NorthStar ATV Broadcast and Spot Sprayer - 16 Gallon, 2.2 GPM, 12 Volt
Great sprayer, Better price!
I have 10 acres of field I need to spray yearly. It was morethan the cost of this sprayer for each application. Now, for just the cost of the chemicals, I can spray and get better coverage, protect the areas that should not be sprayed, and can do multiple applications of various chemicals throuout the year for about the same cost as before.
The spot sprayer works great for making sure I keep spray off delicate plants, and/or for spaying the delicate plants specifically. The broadcast spray is great for the open field. the one drawback to the whole system is I can spray for an hour with the spot spray. The broadcast spray will empty the tank in just minutes. I have not quite figured out optimum mixing ratios to apply chemicals at the prescribed rates. Also, I almost wish I would have gotten the larger tank to extend coverage of the broadcast sprayer.
Other than the size and figureing out the correct mixing ratios, this unit has worked flawlessly. Setup was easy however there are a lot of parts and the directions could have been better.
Overall, a very good product. It has paid for itself already.
September 19, 2013
I have 2.5 acres and I use this sprayer to keep the landscape flower beds weed free, which is hard to do in Florida. I purchased this at the local store in Orlando, and used it as soon as I got home. I put it in a wagon that can be pulled by hand or attached to my lawn tractor. For power, I just use a cheap car battery. I have ran 32 gallons from a single charge and with plenty of battery left. The power cable is long enough to hook up to my tractor if needed. I've used this all summer and it hasn't skipped a beat. No complaints at all.
September 18, 2013
Great All-Around Sprayer
Am very pleased with this product--cost and performance. Broadcast wand is simple to set up and operate, and actually covers the stated swath of 14 ft.! I use it around farm and managing bird habitat for both large coverage spray jobs and spot spray. Great unit.
September 17, 2013
ATV Broadcast sprayer
Excellent product at great price. Unit works as stated. I have sprayed my lawn a couple of times using the broadcast sprayer function and it has performed great. Follow the directions and the unit performs flawlessly. I wish everything wasn't made of plastic, but hope that it is quality plastic good for the long haul.
September 17, 2013
ATV 16 Gallon Spot and Broadcast Sprayer
No problems and no leaks at the fittings etc.
I did note that the tank drain cap chafes on the Honda Rancher rear rack tube slightly. I just have to apply a little upward force on the tank when removing or installing the drain cap. It is not an issue to be really concerned about.
August 20, 2013
I purchased this sprayer to take care of weeds around our house and the tree line around our property . This sprayer performs better that i expected. I have used it about 12 hours with no problems at all. At first I had a few small leaks around some of the clamps, but after using a heat gun to soften the hose re tighten the clamps the leaks were gone. When i received the sprayer the orange tip was missing after searching the shop for it I contacted Northern Tools about it and within a few hours I had a response from them that they were sending me a whole new sprayer end. Now that is the customer service that makes people come back .
Thanks Northern Tools.
July 22, 2013
To be totaly honest I had my doubts about this product. I no longer doubt it, it truly sprays a even large pattern and has never failed me yet. I spray about two and a half acres of grass a few times a year, only thing I wish is that I would have got the 25 gallon tank instead of the 16. Great product see for yourself
May 5, 2013
I use the sprayer to spray herbicide on the gravel road leading to my house. The road is about 300 yards long and using a pump sprayer didn't hack it. This sprayer holds enough mixture to spray the entire 300 yards in one trip. I just drop the tale gate and secure the sprayer to the tale gate with the included straps. The boom sprayer covers the entire width of the road. A real time saver.
I had to splice a few feet of wire to the remote switch since it wouldn't reach from the tale gate to the front seat. Make sure you turn off the spot sprayer if using the boom sprayer and vice-versa.
April 25, 2013
Works like a charm. Has plenty of power, and can reach into the trees I need to spray just fine. I spray a 5' wide path with roundup through three acres of thick brush to keep the trail clear of growing over, and the rear nozzle makes that job a snap.
April 25, 2013
Recommended by a friend and i really like it to spray large amount of weeds. 2.2 pump is more than other brands and more efficient. I like how the sprayer wands attach to the sprayer body while not being used.
Product works as decribed. Would recommend to everyone with large areas needing to be sprayed.
Also would recommend purchasing the agitator.
April 23, 2013