High quality backpack sprayer recommendations needed

kooshball(7b)March 30, 2010

I am in the market for a good quality backpack sprayer to use in my fescue lawn. I donÂt want the cheapest product out there but I also donÂt think I need the $200 ones either. I will use this as an all purpose sprayer for my lawn so it will have liquid and powdered concentrates of primarily selective herbicides and fungicides, I may also use it with insecticides for my trees and shrubs.

With that said, what is a good value backpack sprayer? Should I put any value in the ones with a built in paddle mixer or is that more of a gimmick that I am likely to break?

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tomplum

Our Jacto has served us well.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 12:15AM
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javert

Solo is a good brand. When you order it, go ahead and order the rebuild kit (and store it someplace where you can find it in a few years.)

AgriSupply carries two 4-gallon models, each $85. One is advertised to handle both liquid formulations, and wettable powder form.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2010 at 7:19PM
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zootjs(zone 5 MA)

Here's a good helpful link about sprayers, though it doesn't give brand analysis.

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/html/pnw/pnw320/

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 7:33AM
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zoulas

sp systems

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 6:54PM
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eriocaulon(5)

SHURflo SRS-600 $185 shipped from Ebay seller Turnkey. I know you said you didn't need a $200 BP, but if you plan to use it more than a handful of times in a year, spend a little more and get something that is a joy to use.

Here is a link that might be useful: SRS-600

    Bookmark   April 10, 2010 at 12:42PM
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gridhead

I need to do some spraying with chlorine solution (Jomax). Trying to decide between the SP Systems YardTender 189 and the Echo MS-40. Biggest differences:

Yardtender 189 has a 20" brass wand. MS-40 has a 16" brass wand.

Yardtender 189 warranty is 6 months. MS-40 warranty is 5 years.

Yardtender ships with adjustable brass nozzle and a fan nozzle. The MS-40 ships with fan nozzle.

The MS-40 is $10 cheaper, and has cheaper accessories. Been going back and forth as to which one to buy.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2010 at 10:33AM
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