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Old 12-07-2011, 07:09 PM
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Shurflo srs600 replacement pump?

Anyone got a lead other than from the factory? They wanted $156 plus labor to replace mine. I can buy a whole new unit for not much more. And I can definitely replace the pump myself.

I only got 15 months out of mine BTW. Used religiously every 6 weeks for 3-4 days at a time & only a gly/scythe mix. Cleaned thoroughly after each use & service says the valves are shot. (had to run it on 3-4 for any pressure)
Maybe I just got that 1 outta 5000 that sucked....I notice Gemplers no longer carries them though.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:12 PM
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Take a look at Flojet pumps.
http://www.dultmeier.com/products/search/7480
Maybe they would fit your situation. Remember, sometimes the factory claims of performance of any pump are a bit optimistic, especially after a year of heavy wear, and a bit of wire corrosion. Or...if the battery voltage falls below about 12.5.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:02 PM
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We have about a dozen Shurflo SRS backpacks. When they fail, it's usually a bad battery or a bad pump. Sometimes the fuse, but that's easy. Every spring, we take our non-working SRS units to http//www: sprayers.com They repair the ones that are easilly fixed, but sometimes they say we're better off just buying a new one. Sprayer Specialtes charges about $190 for a new one, but I have found them as low as $169 on ebay -- free shipping & no tax.

Bottom line -- I would not consider any other backpack sprayer, cuz the SRS has served us well....even with the drawbacks they have.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:23 PM
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Not sure if I'd buy another, to be honest. I mean really....
15 months=68 weeks / every 6 weeks = 11.33 times it was put into service
at about 4 days per = 45 days of total usage.
Again this was for only gly apps in mulch beds. Not entire lawn apps.
Sure it worked great during that time, I'll give it that. I'm just really disappointed in the reliability compared to the short amount of time it was used. More so the cost to repair/replace. I can't believe the cost to replace essentially a "throw away" pump is $150+

Sorry just ranting a little.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:13 PM
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might look into the fastpac....


i think my srs is going to die this year seems like the pump is real weak this is the one i use for roundup only which i use maybe 6times a yr i am looking at the fastpac
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:16 PM
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might look into the fastpac....


i think my srs is going to die this year seems like the pump is real weak this is the one i use for roundup only which i use maybe 6times a yr i am looking at the fastpac
I looked at those initially but didn't see a lot of reviews anywhere about them. I did hear positive words about the shurflo so went that direction.

Looking at Fastpacs site I see they offer an extended warranty for a fair price. Hell even replacement pumps are only $79...About what I'd expect to pay for a non-serviceable "throw away" pump.
I'll probably go that route after the holidays wind down & things get back to normal.

Thanks all.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:08 PM
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I looked at those initially but didn't see a lot of reviews anywhere about them. I did hear positive words about the shurflo so went that direction.

Looking at Fastpacs site I see they offer an extended warranty for a fair price. Hell even replacement pumps are only $79...About what I'd expect to pay for a non-serviceable "throw away" pump.
I'll probably go that route after the holidays wind down & things get back to normal.

Thanks all.
let me know how you like it. i am looking at them also but it might be march or so before i get one...
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let me know how you like it. i am looking at them also but it might be march or so before i get one...
Well I normally don't dig up old threads but I'll make an exception because its relevant.

Just bought a Fastpac recently & thought I'd give a brief but honest opinion about it.
They were taking pre-orders serveral weeks ago & knocked the price down a bit so I figured what the hell.
Now this is only MHO but it seems this unit is definitely geared more towards spraying exterior buildings or blanket apps...NOT gingerly spraying gly around beds. The output compared to the Surflo unit is definitely more. Add to that, the wand puts out a rather large cone pattern and you get a TON of drift & bounce....LOTS of bounce
If I had to guess I'd say it'll wet a spot about 2'x2' with your arm at 45* & the pump on one...if that makes any sense. Not something that can be used around annuals or anything delicate. There's simply to much "Kool Aid" coming outta the wand. Then the drops bounce & break into several drops making the pattern very big.
I can't comment yet on the pump simply because I haven't used it enough to say if it'll give me any headaches. I bought the extended warranty though so no worries.
The wand...Hhmmm. Well its brass but the connections I have a problem with. Once the connection from the lance to the handle broke simply putting it away. It seems the connections are a bit brittle. Had to get an entire replacement lance because the connector is glued to the lance....$12 shipping. A week later the threaded part of the tip cracked. Again under light stress from setting it down. That too seemed a tad brittle.
So I cut off the quick connector on the hose & put on a Solo wand with stainless lance. Something I can easily get parts for locally...I think it'll tighten up the spray pattern as well. (I'll know this week)

The optional fg-120 gun that looks similar to a jd9 I bought as well. Thinking I'd use it for blanket apps in shrubs (insecticide, hort oils...whatever)
According to their description it's adjustable "from fine to pencil stream".
Yeah it'll do a stream but "fine" it does not. I described it best to Fastpac as similar to pissing in the wind. They informed me I had to order the $12.xx smaller tip to get a smaller droplet. Nah I'll pass.

Personally I think its a bit on the pricey side for what you get. The spray gun at $45 and the wand at $45 also (I don't at this moment see them on their site) are really high priced if you need a replacement.

The battery I haven't tried running it completely down yet but lasted a full day. I wouldn't expect more than that seeing how the pump works harder than the Surflo (same battery too)

I'll try to remember to revisit this thread after this summer or if the pump craps out on me sooner than expected.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:34 PM
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Take a look at the TSC stores pump.
http://www.tscstores.com/Pump-High-F...2V-P13897.aspx

The smaller version--about 1 gal per min is about 56 dollars. Give them a call.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:05 PM
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I haven't found an issue with the pump on my unit, but the battery life is a little disappointing. If you leave the battery set for even a day or two, it drops most of its charge and goes dead on the first lawn you set foot on. Now thats frustrating. I have to remember to charge it every single day regardless of usage so that it is dependable.
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