[NAFEX] Sprayers?

C. Waite Maclin waite8 at gwi.net
Wed Apr 7 09:55:13 EDT 2004

Hi Tom. I have a Mantis Sprayer. It is battery driven and not near the 
work of a backpack sprayer. It holds 11 gal of liquid. I have been most 
pleased with it. Waite Maclin, Maine Zone 5
On Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at 09:11  AM, Tom Olenio wrote:

> Hello All,
> I would like advice regarding sprayers...
> For my personal use I have the small, 1 gallon, hand pump sprayer.  My 
> inlaws have a 3 gallon backpack sprayer, and a very old, wooden tank 
> sprayer, powered by a tractor PTO.
> The problem is that the orchard at my inlaws is shifting from a 
> standard sized orchard, to a dwarf orchard.  There are only about 12 
> standard trees left, that are in decline (some severe).  There are 25 
> dwarf trees on M7 rootstock (I believe) as understory (removal of large 
> trees will not be a problem for
> the dwarfs).
> Until the large trees are gone, we have to spray them, as just spraying 
> the dwarfs will do little good.  However, the old sprayer is getting 
> ancient and needs work, and the smaller sprayers cannot reach anywhere 
> near the tops of the large trees.
> Are there any options for a sprayer somewhere in the middle range?  
> Which of them are the best, and which are moderately good?
> Suggestions/Ideas/Comments?
> Thanks,
> Tom
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