Pro-Ap
®
The Professional Applicator
Instruction Manual
FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, CAREFULLY READ THESE
INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE PRO-AP.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warranty........................................................................................................................ 2
Pro-Ap Description / General Use Information...............................................................3
Basic Instructions...........................................................................................................4
PRO-AP APPLICATOR
For Wetting Agent Applications Only
Shower-Type Nozzle
Proven design provides gentle spray while
ensuring uniform coverage. Includes brass
screen which can be removed for cleaning.
Operating Instructions....................................................................................................5
Includes 3/4” Hose
Assembly Gasket
Metering Dial..................................................................................................................7
Maintenance / Safety Precautions..................................................................................8
KALO Wetting Agents.....................................................................................................9
Designation of Parts.................................................................................................... 10
Accessories / Parts Order Form....................................................................................11
Lightweight Durable
Nylon Construction
Weighs only 3 pounds.
Chemical resistant.
UV protected.
About KALO / Contact and Ordering Information..........................................................12
STATEMENT OF LIMITED WARRANTY
KALO, Inc. warrants that this Pro-Ap Applicator is free from defects in material and
workmanship and agrees to the repair or replacement of any defective Pro-Ap Applicator,
free of charge, for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of purchase.
This warranty does not cover damage resulting from anything other than defects in material
or workmanship. Damage caused by misuse, neglect or failure to properly clean sprayer
after each use does not apply.
The warranty described in this statement is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or
implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty or merchantability or fitness for
a particular purpose. There are no warranties which extend beyond the description of the
face hereof.
Proof of purchase in the form of a dated sales receipt will be required. Buyer must, at own
expense, arrange to deliver the Pro-Ap Applicator with sales receipt for warranty repairs
or replacement.
To arrange for warranty service, call 1-800-255-5196.
Outside the U.S. or Canada call the authorized Pro-Ap distributor.
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Pistol Grip Design
Textured handle
provides sure grip
surface. Reduces
operator fatigue.
High Density Poly Bottle
32 fl. oz. size. Easy-to-read
calibrations in both fluid
ounces and milliliters.
Needle Valve Metering Chamber
Engineered venturi siphons and mixes
proper amount of chemical into water flow.
Adjustable Metering Dial
10 additive settings including “water only.”
The knob can be removed to prevent
tampering with a predetermined setting.
GENERAL USE INFORMATION
The Pro-Ap Applicator operates on water pressure. Water flowing over a small orifice
creates a suction that lifts and mixes the active ingredient additive into the spray stream.
The Pro-Ap Applicator was specifically designed to apply KALO turf wetting agents to
dry spots and small turf areas. The applicator design allows for small quantities of liquid
product to be applied with large volumes of water. The Pro-Ap Applicator can be used to
apply liquid fertilizer and micronutrients.
Notice: The Pro-Ap Applicator does not contain a back flow preventer. Your water
system should have an anti-siphon device to eliminate any possibility of contamination
of water sources.
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GENERAL USE
CONTENTS / WARRANTY
Application Time / Water Flow Rate.............................................................................. 6
BASIC INSTRUCTIONS
The Pro-Ap is the only hose-end liquid
siphoning applicator specially designed
for golf course use. This unique applicator
uses a shower type nozzle that provides
a gentle spray while ensuring uniform
coverage. The Pro-Ap is the only applicator
that can apply small quantities of product
at high water pressure and flow rates.
Fill the Pro-Ap bottle with the desired volume of KALO liquid wetting agent that is to be
applied to an individual turf area (32 fluid ounces maximum). Secure the bottle into the
siphon-metering cap inside the applicator. It is recommended to use 2 to 4 fluid ounces
of KALO wetting agent per 1,000 square feet for effective treatment of localized dry spot.
The Pro-Ap adjustable metering dial offers 10 additive settings, including water only. Most
applications of KALO wetting agents using the Pro-Ap are suggested at setting No. 2.
Refer to the Pro-Ap operating instructions for more details regarding use of this hose-end,
liquid siphoning applicator.
Remove the Pro-Ap bottle and
secure its contents with the bottle
cap after use. Always operate,
transport, and store the Pro-Ap in
the upright position when bottles
are attached.
See page 9 of this manual for information
about KALO’s wetting agents.
