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silverscapes
05-18-2008, 06:31 PM
i need to buy back sprayer so i can spray shrubs and bushes i would like to get a sprayer with some reach

ArizPestWeed
05-19-2008, 10:29 AM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=229726&highlight=backpack

greendoctor
05-19-2008, 01:25 PM
I use a Solo 433 backpack. http://www.solousa.com/store/flypage/motorized_backpack_sprayer/433_motorized_backpack_sprayer.htmlThe original wand and nozzle that comes with the unit is not very good, so I attach a 1/4 quick coupler to the hose end. I now have choice of either a 4' double nozzle wand or an ARAG tree gun. The double nozzle wand is good for anything up to 8' in height and the tree gun will go up to 25'.

gorknoids
05-19-2008, 08:39 PM
I use a Shindaiwa gas-powered backpack. http://www.rgs.com.au/plp/shindaiwa/sprayers.html

I replaced the wand with a variable-pattern pistol grip nozzle with an air-induction arrangement, which lets me go from a really intense fog to blasting a solid stream about 25' in the air, so there isn't much I can't effectively treat in a residential landscape. It is heavier than Hell when full, however (About 90 lbs) and tends to wear me out after a full day. Or maybe it's the 46 years........
Anyway, it has replaced the 35 and 50 gallon tank/hose rigs that we used to use, and it only takes 1 man to operate. It paid for itself in about 3 weeks.

PHS
05-19-2008, 09:21 PM
I searched online but couldn't find a price for the Shindaiwa sprayer, what did it set you back?

ArizPestWeed
05-19-2008, 09:35 PM
I searched online but couldn't find a price for the Shindaiwa sprayer, what did it set you back?


They are about $500 , but they last a long time

gorknoids
05-20-2008, 01:16 AM
It costs less than you can earn with it, and that's what's important.