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building sprayer help needed

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by firefighting4u, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. firefighting4u

    firefighting4u Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    hey guys I thought I would post here as I value the opinions on this site and spent countles hours reading posts what I have is the tank hose reel,, fabricated skid unit slide in, 5.5 hp honda motor but what I dont know is what kind of pump to buy for this motor or how big or small I have seen various rates that you guys are spraying and quantities heck even nozzles what I plan on doing is using this unit in the summer months for sealcoating or lawn care I want to buy a pump that will work for this type of work i know there is a big differance in GPM and PSI for these but with setting the idle and or a pressure regulator would probably help ussmileyflag. as far as anti icing application I plan on using something like caliber 1000 but that leads me to my next question anyone know of anywhere near davenport iowa where I am able to get liquid anti/ de-icing chemicals from.
  2. L70

    L70 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Bump, I would like to know as well
    Would a 6hp 2" trash pump be enough?
  3. turboguy

    turboguy Member
    Messages: 56

    L70, What kind of 2" trash pump? A lot of those have aluminum pump housings and it would work but you would be a little more limited on materials since some will really attack aluminum. If it is a poly pump it would be fine but if you want to use a hose set up you will find it is real marginal, but will work. If you are going to pretreat with it I would go a pretty good sized hose and that will give you enough pressure. Maybe around 1".

    Firefighting, Some of the trash pump set ups come with the pump and motor already coupled. I have not seen too many who sell the pump head alone but I am sure that can be done. Some may require a threaded shaft on the engine.

    I think the best pump set up is a centrifugal such as Ace and Hypro make. They have more pressure and flow than the trash pumps. Ace makes one they call a coated pump. It is impervious to most anything. I am guessing Hypro has something similar. If you decide to use this pump and have any problems finding it locally pm me and I will try and help you.

    I have seen one guy on here use a roller pump. It would be another option but the engine does need to have a 6-1 gear reduction and personally I am not that crazy about the idea of using a roller pump on an anti-icing sprayer.

    Here are some places in IA you can try.

    Cryotech Deicing (D), Ft Madison IA 319-372-6012 E-Mail

    Horizon Products (D) Muscatine IA 570-236-9055 E-Mail

    Binns & Stevens (D) Oskaloosa IA 641-672-2566

    Jerico Services (D) Indianola IA 515-961-6207
  4. PremierSnow

    PremierSnow Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    FireFigher Are you looking to buy in bulk (3000) gallons or do you want to buy from someone with bulk tanks?
  5. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    Another member on here helped me with a parts list (great help). If you get me your email i will forward it to you.

    Or try this
  6. saynow

    saynow Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I don't know exactly where you're located but I went to a place in Cedar Rapids to have a Le**o space saver sprayer converted into a ca.chl. sprayer. Took off my hypro 403 and put on a centrifugal pump, re-routed some plumbing and bam I'm sprayin'. Got a 12' break-away boom on back and can still use my hose reel with a new wand type gun. This will also be able to spray weed control this spring, pretty cool. What type of product you looking to spray? Oh yeah, I got the 5.5 kawi on it too. They just bolted on the new pump.
  7. firefighting4u

    firefighting4u Junior Member
    Messages: 10