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Master Geek

# 260140 12-Nov-2019 17:44
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I need a knapsack weed sprayer are the cheap ones any good or do you need to spend a bit more, anyone bought one lately for advice?

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Uber Geek

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  # 2352391 12-Nov-2019 17:57
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I got one on sale for about $15 from Bunnings a bit over a year ago. Works perfectly well although there are a couple of little gotchas. The pump handle can come off quite easily which can be a nuisance when you're halfway through spraying. Probably easy(ish) to fix with a drill and split pin. The straps are a bit thin and can become uncomfortable and it can be a bit of a nuisance to put on. Otherwise it works fine and dandy.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 2352403 12-Nov-2019 18:21
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I rekon you can't go past Solo. I've got one and Dad always used one. They are great.


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Ultimate Geek

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  # 2352430 12-Nov-2019 19:46
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From my experience, avoid the cheapest of the backpack sprayers - the bend of the pump handle introduces a weak point that breaks after a year or so usage.


The Solo sprayers don't have this problem, and feel a lot better made. 


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Uber Geek

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  # 2353263 14-Nov-2019 15:05
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What will you be spraying from it? See this thread...

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Master Geek

  # 2353289 14-Nov-2019 15:34
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I bought the Solo Backpack Sprayer with Padded Straps 15L from the Warehouse it should suffice.  Thanks for your help.

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