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Backpack Sprayers

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by erhager, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. erhager

    erhager LawnSite Member
    Posts: 104

    How many of you licensed applicators actually use backpacks to apply your pre emergents and fertilizers, so forth?
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,877

    I use them but just for spot treating broad leaf weeds, spraying round up, insecticides and fungicides
  3. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    Depends , if I'm out to do premergent treatments , I take my 100 gal with power sprayer .
    If it's a small job , like 2-3 thousand sq ft , and I don't have my rig , I use my BP .
    I have desinged an Ele Back Back that I use daily .
    Wanta see it ?
  4. viking72

    viking72 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    Solo 425s for small jobs and cutting in on bigger jobs.
  5. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,341

    I would not do pre emergants or fertilizers on turf with a back pack. Can't ensure the flow rate will be that precise. The only time I ever used a bp for pre emergants was for a bed spray (works great, do it all the time) or for spot spraying "hot spots" for crabgrass (curb strips, etc.)
  6. erhager

    erhager LawnSite Member
    Posts: 104

    Yea lets see it
  7. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,988

    Ditto I use my spacesaver or my 6gal electrics for anything more than spot treatment
  8. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

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