Good Backpack Sprayer?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by deere615, May 14, 2007.

  1. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
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    No, not if your planning on using it much. I use Solo and they are a good sprayer for the $$. SP is even better. these will both have a better more durable pump and more comfortable shoulder straps.
     
  3. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Solo is crap
     
  4. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
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    I have seven solos. My oldest is more than sixteen years old. It still works. The only problem I have is the handles wear. The shut off does not close after a years use. I just replace the handles or springs and they are good to go.
     
  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    We run Shurflo battery-powered backpacks, and we'll never go back.
     
  6. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ditto.....
     
  7. DOCDIGGLER

    DOCDIGGLER LawnSite Member
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    LOOK INTO BIRCHMEIER SELF CONTAINED SPRAYERS. YOU PRE-MIX EVERYTHING IN 2.5 GALLON CHEMICAL JUGS AND SWAP THEM OUT IN THE HOLDER. YOU CAN SPRAY ANY DIFFERENT PRODUCTS WITH THE SAME SPRAYER AND IT TAKES 30 SECONDS TO SWITCH FROM HERBICIDE TO ROUNDUP ETC...

    http://www.arborchem.com/prdframe.htm

    ARBORCHEM SELLS THEM. VERY WELL BUILT WITH AWESOME SPRAY WANDS.
     
  8. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've had great success with the SOLO piston and diaphram pumps (used to be able to get them at HD for 50-60 bucks. but I also have used the Lesco Version of the solo with no problems. wither.

    I would imagine that the Northern tool unit is a solo knockoff the nicest thing about solo and the lesco units parts to rebuild them are cheap and easy to find.

    and they are fairly indestructible...
     
  9. Harley-D

    Harley-D LawnSite Senior Member
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    Solo's are ok but always some issue with them IMO.
    I would do the new gilmour back pack. It's 110 though. Bit pricey but comes with alternate tip too and is sturdy. 4.5 gal and 60psi. Works well for me.
    You can get them at lowes or home depot i think. Got mine at a farmer co-op. Good luck
     
  10. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
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    Where can I get a little info on these sprayers? I like the Solo but it is wearing my left arm out. Damn glad that I'm not 16 anymore and left handed.
     

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