Home, garden, landscape and
History of sprayers:
equipment of many types have been used in agriculture and industry for
hundreds of years. Portability and convenience are the two features
previously lacking. Use of high-density polyethylene plastic in sprayers
was pioneered by Solo in 1955. Today a myriad of sprayers
are available, however, most homeowners, gardeners, and landscapers rely
on one, two, and three gallon compression sprayers
and four gallon knapsack sprayers
for everyday applications.
With the introduction of plastic chemical sprayer
tanks in 1955, Solo pioneered the use of this material. In 1961 the first
all plastic, high-density polyethylene sprayer by Solo, created a
sensation. Today the famous Solo backpack sprayer
is still the industry standard with many emulators worldwide.
Present use of sprayers:
Solo produces a line of pressure sprayers
from .5 liter to 20 liter/5 gallon and motorized units in the 15 to 20
liter ranges. Each sprayer
is designed for comfort convenience and ease of use.
Choosing a sprayer:
One and two gallon sprayers
are ideal for most home and garden applications.
Three gallon compression sprayers
are often used when larger amounts of spraying
is required. Many users switch to the backpack because of its convenience
and efficiency. It is easy to carry, can be pumped on the go and can be
filled with one to four gallons of formula…whatever is needed.
features to look for:
1, 2, and 3 gallon compression sprayers:
- Hose length of 3 to 4 feet
- Wand length of 24" or more
- Viton seals for chemical resistance
- Pressure relief valve for venting excess
- Large carry handle and efficient pump
using o-rings instead of plastic cup
- Tank shape is important, boxy, squarish
and cylinderical tanks often press on the small of the back, creating
- The frame on the tank bottom should rest
on the backside or hip bones for maximum comfort
- Padded straps
- Four feet or more hose
- 24" or longer wand assembly
- Viton components for chemical resistance
- Piston and diaphragm pumps Piston -
straight liquid formulations
Diaphragm - Wettable powders or abrasive formulations.
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