Desi and Kris Groover developed Phloa / Tucan’s Pneumatic Sprayer to meet the need for a better small liquid sprayer for perimeter pest control application or interior service in large buildings. They found handheld sprayers inadequate to provide the consistent volume of solution needed, and the pressure inadequate to reach remote areas like 2nd story eaves and areas behind shrubs near buildings. Also the handheld sprayers needed to be replaced often which put a hit on the bottom line.
During the many iterations of development much was learned about existing sprayers and their inadequacy. The result of our endeavor is a sprayer / liquid applicator that does far more than originally intended. Desi says “We did everything wrong by today’s market standards, rather than develop a product that will need to be replaced in a month or two, we produced a quality sprayer that should last a lifetime with many non-proprietary components that are purchased online or at the local hardware store”. That is just the way we roll!!!
So, they set out with to develop a high quality sprayer with the following “wish list” in mind:
Ability to hold a large amount of solution (10 gallons)
No need for manual pumping
Quiet and consistent
Well constructed using durable materials that will last a long time
Very easy to maintain and clean
Can be maneuvered easily and is small enough to navigate any standard residential doorway.
Finally, in 2014, after two and a half years in development, they introduced their “dream machine”. The TuCan met and exceeded all of their expectations. And, in the process, they found the unit actually has many more uses than originally intended. In fact, anything that can be accomplished with a small handheld sprayer can be done better, quicker, and easier with a TuCan pneumatic sprayer!
The Phloa / TuCan Pneumatic Sprayer is designed to be used in a numerous industries for a variety of applications, including:
Pest control and extermination
Paint, industrial glues and liquids
De-icing small aircraft
Turbine washes for small jets
…and many, many more!