NorthStar ATV Tree Sprayer - 26 Gallon, 5.5 GPM, 12 Volt
NorthStar ATV Tree Sprayer - 26 gallon, 5.5 GPM
I found the NorthStar 26 gallon, 5.5 gpm tree spacer to be an excellent product, especially for the price. The assembly was straightforward, great portability, easily fitting in the back of my gator and meets all of its advertised claims with regard to spray distance, agitation, etc. I did experience a small leak around the packing gland of the spray handle but it was quickly remedied. The only drawback is that it only has a 26 gallon capacity, but understandable since it is designed to fit on the back of a ATV.
May 28, 2014
Fire department use
This unit was bought to use as a portable water supply for off-road brush fires. We built a platform to mount the tank and a battery for easy in and out of our Polaris Ranger and a 6x6 atv. It's seen action at a large brushfire where it was primarily used to refill Indian cans.
May 24, 2014
North Star ATV Tree Sprayer 26 gallon
This is an excellent product. Although it is designed to use on an ATV, I installed in on a small utility trailer that I purchased from Northern several years ago and pull it and connect it to the battery of a riding lawnmower. I installed the switch on the trailer. It was very easy to install and works very well. I was amazed at the height that it would spray and impressed with the automatic switch on the pump motor. I look forward to using it many times in the future.
May 14, 2014
I like it!
After using a standard spot sprayer for years and not being able to reach some spots too far away to spray, it was a pleasure to get this more powerful unit. In addition to herbicide work around the farm I have used it as a kind of fire fighting apparatus to wet down the short cut grass around an area I need to burn. It makes a nice fire stop. Also, when a couple of small trees caught fire during the burn it put out a good volume of water to put out the fire. I could not have done that with my 25 gallon spot sprayer.
May 1, 2014
OK But Could Be Better
I have a small apple orchard and use the sprayer to apply a variety of sprays to the trees. It works OK but not great. It will not get a spray higher than about 20 feet. I am not sure if my unit has a problem but it tends to entrain alot of air leading to a pulsing of spray.
I like the fact that the agitator is built in and it does seem to work well to keep the sprays mixed. This is particular important with Surround, which is a clay mixture that tends to settle quickly.
The sprayer appears to be designed for use on the back of an ATV - but I use it with my Kubota (put it in the bucket of the front end loader). All in all a nice unit for the price.
August 13, 2012