There is a reason why I will not use any kind of electric spray device. No bypass agitation and diaphragm pumps that are not meant to handle suspended solids. Many times, I am applying materials that are not water clear liquids. I also have a very specific requirement for pressure and volume. My lawn applications go down at 1 gallon per 1000 sq ft and at 40 PSI maintained at the nozzle or boom. I started out just using the Maruyama MS074. That machine was running every day of the week, several hours a day my first year in business. I even sprayed a 1 acre lawn at 1 gallon per 1000 that year. A 3 nozzle boom dropping 1.2 GPM at 40 PSI made it such that it took me longer to keep the tank filled than to spray 7,000 sq ft. The skid sprayer was bought when I got calls to do areas over an acre and many trees in one place.Thanks for all the replies, the Solo's look really nice.
My next question, for almost the same money, I could get the 9 gallon drop in sprayer for my Lesco #80. What would you do and why?
I would mainly be spraying lots about .25-.5 acres in size, and the occasional .75-1 acre lot for broadleafs, etc. I don't have the business to justify a skid just yet.
Greendoctor, what do you mean by this as I am fairly new to spraying and its terminology Are you saying the drop-in doesn't have these? How much agitation would I need if I only plan on using liquid herbicides? thanksNo bypass agitation and diaphragm pumps that are not meant to handle suspended solids.