I’ve gone through 2 sprayers in 7 years. The first one was a 1 gallon Chapin hand pump sprayer. It served me well but it was too small once I accumulated my 30 trees. It also did not handle Surround well ( clogging)
The second sprayer was a 4 gal Chapin backpack sprayer. The shoulder and chest straps did not fit a small person like me well. It worked well with Surround. After two years, a pressurizing handle broke.
I am on to a new sprayer. I only need a 2-4 gal sprayer as I have a small orchard and I don’t mind spraying twice instead of carrying a 5 gal sprayer at once.
I looked up various small sprayers. This Solo 473D diaphragm pump backpack interests me the most. Supposedly it is ideal for handling chemicals in a wettable powder form and is resistance to damage from harsh chemical.
Any of you use this model? Could you please comment on it?
Would you recommend other small sprayers instead?