NorthStar ATV Broadcast and Spot Sprayer - 26 Gallon, 2.2 GPM, 12 Volt
;Pretty darn good
+Easy set up, mostly assembled, instructions only in English. .No missing parts or hardware, SAE hardware.,
Rugged construction, quality nozzles, wands and hoses.
Performance better than advertised.
Brute of a pump draws a continuous 8 amps, suggest keep ATV or Quad running to keep battery charged
Sprayer is a keeper.
August 22, 2014
Much better than expected!
WOW! I had another brand that I used for years but sold it at my farm sale. Found I needed one at our new house. I debated between the 2.2GPM or the bigger unit. Very pleasantly surprised at the quality, pressure and capacity. Using the broadcast wand I sprayed over 4 acres in 30 minutes going through two tanks. I highly recommend this unit over any farm store brands. This also was my first purchase from Northern which has greatly enhanced my view of purchasing more items from them. Very Satisfied customer.
August 20, 2014
NorthStar ATV Broadcast and Sprayer - 26 Gallon
I would highly recommend. Assembly was very easy. The Sprayer is simple to use. The attachment straps makes it easy to afix to ATVs or even pickup truck tailgates, plug in reciever trays for SUvs. I filled with my Roundup and water and the 26 gallon was perfect for my 2 acre food plot with no water source on site.
I would recommend the 26 gallon tank over the 15 gallon version.
August 14, 2014
I had to tighten the clamps.
I had to use some additional teflon tape to stop the leaking of the 2nd port for the additional line.
I really would like a pressure release port that would cause product mixing when not spraying with the wand.
I think for the price I paid that these three items could be fixed and included
August 6, 2014
Northstar ATV Sprayer
Sprayer was easy to set up and works as described. The one nozzle design for the broadcast sprayer works very well. The option of using the wand sprayer in conjunction with the broadcaster is also a nice feature. The motor has plenty of power and shoots a consistent stream. Good product for the money..
July 30, 2014
should have bought 2 years ago
I used the sprayer on 60 acres with areas of noxious weeds. It worked very well. I was done in 4 hours with what used to take me 2 long days with a hand sprayer. I would definitely buy again.
July 30, 2014
Best Purchase of the Year
This sprayer cut my spray time from several hours down to about 30 minutes. The unit is well designed and sturdy. The volume output is perfect for my 2.5 acre lawn. The wand will shoot about 20 feet and the spray boom delivers about a 12-14 ft wide pattern. The on-demand pump is nice and needed no prime to start spraying. The included straps for holding the tank down work well and there are four threaded mounting holes on the bottom of the tank which allowed for even more secure mounting to my trailer.
I mounted the rig longways on a modified mower/lawn trailer so I had to modify the spray boom feature since I mounted the tank 90 degrees off it's intended design. See Pictures). My local hardware stores plumbing department had everything needed for the modifications.
This sprayer is nice and lends itself to a variety of applications. Mine is self powered/contained using a 12 volt top mount truck battery and a modified lawn trailer so I can use it with a golf cart. I love it.
July 29, 2014
NorthStar ATV Broadcast and Spot Sprayer
I bought this sprayer to spray my lawn for weeds. I thought the broadcast sprayer was the way to go with it's 14 foot pattern. With where I live and the amount of plantss/flowers my wife has, I quickly found out that I had to use the hand/spot sprayer for my yard. Not a huge deal, but sort of disappointing. I have too much wind and too many plants.
The 14 foot broadcast sprayer would work great if you had the open space. The spot sprayer with the 15 foot hose worked flawlessly. I am going to figure out how to lower the broadcast sprayer closer to the ground to reduce the chance to be wind blown so I can use it.
Overall, I would recommend this sprayer to anyone who needs one, just take into consideration what conditions you will be spraying in.
July 28, 2014
only used a handful of times so far but seems to be a nice durable sprayer. The 26 gallon is almost a little too much weight for my atv when it is completely full, but still a great fit. motor works flawlessy with quiet operation. only problem i had was the 45 elbow on the broadcast lance got a hairline crack in it when i installed the tip and leaked, i received a new lance in the mail a few days after no questions asked..great customer service.
July 24, 2014
works perfectly with no fuss
I am very satisfied with this sprayer. I read some reviews for some products that said they leak, they break, they require some tweaking to get working right. I got this one because it seemed to have the best reviews. I concur with those good reviews.
I took this out of the box, followed the very simple & intuitive instructions and had it all set up in a few minutes. I tested it with water first, to make sure I wasn't leaking expensive Roundup, then took it out & used it. I've used it a couple times since then. No issues at all.
I really like the design. It has a sprayer wand that shoots the stuff out the back in a very nice even spray pattern. I didn't measuer the pattern, but I'd guess it goes out about 6' on each side from center. It also comes with a hand wand and a nice long hose. To use the hand wand, just flip a lever on the unit and it send the juice to the hand wand.
No complaints at all. I couldn't be happier with this sprayer.
July 21, 2014