Follow these steps to operate the Pro-Ap:
1. Before attaching Pro-Ap to hose assembly, flush quick-coupler and hose to clear
debris.
2. Attach Pro-Ap to 3/4” hose.
3. Remove bottle and fill with desired amount of KALO wetting agent before selecting
a siphon setting. Turn metering dial as far clockwise as possible to the “OFF”
position.
4. Attach bottle to the Pro-Ap. During operation and transport, always keep the ProAp in an upright position.
5. Slowly access water by turning quick-coupler key. It is not necessary to access the
quick-coupler or other water source to the full operating position. The Pro-Ap will
siphon at a range of water pressure and flow rates.
6. When ready to spray, turn metering dial to proper setting (1 through 9). The higher
setting will increase siphon rate. See page 7 of this manual to determine proper
metering dial settings.
7. Spray uniformly at a predetermined pace. Typically covering 1,000 square feet of
area in less than one minute.
8. When finished, turn metering dial to “OFF.”
9. Continue spraying with metering dial to “OFF” position to water-in product where
required.
10.Note: If using a water flow shut-off valve with the Pro-Ap, DO NOT shut off
water flow downstream of quick-coupler system while removing quickcoupler key. This causes back pressure to the quick-coupler key and can be
hazardous!
11.Clean the Pro-Ap unit. Follow Maintenance instructions on page 8 of this manual.
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INSTRUCTIONS
INSTRUCTIONS
Using the golf course quick-coupler, hose spigot or pump sprayer as a source for water, the
Pro-Ap can easily apply KALO wetting agent in less than one minute per 1,000 square feet.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
APPLICATIONS
Proper application of product depends upon application time, water flow rate and metering
dial setting.
Water Flow Rate
Determine the water flow rate in gallons per minute (gpm) from the water source being
used. The gpm can be determined by attaching the Pro-Ap to the hose and filling a known
size container. Note the time it takes to fill the container, then calculate the gpm.
Example: If it takes 24 seconds to fill a 5 gallon bucket,
then the flow rate is 12.5 gpm.
(5 gallon ÷ 24 seconds x 60 seconds = 12.5 gpm)
For future reference, note the
amount siphoned per minute
for each dial setting.
Dial Setting
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
ozs or mls
Metering Dial Setting
The metering dial setting determines the
amount of product siphoned from the bottle.
A measurement can be made by filling the
bottle with water and setting the metering
dial to desired setting (No. 2 setting is most
commonly used*). Note: Setting the metering
dial to “off” prevents any siphoning of the
product. Measure the amount (ounces/ozs or
milliliters/mls) removed from the bottle in one
minute.
A separate measurement could be made for
each metering dial setting.
*Note: Remember, viscosity of each product
used will likely alter the application rate and
the metering dial setting. Tournament-Ready
viscosity is such that it should be calibrated
separately.
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Removable Metering Dial
The Pro-Ap metering dial is designed so that it can be removed with a phillips screwdriver.
After the proper dial setting has been determined, removal of the knob will prevent
tampering with the pre-determined setting. To reset the metering dial, reattach the knob.
Using a flat head screwdriver, turn the needle valve insert clockwise until it stops, prior to
reinstalling knob.
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METERING DIAL
APPLICATION TIME / RATE
Application Time
Knowing the water flow rate of the water source, and the amount of product used with each
metering dial setting, helps determine the required application time to apply the proper
amount of product at the proper dilution rate to achieve 1,000 square feet.
METERING DIAL
MAINTENANCE
KALO WETTING AGENTS
After each use, the Pro-Ap must be cleaned to ensure trouble-free operation.
Return unused KALO wetting agent to original container.
SOIL SURFACTANT
Rinse Pro-Ap bottle, refill with clean water and spray for several minutes to rinse out
metering chamber body.
It is important that sufficient water be sprayed through the Pro-Ap to thoroughly clean
metering valve.
Failure to properly clean the applicator after use may cause damage beyond repair.
HIGH PERFORMANCE, LONG-LASTING RESIDUAL,
ENVIRONMENTALLY BALANCED
TOURNAMENT-READY works wherever localized dry spots occur:
golf greens and tees, fairways, athletic fields, and residential and
commercial lawns; reduces the surface and adhesive tensions of water;
assists water’s infiltration and drainage of compacted or hydrophobic
soils; assists in the wetting of heavy thatch and when used regularly,
will eliminate localized dry spots.
