How Investing in the Right Equipment Will Make You Money Contributed by Guest Blogger: Martin McGuane, owner and operator of McGuanes Landscaping and Tree Service, Enfield CT
In the beginning, back when I launched my lawn care fertilization service, we started with a spreader and a hand can to spray weeds. It wasn’t long before we realized that we spent almost as much time filling the hand can as we did spraying the weeds, so we invested in a 10 gallon hand can on wheels. I was so happy to be able to treat three times the amount of square footage before refilling the tank.
Continuing to Invest
Once again we found ourselves being inefficient in the amount of time spent filling and mixing instead of spraying weeds so we decided to upgrade to a 200 gallon sprayer with a hose, reel and pump. This was by far one of the best investments I have ever made.
In the mornings we would fill the sprayer and for the rest of the day we would use the 300 feet of hose on a reel to spray without filling or pumping the hand can. With our new sprayer we were able to substantially increase efficiency and production. We doubled the number of lawns we treated during the course of the day.
Depending on the size of your business, choosing the right equipment can increase productivity. In my case, all three sprayers got the job done, but the 200 gallon sprayer with reel, hose and pump got it done much quicker.
Our Tree Spraying Business
We went through the same process with our tree spraying service. We started with a small 200 gallon sprayer on the back of a pickup truck. We could only spray one mix at a time so we had to make a return trip to the same property if we needed two mixes. We decided to buy a larger truck and put two sprayers on it. Now we can pull up to a property and spray two mixes in one stop. Once again, we doubled our production. Whether you have one sprayer on a pickup truck or two sprayers on a larger truck, or even a dual tank sprayer…all get the job done, but one is definitely the least efficient of the three options.
Dual tank sprayers such as the Kings Sprayers Dual Tank Skid Sprayer are a great way to maximizing the utility of spray equipment. With two 50-gallon tanks, this sprayer is great for tree spraying and can be used in truck beds, utility vehicles or trailers.
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