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I bought a backpack sprayer last year, turned out to be a piece of crap.

It was pump operated, I should have known better.

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What kind was it? In previous posts gilmour backpack sprayers got positive reviews here.
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I have an Echo Back Pack sprayer, old as the hills. Have to spray the trigger once in awhile with PB Blaster but other than that she works like a charm.
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I have no idea. It was a tank you wear like a schoolbag, and you have a gun you hold in your right hand, and you constantly have to use your left hand to pump air into the tank. It barely does anything. It just mists maybe a foot in front of me, evaporating before it touches what I want to spray LOL.

$100.00 junk.
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You could tool time it. Stihl makes a backpack blower with a sprayer on it.
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You could tool time it. Stihl makes a backpack blower with a sprayer on it.
I'm not sure if I trust it

I wish I could find a way to figure out how long I have till the jug empties.
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I am sure you could rig up some kind of tank float gauge.

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I wish I could find a way to figure out how long I have till the jug empties.
that is not for spraying fertilizer it is for bugs. However most of the brands offer decent backpack sprayers that are of good quality. Redmax even offers one that has a top feed so it will not likely leak down your back and also stirs the mix while you are working. But echo, Shindawa also offer good sprayers.
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