Hi Everyone

I guess i should start by introducing myself! My name is Ross Mckinlay i have been running my business Blackwater Garden Services since Sept 2006. I work in the Colchester area mostly maintenance, domestic and commercial, but some turfing and fencing. I have replied to a few threads recently and have found the advice and discussions to be invaluable. It's helped me and my business no end so thanks to all!

Well I had better get to the point! I have looked at a few older threads and the recommendations for knapsack sprayers seem to be Berthoud, CP or Allman has anything changed? Or is that still the case? I will mostly being doing lawns so would welcome peoples advice . Before you ask I passed my PA1/PA6 last thursday at Writtle ! Accuracy and reliabilty are the priorities.

Thanks in advance

 

 

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Nothing wrong with cooper pegler and berthoud...both are easy to get parts for. My berthoud has done 1.5 seasons without needing any replacements though.

I 'inherited' an Allman X15, wouldn't recomend it as you can't regulate the pressure without buying a separate nozzle.

Cooper Pegler CP 15 for me easy to operate, comfy on the shoulders, you don't want any thing larger (CP20) this will be its third season.

I agree, 15-16l is more than enough

Bethoud Vermorel Pro Comfort is as brilliant as Paul suggests.

I've got six CP3 classics and two CP3 series 2000's. 20 litres goes in no time so i couldn't imagine spraying with anything of a smaller capacity. I don't think i'm missing out by not having a Berthoud but would  be willing to give one a try if they introduced a 20 litre model.

Spares prices are just a licence to print money and the lances are easy to damage in the back of a van.

A little trick to protect lances...

- tie wrap a peice of soil pipe 2-3ft long just inside side or rear door.

When finished and loading van place/strap in sprayers and slot lances into pipe - will take two/three lances.

If you make it long enough that the handle rests on top of pipe opening, you protect your spray tip (as it does not hit floor)

Thanks very much for all your help and advice. It looks like the berthoud might just edge it. The soil pipe tip sounds like a good idea too!

Berthoud all the way for me!! very comfortable!

Cheers Gary, will give this a try.

Gary RK said:

A little trick to protect lances...

- tie wrap a peice of soil pipe 2-3ft long just inside side or rear door.

When finished and loading van place/strap in sprayers and slot lances into pipe - will take two/three lances.

If you make it long enough that the handle rests on top of pipe opening, you protect your spray tip (as it does not hit floor)

Old thread but probably better to add to this than a new one!

Time to replace the knapsack sprayers.

Berthoud Vermorel 2000 Pro Comfort or Cooper Pegler CP 3 Classic?

And before Robin says anything. I am still keeping the Chaplin sprayers as these will be use for iron only and besides I quite fancy a yellow knapsack :-)

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