Makita sprayers

Taking pressure off grounds staff, Makita has fitted an 18V lithium-ion powered electric pump into its backpack sprayers in place of the hand-operated pressure pump.

Available with 10-litre or 15-litre capacities and weighing less than 5kg when empty, the sprayers are provided with two nozzles. The Y-pattern double nozzle will deliver 0.8 litres/minute, while a wide-angle nozzle is included for situations needing 1.3 litres/minute.

With a single battery, the sprayers have a constant run-time of 135 minutes and will run for nearly three and half hours with the single, wide-angle nozzle fitted.

Another bonus is that there is no need to worry about a dying battery affecting spray pattern and safety - when the lithium-ion battery does not have sufficient energy to run the pump at the correct pressure, it simply switches off the sprayer.

A useful two-mode operation means the user can achieve either a constant spray or an intermittent delivery, which is controlled by the finger-trigger on the spray lance.

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