Old 03-05-2001, 11:53 AM
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Southern Lawns Southern Lawns is offline
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Looking into a backpack sprayer for most of the residential weed control in beds. What is a good brand to buy and are there any to stay away from? How many of you use a spraying vest? Is leaking a real problem? This is my first full season and thanks to all of you I have added some nice features to our business that have really made me stand out amongst the comp. Thank you and keep up the great work.
Yes, I'm sure you could find someone to do it cheaper but will you be happy after you do?
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Old 03-05-2001, 02:02 PM
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Solo 425 mine is 7 years old and still working very well.
I use two for turf and one for tree care.Home Depot has them
and parts are easy to got through landscape catalogs.
Note: to keep the the filler cap from decaying, leaking and
seizing up, apply grease to the gasket, NOT OIL.
Average price is about $ 85 to $ 90.
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Old 03-05-2001, 04:51 PM
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SOLO is a good choice, spend the extra few dollars and get the model with the fold up handle! Can be had about anywhere as well as parts.
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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Old 03-05-2001, 06:19 PM
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think about the tank model. It has a shoulder strap that is kind of worthless but I just went to a tarp shop and gt a wider one. I like the tanks better because of they are easier to get on and off, and they are easier to fill. Just for me. I have about 20 of them. Use one each for different solutions. I get the 3 gal from forestry supply. Like them lots. Here is the site. https://secure.forestry-suppliers.com
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Old 03-05-2001, 10:37 PM
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I have a 4 gallon Shindaiwa. I would also concider the Solo brand.

If you choked a Smurf, what color would it turn?

I'd give my right hand , if I could be ambidextrous!
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