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Unobtanium
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2009
311 posts

Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
Looking at sprayers from Stihl, Chapin and Jacto. Anyone have experience with any of these?


CrawDude
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2019
682 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
No experience with those but I have a 3 gallon Solo backpack prayer I’m pleased with.


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Earthmover
LSU Fan
Central
Member since Jan 2013
330 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
The stihl is really solid I’ve seen them last several years while living in the back of trucks and being used and abused


Penn
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Jax Beach
Member since Jan 2008
23133 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
Have a chap in, works like a dream and is easy to use


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Daponch
Da Nortchore
Member since Mar 2013
560 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
I have been using Solo and they are decent. Chapin sucks


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CottonWasKing
LSU Fan
4,8,15,16,23,42
Member since Jun 2011
20919 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
quote:

The stihl is really solid I’ve seen them last several years while living in the back of trucks and being used and abused


There’s been one living in the back of one our work trucks for at least 3 years and it’s still holding up great


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LSChoupique
USA Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Sep 2007
47 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
I have the Stihl SR 450 backpack blower/sprayer. Cost about 750. Had it for three years. Fires up like a champ, runs like a top.

The meter system has six settings for amount of chemical you want to put out. Also has thumb control shutoff valve if you need to stop spraying but leave the blower running. Comes with several directional vents to attach to the blower end if you want to target your spray a little more precisely.

It is a bit heavy when loaded, but I fill the tank with the sprayer sitting on the tailgate of the pickup then put my arms through. It’s kind of a challenge to pick it up off the ground fully loaded.

The SR 200 is a bit smaller and less expensive, and is probably all you’d need if you’re just spraying around the house and yard. In hindsight, I should have gone for the SR 200, the 450 is overkill for what I’m doing with it. But it sure works great.

Hope this helps.


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sleepytime
Member since Feb 2014
2281 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
Solo is the way to go


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jimbeam
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University of LSU
Member since Oct 2011
55665 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
Solo


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Tigris
Montana Fan
Fernando Poo
Member since Jul 2005
9817 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
I've had this one for more than a year and am happy with it. 4 gallon battery powered, the battery lasts a long time.

My 4 Sons


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TDsngumbo
USA Fan
Member since Oct 2011
17595 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
I have 4 gallon one from Harbor Freight. It’s a piece of shite.


LSUA 75
LSU Fan
Colfax,La.
Member since Jan 2019
416 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
I have a Solo,at least 15 years old.


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joeleblanc
Member since Jan 2012
2730 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
Shindiawa


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CenlaLowell
UMass Fan
Alexandria, la
Member since Apr 2016
167 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
I cannot believe no one recommend sprayers plus. There products are top notch


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White Bear
USA Fan
NWLA
Member since Jul 2014
4520 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
I have a Solo 5 gal that's 10 yrs old, changed the diaphragm once.


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Will Cover
Vanderbilt Fan
Thompson Station, TN
Member since Mar 2007
34685 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
I have the My 4 Sons backpack sprayer. Once you go battery operated, it’s hard to go back to manual pump and spray.



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highpockets
New Orleans Saints Fan
Lafayette
Member since Feb 2015
1326 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
Field king max from Amazon, it's alright.


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Churchill
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Apr 2009
277 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
Try Hi-yield if you can find one. The Chapin will give up on you as well as the Solo (it is better) if you use them like my crew does. So far so good on the Hi-yield.


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Miketheseventh
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2017
1066 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
I second this. The one from Harbor Freight is garbage


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Unobtanium
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2009
311 posts

re: Backpack Sprayer Recommendations
As of this post, Solo has the best ratio of positive/negative reviews, so I think I'll go in that direction. This is not for daily use, but I do spray an acre or so for weeds and two houses for bugs, so the direct pumping action and large reservoir are very appealing.

Thanks for all the feedback.


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