back pack sprayers

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by mikeshere89, Apr 25, 2003.

  1. mikeshere89

    mikeshere89 LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 117

    i am going to use a back pack sprayer to spray mec amine-d on a half acre yard (my own) is it hard to do this? by that i mean knowing where u been and not overlapping to much, anyone have any tricks, also i just put down a prem last week is it ok to put down a weedkiller already, i am noticing dandilions
     
  2. cemars

    cemars LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    Tricks? watch where your going, not what your doing. Always have a point to which you are walking, otherwise its easy to get off track. Other options, use a spray dye such as tracker or put down a granular post emergewith a spreader. As far as conficts with a pre, none.
     
  3. Read the label, some pesicides say there must be a 45 day interval between applications.

    Swissmex/Spray Systems is what I have for back packs.

    There is also a dye you can add to your tank mix that will show you where you applicated and where you didn't.
     
  4. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    I know about the Lesco dye, is there any other? Also, could food coloring be used? LGF, I was considering the SP Systems but couldn't find them local. I went with the Echo piston/dia combo sprayer. I'd like to know if you've had any problems with your SP sprayers and which ones do you have?
     
  5. kppurn

    kppurn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 426

    I bought the SP0 sprayer at the beginning of this season and it's worked well so far. I ordered mine from Northern Tool.
     
  6. I think it is Becker-Underwood that makes a dye also.

    Had mine for many years with 0 problems.
     

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