[NAFEX] backpack sprayers
Road's End Farm
organic87 at frontiernet.net
Wed Feb 20 12:16:01 EST 2008
I have two older Solos and they both have hip straps. It's possible
these were an optional add on; I don't remember.
I did a fast search and came up with a Gempler's page for Solos; as
near as I can tell, they don't automatically now come with hip belts,
but for 24.50 at that site you can get a deluxe harness that includes
one, as well as better shoulder straps. (scroll down the page)
I might, fifteen years or so ago when I got mine, have bought them with
an upgrade to the better harness; but my memory on this is fuzzy.
I wound up with two because years ago I was spraying rotenone, which
doesn't dissolve well, and clogged the pump in my first one. At that
time, at least, two different hand pump models were available; one was
better at dealing with things like rotenone, the other at getting
higher pressure for reaching greater heights. So I had the first one
repaired and got a second one with the other type of pump. Both still
work fine. I don't use them very much, however, so don't know whether
they would have lasted this long with heavy use.
Finger Lakes NY; zone 5 mostly
On Feb 20, 2008, at 10:58 AM, tanis cuff wrote:
> I don't think Solo ever designed one. I use my Solo for 2 gallons &
> less, because my hand-held fell apart. I have another backpack
> sprayer equipped with a hip-strap, but it leaks pretty badly and the
> wand design was less than durable; the company I think has gone out of
> business because when I replaced the wand I had to patch from others.
> I just tried a search on "commercial horticultural supply catalog" and
> got a nice assortment of websites to choose from.
> From: hangermayer
> To: nafex
> Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 15:25:15 -0600
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] backpack sprayers
> Rivka & Jolyn,
> I've looked at the Solo website and it doesn't seem any of their
> sprayers (except the battery powered) have a hip/waist belt. Am I
> missing it? I'm interested in Solo for the simple reason they appear
> to sell a 5ft. spray wand as an accessory.
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