Backpack Sprayer Buyer's Guide

About Backpack Sprayers

Backpack sprayers are extremely useful in a variety of horticulture and agriculture applications. They're 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 are spraying yard after yard, all day long.

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Man using backpack sprayer in a greenhouse
Gemplers Customers Using a Backpack Sprayer in a Greenhouse

How they can vary

  • Wand and/or spray nozzles can vary by design, spray volume and spray pattern
  • Different types of pumps, i.e. piston vs. diaphragm, 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 surface coverage
  • Some serve as blowers and allow for the application of dry particles (dust)

Our Top Pick

Jacto 4-gal. Sprayer with Santoprene® Piston Cup

An outstanding choice for spraying agri-chemicals and most pesticides. The Jacto PJ16 4-gal. Backpack Sprayer is just right for spraying agri-chemicals and most pesticides. It comes with a 65"L spray hose, 26"L stainless steel spray wand with an adjustable cone nozzle, fan nozzle. 11.5 lb.

Jacto 4-gal. Sprayer with Santoprene® Piston Cup
Jacto 4-gal. Sprayer with Santoprene® Piston Cup

Why it's the best

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Superior construction eliminates leaks
  • Powerful and requires less hand-pumping
  • Consistent agitation and even distribution
  • Proven customer feedback from the field
  • Great balance of features and price

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Make every smaller spraying job a breeze with a backpack sprayer

Gempler's stocks backpack sprayers from all the popular, professional brands including Solo, Birchmeier and more. Available in a range of different capacities from 2.5 gallons to 6.5 gallons, our backpack sprayers are great for a range of different sized jobs.

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