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Old 10-16-2011, 09:42 PM
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Backpack Sprayer 4gal.

Who makes a good Backpack Sprayer, a 4 gal, can you give me a model number? Going to use it for spraying Herbicide.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:46 PM
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We use Birchmeiers and Stihl backpacks. They are both good. The Stihl is much cheaper.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:13 PM
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stihl is all we use any more, they seem to last a little longer
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:36 PM
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Echo MS-50. I order them online from Norwalk Power Equipment. Used to be Free shipping. Not sure now. They've been the best I've ever owned. I'm sure there are better for more $$$. I've owned all brands in the same price range.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:59 PM
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I've used this one this summer. It doesn't spray a lot but I've probably run 50 gallons thru it. Battery life is pretty good, it should be the battery is new.
You can't beat the price.






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Old 10-16-2011, 11:24 PM
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I've used this one this summer. It doesn't spray a lot but I've probably run 50 gallons thru it. Battery life is pretty good, it should be the battery is new.
You can't beat the price.






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The price looks cheap for an electric. How's the quality???
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:28 PM
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Other than the harness I've had nothing break or wear out.
And it wasn't the harness so much as it was the stitching that broke loose.
So far I've got no complaints.
I charged the battery when I got it, and once after pumping about 50 gallons.


For $99 if it lasts one or two seasons and you have to buy another one it'll end up being comparable to a much more expensive one.

I've got a Solo pump back pack sprayer that is done for. 2 seasons and hasn't sprayed any more than the battery powered one. The pump mechanism cratered on the Solo.
It cost pretty much the same as the battery powered one.
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Other than the harness I've had nothing break or wear out.
And it wasn't the harness so much as it was the stitching that broke loose.
So far I've got no complaints.
I charged the battery when I got it, and once after pumping about 50 gallons.


For $99 if it lasts one or two seasons and you have to buy another one it'll end up being comparable to a much more expensive one.

I've got a Solo pump back pack sprayer that is done for. 2 seasons and hasn't sprayed any more than the battery powered one. The pump mechanism cratered on the Solo.
It cost pretty much the same as the battery powered one.
I've got 4 MS-50's. One of them is 4 yrs old, the other 3 are 3yrs old. I've never done anything except lubricate them occasionally. At certain times of the year we put 20-25 gals through them each week. I paid $119 for them. I think they may be like $129 now.
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Other than the torn stitching on part of the harness it looks/acts like new.

I'll have a lot better idea next year this time.
I do plan on buying another one in the spring.
I have one with roundup and one with turf weed control. Both are for touch up.
Big jobs I tell the customers to get some one with the big job equipment.
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:48 AM
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Shindaiwa SP45- 4.5 glns, heavy but very durable, rigid plastic wand; excellent for heavy duty.

Solo - lightweight, flex plastic wand; good for medium duty.

Round-up - cheap, lightweight, flex plastic wand; good for light duty.

Battery pack: how much more weight do you want to carry?
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