Backpack Sprayers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Brieldo, Jun 26, 2001.

  1. Brieldo

    Brieldo LawnSite Member
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    I'm wondring if you guys have any insight into which brand/model of backpack sprayers are good for just general application of round-up. I dont want one with a built in blower, but a gas powered model would be nice. Any thoughts you have would be appreciated!:rolleyes:

    Ben
     
  2. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    With a question like that....are you even certified to be spraying herbicides?

    An Echo backpack sprayer works fine for spraying round-up. Carries 3 gallons of mixture and is hand pump.
     
  3. Brieldo

    Brieldo LawnSite Member
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    ONe doesnt need to be certified to spray roundup for his own personal endevours=)

    Ben
     
  4. trimmer

    trimmer LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have the top of the line echo backpack sprayer. I think I paid about 130 dollars for it. Next time I am going to get solo they run around 80 dollars. You don't need a gas powered one it is just extra weight. The backpack is nothing to do.
     
  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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    I have a Solo and hate it, leaks all the time. I also have a SP3 and love it, a much better design!
     
  6. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have the echo 4 gallon. I think it could use a filter (like a screen) before the wand so the tip doesn't clog is a chunk of junk gets stuck. other than that I like it---but it sure would be better with padded shoulder straps (outch ! 4 gallons is like 30 pounds)

    jeffyr
     
  7. lee b

    lee b LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have a Solo and it's been really good. I've had it 5 years, sprayed hundreds of gallons thru it, including liquid nitrogen and haven't had any trouble yet.:blob3:
     
  8. Southern Lawns

    Southern Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    SP3 for me, worth every penny. Ordered online and was on the door step in 3 days. Solid no leaking.
     
  9. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    solo's leak after a while, actually most do. the sp2's and sp3's are nicer, and get the optional support harness. I have seen rechargable backpacks on e-bay going for a hundred bucks or so. You can buy better wands and tips, strainers and check valves to stop the drips at the tip from tractor supply company. good luck. Dave g
     
  10. Turfclippings

    Turfclippings LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    I prefer the Solo over Echo when it buying a sprayer.
    I have one of each and the Solo is easier to use and weighs less. The price is about the same. Solo is less pumping the handle verse the Echo can ware u out.
     

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