By Bill Kleiman, update of Octo 13, 2021
I find it pleasant when driving the preserve and I spy one autumn olive out in the prairie and I have my little sprayer in the truck. I don’t need to remember to return to take care of the problem. Get the job done easy.
Below is a Stihl SG11 we use for basal bark oil herbicide, so mineral oil with about 20% broadleaf herbicide of Garlon 4. They hold about 1.5 quarts.
Although the directions for these state to empty and wash them with warm soapy water after each use, I fill them with slippery basal bark solution and have one of them sitting in a bucket in the bed of my truck year round, cleaning it once a year for good luck.
The Stihl SG11 costs about $25. I have been trying several of these for about a year and they still works. Amazing! The tip is not adjustable which I don’t mind. And the tip and its mount look stout. It has an orange pressure release on the side for storage.
For about a half year I have been trying the Birchmeier brand of these sprayers at $42. I like it too. The tip can raise up and down which maybe helps with some situations. I rarely adjust the brass tip. Both can release the pressure when you are putting them away in your vehicle.