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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1 Yr+ Followup
on January 19, 2013
I had a Northern Tools rechargeable sprayer that couldn't handle Roundup because it was too caustic. I replaced it with this 'manual' Solo sprayer and it works great. The ergonomics are great and the pump handle, which is adjustable, can be put in a convenient location. I like the adjustable spray nozzle and also the fact that the maximum pump pressure can be changed on the unit I bought. I also confirmed it will handle Roundup, although I can't imagine why anyone would sell a sprayer that doesn't since it's so popular. Very good design at a good price.
Now that I've had this for over a year, let me add these comments. I spray diluted Roundup 1-2 times per month and the sprayer started leaking down my back and legs after just over a year (warranty had just expired). However, I contacted Solo and they sent me a rebuild kit for them. Kudos for doing this. However, it's now a few months later and it's leaking again. Upon taking it apart, I've realized there is a seal that is poorly designed and will, in all probability, continue to fail. I will notify them of this, but will look for another manufacturer of a similar backpack type sprayer.