Back pack sprayers

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by sparechange, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. sparechange

    sparechange LawnSite Member
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    I am in the market for a good back pack sprayer. I would appreciate any input you have on the brand of sprayer to purchase. thanks
     
  2. KDJ

    KDJ LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. AielLandscaping

    AielLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    What does one of those powered units cost...$350-$400? Shindiawa makes a manual pump backpack sprayer I've seen for $85.

    MATT
     
  5. Westbrooklawn

    Westbrooklawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    The only input I can provide is that I HAVE NOT had good luck with Solo backpack sprayers. Seals and diaghram eventually leak, pressure is sometimes poor, etc.

    I have had very good luck, however, with the Solo 2 and 3 gallon pump up sprayers (not backpack).
     
  6. AielLandscaping

    AielLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    i think i got mine for 435.00 or so, but i got it from alamia, and i think they raised their price because i don't remember paying 495.00.. but here's the site anyhow...

    http://alamia.com/products/ECH-SHR2100.html
     
  7. Grasshog

    Grasshog LawnSite Senior Member
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    The only input I can provide is that I HAVE NOT had good luck with Solo backpack sprayers. Seals and diaghram eventually leak, pressure is sometimes poor, etc.


    I agree with Westbrooklawn. Just the parts are easy to come by.
     
  8. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a Shindiawa 3 gal backpack sprayer. I've had very good luck with it so far. I believe it was around $70-75. I bought it from my Exmark dealer.
     
  9. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have solo with no probs you just need to rinse it out after each use. whatever kind you get i would go with a diaphram over the piston because it is better on powder chems.
     
  10. sparechange

    sparechange LawnSite Member
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    thanks for your input. i ended up buying a shindaiwa simply because my exmark dealer carries them.
     

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