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What's the best backpack sprayer?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by River Parish Lawn Care, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. River Parish Lawn Care

    River Parish Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Looking for suggestions on commercial grade backpack sprayers. Will be used solely to apply herbicides.

  2. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 647

    I would go with Shindaiwa.
  3. Shadygrove

    Shadygrove LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    Solo all the way! Or Lesco they're built by Solo.
  4. kevinsky

    kevinsky LawnSite Member
    from Nevada
    Posts: 75

    I just recently retired my first Solo sprayer. It lasted about 20 years. At the time I bought that one they were made in West Germany. I don't know where they are made now, but over the last several years I have had many problems with them. My distributor even stopped selling Solos because of so many leaks. I've gone to SP Systems sprayers now. So far, they seem to be of better quality.

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 834

    BIRCHMEIER. A little expensive but they last forever. I finally have to replace an o-ring after 10 years.
  6. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    I've got 10 SP-3 , the best so far.
    Solo has many leak problems from the lids .
    I sent 4 back to the factory and they sent me 4 new ones , same thing , trashed 'em.
    http://www.tessmanseed.com/ they have the best deals
  7. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 698

    I've got an sp-1 and just ordered another for roundup only. They work great, never any problems so far.
  8. arborist-28

    arborist-28 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    BIRCHMIER ...by far the best lasts alot longer then a solo that's for sure ...
  9. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    SP Systems, Echo (made by SP) and Birchmier.
  10. Lawn Sharks

    Lawn Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 394

    I recently got a Shindaiwa 4 gallon. Built like a tank and all the stuff goes in the top so if it springs a leak it doesn't go down your butt crack. Has a nice handle on it too which makes it easy to move around. My tip drips a little but it is a minor issue.

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