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sparechange
09-25-2002, 09:05 PM
I am in the market for a good back pack sprayer. I would appreciate any input you have on the brand of sprayer to purchase. thanks

KDJ
09-25-2002, 09:15 PM
www.northerntool.com

SP

AielLandscaping
09-25-2002, 09:17 PM
i've got an echo smr2100. it costs quite a bit more then a pump style backpack, but i think it's worth the extra money.

http://www.echo-usa.com/prods_item.asp?Model=SHR-2100&Category=SPRAYER

walker-talker
09-25-2002, 10:20 PM
What does one of those powered units cost...$350-$400? Shindiawa makes a manual pump backpack sprayer I've seen for $85.

MATT

Westbrooklawn
09-25-2002, 10:27 PM
The only input I can provide is that I HAVE NOT had good luck with Solo backpack sprayers. Seals and diaghram eventually leak, pressure is sometimes poor, etc.

I have had very good luck, however, with the Solo 2 and 3 gallon pump up sprayers (not backpack).

AielLandscaping
09-25-2002, 10:36 PM
i think i got mine for 435.00 or so, but i got it from alamia, and i think they raised their price because i don't remember paying 495.00.. but here's the site anyhow...

http://alamia.com/products/ECH-SHR2100.html

Grasshog
09-26-2002, 01:14 AM
The only input I can provide is that I HAVE NOT had good luck with Solo backpack sprayers. Seals and diaghram eventually leak, pressure is sometimes poor, etc.


I agree with Westbrooklawn. Just the parts are easy to come by.

TJLC
09-26-2002, 05:33 AM
I have a Shindiawa 3 gal backpack sprayer. I've had very good luck with it so far. I believe it was around $70-75. I bought it from my Exmark dealer.

keifer
09-26-2002, 06:58 AM
I have solo with no probs you just need to rinse it out after each use. whatever kind you get i would go with a diaphram over the piston because it is better on powder chems.

sparechange
09-27-2002, 10:03 PM
thanks for your input. i ended up buying a shindaiwa simply because my exmark dealer carries them.

walker-talker
09-28-2002, 12:06 PM
How do you like your Shindiawa? Are they hard to pump?

MATT

Turfdude
09-28-2002, 07:16 PM
I like my birchmeyer - although it see limited use. You can pick-up a few extra 2.5 gal. containers and keep them w/you (or fill from your truck tank like we do). We primarily use it now for lawns that have only a few weeds in the back yard and we don't feel like peeling off a lot of hose for a little spraying.

Bob

sparechange
09-30-2002, 04:48 PM
I used the Shindaiwa sprayer to apply Fusilade 2 to my own lawn. If I was going to try and make a living applying chemical, I would buy a powered sprayer. It worked well but keeping the pressure up on the sprayer requires a lot of pumping!!!