NorthStar Sprayer Agitation Kit
three way valve
Expensive. The three way valve failed. The three way valve really failed. The three way valve also failed.
July 21, 2014
Works for what I needed
The agitator was a little difficult to mount on the 26gal sprayer that I purchased. I ended up mounting it in front of the hose holder (see attached picture). For the price it does exactly what I needed. I could not use the agitator and the sprayer at the same time with the 2.2gpm pump.
June 27, 2014
Added this to the 26 Gal. Sprayer with the boom attached. Works well. Read all the directions, lay out your parts, a do a dry run to make sure it ends up where it will be convenient for you. I moved mine about an 1-1/2 inches to get the support I wanted an ease of use. Works well for getting the original mix, mixed up - or if a buddy stops by and we have a beer, just turn it on and go back to work. Works well!
May 21, 2014
Not useful for me unfortunately
I bought this for a sprayer I use for lawn care purposes. I thought it would be good for some herbicides and surfactants I use together to eliminate settling of the mixture in my tank. The challenge I had with operation is that my 100 PSI pump does not have enough output to have both the boom with three nozzles AND the circulation portion on at the same time. I have to choose one or the other. I would have to upgrade to a much higher output pump for this to be useful for me. It was easy to install and the directions were missing some detail, but they were clear enough for most people to fill in the blanks.
May 19, 2014
I had no trouble installing this on the boomless sprayer that I also purchased from Northern Tool. Everything that I needed to install it was included and the installation process was very straightforward. The only problem I have had is that the hose is short and sometimes kinks. But, it doesn't seem to interfere too much, if at all, with the operation. I have been using it to agitate the tank while I add my minerals and organic supplements for foliar feeding.
February 6, 2014
Blowing them away
I purchased the sprayer, agitator, and broadcast lance in a package for dealing with Black Fly, and Mosquito infestations. The sprayer is amazing, shame it's no longer available. The agitator and broadcast lance worked great. All round fine products.
October 15, 2012
NorthStar Sprayer Agitation Kit
The instructions were confusing but after a couple trips to the hardware store, I got it assembled and it works good. If you are good at figuring things out and making them work, then you will probably enjoy this challenge. If not, then you may not be happy with this product. It is my opinion that the tank should come already prepped for the agitation kit. After getting a new toy, the last thing you want to do is drill a hole in it. The first step in the agitation kit instructions says to drill a hole in your new tank.
August 16, 2012
1 GPM pump too small for this
This product did everything NorthStar said it would do but on their 10 gallon spot prayer with the 1 GPM pump it is just was not enough mixing with the small pump. Since I installed it on a new tank then filled it with water, I stuck my arm in the tank to feel the flow. It is not much with the full flow of the pump diverted to the tank. It does move the tank liquid so
On the 1 GPM pump, you cannot use the sprayer with the flow sent back to the tank but I expected that from the other reviews.
I think I can make a spray adapter to connect to the bottom of the agitator tube to reduce the flow and increase the velocity to make a spray to possibly sweep the bottom of the tank a little anyway.
January 31, 2012
Practically a must-have for tank sprayers
I'm an organic gardener who uses many different things in her garden, including compost teas and horticultural oils. The tank mixer is a must if you're going to apply anything that doesn't remain in suspension. The kit is easy to install, operate and understand. Do not try to use the sprayer while using the agitation feature as pressure drops off considerably.
October 15, 2011
Agitation Kit "Kludge"
This "add on" product does come with just enough parts to do the job... the preformance is more of a mixing tool than a continous agitator... without a pressure gage and "flow restrictor", you need to rely on a slightly open diverter valve for agitation... the over-all finish is a messy add-on, but... it works... attention: read the instructions closely twice before installation... the instructions call for drilling a hole in the plastic tank which turns out to be on a seam... I recomend moving the hole slightly off of the seam...
October 11, 2011