Chapin's new 20V Backpack Sprayer

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Re: Chapin's new 20V Backpack Sprayer

Post by krjay5 » August 19th, 2016, 11:12 pm

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edit: I was a few days late to reply but the price is still accurate.

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Re: Chapin's new 20V Backpack Sprayer

Post by umbo514 » February 4th, 2019, 3:20 pm

I see that this topic has been quiet for a while but I was looking to see how the Chapin 63985 has been holding up over the years. I’ve seen some recent reviews of battery issues and I wanted to hear from some of the ATY members. I also have seen that Chapin has created an updated version, Chapin 63924. It looks like it has similar stats and the major difference is the battery, being 24 volts instead of the black and decker 20 volt. Again, if anyone has information about these they would like to share or their experience with them I would appreciate it. Thanks

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Re: Chapin's new 20V Backpack Sprayer

Post by agn015 » February 4th, 2019, 9:50 pm

I’ve seen online reviews of battery issues as well as others complaining about the pump leaking. I’ve been wondering if those bad reviews are from a bad batch of sprayers that slipped through quality? It will be interesting to see if any other owners chime in with input.

I bought my Chapin 63985 back in June of 2017 from Walmart and haven’t had any issues with it. Now that I say that this will be the year it fails me...

It’s my first and only backpack sprayer so I can’t compare it to anything else but I like it so much I look for excuses to use it. I’ve used it to spray dimension, tenacity, serenade, BLSC and kelp help. I use it every 10 days or so during the growing season.

I always triple rinse when I’m done making sure to rinse through the pump and wand. I’ve never had the battery die but I still charge it about once a month during the season and store the battery indoors for winter. I also don’t store the battery in the sprayer between uses. I remove it from the sprayer and store it in a drawer.

Occasionally the filter in the spray wand gets clogged with humic acid grains but other than that it’s a great sprayer for my yard. I have it paired with the same nozzles that grass daddy recommended in one of his YouTube videos. One for soil and one for foliar applications. I’ve even recommended it to friends based on my experience with it.

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Re: Chapin's new 20V Backpack Sprayer

Post by umbo514 » February 5th, 2019, 7:51 am

agn015, thanks for sharing. I too was assuming the same with a slip in quality control, because I've seen so many other positive reviews. The 2 year warranty is also a good period of time to address battery/pump issues, if need be. Your experience makes me more inclined to pull the trigger... plus I found it for 15% off at rakuten and that deal ends today.

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