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Solo 417 Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer
Probably the biggest comment when reading reviews about the Solo 417 battery backpack sprayer is the weight. Because it is a 6.6 gallon tank, it is going to be much heavier than those comparing it to a 4 gallon tank.
Many people have had issues with the battery not holding it’s charge, but you must give it 9-10 hours to charge for the first time before using it. Once you have done that, you should be good to go for 5-7 hours of work on a single charge.
Uses: Spraying pesticides, herbicides, and for general spraying. Do not use with bleach, chlorine or any disinfectants. If you need a backpack sprayer for bleach, click here.
When researching the Solo 417, I noticed that most of the negative comments were made in 2011 and 2012. Since then, Solo seems to have resolved the complaints (battery life, leaking, etc) as you will find that the more current customer comments are very positive.
Nozzles: This sprayer comes with three nozzles: a flat spray nozzle, a hollow cone nozzle and a jet stream nozzle. These three nozzles should cover your needs so you do not need to buy other nozzles.
Padded Straps: The sprayer comes with padded, adjustable straps.
PSI: Toggle switch to give you 36 psi or 62 psi provided through a 12 volt battery.
Hose: 5 feet in length.