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backpack sprayer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bigviclbi, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 894

    I was wondering if anyone had any preference on a backpack sprayer. This will be my first year with weed control(take the test in march).I live by the beach and everyone has gravel yards, no grass as the people are weekenders. There is one big company around that does it and all my customers were looking for me to add this service as they weren't thrilled with the present company's service. Any suggestions? Thanks I appreciate it.
  2. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 963

    Try the search button on the green bar above and type in backpack sprayer. I have seen several posts with good insight into backpack sprayers in the past, including rechargeable ones.
  3. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 894

    I know about the search, the only problem with a search is half the time you get an answer and the other half are posts from blowhards.I think "Get a License" is used in every other post. then a long argument occurs. I did a search and found a few answers out though thanks alot.
  4. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 698

    look at solo backpack sprayers. Well constructed and I've never had a problem with mine.
  5. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 976

    I use a Shindiawa and haven't had any problems with it.
  6. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 846

    Thats what I use.
  7. Luscious Lawns

    Luscious Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    All my hand tanks are Solo. They are easy to work on and parts are readly avaliable. Also think about the tips. The solid plastic will wear and distribute an un-calabrated pattern. Keep fresh nozzles on hand. I'm thinking of getting the ceramic inserts for longer life.
  8. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    Sorry y'all , Solo is junk!
    I used 4 of them for 2 years and the lids leaked .
    I can make them stop for 5 weeks or so then back to herbicide running down my back.
    I used them all and the best one I've found is the SP 3 .

  9. lordohturf

    lordohturf LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Posts: 173

    Solo did have a problem a few years ago with the lids leaking. It was a plastic mold issue which has since been solved. The nice thing about Solos is
    that you can replace any part if it breaks. Parts are readily available at Lesco.

    The Piston Pump is much easier to work on than the Diaphram.
  10. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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