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Old 06-18-2012, 09:27 PM
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Please someone, is their a better way to hold my backpack sprayer?

I want a quick and easy, yet sturdy solution to stabilizing my backpack sprayer in the bed of my truck. I typically wedge it between my toolbox and a cargo bar, but I want something simple that I can have near the rear of my truck at my tailgate. Any suggestions, products, pictures of your homemade rig you can share?

I have a SP Systems backpack.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:18 AM
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Install a couple of hooks or tie down loops on the rear side of your bed with a bungee of the correct length to wrap around the backpack. Mount the tie down points a little above the height of the cap so you can hook the bungee around the cap. You also can mount a piece of PVC to slip the wand into.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:11 PM
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That's funny, I have the same problem. I usually lay a fert bag on it in the bed of the truck but when I'm low on fert it's a problem. I was talking today about building out of wood something to hold that and the spreader.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:02 AM
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I bungee mine to my tie down hooks in my truck bed nearest the cab.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:35 AM
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I just put them in the bed against the back tail gate and then use a bungee to hold them down. I can do that for up to three sprayers. The wands become a pain once the cap holders wear out.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:55 AM
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I just use a short bungie.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:33 PM
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Any other ideas? Ideally it should have a chain or steel cable to lock it down to prevent theft. And ideally it should be some sort of secret latch--so that it can be unlocked instantly by your employees that know the secret. You don't want some teeny boppers stealing one and spraying the local football field.

And what is the best way to secure the wand? Magnetic? Velcro? Short plastic pipe? Both?
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:52 PM
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I agree the wand is a pain. I dont have a wand holder so you have to be careful not to drop 4 gals of mix plus tank on top the wand and snap it. To boot, my bp doesnt have a top handle so you swing it over into the truck by the straps. Not the best scenario.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:56 PM
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Bump- I just opened treatment company to coincide with lawn & landscaping. I am running with gas powered backpack sprayers to start. Need a good idea to hold them stable in truck bed.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:59 PM
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I turn them around and use the tailgate as one wedge and a cargo bar as another. Zip tie some PVC to the cargo bar to hold the wands.
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