Piston vs Diaphram Sprayers

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by tony7295, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. bx24

    bx24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA/TX
    Posts: 503

    I have a diaphram by Lesco (solo) for 6+ years..no issues. I like the piston since it works good on powders (drive etc)...If it dies, I toss and buy another.
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,230

    Tony, do you mean backpack or skid sprayer?
    He is right--you need separate sprayers for weeds and shrubs. If you are a professional, that is.
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956

    Yo Riggle

    Tony has not logged on to LS since Sept of 2006 and the thread is just as old.
  4. spray_man

    spray_man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 176

    I have one piston sprayer - in service - for the past 10 years. I only changed the piston/rubber, and plastic knuckle once. The straps have been replaced a few times. Had to take it out of service because it developed a crack from sun exposure. I will probably JB weld and put back in service. I bought the new diaphragm one last year. It know has a leak in the diaphragm.

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