Electric backpack sprayers

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by donal, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
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    We make a few modifications to them we dont use the wheels, batteries are replaceablefrom batteries plus, but have not done that either, we put flat fan nozzles on them and some yards very small ones it's quicker to grab the back pack and treat. Yes very useful for spot spraying. We also use a more flexible hose. I suggest everyone try them.
     
  2. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are you saying you put them on your back? I would definitely use the wheels to put it around. Saves the back.

    I will be rigging up some type of 2 wheel dolly to pull around my electric shurflo backpack this year. The water weight plus the battery weight is heavy on the back.
     
  3. donal

    donal LawnSite Member
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    Hi Bill

    Yes, it has to be suitable to put on the back. I am spraying lawns on hilly land with terraced levels with many steps and very narrow paths. Unfortunately not practical to have the sprayer on wheels.
     
  4. Field General

    Field General LawnSite Member
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    Clarkson/greg makes a spray unit that drops into the hopper of most popular b/c spreaders. Has anyone ever seen,used, or owned one? They look as though they could be a nice addition to a small buisness but the price seems a little high. I wouldn't want to drop 700 to 900 dollars on something that ends up being a bust.
     
  5. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I looked into one of those and they are high priced for what you get. I would say way overpriced.

    Someone on this site said they have one and it is hard to push with the weight of the water on bumpy yards. I will stick with my backpacks for now.
     
  6. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
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  7. Ric

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  8. EquityGreen

    EquityGreen LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've had 15 shurflos seems like every year something goes wrong with them. Use em and throw them. I keep buying them for some reason, must be good...
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  9. Young Bros

    Young Bros LawnSite Senior Member
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    We use shurflos as well. Bought a 4 of them 2 years ago. One of them constantly pumps, must have a leak. Bought 2 more a year ago. We switched to metal wands. Had to replace most of the batteries, got them from a car parts store. I will keep using them till I find something better. They sure beat hand cans or pump backpacks.
     
  10. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    "the constant clench/ relax motion on the gun trigger is causing all the tennis elbow. "

    You need a better spray wand and valve. (Or maybe just grease the one you already have.) Or maybe you need a curved spray wand that allows a more natural hand position. If you switch to electric...put it in your fert spreader...you don't have to carry it. You need to extend the hose an extra foot or two or maybe a meter of extra hose length.
     

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