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Good Backpack Sprayer?

deere615

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
McKees Rocks, PA

indyturf

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Indy
No, not if your planning on using it much. I use Solo and they are a good sprayer for the $$. SP is even better. these will both have a better more durable pump and more comfortable shoulder straps.
 

Grandview

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
WI
I have seven solos. My oldest is more than sixteen years old. It still works. The only problem I have is the handles wear. The shut off does not close after a years use. I just replace the handles or springs and they are good to go.
 

DOCDIGGLER

LawnSite Member
Location
Beulah, MI
LOOK INTO BIRCHMEIER SELF CONTAINED SPRAYERS. YOU PRE-MIX EVERYTHING IN 2.5 GALLON CHEMICAL JUGS AND SWAP THEM OUT IN THE HOLDER. YOU CAN SPRAY ANY DIFFERENT PRODUCTS WITH THE SAME SPRAYER AND IT TAKES 30 SECONDS TO SWITCH FROM HERBICIDE TO ROUNDUP ETC...

http://www.arborchem.com/prdframe.htm

ARBORCHEM SELLS THEM. VERY WELL BUILT WITH AWESOME SPRAY WANDS.
 

MarcSmith

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Washington DC
I've had great success with the SOLO piston and diaphram pumps (used to be able to get them at HD for 50-60 bucks. but I also have used the Lesco Version of the solo with no problems. wither.

I would imagine that the Northern tool unit is a solo knockoff the nicest thing about solo and the lesco units parts to rebuild them are cheap and easy to find.

and they are fairly indestructible...
 

Harley-D

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Central Virginia
Solo's are ok but always some issue with them IMO.
I would do the new gilmour back pack. It's 110 though. Bit pricey but comes with alternate tip too and is sturdy. 4.5 gal and 60psi. Works well for me.
You can get them at lowes or home depot i think. Got mine at a farmer co-op. Good luck
 

RAlmaroad

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
SC
We run Shurflo battery-powered backpacks, and we'll never go back.
Where can I get a little info on these sprayers? I like the Solo but it is wearing my left arm out. Damn glad that I'm not 16 anymore and left handed.
 
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