Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 25
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Phelps Hoses and calculations
Just bought this sprayer so cannot comment on durability. However, during assembly I do have a couple of suggestions. First, the hose from the pump to the boom needs to be about 6" longer and I think I would devise some type of stabilization in the opening through the center of the boom. I can easily predict through vibration the hose/hose barb may be damaged. Secondly, the boom supports are unstable, perhaps some brace from the boom bar to the tank or use something other than the small rods that mount to the chassis.
Let me add that your calculation procedures are misleading. "Example 1"...4 acres = 20,000 sq ft. Wrong, there are 43,560 sq ft per acre
March 3, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bub Needs additional durability and has questionable quality from the factory.
My sprayer had several issues - first, the holes in the front of the frame did not line up with the inserts in the tank, so when assembled at the factory, one of the inserts was damaged by prying to get the hardware started, causing the tank to split about an inch, which caused a leak. Second, the plastic fittings on the pump were cracked, so I replaced with a metal equivalent. Thirdly, the booms could be easily improved by adding a flat washer between to allow for easier folding and unfolding - a $0.10 improvement that keeps the booms from coming loose and looks much more professional. Finally, the use of rubber washers between the tank and frame would reduce the chance of cracking the tank and would reduce vibration.
I have corrected each of these issues, but a $350 item should not have problems like this.
March 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by happybuyer Worth the money for the quality
I bought this to put less burden on my weed spraying duties on m 4 acres of land and half mile driveway. I have been impressed with the sprayer as a whole from day one. The installation process was pretty easy, took about 45 mins to an hour. My only issue was one of the hoses they provided was ridiculously short for what they wanted me to do with it on the sprayer. But, a quick drive into my local hardware and $5 solved that issue.
Overall, the sprayer and pump are awesome. I have cut down on my spray time and now spraying isnt so much of a chore lasting a couple hours but a routine I can knock out in 30 mins.
September 1, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by misty 2 gals of Round-up on my lawn when tank split open after 3 yrs of seasonal residential use,
I used this sprayer for about 3 yrs. for Round-up, Pre&Post-emergent herbicides and Demon (soluble powder) insecticide. While it works OK with very fluid mixtures, the thicker ones (like Surflan) tend to clog it. I was not very successful with the boom, it was inconsistent, from licking to dripping to spraying heretically; so I only used the hand wand as I could see what I sprayed and how it covered. Last week, while on a wild mission of reclaiming my yard from the weeds, as I was getting ready to pull-off the "filling station" by the deck, I realized I had a massive leakage from the tank. By the time I recovered from shock, I probably lost 2 gal. of Round-up. I rushed to unhook the trailer & flipped it on its back end until solution cleared the split. And then pumped it in my 1gal sprayer and finished the job 8 hrs later... To add insult to injury, Home Depot does not offer a replacement tank. We already tried to repair the tank using meltable polyethylene sticks, found on the internet and recommended specifically for these tanks, "as they have the propensity to split and break". Well, that did not work too well either, as the repair held for 2 more applications, only to loose the post-emergent this time. Well, at least it was on the same spot the Round-up started the job. And another 8 hrs later I finished that too, one heavy gallon at a time, in 95F/85%humidity... I would not wish that to my enemy, so no, I would not recommend it to anyone. While it is very convenient to mix 20+ gallons at a time and not have to lift, pull, or pump, it does the job, when the wand does not drip in closed position. But I have PTSD now, wondering if I could ever trust any plastic tank filled with 20-25 gal. of Round up crossing my lawn...
June 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Clint Great customer service
After putting the sprayer together following the instructions, which was easy to do, I filled it up and turned it on to have it start spraying out of the top of the pump. There was a crack in it where one the fittings had been screwed in at the factory. I called customer service and they were great. Shipping me a new pump without any problems. Everything else on the sprayer looks great. I didn't have any of the other problems I've seen in the reviews which makes me wonder if the instructions were followed correctly by them. Overall a nice sprayer.
July 30, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bo Fair
This product is fair, cheap tires and was missing parts. Called to get the missing parts and the manufacturer only sent half of what was missing. Had to spend extra time and money driving the town to find the parts to finish assembly. Works okay so far but pump makes bad noises since minute one.
September 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cdub Does the job
I have used this sprayer several times to cover my backyard of about an acre. It has a good spray pattern. Hooked up to a Cub Cadet riding mower. The only issues I had were that the cord for the on off switch is too short to reach the mower and too long to attach to the sprayer. There were times when I had to hold the line in my hand so I could turn off the sprayer when needed. Second issue is the metal brackets that hold up the sprayer arms are put on with a normal bolt and nut. One of the nuts came off due to vibration and I had to replace it. Designing anything that will have to work during vibration of a bouncy ride needs to be much more durable.
November 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike One of the best purchases I have made
Easy to assemble, works good to spray your entire lawn or spot spray. Easy to clean and no more carrying or hand pumping small tank type sprayers.
May 20, 2015