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Need good BackPack Sprayer

mlong30

LawnSite Member
Hi All,

Where can I get a good 3-4 gallon backpack sprayer? I saw a 4 gallon backpack sprayer at Costco, for about $70.00. Not sure if its good quality. I'd appreciate any recommendation.

Thanks.

Matt
 

TAZ

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Ohio
I like the SP systems backpacks. They have a few different models. They cost a little more than 70 bucks but the one I have is close to 10 years old and still works flawlessly.

One thing to consider with any sprayer is making sure that the seals are compatible with the products you will be using it with. Not knowing the make and model of the unit at Costco's its hard to tell you if it's good or bad.

-TAZ
 
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mlong30

LawnSite Member

EMTDUCK1984

LawnSite Member
Location
CARROLLTON GA
Look At The Shindaiwa Sp 415 Everything Is Internal No Leaking Onto Your Back Plus It Comes With A Rebuilt Kit
 

deere615

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
McKees Rocks, PA
For now I use my uncles Sp spayer and like everyone said these are real nice. but I know nowthern tool makes a commercial backpack sprayer for $50 Im not sure how good it is
 

leejp

LawnSite Member
We have always used SP1-E 's. Love em. GREAT sprayers.

We just bought a new Stihl backpack- I have not used it yet but I hear it's nice. For 100$, it doesn't seem too bad.
Please provide a review once you log some hours... I have a Stihl dealer nearby and no SP dealer.

Has Stihl always made backpack sprayers or is this something new? Will long term parts/service be an issue?
 

TAZ

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Ohio
Is there a certain one I need or does it really matter? I'm planning on using Lesco: Corsair and 3Way liquid products.

Which is better between the two?

http://spsystemsllc.com/professional/sp3.html

or

http://spsystemsllc.com/commercial/yardtender101.html


Also do I need a mask when dealing with these types of chemicals? If so what kind?

Matt
The sp3 would work fine for what you are doing with it. As for the mask you should whenever working with 2-4-D or any other toxic product (which is pretty much most of them). Just read the labeling that comes on those products.

-TAZ
 
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