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Back Pack Sprayer

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by ecoguy, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. ecoguy

    ecoguy LawnSite Member
    from Duncan
    Posts: 234

    I'm looking for the best of the best. I do a ton of spraying in my biz and most sprayers I've used last months. I need years.
    I realize maintenance is a HUGE factor in determining how long a sprayer lasts, still, maintenance aside, I'm looking for the best.

    I've used Stihl and Solo.

    Suggestions????
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2010
  2. HOGBEAR

    HOGBEAR LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    Try redmax with internal piston pump had mine two years so far, and have not had to do any repairs to it at all.
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  3. Fresh_Cut

    Fresh_Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 304

    I just went through this when shopping for mine.

    I would like to know what issues you had with the Stihl because that's the kind I went with.

    My primary reason for going with the Stihl SG 20 is because they generally make good products, along with it having a different design with the piston in it's own compartment for pressurization then it feeds the pressure to the hose. So the tank with the liquid is not pressurized at all. After being informed of this I thought it would last longer.

    I paid $115+tax for mine at my dealer. I don't use it that often yet, but I plan to.
     
  4. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,116

    I remember reading a thread a while back and the company said that their sprayers lasted longer when the were stored empty everyday, why I am not sure but they said they got twice the life out of them when doing that
     
  5. robtown

    robtown LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 223

    I use there backpack mister and have used it for 4 yeas with out a problem.
     
  6. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,560

  7. ecoguy

    ecoguy LawnSite Member
    from Duncan
    Posts: 234

    Barry. Tell me more...
     
  8. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,560

    What do you want to know?
     
  9. jeasley

    jeasley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    I am in this neck deep also. Purchased a Stihl sprayer a month ago, and have only run a couple of tanks through it. I filled it up Friday, and ugh, no pressure. Tried to take it back to the dealer for replacement and no go. They won't swap it, wanted to work on it, but they don't stock the seals for it. Long story short, I went somewhere else and bought a Solo. So far I like it. I ended up going back to my Stihl dealer, and told him that another Stihl dealer said he would have given me a new one, and the Solo dealer said he would have swapped it. My dealer agreed to swap, on the condition that Stihl will honor it. If not he will charge me.

    I am really disappointed in the Stihl product and my dealer's service, I liked the Stihl alot, but don't have time to leave it with the dealer to fix it for 1 week every month.

    We shall see what happens.
     
  10. HOGBEAR

    HOGBEAR LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    Thats why I like the redmax, great produt great service.
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