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RD 12
10-08-2008, 01:58 PM
Looking to up grade from an aerosol striping machine. What are some of the better name brand bulk sprayers out there. My budget will probably only handle a Co2 or compressed air model.:usflag:

10-08-2008, 11:30 PM
I'll try to remember to get the name of the one the guy uses at our local high school tomorrow or soon. It is a good one and he is good at using it. I have watched him and know taking care of the machine (keeping it clean) and how you handle the paint is important.

dura to the max
10-10-2008, 02:31 PM
weve had the best luck with titan. i dont care much for Graco.

10-13-2008, 04:08 PM
I watched some guys striping our high school football field the other day. They only use aerosol cans. This has got to cost alot more money then 5 gallon buckets of paint. Why would they do it this way?

RD 12
10-13-2008, 04:32 PM
The aresol machine runs between 75.00 to 150.00, Paint machines start at 800.00 and up.

10-13-2008, 09:14 PM
Here are some options for you...........




10-15-2008, 12:19 AM
RD 12,
I finally remembered to ask my friend at school today. He uses the CO2 powered Pioneer Striper 'Bright Striper.' Here is a link (http://www.pioneerathletics.com/html/bs1400_prod.html) to it. It does a nice job but it takes a good operator to use it and meticulous maintenance.

10-18-2008, 04:40 PM
See if you can talk to a rep from Pioneer or another company and ask if they have used units. I got a nice used one from the rep that came to the school district I used to work for. May be worth a shot.

01-22-2009, 01:20 AM
i dont know if your still looking , but if you have the capitol , id suggest going with an electric sprayer .....

i have to check the brand name of ours we have 2 push behind electric sprayers ..... 5 gallon hoppers ....

last time i had to use spray cans a case of 12 cans was like $54 and we needed 6 cans to do 1 soccer field.... we have 4 ...

we buy the Latex field paint in 5 gallon pails from our local paint distributor and then dilute it into 10-15 gallon with water ..... depending on the events schedule and the brightness were looking for .... the more you dilute it with water the faster it fades out .... Last purchase was $32/5gal pail /

couple of things .....VERY MAintenance intensive ... If you dont clean them out well then they can be a royal pain to get primed and spraying ..... Biggest spare part to have on hand is a bunch of spray nozzels .... I find that you are better off Putting a "Clean Nozzle" in before every use . We hen clean the nozzles in a local co's Ultrasonic cleaner

Finally we have replace the onboard chargers at least 3 times in the last 5 years at over $100 a shot ..... finally went out and bought a $35 smart battery charger from Home depot and have not had a problem in over a year ....

hope this helps ..

RD 12
01-25-2009, 05:43 PM
Steve, If you can get me the name brand I would appreciate it. I have until the beginning of Baseball to get the sprayer I want. I'm most likely getting an electric sprayer W/ two nozzles to paint the stripe. Right now I'm using spray cans and i would like to change.

01-26-2009, 01:11 PM
no problem , I will get it for you ...

KGR landscapeing
02-07-2009, 10:47 AM
The Star liner or britestriper 1100 r both electric and both work really well. I personaly have never used The 1400 so i cant say how that works. I would think its safe to say that if u go past the 1100 that u should go right to the 3000 its airless and its gonna put down some serious paint.

Company Man
04-03-2009, 04:10 PM
We have been using a machine from the Kromer company, they are kinda expencive but if you have lots of fields to stripe it is well worth the expence.http://www.kromerco.com/

Field General
04-03-2009, 07:03 PM
I have been using the same Pioneer Brite Striper since 1993 It has never failed to perform for me. All I do is clean it with water after every use and occassionally I will fill it with pioneer PHD cleaner and let it set overnight and rinse it in the morning. I always remove the tips and screens after each use and clean them with PHD cleaner.

I must admit that I completely tear it down at the end of each football season. I give it a thorough cleaning at that time and order any new parts I feel need replaced.

I also have an extra co2 bottle which makes it nice, fewer trips to the welding supply shop.

I like it because there are no moving parts to break down. If your striper fails you during football season you have big problems.

I think a new one runs about $1400.00 But I am not sure.

04-28-2009, 03:03 PM
RD 12,
The Toro Line Painter 1200 is an exceptional machine. It is gas-powered, has a 12-gallon capacity, 2-speed self-propelled, total paint flow control based on nozzle selection, and has an express clean system. Go to Toro.com and type it in the search box.