• 5 gallon dense-pak (TUR05)
• 30 gallon drum (TUR30)
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
TUR30
TUR05
HYI30
WETTING AGENTS
MAINTENANCE / SAFETY
TOURNAMENT-READY ®
HYDRO-WET ® INJECTABLE
SOIL AND TURF WETTING AGENT
IMPORTANT: Read all instructions carefully before using the Pro-Ap. The following safety
precautions should be observed by all users.
1. Do not attempt to use the Pro-Ap with other
replacement nozzles. Use only the original
Pro-Ap nozzle assembly enclosed (see photo
at right).
Pro-Ap Nozzle Assembly
(Part #LV100)
2. Quick-coupler (water source) can be activated
at less than full flow (1/4 to 1/2 turn) to reduce
water pressure and flow rate. CAUTION: If
using a water flow shut-off valve with the
Pro-Ap, keep water flow to Pro-Ap open
while attempting to remove quick-coupler
key!
FOR INCREASING WATER EFFICIENCY
HYDRO-WET INJECTABLE is designed to enhance the infiltration
and penetration of water applied through irrigation systems. It can be
applied through all conventional irrigation systems or by conventional
ground spray equipment.
• 30 gallon drum (HYI30)
• 265 gallon tote (HYI265)
HYI265
H2O MAXIMIZER™
SOIL SURFACTANT
POLYMER RESIN BLEND
H2O MAXIMIZER is an innovative blend of surfactants that enhance
water infiltration through repellent thatch for more uniform soil moisture;
polymer resin enhances water adsorption to soil particles for increased
soil moisture to the plant rootzone; maximizes plant available water.
• 2 x 2.5 gallon case (HMAX02)
• 30 gallon drum (HMAX30)
3. Do not start spraying until the work area is clear. Treated areas will be slippery.
4. For wetting agent spills, use clay absorbent material and sweep for collection.
5. Always read carefully, and follow use and safety precautions of this operating
instruction manual, and the label of any product used.
6. Read and understand the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings before using
KALO wetting agents or other active ingredients.
HMAX30
MEDALIST ®
SOIL SURFACTANT
ELIMINATES LOCALIZED DRY SPOT, ENHANCES TURF QUALITY,
AND REDUCES WATERING FREQUENCY
MEDALIST soil surfactant, when used in a water management
program, will distribute water more uniformly through the root zone
thereby minimizing; localized dry spot, enhancing turf quality and
reducing watering frequency; can be used with irrigation injection
systems; improves water use efficiency everywhere you irrigate;
provides safe, effective treatment of highly maintained turf.
• 2 x 2.5 gallon case (MED02)
• 30 gallon drum (MED30)
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HMAX02
MED30
MED02
For more information about any of KALO’s wetting agents, visit www.kalo.com or call 800-255-5196 to speak to a KALO representative.
