04-18-2016 03:28 PM
04-22-2016 09:01 AM
by chris2500hd
6 232
Replaced Mower Engine
Sprinkler Buddy
04-15-2016 06:21 AM
04-19-2016 11:03 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
6 230
Hello from Oklahoma
Ron Hall
03-24-2016 06:59 PM
04-16-2016 03:51 AM
by Ron Hall
9 9,434
Laying down some stripes
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:55 PM
04-14-2016 11:55 PM
by Steve
3 307
Find out what business...
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:58 PM
04-13-2016 12:32 PM
by MATTNAPIER89
2 265
Hello my name is Matt
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:46 PM
04-13-2016 12:58 AM
by Steve
1 213
How to drop some...
nickeckes
04-11-2016 01:07 AM
04-12-2016 05:22 PM
by Steve
4 296
Trash Receptacle for a...
tannerduncan
04-12-2016 05:02 PM
04-12-2016 05:19 PM
by Steve
1 195
Small Project Lawn
tannerduncan
03-31-2016 08:21 PM
04-12-2016 05:16 PM
by Steve
7 9,321
Please Help! Bidding...
Dorali
02-15-2016 12:02 PM
04-06-2016 01:08 AM
by Steve
36 12,957
Hello
pbcleff
04-05-2016 07:45 PM
04-06-2016 12:35 AM
by Steve
1 387
Hello
llewelwa
03-18-2016 12:47 AM
04-05-2016 12:14 AM
by Steve
3 9,303
Poop and Scooping
llewelwa
04-01-2016 05:48 PM
04-05-2016 12:08 AM
by Steve
1 9,093
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
04-04-2016 05:33 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
2 9,264
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:25 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:25 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy