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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by RonB, Jan 26, 2009.
Seen this on Amazon. It looks like they have at least a new hose and wand assembly.
Hi Ron -- Looks like they fixed problems we experienced. We use several of these, and they are the best IMO. We never had much problem with the hose, but the spray wand (gun) was junk....most of them shelled out within a few weeks. So we changed to an aluminum spray wand from Sprayer Specialties. http://www.sprayers.com. Never a problem since. Thanks for the update.
Hey, nice thread...I'm going to buy one of these puppies and use it as a primary application tool for selective herb. on small resi lawns.
Is the wand now aluminum? What kind of tip does it have - is it more functional than the old one?
What's the lifespan of the battery between charges?
(I see their claims... just wondering about the real world...)
An update on the update ..
That pic is an old one. I just got an email explaining they have tried to get Amazon to remove it but had no luck. The wand is the same poly thing. Ordered one anyway, and will just do like others here and get a better wand.
Hi whoopass -- these are the best units since sliced bread. I carry up to four of them in my truck (Chaser, Q4, brush killer, Roundup, etc). It's almost unbelievable how long the battery stays charged. Most of the time, I charge the batteries once every two weeks. Most of my guys just carry one backpack (Chaser herbicide), and they charge 'em about every ten days. Get one -- you won't regret it. We upgraded to the sturdier aluminum wand from Sprayer Specialties. It's slightly longer & has a better gun...only $5.00 + shipping. (don't tell 'em you're a Mormon, cuz they'll charge more)
whoopass -- once you buy one (ebay is best), you will thank me by sending me a copy of 'The Best of the Osmonds'.
BTW we use a flat fan nozzle.....much better than the cone spray tip they all come with.
nice to hear
Do you happen to know the model on the upgraded wand?
Pretty sure it's TeeJet model 50800 w/21" aluminum extension wand.
Sprayer Specialties would know:
Grimes, IA (800) 351-1587
Olathe, KS (877) 829-8502
Larry - the Shurflo already comes with the poly version of the 50800. So why wouldn't you be able to change tips on the stock wand - everyone on here says that you can't find tips for the stock wand which seems strange because it is the same wand that you use except yours is aluminum.