Quik Spray stands the test of time

What gives you 25 years of hard work, zero repairs and consistent performance?

Meet Don Roderick (pictured with his original Quik Spray unit), a local Quik Spray owner.

He paid a visit to the Quik Spray office to repair his remote control for the first time in more than 25 years.

After owning his Quik Spray system since 1995 with no troubles, he was thrilled to tell the team how successful and consistent his spray system had been.

"It's still working, and this is the first time it's been repaired," Mr Roderick said.

"It's never had anything go wrong with it.

"It still has the original motor which has never been touched. It even still has its original hose."

It's never had anything go wrong with it

Quick Spray owner Don Roderick

Running a family property of 1000 acres, a quarry and a successful earth-moving business on Maleny-Kenilworth Road, QLD has been no easy feat for Don.

The undulating, steep terrain has certainly been a challenge, with Don noticing that the hills are getting steeper every year. The Quik Spray system has been ideal for his property.

"I remember Dad saying to me, "It'll all take the farm off you, the lantana, wild raspberries, even the trees will take it all off you". If I stopped spraying for five years, the farm would be completely gone," Mr Roderick said.

After hearing about a neighbour purchasing one of the first Quik Sprays in the area and seeing how good it was and bought the biggest one available at the time with a nine-horsepower motor.

With strong pressure and remote-controlled retractable hose reels, the Quik Spray has saved time and drastically reduced fatigue levels while spraying, eliminating the need to manually rewind the hose.

"I did one season without the automatic rewind and that was a nightmare," Mr Roderick said.

The Quik Spray is set up on a spray-dedicated vehicle which is used primarily to scale the steep, rough terrain around the vast property.

"Ever since we bought the unit brand new, it was bolted on to this 1976 International and it's never been off," Mr Roderick said.

"Everything that's underneath it that could get torn off, is long gone and there's no exhaust pipe, nothing.

"All it's got basically, is the engine and a good set of brakes. That's all you need."

Not only has the Quik Spray system proven its worth in the battle against weeds, but it's also come in handy for controlled burns.

Don was so thrilled with the high-pressure performance of the spray unit that he even uses it to degrease his work trucks, simply by filling the tank with water and increasing the pressure.

"It's certainly proven its worth over the years," Mr Roderick said.