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Stihl SG20 Backpack Sprayer...any good?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by WJW Lawn, May 29, 2007.

  1. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,330

    Do you guys have any reviews on the Stihl SG20??
  2. MtnriverMatty

    MtnriverMatty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    How do you like your everRide, I am considering trading in my walker for the 18hp deisel hornet?
  3. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,330

    I love it...quality cut! The front tires have been a pain though. They are small...and the bead seal had to be patched up, but everything else is great. Here is a picture of a lawn i cut today with it....
  4. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,330

    Is the Echo MS-100 a better choice? Whats the price on an Echo?
  5. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,426

    I like mine. You can fill the tank without loosing pressure. It looks to be very simple and easy to work on if ever you needed to and of course Stihl parts and customer service are great. The top has a filter to keep grass and debris out. Not sure how it compares to Solo or one of the other brands but it serves my purpose well and has several attachment heads.
  6. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,330

    Thanks Tacoma! Good review and I appreciate it.
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,190

    I like the ones that have the pump handle that you can stand up vertically, it takes less room in the truck. The four gallon Echo is a pretty good choice but the 5 gallon has better straps with pads, but the handle doesn't go up on the 5 gallon on the old models.
  8. WeedWhackers

    WeedWhackers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    WJW- I have the Everride Hornet 48" also. I am having the same front tire problem. What was your solution?
  9. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,643

    I have and like this sprayer. The only problem I've had is with the vent cap on the lid but that was quickly replaced by Stihl. Much better and more durable than Lesco/Solo sprayers IMO. I'm going to look into the sprayer attachments.
  10. Eakern & Dog

    Eakern & Dog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 431

    I love mine ! However, I have pinched the tar out of my finger on more than one occasion when lifting it out of the truck from the handle as the pump shaft spring upwards. OUCH !

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