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Old 03-05-2001, 10:53 AM
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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.
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Old 03-05-2001, 01:02 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, 03:51 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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Old 03-05-2001, 05:19 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, 09:37 PM
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I have a 4 gallon Shindaiwa. I would also concider the Solo brand.
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