NorthStar ATV Boomless Broadcast and Spot Sprayer - 26 Gallon, 5.5 GPM, 12 Volt
Great spraying system! The translucent tank makes it easy to track how much liquid is left and it has graduation marks molded in to help with mix rates. Big fill opening helps prevent spills. The mini boom spray nozzles work fantastic. You can cover a lot of ground relatively quickly. Also very easy to swap in new line and valves to custom fit your application. We used this to spray herbicide in the early fall on about 15 acres of phragmites australis (an invasive species). Had to make a boom extension since these plants grrow up to 15 feet tall. Plan to use it for weed and feed during the spring/summer, it will do great being towed behind a lawn tractor with the supplied boom.
Cons: Molded graduations could use highlighting for easier reading. Pressure switch tends to cycle a lot when just using the spot spray wand, so that may become an issue if that's all you use it for.
March 21, 2011
Tank and the rest of the accessories attached to the tank are well built. Pump works well and delivers good pressure. The kit that is attached to you vehicle is worthless. We use an atv and modified it so that it mounted directly to the four wheelers rear rack. Works great now. It will spray a good 30' pattern.
July 19, 2014
I used the sprayer for weed control on private mountain range land. I used it for 6 days, spraying in excess of 650 gallons, I lost count. It was a real time saver since past years a hand held wand was used. Ever try to drive a 4 wheeler with one hand over rough terrain.
The mounting wouldn't work so I made a holder on the rear to mount the spray bracket to. Also the hold down straps may be fine for general light use but I found they could not hold the tank in place in the terrain had to spray. I resorted to using ratchet straps.
I also had to purchase a wye since the new one sent as part of the purchase package wouldn't shut off on one side.
July 18, 2014
Pretty decent for what it is
A fairly decent product. Some fittings and hoses need a bit of retrofitting. The broadcast nozzles continue to syphon chemical from the tank even when the pump is turned off. You can turn off the individual nozzles, but are required to dismount your ATV when doing so. I installed a simple ball valve immediately behind the pump, but this still requires turning off the pump and the ball valve. It also does not allow you to run the sprayer independant of the broadcast nozzles without further custom plumbing. Overall a good sprayer, but could be a great sprayer with a few simple upgrades.
July 15, 2014
Almost 5 Stars!
For my purposes (UTV sprayer for fields and yard), I love this package with three personal exceptions -
1 - the boomless sprayer tips empty the tank fast. I will change to reduce their flow.
2 - same for the wand - too much volume. I changed it and it is much more controllable.
3 - fittings to the boomless tips broke before the second use. I've replaced with brass and am doing fine.
I like the extra size (over the 15 gal. I had) and the HO pump. This is a winner!
July 6, 2014
Great Sprayer for ATV
I have 10 acres to take care of. Too little for a big spray rig and too small for a back pack. I tried a smaller tow behind a mower rig and it was only good for a large yard. This rig works very well and carries enough to let you cover a good amount. It does go through product fast so you have to move when using the nozzles for spraying. The coverage is aprox 30' for how I had them set to prevent drift. The wand makes spot spraying a breeze. Sure saves your back. The pump puts out about 55 psi and is ample enough to keep up. Best money I have spent in a while!
June 30, 2014
This product is excellant to use for the application of liquid lawn fertilizer.
June 24, 2014
Poor pressure switch quality
Have put three pressure switches on this product and it still surges and finally quits spraying. I should have returned the product. I currently have a jumper wire bypassing the switch to maintain constant pressure. Great pump poor switch quality.
June 9, 2014
26 Gal Boomless sprayer
This is a good product. It works just as well as I hoped it would.
May 25, 2014
I only gave it 4 stars because I didn't use the broadcast boom it came with yet. I built a 12 nozzle boom and wanted the high output pump that this sprayer offered. Everything worked great on it. My boom is 18 feet wide and it makes spraying my 5 acres a breeze. I have another 2 acres that I let grow wild that I will use the broadcast boom on. It is a lot taller and the broadcast nozzles should work much better since they are higher off the ground.
May 11, 2014