Backpack Sprayer Buyer's Guide

Backpack Sprayers

Backpack sprayers are handy in a variety of horticultural and agricultural applications. They are typically used for medium-duty spot spraying of fertilizers and pesticides in home gardens, lawns, and small orchards.

Unlike handheld sprayers, backpacks provide the added benefit of not having to carry the sprayer around with you by hand. This is why they are such a popular choice among professional lawn care contractors who spray yard after yard all day long.

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How can backpack sprayers vary?

  • Wand and/or spray nozzles can vary by design, spray volume, and spray pattern
  • Different types of pumps, i.e., piston vs. diaphragm and internal vs. external
  • Some have more durable, metal pump components
  • Some are powered by a battery or gasoline engine
  • Some serve as "misters" which is popular in greenhouse, vineyard, and orchard applications where very fine spray particles are needed to provide total plant  coverage
  • Some serve as blowers and allow for the application of dry particles (dust)

Our top pick:

Pulmic Pegasus 15, 4 Gal Battery Backpack Sprayer

Pulmic Pegasus 15, 4 Gal Battery Backpack Sprayer

This backpack sprayer comes with adjustable speed and pressure controls to help you tackle your toughest spraying jobs. The Pulmic Pegasus 15 backpack sprayer is great for insecticide, herbicide, and pesticide applications.

Why it's the best:

  • Battery-powered to conserve your energy
  • Spray for up to 7 hours, or 200 gallons in one charge
  • 3 application speeds: low pressure (herbicide treatments), intermediate pulsation (herbicide and insecticide treatments), and high pressure (insecticide treatments and medium-high crops)
  • 4 gallon see-through tank helps you monitor liquid level
  • Unique draining systems that does not require tipping the unit to empty
  • Wide mouth opening for easy liquid filing
  • Filter screen to keep debris out of the tank
  • Padded handles and shoulder straps
  • Waterproof battery compartment
  • Includes 3 nozzles, mixing cup, lance extension, battery, and charger

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Looking for more?

Make smaller spraying jobs a breeze with a backpack sprayer. Gemplers stocks backpack sprayers from popular brands including Solo, Birchmeier, Jacto, and more.

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