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Backpack Sprayer

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by rpearlberg, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. rpearlberg

    rpearlberg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    I'm looking for a backpack sprayer for my yard (mainly to kill the whole yard so I can start over). I'd like to stay around $75 or under...

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 826

    Lowe's sells a Roundup brand 4 Gal backpack piston pump for $65. I have one that I use to spray glyphosate.
    I think I paid $70 for my Lesco 4 gallon piston pump backpack from JDL (John Deere Landscapes)
     
  3. rpearlberg

    rpearlberg LawnSite Member
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  4. tdr6874

    tdr6874 LawnSite Member
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    bump up to $100 range and you will have one for years and be able to service it, rather than a disposable one....look at solo sprayers if you open your wallet a bit more...they can do much more if you get the right one...all sprayers are not the same, chemicals like chlorine will kill many or acids will too...some have aggitators in them and allow you to use powders instead of liquid only....but for the money i say solo are the best.
     
  5. rpearlberg

    rpearlberg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    So which solo should I get? Again this is mainly for roundup to kill weeds...
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  6. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you're just spraying round up, I'd just go with the Round-up brand one from Lowes for $65. It's the cheapest I've seen. It works fine for spraying glyphosate and comes with multiple tips if needed.
     
  7. tdr6874

    tdr6874 LawnSite Member
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    Let us know how the round up one is working in a few years. I bought 2 of those before I got the king backpack sprayer "spo-v" and have sprayed everything through that one with no issues at all. It's been said buy cheap...buy often, buy quality....and buy it once.
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  8. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
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    I understand that concept. However, for his case, It sounds like he just needs it to kill off his personal yard to re-do the yard. No reason to spend a bunch of money when he's not going to use it as often as we professionals would.

    I bought one of them to spot spray glyphosate. I use my other backpack sprayer to spray the rest of the chemicals through.
     
  9. rpearlberg

    rpearlberg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    After doing a little more searching, I think I'll go with the Chapin 61900 over the Solo. Better reviews and cheaper...

    Thoughts?
     
  10. S&M Landscapes

    S&M Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    I like the stihls personally, all my solos leak.
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