Keeping your sprayer and other equipment in good operational order means routinely inspecting it and following a maintenance plan.
You should conduct maintenance checks at the end of each season, preseason, and mid-season.
Winter will soon enough run its course, so the time’s coming for considering what spare parts you might need.
Not having the necessary parts on hand when a repair is required can halt your productivity or lead to damage to your sprayer down the line.
Here are some important spare parts worth looking into…
Spare nozzles and tips:
Nozzle bodies oftentimes break when booms come in contact with a fence, tree, or make contact with the ground. In addition, winter may have already taken a toll on your nozzle tips.
A broken or cracked nozzle or tip can compromise your sprayer’s speed or pressure, and lead to insufficient application, or over-application, which wastes time and money.
It’s good to have replacement sprayer nozzles and tips on-hand for quick repair to prevent downtime.
Hoses are an integral part of everyday equipment, including sprayers.
Cleaning up spills and then trying to find the source of a leak can be a wasteful approach. Instead, inspect hoses routinely to avoid failure and immediately have the parts you need.
Hoses are the arteries to your sprayer.
Hoses can quickly degrade, depending on the chemicals they are transporting and the pressure they’re placed under.
Keep in mind, hose pressure ratings reflect what the hose can handle when new.
Look for blistering, cracks, openings or cuts in the hose cover and replace older hoses.
Pay careful inspection to places where sprayer hoses bend, flex, or come into contact with other surfaces; check for UV degradation.
Finding a flaw in its earliest stage, and having the right spare hose at the ready, can keep your liquids flowing and prevent a major headache
Hose adapters will let you quickly switch between hoses, enabling flex tubing to be joined together while maintaining a tight seal. You’ll want several “in waiting” so you can easily change between hoses.
Fix a hose in minutes and extend the life of your hose with repair menders. Just cut the damaged part of the hose and splice the ends together again with a hose mender.
(Tip: when replacing any broken or damaged hose fittings, take a picture of the area first. Also, label components by letter or number. You’ll know exactly where the various components should go when you’re ready to reassemble.)
Mesh nozzle strainers:
Mesh nozzle strainers can keep the crud out of your tips and prevent clogging.
Keep several mesh strainers on hand to protect your sprayer tips and prolong the life of your sprayer and your productivity.
Lock pins, lynch pins:
Tractor linkage parts allow you to adjust and remove equipment with quick-release applications, but they’re small.
It’s easy to lose lock pins and lynch pins, or place them in “temporary” use in one place, only to find out you need another one elsewhere! Best to keep several spare pins as backup.
Please feel free to call or message us with any questions you may have regarding sprayer parts.