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post #31 of 40 Old 10-29-2011, 01:26 PM
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I always store my roller pump full of oil. I had it to stick after I first used it. I loosened the housing bolts and oil it to free it up. Now I remove the hoses and drain it fill with oil use a short piece of hose to loop around and on to the inlet and outlet.
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I always store my roller pump full of oil. I had it to stick after I first used it. I loosened the housing bolts and oil it to free it up. Now I remove the hoses and drain it fill with oil use a short piece of hose to loop around and on to the inlet and outlet.
I always keep mine full of plumbing antifreeze when not in use after is is flushed out.

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I use the RV antifreeze in pour in a gallon each fall and pump it through the pump and handline and never had any issues. Used twice so far this year and working like a new one. slkpk

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Another trouble free season with the sprayer and just got it winterized with the RV antifreeze. slkpk

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http://fimcoindustries.com/ I see that Fimco is using different tips for the 2013 sprayers. I think I will try a set of them to reduce the drift. slkpk

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How heavy is their trailer sprayer? I peeked at their website, but couldn't find a number.
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How heavy is their trailer sprayer? I peeked at their website, but couldn't find a number.
I'm not sure but they are well built and I've never had an issue with the trailer. Easy to move around by hand but very awkward to pickup by yourself. My guess would be around 40-50 pounds empty weight. slkpk

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slkpk,

Great info on this thread, thanks! :

I started using a sprayer for chemicals last year and I am intrigued by your experience with 28% Liquid N. I have a Fimco 25gal sprayer. I was thinking of spraying at a rate of 2.5 gal 28% in 22.5 gal H2O (1/10 dilution). I would really like to go as high as 5 gal in 20 gal H2O (1/5 dilution) but I am concerned about burning the grass. I would only spray in cool weather to hopefully reduce the burn potential.

Do you have any thoughts about spraying at these rates?

Generally speaking if my speed is 3.2 to 3.3 mph I can cover an acre with a 25 gallon tank. I have 3.5 acres of grass, so the 28% represents a pretty large cost savings over granular products. I think I spent about $800 for 40 bags of granular products. Thanks again for anything you can add.



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Great info on this thread, thanks! :

I started using a sprayer for chemicals last year and I am intrigued by your experience with 28% Liquid N. I have a Fimco 25gal sprayer. I was thinking of spraying at a rate of 2.5 gal 28% in 22.5 gal H2O (1/10 dilution). I would really like to go as high as 5 gal in 20 gal H2O (1/5 dilution) but I am concerned about burning the grass. I would only spray in cool weather to hopefully reduce the burn potential.

Do you have any thoughts about spraying at these rates?

Generally speaking if my speed is 3.2 to 3.3 mph I can cover an acre with a 25 gallon tank. I have 3.5 acres of grass, so the 28% represents a pretty large cost savings over granular products. I think I spent about $800 for 40 bags of granular products. Thanks again for anything you can add.
I would try a small test area now. With the spring rains coming I wouldn't worry a whole lot. slkpk

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