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Electric Backpack Sprayer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by PR Fect, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,074

  2. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    Total crap
    I can't count how many times I've written this .
    I bought the first 2 in Az in 2003 .
    Returned both 4 times each for leaks that made them redesign them .
    2 months ago I returned 1 , the motor wont turn off .
    They replaced the motor and it had alot more pressure , meaning , the pumps wear down .
    2 weeks later I returned it for the same reason .
    Motor won't turn off .

    Besides , the padding makes it real nice on the back , but , you also sweat a whole lot , and I mean a lot .

    Don't buy one .

    Get a rocket sprayer instead .
    I think it's rocketspray.com
  3. gorrell

    gorrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 536

    I've got one that I purchased this spring and love it. No problems whatsoever and it'll spray forever before it needs recharging. I'd buy another in a heartbeat.....................Lynn
  4. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,619

    I bought one last year. Used it 2 rounds of spraying yards and then the motor would not turn on. I called the company and they said return it to them to fix for free. They were having a few glitches with the model and they just sent me the latest model last month to replace what i had but I have not even gotten it out the box yet.

    If you buy one make sure you have a backup hand pump backpack sprayer. I really like them but you still need a backup sprayer.
  5. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,074

    Thanks for the replys. Gemplers sells them mail order for $189.95. I wanted some input before we ordered one site un seen. From the mixed reviews and the cost, think we will hold off for a while.
  6. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,074

  7. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    January 11, 2005
    Release # 05-081
    Firm's Hotline: (800) 854-3218
    CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    CPSC, SHURflo Announce Recall to Repair Backpack Sprayers

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
    the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.
    Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
    otherwise instructed.

    Name of product: ProPack Rechargeable Electric Backpack Sprayers

    Units: About 6,100

    Manufacturer: SHURflo LLC, of Cypress, Calif.

    Hazard: The power plug can corrode after extensive exposure to water and
    corrosive chemicals, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

    Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of power plug
    failures and one report of a minor fire. No injuries have been reported.

    Description: The recalled SHURflo ProPack Model SRS-540 rechargeable
    electric backpack sprayers have manufacture dates before September 2004.
    The model number and manufacture date are printed on a label affixed to
    the motor bracket, which can found by removing the battery pack. The
    sprayers have a clear or black hose, aluminum spray lance, and a white
    body. The words "SHURflo" and "Pro Pack" are printed on a label on the
    front of the unit.

    Sold at: Pest control, turf care, sanitary maintenance and tool and
    equipment distributors nationwide from July 2003 through August 2004 for
    between $170 and $215.

    Manufactured in: United States.

    Remedy: Consumers should stop using the backpack sprayers immediately
    and contact SHURflo to receive a free repair kit.

    Consumer Contact: Call SHURflo at (800) 854-3218 between 8 a.m. and 4:30
    p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the SHURflo Web site at

    View this recall online at:

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