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New Products added – 1/4″ NPT Stainless Steel Threaded Nozzles 

Chris has been busy adding threaded & quick connect nozzles to the website.

Ideal for use in high pressure applications, such as pressure washers.

You can see the full range of 18 sizes on our website by clicking here.

You can see the nozzle output chart by clicking here.

Spotlight on IK Professional Sprayers

IK professional sprayers are characterised by their manufacture with high quality materials and by their design, conceived by professionals for professionals. IK sprayers are equipped with safety systems such as: pressure relief valves, automatic air release systems in case of accidental opening, locking of operating handles and UV-resistant materials to prevent accidents and misapplications.

There is an IK sprayer for every need and every industry – including the food sprayer designed for liquid butter, oil, brine and sugar; find the one that best suits your needs:

The IK MULTI Pro 9-12, and IK Multi 6-9-12 sprayers are characterised by maximum performance in terms of ergonomics, ease of use and safety. They offer a professional spraying solution to achieve optimal results in a wide range of sectors.
They are designed for maximum strength and versatility with the most aggressive chemicals. See the range here

  • Particularly resistant to acids. Ideal for use in:
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Industry and maintenance
  • Automotive and detailing
  • Pest control
  • Epidemics & virus control
  • Air conditioning (HVAC)

The IK e 15 BS sprayer is a backpack battery sprayer manufactured under high standards of quality, robustness, reliability, and safety. It offers a professional spraying solution thanks to its easy operation, simple maintenance and battery life.
It includes a 4 nozzle special kit for disinfection and pest control. It offers two working positions that allows users to select the most suitable operating mode for each type of application and droplet size. More details here

Sectors in which to use

Cleaning and disinfection

Pest control

Epidemics & virus control

The IK ALK 9 sprayer is designed to spray a wide variety of chemicals in the cleaning and disinfection industry. It offers a robust and resistant design to be used in cleaning work in food processing companies, kitchens, ovens, floors, glass, as well as graffiti removal on walls.
Especially suitable for alkaline substances, alcohols and acetones. Shop the range here.

Use in

  • Building & construction
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Automotive and detailing
  • Epidemics & virus control

The IK FOAM professional sprayers manufactured for the generation of dry, dense and durable foam. Designed to be used with chemical agents with surfactant properties for applications in professional cleaning, sanitation and disinfection, HVAC system cleaning, vehicle washing and detailing, as well as for the disinfection of food processing areas and industrial kitchens.
Using foam increases the time of contact between the chemical and the surface to clean, useful when cleaning of fabrics and upholstery avoiding the excessive soaking that generates the appearance of fungi and bacteria. The sprayer is equipped with three mixers which allow user to vary the type of foam by choosing between wet, intermediate or dry foam.
Connector for compressed air included which allows to be pressurized by means of a compressor in addition to manually. More details here.

Cleaning and disinfection, especially carpets and upholstery

Automotive and detailing

The IK INOX/SST 6-10 sprayers are characterized by their great robustness, ease of use and quality of materials. They have been created for use with vegetable and animal oils, low-viscosity release oils, neutral (non-chlorinated) cleaning agents, hydrocarbon-based solvents, lubricants and petroleum products.
The IK INOX/SST 10 includes a connector for compressed air. Find them here.

Use in

  • Building & construction
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Industry and maintenance
  • Pest control

The IK METAL 6-10 sprayers are characterized by their great robustness, ease of use and quality of materials. They have been created for use with vegetable and animal oils, low-viscosity release oils, hydrocarbon-based solvents, lubricants and petroleum products.
The IK METAL 10 includes a connector for compressed air.

