Electric Back Pack Sprayer?????

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Ric, May 3, 2008.

  1. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Guys

    The time has come to buy some new Back Pack Sprayers. While I don't want all electric Back Packs, I would like at least one for spot spraying turf weeds. What can you all tell about them?????
     
  2. J.J.

    J.J. LawnSite Member
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    You won't regret spending the money on a shurflo backpack sprayer. It has great pressure easy to use and an adjustable nozle.
     
  3. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ric i have a shurflo srs 600 i got off of ebay and love it...i plug it in the charger the night before i want to use it so its fully charged and use it for roundup and other stuff it works great had for almost a year not a problem with it....

    its got a few different pressure settings also...i won't go back to a pump sprayer again.....
     
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks guys

    Two vote and no negatives, I guess I will try a Shurflo, I have had success with their 12V pumps. I only hope they have a truck charger????
     
  5. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ric,

    I have the Shurflo as well, and I use it for exactly that too...Spot Spraying.

    The owners manual has some discussion about "Cycle Time" when spraying....I think it's 30 seconds, then you need to have some off time, so you dont burn up the pump motor......I am sure you will read it.

    Also it does not have a fillwell screen like the Birchmier.......Mabey you can make your own to keep inside of tank very clean.

    It has 4 speeds (PSI Pressures) and I almost always use #1 speed. There is a small button under the bottom center of the sprayer.....# of times you press it determines speed. When you are done with job, you hold button in for 3 seconds (shuts on demand pump power off) and spray 1 weed to releave the line pressure.

    I take the battery out every 2nd day, and charge with plug charger.......Red light, taking a charge...Green light fully charged..

    I do not know if they have a truck 12V charger.

    I use a tee jet flat fan turbo nozzle (Blue) Comes with the Plastic Tee Jet Wand, and adjustable cone nozzle....I don't like the nozzle it comes with.


    I fits nicely to the back with a contour, and nice sturdy wide straps.


    I like it 2 seasons now.


    Enjoy it.

    Pete
     
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks Pete

    Nozzles and filters I can work around with no problem. It is the charge I worry about. My memory isn't what it used be and I know I will run out of charge because I forgot to charge it.
     
  7. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    there are problems with the Propack shurflo.
    The padding makes you sweat , a lot .
    the pump wars out and is impossible to replace .
     
  8. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    You bring up an important point about the pump WARS. War has always concerned me. The last War I was in, I got shot at and almost killed. At my age I no longer heal like I did in my 20's. Are these pump WARS a out and out danger to me if I buy the electric Back Pack Sprayer????
     
  9. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ric , do you wnat to see how you too can make your own elel back pack ??
     
  10. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    ric be careful of car chargers some batteries show big lose of life when used alot
     

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