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ecoguy
11-01-2010, 04:02 PM
I'm looking for the best of the best. I do a ton of spraying in my biz and most sprayers I've used last months. I need years.
I realize maintenance is a HUGE factor in determining how long a sprayer lasts, still, maintenance aside, I'm looking for the best.

I've used Stihl and Solo.

Suggestions????

HOGBEAR
11-01-2010, 07:56 PM
Try redmax with internal piston pump had mine two years so far, and have not had to do any repairs to it at all.
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Fresh_Cut
11-02-2010, 04:01 AM
I'm looking for the best of the best. I do a ton of spraying in my biz and most sprayers I've used last months. I need years.
I realize maintenance is a HUGE factor in determining how long a sprayer lasts, still, maintenance aside, I'm looking for the best.

I've used Stihl and Solo.

Suggestions????

I just went through this when shopping for mine.

I would like to know what issues you had with the Stihl because that's the kind I went with.

My primary reason for going with the Stihl SG 20 is because they generally make good products, along with it having a different design with the piston in it's own compartment for pressurization then it feeds the pressure to the hose. So the tank with the liquid is not pressurized at all. After being informed of this I thought it would last longer.

I paid $115+tax for mine at my dealer. I don't use it that often yet, but I plan to.

ICT Bill
11-02-2010, 08:50 AM
I remember reading a thread a while back and the company said that their sprayers lasted longer when the were stored empty everyday, why I am not sure but they said they got twice the life out of them when doing that

robtown
11-02-2010, 08:51 AM
I use there backpack mister and have used it for 4 yeas with out a problem.

phasthound
11-02-2010, 09:27 AM
I have a Solo Mist Blower for sale, $399.00.
http://www.solousa.com/store/browse/motorized_mist_blowers.html

ecoguy
11-02-2010, 10:42 AM
Barry. Tell me more...

phasthound
11-02-2010, 11:55 AM
What do you want to know?

jeasley
11-02-2010, 03:12 PM
I am in this neck deep also. Purchased a Stihl sprayer a month ago, and have only run a couple of tanks through it. I filled it up Friday, and ugh, no pressure. Tried to take it back to the dealer for replacement and no go. They won't swap it, wanted to work on it, but they don't stock the seals for it. Long story short, I went somewhere else and bought a Solo. So far I like it. I ended up going back to my Stihl dealer, and told him that another Stihl dealer said he would have given me a new one, and the Solo dealer said he would have swapped it. My dealer agreed to swap, on the condition that Stihl will honor it. If not he will charge me.

I am really disappointed in the Stihl product and my dealer's service, I liked the Stihl alot, but don't have time to leave it with the dealer to fix it for 1 week every month.

We shall see what happens.

HOGBEAR
11-02-2010, 03:19 PM
Thats why I like the redmax, great produt great service.
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roccon31
11-02-2010, 08:22 PM
if you want the best, look for a birchmeier. of course, with external pumps and alot of shiny metal parts, you will pay over 300 bucks for it, but they are the cats meow.

fwiw, i bought a solo diaphragm backpack at home depot for 90 bucks. its a leaky POS just like every other sprayer ive ever owned.

ecoguy
11-02-2010, 10:12 PM
I am in this neck deep also. Purchased a Stihl sprayer a month ago, and have only run a couple of tanks through it. I filled it up Friday, and ugh, no pressure. Tried to take it back to the dealer for replacement and no go. They won't swap it, wanted to work on it, but they don't stock the seals for it. Long story short, I went somewhere else and bought a Solo. So far I like it. I ended up going back to my Stihl dealer, and told him that another Stihl dealer said he would have given me a new one, and the Solo dealer said he would have swapped it. My dealer agreed to swap, on the condition that Stihl will honor it. If not he will charge me.

I am really disappointed in the Stihl product and my dealer's service, I liked the Stihl alot, but don't have time to leave it with the dealer to fix it for 1 week every month.

We shall see what happens.

Yeah man, I had the exact same experience. No pressure on the Stihl. I had great customer service but they couldn't fix it either. Weird right?

I wonder if the motorized sprayers work well?

Anyone?

HOGBEAR
11-02-2010, 10:19 PM
Yeah man, I had the exact same experience. No pressure on the Stihl. I had great customer service but they couldn't fix it either. Weird right?

I wonder if the motorized sprayers work well?

Anyone? certain ones do work well, the gas ones are great if you can handle the price.
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