Use in

  • Building & construction
  • Industry and maintenance

The IK HC TR 1 professional sprayer has been designed and manufactured with materials of maximum resistance to be used with vegetable and animal oils, hydrocarbon-based solvents, lubricants and petroleum products.It is ideal for use in the automotive industry for tasks such as cleaning brakes, removing tar stains and removing silicone from the bodywork prior to painting.The Trigger HC 1.5 is optimal for industrial applications of protection, degreasing and lubrication, as well as wood treatment.
This sprayer is ideal for isolated works on small surfaces. Shop the HC TR1 here

Use In

  • Building & construction
  • Industry and maintenance
  • Automotive and detailing
  • Pest control

The IK Teat Sprayer is the perfect tool for milking processes, in the prevention of mastitis, lowering somatic cell counts and avoiding cracked teats. It has been designed with high quality and resistant materials. More information here

The IK FOOD 1.5 is a food sprayer specially manufactured with materials fully compatible for contact with all types of food. Food certification according to European CE and American FDA regulations.
It is the best spraying alternative in the food sector. With the IK Food 1.5 you can spray all types of liquid food such as oil, milk, melted butter, vinegar, water, brine, syrup, etc.. You can see them here.

Sectors in which to use

  • Food

Colour Friday – showing support for independent business

As a small independent business, we’ve never offered Black Friday discounts across our whole range. We don’t have bulk buying power or the margins to offer huge discounts, and we cannot compete with back- bedroom sellers who hold no stock, and are content to make the tiniest of profits on what they sell.

Rather, as an independent with in depth product and application specialists, able to supply most items next day from stock in order to keep you working; tomorrow we celebrate the Colour Friday Campaign by Holly Tucker (founder of Not on the High Street and Holly & CO) ❤️💛💜💚🧡💙 as an alternative to Black Friday, 

As Christmas approaches, please buy from your local small businesses; and support your local independent cafe and restaurant traders as much as you can. Celebrate the colour, the quirkiness and the expertise they bring to your neighbourhood.

Sprayer Gift Selection

With just 15 despatch days before Christmas, we have compiled a list of our favourite sprayers suitable for gifting to the serious or beginner gardener! Our delivery partners are reporting massive workloads so place your order early to ensure your package reaches you in time.

For the professional, or someone with a large garden we recommend the Berthoud Pro confort 2000, one of our most popular sprayers with professionals, its padded straps make it perfect for operator comfort when using for long periods. The Cooper Pegler classic range has been in production for 40 years and is still a customer favourite for simplicity and durability.

For smaller gardens and greenhouses etc our picks are the Matabi Berry sprayers with their superbly designed easy to fill lids, translucent tanks and side carry handle. Cooper Pegler Maxipro in a choice of capacities, enduringly popular with professionals and home users.

For anyone looking for power sprayers, we have a Marolex battery powered backpack in 7 or 12 Litre versions, as well as a superbly useful 20 litre battery cart sprayer. Our final selection is the Matabi easy plus 5 litre electric sprayer, which is perfect for use within greenhouses and poly tunnels.

All sprayers have spare part and accessories available. To see our full range click here

RHS Shows now open for bookings

Booking is open on the RHS 2022 flower shows for visitors and trade exhibitors. Stand space is availabe for floral and plant exhibitors, accessories and traders and of course for garden designers. You can find out more from the RHS official website here.

The show series will begin with the Malvern Spring Festival from the 5-8 May 2022, while the fabulous Chelsea show takes place between the 24-28 May, and the final show in September is at Wisley. All show dates can be found here.

Are you baffled by your backpack sprayer?

If you are confused by repair kits, or simply short on time the Agratech Service and Repair option could be just for you!

For a small fee* our sprayer expert will strip and examine your sprayer, provide you with a disgnostic report and then repair and service as required.

Contact us now to ask about this service


*Fee must be paid upon booking and does not include spare parts, service kits or return delivery to you. Sprayer repair must be pre-booked. Terms and conditions apply.

Be Winter Ready

The clocks have changed, and we’ve had our first Autumn frost. Time to think about your seasonal grounds and facilities management.

