If you are reading this blog, you've probably always used a diagraphm pump backpack sprayer and are ready to disagree with everything in this article. We get it! You've grown to like the blue stains on the back of your shirt.
But if you are interested in breaking some myths about backpack sprayers, then read on. And while diaphragm units are a great option, we've got some compelling reasons to consider an internal piston pump unit instead.
Five Arguments for the Internal Piston Pump
Well this one is pretty straight forward - the pump is INSIDE the tank and won't leak on your backside. Diaphragm pumps are prone to leakage and lead to "blue butt".
Internal piston pumps have an agitator below the piston chamber so powdered chemicals like Roundup QuikPro are constantly mixed. Most diaphragm pumps don't have an agitator so chemicals can settle out.
This is probably the biggest myth about internal piston pumps - they clog when using powdered chemicals. The truth is piston pumps can clog if the unit has NO agitator, or if agitator is located ABOVE the piston chamber. A piston unit with an agitator BELOW the chamber will NOT clog when using Roundup QuikPro.
Internal piston pumps have more power, so they can spray at higher pressure and reach further distances.
At Horizon our internal piston pumps are offered at a lower cost than the diaphrgam pump so you can get a better unit at a better value.
If you’re ready to ditch the blue butt and give the Internal Piston Pump a try, drop by your local Horizon store and check out our complete selection of Jacto & Field King professional backpack sprayers.
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