2 thoughts on “Chapin 61900 4-Gallon Tree/Turf Pro industrial Backpack Sprayer with metal Wand

  1. Homeowner
    129 of 130 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This is a serious BACK SAVER!, July 6, 2012
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    Homeowner (Arlington, Va USA) –

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    This review is from: Chapin 61900 4-Gallon Tree/Turf Pro Commercial Backpack Sprayer with Stainless Steel Wand (Lawn & Patio)
    I’m just a regular homeowner trying to keep my lawn (about 8K sq. ft.) green and weed free. Up until now, I have been using a hand-held sprayer that I purchased on Amazon. It has worked quite well. However, pumping consisted of taking the tank off my shoulder, pumping it up on the ground until it reached proper pressure, then putting it back on. Spray and repeat that every couple of minutes for an hour… It also came with a flimsy strap that cuts into your shoulder almost immediately.

    ENTER the Chapin Backpack sprayer! What a breeze this thing is compared to the hand-held. The back-pack style harness is a total back saver. I no longer get the customary back/neck/shoulder aches and pains trying to over compensate for a 3 gallon container on one shoulder. Also, the Chapin hand pump is almost effortless. It is way less laborious than my previous sprayer. Also, since you don’t have to remove the pack, it has the advantage of being capable of continuous spray, as you add pressure while you dispense.

    The Chapin 61900 Backpack sprayer has turned the business of applying herbicides to my lawn from a chore into a reasonably therapeutic activity.

    PS – I have not experienced any leakage issues that I have read about in some of these other reviews. Although, admittedly, I do not expose mine to the same strenuous conditions as others probably do. Also, mine arrived with a nice scratch on the pressure gauge. I called Chapin, and they sent another one out immediately (no questions and free of charge). I had a whole new handle/gauge assembly within a matter of days. The company stands behind their product. Great (responsive) company and a great product!

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  2. brus
    71 of 74 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Used it yesterday…, May 6, 2013
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    brus

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    This review is from: Chapin 61900 4-Gallon Tree/Turf Pro Commercial Backpack Sprayer with Stainless Steel Wand (Lawn & Patio)
    I have an acre of land. I’ve had a pretty nice hand pump sprayer for a while. I’ve used it mostly to spray Roundup on weeds in the driveway, and along fence lines. It was a pain to mix up two gallons of the stuff, and carry that thing around spraying.
    This year I decided to try something different. The first thing I did was to weld up a rig for my Lawn Tractor, and put a 15 gallon Spot Sprayer on it. That is working like a champ. I used it to put some pre-emergent down, and some selective herbicide. I rigged up a DIY boom for it too.
    I also wanted something to use for a non-selective herbicide, like Roundup. I didn’t need the Spot Sprayer for that, and I didn’t want to have to carry that damned hand pump either. I did some research and discovered that these backpack sprayers not only hold more product, are easier to pump, and spray with, but are not as expensive as I thought they were. Sure you CAN spend a lot of money on one, but there are also some that aren’t that expensive, and work well for someone doesnt have 15 acres or more to spray.
    I looked at a bunch of these things, and kept coming back to this particular sprayer. It didn’t seem to have a bunch of stuff I didn’t need, and looked like it might hold up to what I would use it for. It came quickly because I have Prime. It was packaged well. It didn’t take long to put together, and get it to work.
    I have used it twice so far, and it has worked well. I bought a different herbicide from a local supplier, and at his suggestion I got some dye to help keep track of where I sprayed. It’s kind of a pain to mix up everything, but it’s not the sprayers fault. This one came with the constant pressure gauge…something I didn’t know I needed, but I see how it helps with the spraying. I like the gauge on the handle because I can see what the pressure is and when I need to pump. It’s easy to pump, and once on the back REAL easy to spray with. I like the wide waist belt, and padded shoulder straps. Although the belt clips are the snap on type, and come off too easy, I think. I might see if I can figure out something to fix that…if it starts to really bug me.
    I gave it four stars for a couple of reasons. First. if EVERYTHING got five stars, five stars wouldn’t mean very much. Secondly, and mostly here, it’s my first one. I don’t have anything to compare it too, so I can’t say it’s THE BEST ONE. I have been very happy with it though, and I am glad I got it! The only thing better would be to have SOMEONE else do the work, but that wouldn’t be much fun…would it?

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