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Need good BackPack Sprayer

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by mlong30, May 13, 2007.

  1. mlong30

    mlong30 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    Hi All,

    Where can I get a good 3-4 gallon backpack sprayer? I saw a 4 gallon backpack sprayer at Costco, for about $70.00. Not sure if its good quality. I'd appreciate any recommendation.

    Thanks.

    Matt
     
  2. TAZ

    TAZ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 344

    I like the SP systems backpacks. They have a few different models. They cost a little more than 70 bucks but the one I have is close to 10 years old and still works flawlessly.

    One thing to consider with any sprayer is making sure that the seals are compatible with the products you will be using it with. Not knowing the make and model of the unit at Costco's its hard to tell you if it's good or bad.

    -TAZ
     
  3. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    He is right sp is top i have used three for several years with no downtime.
     
  4. mlong30

    mlong30 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

  5. EMTDUCK1984

    EMTDUCK1984 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 180

    Look At The Shindaiwa Sp 415 Everything Is Internal No Leaking Onto Your Back Plus It Comes With A Rebuilt Kit
     
  6. mlong30

    mlong30 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    Where can I purchase? Online or Local?

    Thanks.

    Matt
     
  7. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    For now I use my uncles Sp spayer and like everyone said these are real nice. but I know nowthern tool makes a commercial backpack sprayer for $50 Im not sure how good it is
     
  8. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,735

    We have always used SP1-E 's. Love em. GREAT sprayers.

    We just bought a new Stihl backpack- I have not used it yet but I hear it's nice. For 100$, it doesn't seem too bad.
     
  9. leejp

    leejp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 129

    Please provide a review once you log some hours... I have a Stihl dealer nearby and no SP dealer.

    Has Stihl always made backpack sprayers or is this something new? Will long term parts/service be an issue?
     
  10. TAZ

    TAZ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 344

    The sp3 would work fine for what you are doing with it. As for the mask you should whenever working with 2-4-D or any other toxic product (which is pretty much most of them). Just read the labeling that comes on those products.

    -TAZ
     

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