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DESIGNATION OF PARTS
PRO-AP ACCESSORIES AND PARTS ORDER FORM
BILL TO: (If different than “SHIP TO”)
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10#
PRO-AP PARTS
LV100
Nozzle Assembly
16
XLV30
Needle with Insert
Item Description
Price
Each
$21.00
LV100
Nozzle Assembly
XBA10
Lined Plastic Cap for Poly Bottle
$0.25
8
XCA06
Screw for Body Halves (6) 1 1/8”
$0.00
19
XCA12
Screw for Knob (1) 1 3/4”
$0.00
9
XCA18
Screw for Grip (1) 7/8”
$0.00
4,13
XCA42
Screws for Venturi and/or Body Halves (2) 1/2”
$0.00
24
XEM34
Swivel Fitting 3/4”
$9.45
26
XHA00
Hose/Washer 3/4”
$0.20
20
XHA07
Lift Tube
$0.65
XKK03
Pro-Ap Instruction Manual
$0.00
6
XKL01
Brass Screen for Nozzle
$3.25
11
XLV01
Metering Valve Body
$8.95
27
XLV09
Nozzle Ring
$6.50
28
XLV15
Nozzle Body
$9.25
17
XLV23
Metering Knob
$3.50
16
XLV30
Needle with Insert
$6.25
2
XLV40
Outlet Venturi
$5.50
5
XLV45
Inlet Venturi
18
XLV98
Knob & Needle Valve
23
XMCC
Stainless Steel Pins (2) 1/8” X 7/8”
$0.21
XME02
Ring Gasket for Nozzle
$0.85
1
1
Part#
Total $
$5.25
$11.00
2
XLV40
Outlet Venturi
17
XLV23
Metering Knob
29
3
XOR19
O-Ring for Venturi
18
XLV98
Knob & Needle Valve Assembly
7
XME07
Gasket for Nozzle
$0.50
4
XCA42
Screws for Venturi and/or Body Halves (2) 1/2”
19
XCA12
Screw for Knob (1) 1 3/4”
12
5
XLV45
Inlet Venturi
20
XHA07
Lift Tube
XME50
Gasket for Poly Bottle
$0.85
6
XKL01
Brass Screen for Nozzle
22
XNWPAB
Poly Bottle (32 ounce)
10
XMP00
Body Halves (2)
$0.00
7
XME07
Gasket for Nozzle
23
XMCC
Stainless Steel Pins (2) 1/8” x 7/8”
22
XNWPAB
Poly Bottle (32 ounce)
$1.84
8
XCA06
Screw for Body Halves (6) 1 1/8”
24
XEM34
Swivel Fitting 3/4”
15
XOR08
O-Ring for Needle Valve
$0.35
9
XCA18
Screw for Grip (1) 1 3/4”
25
XOR16
O-Ring for 3/4” Swivel (2)
14
XOR12
O-Ring for Body
$0.25
10
XMP00
Body Halves (2)
26
XHA00
Hose/Washer 3/4”
11
XLV01
Metering Valve Body
27
XLV09
Nozzle Ring
25
XOR16
O-Ring for 3/4” Swivel (2)
$0.45
12
XME50
Gasket for Poly Bottle
28
XLV15
Nozzle Body
3
XOR19
O-Ring for Venturi
$0.35
13
XCA42
Screws for Venturi and/or Body Halves (2) 1/2”
29
XME02
Ring Gasket for Nozzle
14
XOR12
O-Ring for Body
XBA10
Lined Plastic Cap for Poly Bottle
15
XOR08
O-Ring for Needle Valve
10
Qty
ACCESSORIES / ORDER FORM
SHIP TO:
*Minimum order of $10.00 per shipment. UPS shipping charges will be added to order.
Mail order with payment to: KALO, Inc., 13200 Metcalf Ave., Suite 250, Overland Park, KS 66213
Phone order to: (800) 255-5196
Fax order to: (913) 491-9146
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ABOUT KALO
Since 1932, we at KALO have operated under a simple philosophy, put our customers first,
help them perform at the top of their game, and take a common sense approach to business.
It’s just common sense.
At KALO, we take best-in-class science, and make it better. We maximize every molecule
to bring affordable and safe products to market that help turf managers and growers work
more efficiently, so they get a higher return on their investments, so they get more from
every dollar.
In the turf industry, we help golf course superintendents, lawn care professionals and
homeowners squeeze every drop of performance from precious water. An early developer
of water management products for highly maintained turf, our wetting agents are proven
to keep moisture where it’s needed, in the root zone. For decades, we’ve provided our turf
managers with common sense solutions for creating healthy and beautiful greens, fairways,
sports turf and lawns, while saving on irrigation and being kinder to the environment.
Look to KALO for solutions. We provide innovative technical support encompassing
formulation development, packaging, label design, shipping and order fulfillment operations.
If you’re a grower or turf manager, it’s common sense to protect your investment with tools
that let you work safely and efficiently, that conserve resources and are affordable. That’s
the science behind what we do every day at KALO.
To learn more about any of KALO’s products,
or to find a distributor near you,
visit www.kalo.com
For other inquiries, call KALO at (800) 255-5196.
KALO, Inc.
13200 Metcalf Ave., Ste. 250
Overland Park, KS 66213
® Pro-Ap, Hydro-Wet, Tournament-Ready and Medalist are all registered trademarks of KALO, Inc.
™ H2O Maximizer is a trademark of KALO, Inc.
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