Question for those who backpack spray herbicides

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by wildstarblazer, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. fordnut1

    fordnut1 LawnSite Member
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    I use a backpack for most of my apps.Go to rittenhouse.com I got a small boom that screws on to end of wand and it has two fan tip nozzles on it, I can spray a 4ft swat.Walking just below normal pace I use 1/2 gal per K.Yes u have to pump the whole time but its alot faster.I also use marking flags on each end of target area so i do not go over same place twice
     
  2. fordnut1

    fordnut1 LawnSite Member
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  3. wildstarblazer

    wildstarblazer LawnSite Senior Member
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    Woa, marking flags at each pass? Seems like a lot of work. Wouldn't tracker dye be better?
     
  4. wildstarblazer

    wildstarblazer LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was real close to getting one of them but not sure how good they will work. Have not seen any reviews for the ones I could afford.
     
  5. fordnut1

    fordnut1 LawnSite Member
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    It works great on medium to small yards. Moving the flags ain't bad
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  6. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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  7. wildstarblazer

    wildstarblazer LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm sure you can find one to fit echo if you do a search. I'm wondering if adding two nozzles would increase the amount of hand pumping you would have to do in order to keep good pressure up. A battery operated one it might be a better idea for that type of set up.
     
  8. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    From my experience you have to pump like crazy. It's not practical over time. I am going to but a Solo 433 motorized when the time is right for a 3 nozzle setup.
     
  9. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
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    battery back packs dont put out alot of pressure.. dont think they would put out enough for 2 nozzles.. think if you wanted that get a gas powered one like GREENDOC has...
     
  10. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes the solo 433 is a great setup! I had one for a while, i just decided to buy a dedicated truck instead.
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