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Old 05-03-2008, 01:33 PM
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Electric Back Pack Sprayer?????

Guys

The time has come to buy some new Back Pack Sprayers. While I don't want all electric Back Packs, I would like at least one for spot spraying turf weeds. What can you all tell about them?????
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:50 PM
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You won't regret spending the money on a shurflo backpack sprayer. It has great pressure easy to use and an adjustable nozle.
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:32 PM
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Ric i have a shurflo srs 600 i got off of ebay and love it...i plug it in the charger the night before i want to use it so its fully charged and use it for roundup and other stuff it works great had for almost a year not a problem with it....

its got a few different pressure settings also...i won't go back to a pump sprayer again.....
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:24 PM
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Thanks guys

Two vote and no negatives, I guess I will try a Shurflo, I have had success with their 12V pumps. I only hope they have a truck charger????
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:39 PM
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Ric,

I have the Shurflo as well, and I use it for exactly that too...Spot Spraying.

The owners manual has some discussion about "Cycle Time" when spraying....I think it's 30 seconds, then you need to have some off time, so you dont burn up the pump motor......I am sure you will read it.

Also it does not have a fillwell screen like the Birchmier.......Mabey you can make your own to keep inside of tank very clean.

It has 4 speeds (PSI Pressures) and I almost always use #1 speed. There is a small button under the bottom center of the sprayer.....# of times you press it determines speed. When you are done with job, you hold button in for 3 seconds (shuts on demand pump power off) and spray 1 weed to releave the line pressure.

I take the battery out every 2nd day, and charge with plug charger.......Red light, taking a charge...Green light fully charged..

I do not know if they have a truck 12V charger.

I use a tee jet flat fan turbo nozzle (Blue) Comes with the Plastic Tee Jet Wand, and adjustable cone nozzle....I don't like the nozzle it comes with.


I fits nicely to the back with a contour, and nice sturdy wide straps.


I like it 2 seasons now.


Enjoy it.

Pete
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:00 PM
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Thanks Pete

Nozzles and filters I can work around with no problem. It is the charge I worry about. My memory isn't what it used be and I know I will run out of charge because I forgot to charge it.
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:54 AM
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there are problems with the Propack shurflo.
The padding makes you sweat , a lot .
the pump wars out and is impossible to replace .
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Old 05-04-2008, 01:07 AM
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there are problems with the Propack shurflo.
The padding makes you sweat , a lot .
the pump wars out and is impossible to replace .
You bring up an important point about the pump WARS. War has always concerned me. The last War I was in, I got shot at and almost killed. At my age I no longer heal like I did in my 20's. Are these pump WARS a out and out danger to me if I buy the electric Back Pack Sprayer????
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Old 05-04-2008, 01:28 AM
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Ric , do you wnat to see how you too can make your own elel back pack ??
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:13 AM
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ric be careful of car chargers some batteries show big lose of life when used alot
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