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.
 
Types 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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

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