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Liquid brine using a backpack sprayer

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by howardg3, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. howardg3

    howardg3 Junior Member
    from name
    Messages: 20

    Looking for advice or anyone who has had success? I have commercial places with sidewalks that need salted. I was thinking about trying liquid and putting in backpack sprayer (the kind you use for spraying weeds) will it work
     
  2. BIG

    BIG Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I used a small hand pump sparyer for steps last year and worked just fine.
     
  3. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,923

    I hope you have a lot of time.
     
  5. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    It sucks! Don't do it
     
  6. redclifford

    redclifford Senior Member
    from Niagara
    Messages: 174

    ?
    Have you tried the walk behind sprayer?
     
  7. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    No I have not, just remember seeing them on the snowex page, there are also other cheaper brands that sell essentially the same thing, earthway and others. I have however lugged 4 gallon back pack sprayers, and it pretty much sucks.
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2015
  8. quadboy1793

    quadboy1793 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    We have 2 of the Snowex sprayers, they work pretty good and are a real basic design, not really worth the money i don't think. It was hard getting the guys to use them, they prefer the backpack sprayer, its much quicker.
     
  9. redclifford

    redclifford Senior Member
    from Niagara
    Messages: 174

    Any specific brand of backpack sprayer
     
  10. quadboy1793

    quadboy1793 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    We just get the cheap home depot backpacks, they work fine