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Old 05-12-2005, 06:34 AM
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Home Cheapo Sprayer needs re-placing

I would like to get a good sprayer for round-up purposes only. It seems like my Home Cheapo (Round Up brand) just won't hold up.
I was also wondering if it is bad for a sprayer if you leave round-up in the tank for extended time periods?
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Old 05-12-2005, 07:59 AM
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I leave roundup in mine all the time.

Just to beat all the "do you have a license" police...Florida has a round up license for lawn companies that don't spray lawns, just use roundup for hard to deal with places.
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Old 05-12-2005, 08:12 AM
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I would think that if you are a homeowner and using small amounts, and you have it sitting in there all the time, it is rough on the seals. Try a Solo or Echo brand. I would washout and rinse after every use. If you are an LCO and using it everyday, I would just buy replacements and leave it in the sprayer.
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Old 05-12-2005, 08:32 AM
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I got a four gallon solo backpack sprayer with a two spray head boom for about $120. Solo is a good brand and very durable. I looked at Echo but they were more expensive. Echo, I think makes a good product, but the Solo is just as good, thats what we have always used on the farm.

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Old 05-12-2005, 09:23 AM
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Lowes sells Sp Systems Best Quality/Value

Searched here [and later posted] for what others feel is the best backpack sprayer to replace my old one.
I heard that SP Systems makes about the best out there, they make the Echo backpack sprayer btw, along with the brand I found at Lowes.
A friend said he got his Solo at Lowes so thats where I went. [I wasn't having any luck locating a SP Systems backpack sprayer in Memphis.]
I didn't find the Solo, but found they were selling a Landscaper's Choice 2, made by SP Systems.

It is a 4-gallon diaphram sprayer. Very good quality. Paid under 80 dollars [US]

{The plunger to the diaphram is stamped SP2.}

Has the chemical resistant material for diaphram and O-rings.
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Old 05-12-2005, 11:39 AM
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i have only used the solo packs. they are readily available both plunger and diaphram. never any major problems...if you take care of them you'll get a lot use..
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