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Backpack sprayer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by coolbrze, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. coolbrze

    coolbrze LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 132

    What's the best backpack sprayer out there? What do you guys use & recommend?
  2. Ace26

    Ace26 LawnSite Member
    from SD
    Messages: 11

    1. SOLO-spendy but great.
    2. Tahoe-ok for money spent.
  3. jimshack

    jimshack LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    I have a stihl sg20 I like it, except the straps suck.
  4. nik

    nik LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    Got a SOLO that we have had over 15 years. Gone through a tip or two as well as a handle. Tank remains in great shape, as does the seal. Worth the money.
  5. bare spot

    bare spot LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,451

    be a first time user but need to get one soon. was thinking stihl but not if sure if it would be worth it to go with the battery powered one.
  6. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    Which model?

    I'm having the awfulest problems with solo backpack sprayers and I think its the cheapy Lowes version being the main cause.

    Stap broke, took back
    leaky wand, took back (yesterday
    leaking pison, going back yest again :cry:

    Thinking about upgrading to this model.
  7. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    Anyone? This one Lowes caries is Model 425L and I'm taking it back and ordering the one in my post above.
  8. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

  9. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    Wish someone would had posted earlier, I took the chance already and ordered the Solo 475 model.

    Thinking the more expensive one might be more bang for the buck :confused:
  10. Greenery

    Greenery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    Yup I prefer the SP-1, i've never used a solo that didn't leak from the lid.

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