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Best 4gal backpack sprayer

What is the best backpack sprayer?

Lesco, Redmax, Shindaiwa, Echo, Solo (lescos are rebranded solos, right?), or which sprayer do you think is best?

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I don't know about the best, but I have a couple of the Redmax BM46I sprayers and have been real happy with them. I like the fact that all the connections are at the top of the tank, so you have less potential for leaks.
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Redmax sprayer section on their website is blank. are they still made?
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The local dealer told me Oregon sprayers he said are better than stihl sg 20, and are only $80-$90. Looking at getting 1 or 2 sprayers for myself next season.
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The local dealer told me Oregon sprayers he said are better than stihl sg 20, and are only $80-$90. Looking at getting 1 or 2 sprayers for myself next season.
Thans for input!

Anyone else?

And, can you clean roundup out of a back pack sprayer to spray other chems on lawns? and how?
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Thans for input!

Anyone else?

And, can you clean roundup out of a back pack sprayer to spray other chems on lawns? and how?
I'm pretty sure you can use the cleaner for sprayers to do that, but I don't take chances and have a dedicated glyphosate (Roundup) backpack sprayer. It saves a lot of time especially when you need to spray Roundup and a selective herbicide on the same job site. It's a pain to capture and properly dispose of the rinsate after cleaning.

I looked at the Redmax site and you're right, their sprayer section is blank. Maybe they're discontinuing the sprayers. I've heard good things about the Jacto sprayers, but no personal experience with them, they just look to be well engineered.
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Think I will for the Lesco/solo 4 GAL BP. can get one for $79.99
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I think most backpack sprayers have an air pressure reserve tank that holds about a half-gallon. When the solution gets into the air tank--its almost impossible to drain the solution and clean it.

Can anybody confirm this? Is there a method to remove the glyphosate solution from the air chamber?
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I think most backpack sprayers have an air pressure reserve tank that holds about a half-gallon. When the solution gets into the air tank--its almost impossible to drain the solution and clean it.

Can anybody confirm this? Is there a method to remove the glyphosate solution from the air chamber?
I think I will get 2 sprayers..... not worth the risk.. Thanks!
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You might want to look at these videos:http://snyderfarm.rutgers.edu/Backpa...rs-Video3.html

When I was up at the Rutgers Turfgrass Research Field Day in 2013, they said that they tested all backpack sprayers and recommended the Shindaiwa with a large internally mounted piston pump, that is now owned and manufactured by Jacto.
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