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Solo® #475 Deluxe Backpack Sprayer

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Product Information

Deluxe Diaphragm Pump 4-gallon Backpack Sprayer

This deluxe model sprayer has the same design as the popular models L425 and L475, but with added features. This has a pressure monitoring gauge that allows for even application of chemicals. Also included is a fold-up handle with wand clips for convenient storage in vehicles and on shelves. Quick release straps allow for easy on and off. Thick padded straps offer more comfort for heavy usage. Heavy-duty brass nozzle provides a full range of spray patterns from a fine mist up to a 30 foot jet stream without removing the nozzle. 4 gallon capacity. Generates a pressure of 60 p.s.i. resulting in larger droplets with less spray drift. Weighs 10.5 lbs. empty. USA made.

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Solo #475 Deluxe Backpack Sprayer
 
2.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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      1.0

      Impossible to assemble out of the box

      By Erian

      from Stockton, CA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Looks Good

      Cons

      • Impossible To Assemble

      Best Uses

        Comments about Solo #475 Deluxe Backpack Sprayer:

        When did it become representative of the best America makes to ship a product that doesn't work out of the box?

        After reading some reviews, I bought my 475-101 at Home Depot in September 2014. It was $20 off--seemed like a good deal. But now I think I know why it was cheap--they were trying to unload a defective bunch.

        When I assembled the pump, I found the bolt hole in the sprayer handle didn't align with the bolt hole in the pump shaft. They were completely misaligned by more than 1/4". I called the phone number in the instructions, and after two more phone calls was able to get a service technician who said, "Oh, there's a service bulletin on that pump." He emailed that bulletin to me, which said "the pump shaft shifts slightly during transport" causing the holes to mis-align. But this wasn't a simple issue of a 1/8" hole misalignment like the service notice said and couldn't be fixed as described in the bulletin.

        I found it necessary to use my hacksaw to cut 3/8" off the end of the sprayer handle, and then I got out my grinder to finish the job. I think a lot of homeowners aren't equipped with either tool.

        If this pump sprayer is representative of the quality of Solo's "made in America" products, I'll think hard and long before buying another. You should too.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Diaphragm fell apart after three months

        By DReine

        from Chillicothe, OH

        About Me Professional Landscaper

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Settings
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Solo #475 Deluxe Backpack Sprayer:

            Got two of these solo sprayers. The Diaphragm on one of them cracked and was leaking herbicide after only three months of light use.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            This product needs one more explanation

            By Virginia

            from Leslie, MI

            About Me Master Gardener

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            Pros

            • Durable product
            • Easy to Use
            • Even Dispersal
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

            • Design change needed
            • Unwieldy

            Best Uses

            • Insecticides
            • Spraying insecticides

            Comments about Solo #475 Deluxe Backpack Sprayer:

            I would like Solo to take a look at redesigning the 'fold away' handle and also extend the black metal area the handle is hooked into by at least one (1) inch.

            The 'fold away' doesn't fold away during normal summer usage, unless you undo the screw attachment and place it in another position. I do not have time to do that after each spray session.

            I would really like to see it be a true 'fold away' WHILE it is in use in the summer time. Making a 90˚degree easily fold up, fold down, movable 'joint' where the screw attachment now, so the handle would 'snap' into either position would help.

            Also, think about extending the metal piece out 1 to 2 inches, where you insert the handle, as the handle is so tight to the body, when pressing it down, I literally bump my hip, with the 'pumping' hand and have to keep pushing the backpack unit on my back, over to the other side, with my right elbow, so I can pump with the left hand.

            I had a solo sprayer like this before, but didn't have the 'clips' to hold the wand in place. WhenI had placed the empty sprayer in the trunk of the farm car, and put the wand inside the trunk, but couldn't secure it, of course, as I'm starting up in reserve with the car, I hear a loud sound, and the wand must have flipped out of the trunk, and the rear tire caught it, pulling the whole 4 gallon sprayer out and breaking the main sprayer in an irreparable spot, having me place the order for the new one I just received.

            So, yes, thank you for putting the black rubber/plastic clips on the metal black handle so I can clip this wand in place while not in use.

            Also, it would help if you extend the white reinforced hose by about 6 more inches. That would make it easier to be in a 'twisting' position while spraying overhead.

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Worthwhile purchase

            By Dick

            from Burrillville, RI

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Settings
            • Easy to Use
            • Even Dispersal
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Solo #475 Deluxe Backpack Sprayer:

                Good product. Makes the job much easier. Wish I bought it sooner.

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                Product
                Specs

                Capacity:4 gal.
                Pressure Cylinder:Internal
                Pump Style:Diaphragm
                Agitation:No
                Maximum Pressure:60 psi
                Average Spray Height:14ft.
                Pressure Gauge:Included
                Nozzle Tip:Brass adj.
                Filter:In handle
                Herbicide Compatibility:Yes
                Pesticide Compatibility:Yes
                Cleaner Compatibility:No
                Acid Compatibility:No
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