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Buyers Guide for Lawn, Garden & Ag Sprayers

 

Things to consider when deciding which type of sprayer you need

  1. Size of area to be sprayed
  2. Frequency of use
  3. Material(s) to be sprayed
  4. Equipment you could mount a sprayer to (i.e. ATV, tractor, trailer, etc.)

Types of sprayers

There are numerous types and styles available. Each is better-suited to specific applications within the broader fields of horticulture and agriculture. The Application Identification Table below will help you get started in selecting the right type for you.
Type
Best Used For
 
  • Home gardens, lawns and small orchards
  • Light-duty spot spraying
  • You manually pressurize the sprayer as you work
 
  • Home gardens, lawns and small orchards
  • Light-duty spot spraying
  • Similar to a handheld, with added benefit of not having to carry it by hand
  • Can be manually pressurized, or pressurized by an electric or gas-driven pump
 
  • Gardens, lawns, small orchards, fence rows and pastures
  • Mounts easily on an ATV or garden tractor
  • Larger-capacity tank lets you spray longer without having to stop and refill
  • Powered by an electric pump
 
  • Lawns, pastures, golf courses and athletic fields
  • Conveniently towed by a tractor or utility vehicle
  • Pump is powered by either an electric motor or gasoline engine
 
  • Lawns, pastures, golf courses and athletic fields
  • Mounts in truck beds, utility vehicles and trailers
  • Pump is powered by either an electric motor or gasoline engine
 
  • Golf courses, athletic fields, pastures and large lawns
  • Simply connect to a tractor's 3-point hitch
  • Pump is powered by connecting to the PTO (power take-off) of the tractor, or by an electric motor
 
  • Necessary when working with petroleum-based products such as diesel, which can be very harsh
  • Very helpful when spraying stubborn trees and brush
  • Pump is powered by an electric motor
 

Our Top Sprayers

HANDHELD: 2.25-gal. Sprayer from Solo
Lightweight at just 6.8 lb., this is the perfect portable option for applying herbicides, insecticides and other non-acidic chemicals.
2.25-gal. Sprayer from Solo
Why it's the best
  • Cover hard-to-reach places with the 28"L wand and 48"L hose
  • Extra-large tank opening provides safe, easy filling
  • Chemical-resistant seals and O-rings extend product life
  • Easier to operate with less hand-pumping required
  • Proven customer feedback from the field
  • Great balance of features and price
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Want something else?
Things like size, power and component durability vary by brand and model as well as user demands. Browse our complete selection of Handheld Sprayers to find the model that's right for you.
BACKPACK: 4-gal. Sprayer with Santoprene® Piston Cup from Jacto
An outstanding choice for spraying agri-chemicals and most pesticides.
4-gal. Sprayer with Santoprene® Piston Cup from Jacto
Why it's the best
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Superior construction eliminates leaks
  • Powerful and requires less hand-pumping
  • Consistent agitation and even distribution
  • Proven customer feedback from the field
  • Great balance of features and price
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Shop All Backpack Sprayers
 
 
Want something else?
Things like size, power and component durability vary by brand and model as well as user demands. Browse our complete selection of Backpack Sprayers to find the model that's right for you.
SPOT: Spot Sprayer from GEMPLER'S
Highly efficient and built for maximum durability - at an awesome price.
Spot Sprayer from GEMPLER'S
Why it's the best
  • Premium-grade components
  • Thicker tank
  • Better ergonomics
  • Extremely versatile
  • Proven customer feedback from the field
  • Great balance of features and price
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Want something else?
Things like size, power and component durability vary by brand and model as well as user demands. Browse our complete selection of Spot Sprayers to find the model that's right for you.
TRAILER: 100-gal. Two-Wheel Sprayer with 12'L Boom from Kings Sprayers
The big boom has 11 nozzles and creates a 14'W spray pattern - ideal for expansive areas like golf courses, athletic fields and pastures.
100-gal. Two-Wheel Sprayer with 12'L Boom from Kings Sprayers
Why it's the best
  • Lightweight, chemical-resistant frame and tank
  • Heavy-duty pump for faster spraying
  • High-flotation turf tires enhance stability
  • Easy-to-use controller works from operator's seat
  • Proven customer feedback from the field
  • Great balance of features and price
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Shop All Trailer Sprayers
 
 
Want something else?
Things like size, power and component durability vary by brand and model as well as user demands. Browse our complete selection of Trailer Sprayers to find the model that's right for you.
SKID: 50-gal. UTV Sprayer from Kings Sprayers
The compact size makes this option the perfect choice for most utility vehicles.
50-gal. UTV Sprayer from Kings Sprayers
Why it's the best
  • Lightweight aluminum frame is chemical-resistant and will never rust or need painting
  • Adjustable pressure regulator and hydraulic jet agitation
  • Durable pump holds up well to most fertilizers and herbicides
  • High-pressure hose and gun with quick disconnects
  • Proven customer feedback from the field
  • Great balance of features and price
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Shop All Skid Sprayers
 
 
Want something else?
Things like size, power and component durability vary by brand and model as well as user demands. Browse our complete selection of Skid Sprayers to find the model that's right for you.
3-POINT: 40-gal. Sprayer from Fimco
This impressive unit is small enough for maneuverability, yet big enough for larger jobs.
40-gal. Sprayer from Fimco
Why it's the best
  • Bolted-on frame for enhanced tractor mobility
  • 120"W spray swath
  • Hose and spray gun enable use near buildings and along fence lines
  • Corrosion-resistant polyethylene tank
  • Proven customer feedback from the field
  • Great balance of features and price
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Want something else?
Things like size, power and component durability vary by brand and model as well as user demands. Browse our complete selection of 3-Point Sprayers to find the model that's right for you.
PETROLEUM: Spot Sprayers from Brush Pro
The 1.6-gpm pump is diesel mix- and petroleum distillate-compatible, making these units ideal for applying herbicides to stubborn brush and overgrowth.
Spot Sprayers from Brush Pro
Why it's the best
  • Durable polyethylene tank
  • Spray gun can adjust from mist to stream
  • 16' vertical spray and 25' horizontal spray
  • 15'L braided nylon hose
  • Proven customer feedback from the field
  • Great balance of features and price
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Other helpful information

Repair your existing sprayer
Shop replacement parts
Extend sprayer life and improve performance
Shop accessories
Manage weeds, insects and disease
Shop herbicides, insecticides and fungicides
Safely handle and store pesticides
Shop chemical handling
Clean, maintain and store your sprayer
Read the article
Stay safe while spraying
Shop safety supplies
Choose your spray nozzle
Read the article
Tips to help minimize spray drift
Read the article
 
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