1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation about fertilization strategies for success with the experts at Koch Turf & Ornamental in the Fertilizer Application forum.

    Dismiss Notice

which back pack sprayer??

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Island Lawn, Mar 9, 2001.

  1. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    Im looking at lesco bp sprayers.

    Anybody got any comment on these?

    Should I go w/ a diapragm pump or a piston pump?

    (I am also looking at SOLO...whats the diff?)
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

  3. greengeezer

    greengeezer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Island, both the Lesco and Solo are the same. Parts are interchangable. As far as piston vs. diaphram, if using wettable powders or flowable formulations the piston cylinder will wear prematurely and leak. It's fixable but not fun. If using Round Up of any kind, be sure to rinse the tank daily. Round Up will eat the plunger on the piston and eat the diaphram on the other.

    With either(Lesco or Solo)replacement parts should not be a problem.
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I bought a 4 gallon Shindaiwa brand last year. No problems at all.

Share This Page