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?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Our Jacto has served us well.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 12:15AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
zootjs(zone 5 MA)

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


    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 7:33AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

sp systems

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 6:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Harbor Freight small utility tralier question
I just purchased this harbor freight trailer. http://www.harborfreight.com/1090-lb-capacity-40-1-2-half-inch-x-48-inch-mini-utility-trailer-with-12-inch-four-lug-wheels-and-tires-90153.html I...
General craftsman tiller gearbox question.
Ages ago in the early 90's, I bought a Craftsman 5hp...
New Ryobi S430 engine dies on full throttle
Just bought a new Ryobi straight shaft 4 Cycle S430...
Have you successful cut any “seasoned firewood” inside?
Have you successful cut any “seasoned firewood”...
Stihl Chainsaw - starts but won't run
My trusty (10 yr) old Stihl 16" chainsaw is starting...
Sponsored Products
Scotsdale Bark Brown 8' x 10'
Home Depot
Uttermost Cadiz 5 X 8 Shag Rug
Beyond Stores
Cleopatra Gold 50 x 108-Inch Embroidered Sheer Curtain
$57.95 | Bellacor
Solid Burgundy Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set
$39.99 | zulily
Ziggy Diamond Bliss Outdoor Pillow
$129.00 | FRONTGATE
Feiss Sunset Drive Collection 10" High Wall Sconce
Lamps Plus
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™