sprayer for small orchard
OK, perhaps 'orchard' is stretching a bit. I have a total of 13 trees, about 50/50 standard and semi-dwarf, plus some roses and raspberries.
After getting clobbered by Powdery Mildew this year (wife's roses apparently were the reservoir, came with the house) I started spraying myclobutanil using a 10' stepladder and 2 gallon hardware store sprayer. Some of the larger trees are 16' tall already, and take 2 gallons each.
I am starting to think my little sprayer is not up to the job. Has anybody here used the dolly-mounted Fimco sprayer? It looks like a reasonable compromise between a the 2 gallon hand-pump hardware store unit and a full-blown ATV-mounted orchard sprayer.
I thought about the backpack sprayers, but the 'good' ones are still pushing $200, and I'm not sure I would get as much spray height from them. The powered unit linked above is about $270. Lots of dough, but I am a believer in paying enough to get something that does the job and lasts.