How to Operate CCI Custom Spray Trucks

This set of short instructional videos steps you through how to operate different parts of CCI's custom spray trucks.

The examples are for Plant Health Care (PHC) spray trucks, but many of the procedures apply to other vehicle designs as well. When requesting a quote, make sure to let us know how you'll be using the truck and any specifications you require so we can design it to best fit your needs. To see spray truck designs we offer, visit our custom truck page here.

Jump to a specific how-to video below:

  1. Go to the video for Gas Powered Pump Operation
  2. Go to the video for PTO Powered Pump Operation
  3. Go to the video for Overhead Fill Operation
  4. Go to the video for Eductor Operation

PHC Spray Truck - Gas Powered Pump Operation Tutorial

This instructional video demonstrates how to operate the gas-powered pump on CCI's custom PHC trucks.

Video Length: 2 Minutes 56 Seconds


Before we begin the process of using the gas-powered pump, now is a good time to visually inspect the manifolds, tanks, hoses, and hose reels for leaks and worn or damaged parts. Once that is done, check the oil level for the pump. The oil reservoir is located on the back of the pump. Using the dipstick, check the oil level in the Honda engine.

After checking both oil levels, we move on to the regulators. Ensure that the ZETA-120 regulator bail is pushed back. You also need to make sure the brass GAMMA-242 regulator bail is pulled forward.

Next, open the suction valve for the tank you want to use as well as the return valve for the tank you want to return water to. Here, we are sucking from tank 1 and returning to tank 1. You can also transfer liquid to another tank by opening the return to another tank instead of tank 1. Open the valve for the gas-powered pump.

On the Honda engine, located on the side is the choke, throttle, and ignition. Turn the ignition and start the engine. If necessary, pull the choke lever forward and turn the ignition until the engine starts. Once the engine has started, push the choke lever back. Once the engine has reached operating temperature, increase engine speed by pulling the throttle lever towards you.

Pull the ZETA-120 regulator bail forward and push the brass GAMMA-242 bail backward. Keep the ZETA-120 regulator pressure setting to the upper end of your working pressure. You are then able to adjust the pressure by turning the knob on the brass regulator clockwise to increase pressure. Open the valve to the hose reel you want to use. The hose reel is now ready to operate.

To reverse this process, close the hose reel valve. Pull the brass GAMMA-242 regulator bail forward and push the ZETA-120 regulator bail backward. Using the throttle on the engine, idle it down for 30 – 60 seconds. Finally, turn the ignition off.

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PHC Spray Truck - PTO Powered Pump Operation

This instructional video demonstrates how to operate the PTO-powered pump on CCI's custom PHC trucks.

Video Length: 3 Minutes 27 Seconds


Before we begin the process of using the PTO-powered pump, now is a good time to visually inspect the manifolds, tanks, hoses and hose reels for leaks and worn out or damaged parts.

Before starting the unit, check to ensure the oil level in the sight glass on the side of the UDOR GAMMA-242 pump is filled to the center dot. Once completed, turn the strainer assembly valve to the off position. Next, unscrew the nut and remove the cap from the strainer assembly. Remove the strainer and inspect it for damage to either the screen or the O-rings.

After inspection is complete, reinstall the strainer assembly by replacing the cap on the strainer housing and secure it by screwing the nut back on. Turn the strainer assembly valve to the on position. Start the main truck engine and engage the parking brake.

At the regulators, ensure all valves are closed. Open the suction and return valves for the tanks that you will be using. Turn the PTO switch to the on position. The PTO powered pump is now ready for operation. Push the brass GAMMA-242 regulator bail backward and open the valve for the hose reel you wish to use. Tap RPM switch down momentary to activate remote engine RPM control. Slowly apply pressure to the pressure regulator while at the same time slowly increasing engine speed.

To apply agitation to a given tank, open the agitation valve for that tank. For agitation, it is recommended that pressure no higher than 200 PSI be used. If you are using agitation, the performance of the hose reel will decrease. Set the pressure desired for hose reel operation; partially open the agitation valve for the tank you will need to agitate. Readjust the pressure desired for hose reel operation.

To turn the pump off, reverse this process. Decrease pressure at the pressure regulator while at the same time slowly decreasing engine speed. Close the valve for the hose reel that was in use and pull the brass GAMMA-242 regulator bail forwards. Turn the PTO switch to the “off” position. Close the valves for the tanks that were being used.

After ensuring all valves are closed and pumps are turned off, The truck engine can be shut off.

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PHC Spray Truck - Overhead Fill Operation Tutorial

This instructional video demonstrates how to operate the overhead fill on CCI's custom PHC trucks.

Video Length: 1 Minute 3 Seconds


Lift the arms on the valve assembly to remove the cap from the main valve. Then connect your water source. Open the main valve. Pull the knife valve knob towards you for the tank you will be using. Open the fill valve for that same tank.

Now, turn on the water source. The operator must maintain a watch to ensure tanks are not overfilled.

When fill is completed, turn off the water source and close the fill valve for the tank that was used. Then push the knife valve knob in. Replace the cap and close the arms to secure it in place. Close the main valve.

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PHC Spray Truck - Eductor Operation Tutorial

This instructional video demonstrates how to operate the eductor on CCI's custom PHC trucks.

Video Length: 2 Minutes 5 Seconds


This unit is equipped with an eductor bowl setup, enabling the injection of dry powders and liquid chemicals in the operation tank.

To use the eductor bowl, first decide which pump will be used during eduction. In this demonstration, we will be using the gas powered ZETA-120.

Next, decide where the mixed chemical will be sent to. Ensure all valves are closed. For the given tank, open the suction and return valve.

Start the Honda engine by turning the ignition, using the choke if necessary. Open educator lid and add the desired chemicals. Close the lid after the chemicals have been added. Push the brass GAMMA-242 regulator bail backward and pull the ZETA-120 regulator bail forwards.

Adjust pressure needed for operation. Optimal pressure is 200 PSI. Then, open the eductor valve. To flush the educator bowl, partially close the return valve for the tank that was in use to allow the educator bowl to fill up. Then, fully open the valve to empty the bowl.

Close the eductor valve. Push the ZETA-120 regulator bail backward and pull the brass GAMMA-242 regulator bail forwards. Once the engine has idled down for 30-60 seconds, it can now be shut off.

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