Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by SchultzLawnCare, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. SchultzLawnCare

    SchultzLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    What is the best back pack sprayer that you use? im just going to use it for round up and possibly weed killer. I know that stihl has one, and redmax. but dont feel the need to spend 120 on a sprayer that i will use maybe 4 times a year.
  2. ein999

    ein999 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 156

    Get a shindiawa one. You can get them cheap off ebay for like 15-40$. Its not going to be a backpack one but if your only going to use it 4 times. Shindiawa makes top of the line equipment.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    SP Systems Landscaper's Choice is my favorite out of all my backpacks (4).
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,652

    I bought mine from HD and it was like $80 and that bit my butt...
    And I still don't care so much for the price but it does work and good:
    I use mine about 1/2 dozen to a dozen times a year or so, never a problem, not even once.
    Talstar, Glypho, BASF's Drive, Ortho stuff, you name it I spray it.

    My dad 'found' one at a yard sale for like $5 and then we put another $10 in parts in it and we thought, great! Yup, but the POS leaks out of the cap so once it is full every time I put that thing on my back it soaks my shirt and just aggravates the crap out of me. And we did replace all of those gaskets and stuff but I used it one time and by the time chemicals were trickling down my crack and my pants soaking wet man I was so pissed off I put it back under the house and grabbed my trusty $80 dollar one lol and been using that ever since.

    Then here's two more I found but I don't know the quality:
    Because that first one looks JUST like my $15 one lmao
  5. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,120

    I'm with Runner, of all the backpack sprayers we've owned the Landscapers choice is (for the money) my preference. If you keep a backpack sprayer cleaned out it will last you a loooong time, and well worth the money.
  6. SchultzLawnCare

    SchultzLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    where can i buy them at?
  7. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,120

    I can't remember where we bought it from, it has been awhile. It might have been Lowes?
  8. JD657757

    JD657757 LawnSite Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 78

    yep Lowes.
  9. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    I have an echo MS-4 that work great. Cost me $110 though.
  10. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    same thing as SP

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