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: Kings 100-gal. Trailer Sprayer with 150'L Hose

Kings 100-Gal Trailer Sprayer with 150’L Hose. Small enough to be carried by a golf cart but large enough for intensive spraying jobs. Perfect for nurseries and greenhouses.

Why it's the best:

  • High flotation turf tires
  • Three-diaphragm pump delivers 10.5 gpm at 560 PSI
  • Manual 12” reel for storing 150’ of hose and spray gun
  • Aluminum frame is chemical-resistant and will never need painting

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: Kings UTV Skid Sprayer, 50 gal.

This Kings 50-gal. UTV Skid Sprayer features a 50'L x 3/8" I.D. high-pressure spray hose and a high-pressure spray gun with quick disconnects. Includes adjustable pressure regulator and adjustable hydraulic jet agitation. Weighs 170 lb.

 

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: Fimco 3 Point Sprayer, 4.5 GPM 12V 40 Gal

The Fimco 3-Point Tractor Sprayer has a 40-gal. corrosion-resistant polyethylene tank that's small enough for maneuverability, yet big enough for larger jobs. Features a 4.5-gpm, 12V pump with adjustable pressure gauge that generates up to 60 psi when used with a No. 2 spray tip. Sprayer weighs 83 lb.

 

Why it's the best:

  • Bolted-on frame for enhanced tractor mobility
  • 25 feet of vertical spray and 40 feet of horizontal spray
  • Hose and spray gun enable use near buildings and along fence lines
  • Corrosion- and UV-resistant polyethylene tank
  • 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