NorthStar Sprayer Agitation Kit
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
This could it works really well and it's easy to install. I purchased to help me start whatever product I have in the sprayer. It also works well if I have to let disperse it for any period of time when applying the product. Simple inexpensive and works great. Thanks Northern.
March 25, 2011
The kit is a smart add-on to tank sprayers. I used the sprayer without the kit installed and observed the weed kill seemed spotty. After adding the kit the dispersal concentration must have significantly improved because the kill is very even.
June 3, 2010
more than 1 use
I am using this kit to connect the suction side of an electric diaphram pump to two tanks. The plastic tube that goes into the tank had to be made longer so that it could reach the bottom of the tank so I added a small piece of rubber hose and clamped it onto the tube. It works great, the pump actually draws both tanks down evenly.
February 26, 2010
OK with mods, pricey
The item is clearly pictured. You get plastic valves and fittings, clamps, a tube (that's too short) and a short hose. Not a lot considering the price. The main reason I got it was to be able to regulate pressure to a spray boom, so the pump doesn't cycle on/off while running. It works well for that. On the negative side, the hose supplied is too short to make the sharp bend required and crimped after I installed it. I inserted a short piece of neoprene hose into the supplied hose, which provided enough support to keep it from crimping, and still allows enough flow for pressure regulation. This may be reducing the capacity for agitation (which is weak), but not as much as if the hose was crimped.
October 19, 2009