Solo 425 4 – Gallon Professional Piston Backpack Sprayer, Wide Pressure Range up to 90 PSI
This is a good sprayer for liquid disinfectants, fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, and commercial solutions for tree, shrub, plant protection, and heavy vegetation growth. With a high-performance piston pump, you will have capabilities of up to 90 PSI. All pump seals are commercial grade, giving you service and reliability. To cover those large areas of vegetation, a four-foot nylon-reinforced commercial grade hose. Nozzle offers four nozzle adjustments for fan, and other steam types for versatility.
I live in a large rural area with six acres of land, with a lot of cleared land, with no grass, about half of my six-acre property. In summer, I have a lot of crabgrass, weeds, vegetation, and my work keeping all the crabgrass, weeds, and other unwanted plants is almost a full-time job. So, I must have a sprayer that gets the job done all summer long. This sprayer never lets me down and at it’s mid-priced point, it offers commercial grade, but not at a commercial price!
iLot Electric 2-Gallon Sprayer on Wheels/Trolley, Rechargeable Garden Sprayer
This battery powered sprayer has it all; build-in battery and rechargeable, sprayer on wheels and a trolley, carry it on your shoulder or pull the sprayer behind. With this lawn sprayer, you can kill weeds, vegetation, fertilized, just to name a few the functions of this great battery powered sprayer and at a mid-price point too!
I love that I can spray two gallons in ten minutes. I can spray my entire large yard in forty-five minutes. I like the design of the battery and pump in the base of the garden sprayer. I like the option of either pulling the sprayer on it’s wheels or using the shoulder strap. For short garden days, I used the shoulder strap. However, on those long, hot, humid, days the wheels and trolley make my outdoor jobs less tiring.
BEST BATTERY POWERED SPRAYER
Jacto PJB-8c Backpack Sprayer, Blue, Battery – Powered with Charger and Battery Included
Even though, this model is in the mid-priced category, this model packs a lot of features for the price. Offering long times on a single charge and a consistent pressure even when the battery is almost depleted, unlike other battery powered lawn sprayers. The biggest drawback to the battery powered lawn sprayer is that the spray pressure starts dropping almost as soon as the battery is down to about 50% power left. Not so with Jacto, with their innovative diaphragm pump design, your pressure will be strong and consistent throughout the time you are using the sprayer!
BEST HAND PUMP GARDEN SPRAYER
Chapin Pro Series 4 Gallon Backpack Garden Sprayer-61800
The Chapin Pro Series is a good alterative for small and large lawns. I own two properties, one with a small yard and one with a large yard, and this model works well on both. On the small yard, I have only about an hour weed prevention maintenance. However, at my large yard I have about 2 hours every other week of weed prevention work to do. Works great in both small and large yards, and never has let me down!
GARDEN SPRAYER BUYING GUIDE
BATTERY OR MANUAL PUMP GARDEN SPRAYER?
The primary advantage of a battery powered sprayer is there is no hand pump action required by the user. Technology with battery powered units have drastically improved in the past few years, offering some models that rival manual pump commercial grade garden sprayers. Of course, whether you chose powered pump or manual pump garden sprayer, be sure to get one large enough to meet your yard’s needs.
HANDHELD SPRAYER, WHEELED SPRAYER, OR BACKPACK SPRAYER – WHICH IS BEST FOR YOU?
Backpack sprayers are good for people who have aliments in their hands such as tendonitis or arthritis. People with these type aliments will enjoy not having to tote the sprayer with their hands. Of course, if you suffer no back or hand issues, the handheld sprayer would be a good choice, offering usually the best solutions for weed killing and fertilizing. To make the handheld sprayer less tiresome, consider a battery powered handheld sprayer.
Wheeled sprayers come in powered and manual pump models. Wheeled sprayers are good alternatives to both the handheld and backpack sprayer, offering no physical stress on joints, shoulders, hands, arms, or backs. Also, battery powered wheeled sprayers are available, making your garden work easier. Wheeled sprayers offer wide coverage. However, if you need to use in close areas of your yard, they can be less maneuverable. In those situations, a handheld sprayer works best because of its ability to target tight spots. If you are a large yard owner with large open areas and close tight areas, use of a wheeled sprayer and a smaller hand-held sprayer for those close tight areas, might be an option for you.
Cleaning, Adjustability, and Tank Size
We don’t usually think about buying a sprayer that is designed to be easy to clean; until we must clean it! With the toxicity of weed killers, and other toxic chemicals a sprayer designed for the easiest cleaning without unnecessary exposure to chemicals is the safe and healthy choice always!
Nozzle Adjustment is important to the kind, size, and type terrain of your yard. Some nozzles on sprayers offer many adjustments and some just offer a few. Look at your size yard, your terrain, and the number of weeds and vegetation you have, and make a choice based on your yard’s size and conditions.
Tank size should be depended on two factors. The size of your yard and your ability to handle the weight of the sprayer. Yes, you can buy a manual or battery powered sprayer in any tank size. Either way, you will have to wheel, tote, or backpack the sprayer. A heavier tank will be harder to carry and handle, and a smaller tank will be lighter to carry, but have more filling and more stops in between emptying.
As discussed today, tank sprayers are made of plastic, and steel. Stainless Steel and Steel garden sprayers are heavier, but generally more durable. Plastic is lighter, has no corrosive properties, and is not probe to rust. In steel garden sprayers, it is best to get ones that are labeled as rust-resistant, especially the interior of the steel tank since moisture tends to linger in the tank.
As you can see, it not as simple as just buying just any garden sprayer anymore. Now we have battery powered, and the standard manual pump sprayers. Backpack sprayers, wheeled sprayers, plastic housed garden sprayers, steel tank sprayers, large tank volume, and small tank volume. With this information, today, it should be easy to choose your best garden sprayer!