Hudson NeverPump Bak-Pak DC Pump Sprayer - 4 Gallon, 60 PSI, Model# 13854
Great Until Battery Dies
This heavy duty sprayer held up for 2 years. A dream come true, until the battery died. Now will work when plugged in, but that seriously limits the range. As others have mentioned, it is heavy when full. 2 alternatives to this: first, since most home handymen won't be using as much solution, mix only a gallon or two. Second, and my solution, bungee it to a hand truck for mobility and ease of use. Finish your truck off with a plastic bag anchored to the handle. That way, each time you mix a solution, you can slip a paper with the name of the solution into the bag - instant differentiation for that pesky old question Is it herbicide or bug kill?
Do wish I could find a source for the battery, though...
February 17, 2014
A Bit Heavy - But Worth It
I spray a lot - for clients and on my own property - with a variety of different equipment. I was skeptical about the weight but found that not having to pump was a great trade-off - and I have one hand free to move foliage, whatever. The unit is well built, the strainer is a great idea, the pump is quite tough, I like the padded strap - it's one of the better equipment investments I've made. When the battery went out I was lucky enough to find a replacement with 1400mAH. 40% more spraying time!. I also replaced the wand with a Tee-Jet system since I have a wide variety of their nozzles and extensions for my regular work - plus it gets jostled in the truck. I didn't want to potentially damage any of the rather nice wand/nozzles it comes with on the way to a job.
February 4, 2014
A REAL TIMESAVER
HAVE OVER AN ACRE OF LAND AND THIS SIMPLIFIES THE WEEDING OF GARDENS AND SPOT TREATMENT IN THE LAWN. NOTHING WORSE THEN BEING AT THE FAR END OF YOUR PROPERTY AND RUNNING OUT OF FLUID.
ONLY CON IS IT IS A LITTLE HEAVY , BUT I PULL MINE AROUND ON A HAND TRUCK OR USE MY LAWN MOWER AND SPRAY ON THE GO.
LOVE IT AND IT HOLDS A CHARGE.
February 4, 2014
Wife Loves It
She's the flower gardener. She loves the battery powered pump. I can't tell you the times I have come to her aid with her old hand pump sprayer. A great product!
February 4, 2014
Works great! It is a bit heavy but makes spraying fast!
September 19, 2013
I was very pleased with this sprayer. I had a manual pump one but that got old very quick. Having the battery pack on this product does add some weight but it still beats having to manually pump one.
September 18, 2013
So Far so Good
We purchased 2 of these for our research program and they function very well for spraying our orchid collection with fertilizer and pesticides. So far we are happy with this product. It is nice to not have to pump and the additional weight does not seem to make a difference because you are not wasting energy pumping.
September 17, 2013
Poor design, service and part supply
Bought this with idea not having to pump, will save some time, also had good reviews. But used it 4 times and tank started leaking and then pump will not build pressure. All this started in June and still waiting for parts from manufacture which I'm told will not be available till Sept. Manufacture's customer service is poor at best. Hard to get a hold of, give you little info or miss guided info, just don't seem to care.
So in order to spray everything this summer I ended up buying a Solo backpack sprayer which is working great.
Save your money, build some muscle and get a hand ppump sprayer but not from Hudson.
August 29, 2013
Great Idea, however
Bought this sprayer 1yr 3mo ago. Used it about 4 times. Last time I used it it worked for 5-6 min after 24hr charge.
Battery will not take a charge. I believe the battery should last longer than a year. Of course it's 3 mo out of warranty. Unit is very heavy but I like the idea of not having to stop spraying to pump. Ordered new battery.
August 19, 2013
I've sprayed about ten tankfulls with this sprayer and love it. At first I was worried about the pressure being too high, causing too fine a mist and drifting since I'm using it in newly planted tree rows. I soon learned that you can throttlle the spray by giving it a partial squeeze so a much gentler and course spray comes out. Too heavy? I guess you'd have to blame God for making water too heavy. So far I think it's a great product.
July 26, 2013