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Mikegyver
01-28-2012, 09:59 PM
I am looking for a good backpack sprayer for spraying roundup. What is the best one for the money? I do not want to spend more than $100 on one. Also, safety is really high on the list. I cannot have one that leaks. I have had reactions before right after I have sprayed a lot (I am not directly blaming it but I am not discounting the possibility). This was when I was using roundup that comes with its own sprayer...NEVER going back to that :hammerhead:
Mike

ed2hess
01-28-2012, 10:34 PM
This is easy....Shindaiwa sp415 or sp45bpe. All the Stihl and Echo just don't hold up if you use them a lot. The sp45bpe has a very good harness system.

Mikegyver
01-28-2012, 10:43 PM
How long will the stihl/echo ones last as compared to the Shindaiwa?

weeze
01-29-2012, 12:24 AM
i just bought a stihl sg20 yesterday for $114.

http://i39.tinypic.com/2h6fyma.jpg

orangemower
01-29-2012, 09:35 AM
i just bought a stihl sg20 yesterday for $114.

http://i39.tinypic.com/2h6fyma.jpg

That's a nice sprayer Jason. I don't remember you mentioning that you have your pesticide license. Why would you need a sprayer that big if you don't have a license to spray?

grass-scapes
01-29-2012, 10:03 AM
SG 20s have a very fragile hose and wand system. Ive had 3 of them and each one had issues with the hose or wand. Expensive to replace just that part too....Im using the echo ones right now. Same company that makes the husqvarna sprayers and many other brands.

ed2hess
01-29-2012, 04:41 PM
Neither the Echo or Stihl company filled up their backpack and walked with it for the entire day. The strap system kills you and as it empties the straps riders off the shoulders. And in third year that fancy stihl had straps ate up by the sun. The spray pattern on some units is not good and that stihl has to be pumped big time if you spray constantly. Go over into the pesticide section and ask them what is best.

Mikegyver
02-04-2012, 09:55 AM
Is this the right sprayer- http://www.shindaiwa-usa.com/Products/Sprayers/SP40BPS.aspx
Dealer quoted me 119.99...sound right?

Florida Gardener
02-04-2012, 10:22 AM
I use redmax and they are awesome. Your going to have to spend $120 or so if you want quality. Anything under that is crap IMO.
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ed2hess
02-04-2012, 01:06 PM
Is this the right sprayer- http://www.shindaiwa-usa.com/Products/Sprayers/SP40BPS.aspx
Dealer quoted me 119.99...sound right?

No...sp45bpe....should be less than $100

weeze
02-04-2012, 01:19 PM
That's a nice sprayer Jason. I don't remember you mentioning that you have your pesticide license. Why would you need a sprayer that big if you don't have a license to spray?

:laugh: just because i don't mention it doesn't mean i dont' have it. :hammerhead: although i dont' spray pests with it i spray weeds with it. :cool2:

Richard Martin
02-04-2012, 01:57 PM
I use a Solo sprayer. You can buy them at most places and they're around $100. They're also made in Virginia by Americans for an American company.

Florida Gardener
02-04-2012, 02:18 PM
I use a Solo sprayer. You can buy them at most places and they're around $100. They're also made in Virginia by Americans for an American company.

I bought a solo from hd 2 yrs ago and it was junk. It was $90 too. Leaked everywhere.
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Richard Martin
02-04-2012, 02:21 PM
I bought a solo from hd 2 yrs ago and it was junk. It was $90 too. Leaked everywhere.

Shoulda bought from a OPE dealer. Mine is 5 years old and other than the straps, I've had no troubles. They were the standard at one time.

Emerald Coasting
02-04-2012, 05:00 PM
heres what you need - http://www.jacto.com/sprayers/backpack/hd400.html
holds up from getting beat around on trailer or back of truck. cheap replacement parts. you won't be soory.

andyslawncare
02-04-2012, 07:02 PM
echo. Never had any problems. Good gaskets still after 3 years.

Mikegyver
02-05-2012, 09:30 AM
No...sp45bpe....should be less than $100

I did not ever see that model in the catalog or on the site...must be discontinued
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Mikegyver
02-05-2012, 09:34 AM
Never mind.... http://www.shindaiwa-usa.com/Products/Sprayers/SP45BPE.aspx
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SouthSide Cutter
02-05-2012, 10:18 AM
Got all Echoes in backpack and handheld. Both are good but like someone said who ever designed them didnt use them. If they did they would have made alot of changes. Cant hardly buy anything any more that you dont have to work on.

ReddensLawnCare
02-05-2012, 10:56 AM
:laugh: just because i don't mention it doesn't mean i dont' have it. :hammerhead: although i dont' spray pests with it i spray weeds with it. :cool2:

I see the smilies, but you are joking right
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ed2hess
02-05-2012, 11:15 AM
echo. Never had any problems. Good gaskets still after 3 years.

No straps across the front of the chest to keep straps on your shoulders as the sprayer gets close to be empty. And for some reasons the straps seem to just degrade quickly in the sun and the pumps don't seem to last.

Glenn Lawn Care
02-05-2012, 01:23 PM
I have a solo sprayer and I like it.

weeze
02-06-2012, 12:33 AM
I see the smilies, but you are joking right
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yeah i am sortof. :laugh:

Mikegyver
02-06-2012, 08:26 AM
heres what you need - http://www.jacto.com/sprayers/backpack/hd400.html
holds up from getting beat around on trailer or back of truck. cheap replacement parts. you won't be soory.
Looks like Jatco may make shindaiwa sprayers....