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Tried out my air/pressure sprayer today. I thought this might be of interest. I only ran the blower at an idle and it was plenty of air. It stirs things enough to get a pretty through leaf and cluster coverage. Full bore on the air for tall trees when the aphids start showing up.

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in use: (tough to photo while using!!)



After a while the arms DO get tired. Good thing the back pack sprayer only needs a few pumps every so often to keep it going.
 
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Tried out my air/pressure sprayer today. I thought this might be of interest. I only ran the blower at an idle and it was plenty of air. It stirs things enough to get a pretty through leaf and cluster coverage. Full bore on the air for tall trees when the aphids start showing up.

The machines:



in use: (tough to photo while using!!)



After a while the arms DO get tired. Good thing the back pack sprayer only needs a few pumps every so often to keep it going.
Pretty innovative!
 

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Needs a little adjustment. The nozzle needs to be more centered and in line with the air flow.

As is, I got more of a fan pattern.
 

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get a tank with a battery operated pump. saves on the pressuring of back pack. neat idea
 

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After a while the arms DO get tired.
Would it be possible to rig up something so you could hang the blower from a brush cutter harness?

Then attach a little handle to the blower's air tube to direct the spray (much like the commercial motorized backpack sprayers use)?
 

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I had a similar set up with my last blower until it died. I used a standard pump up spray tank with the spray nozzle actually inside the blower tube. On that one I put a needle valve to control the amount of fluid sprayed.

Other than nozzle placement, this one works better than packing a spray tank and pumping it up occasionally. The Solo back pack, 4 gallon tank , works well as it doesn't need constant pumping. It's easy to move along and spray. Only the arm holding the blower gets tired and if I had an elbow on the tube it wouldn't be. Holding it up to direct air up is the part that gets tiring (blowers/controls are designed to blow down). I did find using my left hand under the tube when I wasn't pumping worked very well to reduce the work.
 
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I took the blower and sprayer combo to the logical extreme and paired it with a 40gal mist sprayer. Worked well when the vines were young and the canopy is not too dense. I'm upgrading to a real air-blast sprayer this summer.

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