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Comparison Sheet

 

Feature

Do it yourself

SlipStream

 

Piping

PVC?

Steel-braided high pressure hose

 

Motor

Try and burn

 
 

Pump

Try and seize

High-pressure industrial pump

 

Nozzles

Try and clog

High flow

 

Minimum water pressure needed to function

70 PSI?

1 PSI

 

Amount of release agent applied varies with water pressure

Probably

No

 

Dilutes release agent

Probably in bursts

Homogenously

 

Covers complete truck bed

Probably unevenly

Completely

 

Sprays truck apron

Probably not

Yes

 

Prevents drivers from double-dipping

Probably not

Yes

 

Clogs up

Probably

No

 

Sensitive to wind

Most probably, even with wind skirt

Very little

 

Damage caused if truck drives thru with the box up

Probably severe

Minimal or none (ask us how)

 

Trailer mount and portable

Maybe

Yes

 

Amount of space taken

Probably large goal posts

Little (arch)

 

Assembly

Multitude of parts

None

 

Installed by vendor

Do your own

Included

 

Appearance

Home made

Heavy duty

 

Expandable

Maybe

Yes

 

Patent pending

Perhaps

Yes

 

Being taken down and replaced

Eventually

No

  Total cost

Who knows

<$11,900



 

Optional features

Do it yourself

SlipStream
 

Remote control touch screen

Probably not

Yes

 

Automatically lowers concentration to match product in each silo
(for instance, top, base, conventional and polymer)

Very unlikely

Yes

 

Automatic winter blow-down

Probably not

Yes

 

Reports

Most likely not

Yes

 

Sprays hoods or cabs

Most likely

Extremely unlikely

 

Sprays aggregate trucks

Most likely

Extremely unlikely

 

Allows less release agent for tandems than for semis

Probably not

Yes

 

'Runway lights' guides truck at the right speed; ask the driver to “follow the rabbit”

Probably not

Yes

 

Detects and warns if a tarped truck drives under the sprayer.

Extremely unlikely

Yes




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