how many sq. ft will a 2 gallon pump sprayer cover

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by wiseguyslawn, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 464

    I know this depends on applicator but a general idea would be great. Also went to lesco today paid $8 more a bag of the same fert i bought 5 weeks ago. Thanks guys
  2. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    If you're talkin' a "hand can"/"spot sprayer"........figure just under 1000 s/f per gallon. We run battery-powered backpacks (ShurFlo SRS 600), and we get between 600 s/f to 1000 s/f per gallon -- depending. Hope this helps, cuz it depends on nozzles, pressure, coverage, etc.
  3. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,121

    Hey Larry, what wand and nozzle are you using with the ShurFlo? I don't like the one that came with it.
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,670

    hand can coverage. Depends on walking speed, pressure, swath width, and nozzle. We get about 1600 sqft per gallon.
  5. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,698

    When I worked for Chemlawn, they told us using the 8004LP Teejet, figure it at .59gals/1000ft. Not sure. I usually only spot spray but still use the fan tips. Like others have said, many variables...
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    Hi Barry -- we immediately take out the cone nozzle that comes with it. We use a flat fan nozzle (blue). Plus we switch the gun to a TeeJet (cuz the original ones shell out fast). Those "cone nozzles" that come with most backpack sprayers suck. Sure, the cone nozzles are adjustable for "pencil stream, etc, but they suck when spraying weeds. Picture a "round spray with no spray in the middle (where a weed is :laugh:).I think the manufactures put 'em out in case some "Joe Homeowner" wants to spray trees with it. :laugh::laugh:


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