We are proud to stock Cemo professional grade spreaders: highly robust machines designed specifically for winter salt and grit, and operate efficiently in icy conditions
By using CEMO spreaders you will save valuable time and can precisely meter the quantity of material spread, thus saving spreading material and protecting the environment as well

The spreaders were developed for all­ purpose use with a variety of spreading materials such as salt, gravel, sand, oil­binding agents, seed, fertiliser or quicklime. Available in push-along, towable and vehicle mounted versions, Cemo spreaders are suitable for commercial and private use.

Cemo spreaders are used in industrial operations, schools and public buildings, railway stations, parks, office buildings, hotels, building management facilities, etc; as well as private homes and estates. Check out our full range:

Cemo Spreader Range

Orders are shipped direct from the UK, delivery within 3-7 days. Order yours now.

Trade Show News and Links

After a lengthy break, trade shows have returned. Take the opportunity to get out and reconnect with industry colleagues, and see what’s new:

FUTURESCAPE SPRING

15 March 2022 More details here


LAMMA SHOW – agricultural machinery, equipment and technology

4-5 May 2022, NEC Birmingham More details here


CEREALS EVENT

8-9 June 2022, Oxford. More details here


LANDSCAPE

28-29 Sept 2022, NEC Birmingham More details here


SALTEX – Sports Amenities Landscaping Trade Exhibition

2-3 November 2022, NEC Birmingham. More details here


Holiday Park & Resort Innovation

2-3 November NEC Birmingham Official Website here


FutureScape – shaping the future of UK Landscaping

15-16 November Excel, London Official Website here


All details correct when published. Please check show organisers websites for current info before booking travel and accommodation.

Agratech Update and Thank-you

Welcome to our first blog post in a while, keep reading for updates, industry news and special offers!
Firstly, we wanted to say a HUGE “thank you” for your business during the many lockdowns. Your orders, big and small, were very much appreciated and certainly kept us extremely busy.
We also wanted to apologise that customer service suffered a little during this time, as we focussed our efforts on getting your orders out, sometimes with just one team member, as we juggled isolations, home schooling and the lot! Looking forward, and with a new member soon joining the team, we will implement live chat, alongside telephone sales and technical support.

Agratech 4 Day week operating from 25 October

As the season draws to a close, we have decided to operate on a 4 day week basis until Christmas. This means that orders will be shipped Monday to Thursday only.

There will be no order collection, customer service or technical help on Fridays. Orders placed from late Thursday (12 noon cut-off time) to Sunday will be despatched on Monday.

Remember, you can order 24/7 from our website

Winter Jobs: Repairing and Servicing your Garden Sprayers

https://www.tidyingwithtania.com

As the dull, drab weather and Lockdown3 continues, you might decide to put your time to good use and tackle some ‘garden’ jobs like tidying out the shed, planning this years vegetable planting, and servicing your sprayers!

Hopefully, you cleaned it out after it’s last use, before storing away. if not, you might find that the lance (wand) has been frost damaged, or you may have misplaced your nozzle cap! We have replacement lances for all major sprayer brands – Cooper Pegler, Berthoud, Matabi, Marolex, IK, Mesto, Hardi, Cuprinol and Ronseal – most of the standard replacement lances are listed here, and you’ll find triggers and lance O’Rings, washers and nozzle holders within the section for your sprayer type, from here, along with extension lances and boom kits.

Service Repair and Seal Kits containing most of the seals, springs and small internal parts you need to give your sprayer a good pre-season overhaul can be found here.

For Cooper Pegler Maxipro, Classic and Series 2000 sprayers, many small parts can be bought individually, with parts drawings available to help you identify the correct part you need. They can be found here

We have collated useful videos showing simple stripping, rebuilding and repairing of some of the most popular sprayer brands on our YouTube channel.

If you need any help to find the right parts for your sprayer, please don’t hesitate to contact us. During Lockdown3, the best way to do this is by email as we continue to operate on a reduced staffing basis.