Hello, I hope that someone can help me. I am looking for a reliable, 1 - 2 gallon tank sprayer. I appreciate your advice, especially from user who have had their sprayer a couple of years or so. I spent some money on one last year - it was highly touted as "the best," but was all plastic and leaked horribly - all over my hands! It was a no-pump type, where the water hose does the work. Also, I found out that I could not see how much water had gone into my tank! Very bad design! Can someone help? I prefer made-in-America products as well.
I have had at least 6 hand pump sprayers (2 gal.) and none of them lasted very long. Finally my husb. came home from Tractor Supply with a 15 gal. tank I believe the brand is Femco. He welded up a little trailor to fit it wired it so I can just connect it to battery on my lawn mower and I drive it around and spray. It has a very long hose which I just wrap around one of my legs to keep it out of my way. I use it for fertilizing and herbicide. After every use I wash it out very thoroughly. I always had trouble with nozzels leaking or spraying everywhere except where I needed it. This setup has bee wonderful. I can herbicicde along our road out front and not run out until I'm finished and usually still have some left for doing along pasture fence.
I did a lot of research on one that you pulled along behind you and it pumped itself up but it was almost as expensive as this tank one so I never got it.
Hope you have luck finding one reliable. I still have a 2 gal. hand spraying I got from Ace Hdw. but rarely use it.
i have an Ace brand from Ace Hardware, the one gallon. actually, i have three. they might be all plastic but they last. i've had the one for going on 7 yrs. and never a problem. they are nice and thick...but at one gallon, not heavy. they are the pump up kind. i did notice on the last one i purchased (they're about 12 dollars) that i had to use my drimmel. it has some sharp spots from a bad mold or someone didn't clean it up after it came out of the mold. i love them.
I'm not sure how much it weighs. I've only used the plastic "retail" models and because of how long they've lasted, (compared with most available today) we are considering selling them through our online store. We've also had customers ask us to carry their sprayers.
So you've only used the plastic ones --- that keep breaking on me.
I think I need to go with that metal sprayer, with the lifetime warranty, once, and for all time. I've already spent upwards of $60 on three plastic sprayers that are now broken. The last one I used only once...
I ended up buying a Chapin Yard and Garden 2-Gallon Stainless Steel Plus Sprayer 36140. I have used it for about 7 times now, and LOVE IT. The 2 gallon capacity is perfect for my needs, and so far, it does seem to be serious sprayer.
I love the spray adjustment, but this sprayer gets heavy and cumbersome, so it badly needs a permanent handle placed on the side, to easily lift and carry it. The shoulder strap is not well designed, therein the need for this handle.
But, I am putting up with this inconvenience as I really need the sprayer and tank to work well for me, which this does seem to do.
Also, it is very easily washed out.
I bought mine through Amazon.