Does anyone have a boom sprayer that actually works year after year? I’ve had two from Northern Tool (North Star) and I’m about to return my second one to TSC (Fimco). I only use it 2-3 times/year and something always breaks, usually a valve. If it’s a cheap part I’ll just fix it, but this last one the whole face of the pressure gauge popped off an water was pouring out. I was looking at the workhorse one. There don’t seem to be many options. I’ve got weeds to spray!!
We have a Northern Tool sprayer system that pulls behind the 4-wheeler. It’s about ten years old and still works like new. DH has not had to replace any parts yet——
DH is anal about cleaning the lines and all of the orifices better than my grandmother used to polish her good silverware:)
I think the key to keeping sprayers in good working order is to clean them better than grandma cleaned her good silverware, which can be a pain but may be worth the extra time and beer after all:)
I got mine just two years ago but so far whenever I pull it out for the first time in a few months it still works fine. I got mine at Tractor Supply, I think.
Wow, 10 years! I’m not sure why I keep having issues. I run a lot of clean water through it afterwards and clean it all off. It’s also stored under cover.
Dial pressure gauge ? Extraordinarily cheap gauge or water froze in the gauge’s tube rupturing it… Gauges are inexpensive, replace it and carry on.