Mankar Sprayers?

Has anyone used Mankar sprayers?  I thought that they looked expensive, but I feel mortified if I accidentally overspray a lawn.  I am semi-retired and do some mowing, gardening etc.  I like to do a proper job though and I got my PA qualification started before spraying for anyone.  It looks like they would take longer than a knapsack sprayer to cover a large area, but would be more efficient on a narrow path.  They promise a saving in herbicide use and there is no need to dilute before spraying.  I suppose that afterward you could tell the client what amount you had applied to his land without any calculations.

I did a search for Mankar on Landscape Juice and found nothing.......

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  • PRO
    Hi, I've never used Mankar sprayers so can't help in that respect, but when you say no need to dilute herbicides, you don't mean to spray on neat mixture do you? Sorry I may have totally misunderstood, many thanks Harry
    • PRO
      Just googled them, looks a different bit of kit to my Berthoud pro sprayer, I'm not sure I could trust it...
  • PRO
    They look like a version of a CDA sprayer, ie like NoMix.

    They generate atomised pesticide delivery (neat). The general topic has come up on LJN before but not with these people. Go look on ProGreens website >>>>> to see the NoMix versions ....
    • PRO
      Do you have to use specific NoMix herbicides etc?
  • They are German made sprayers.  They do a range from hand-held HQ models, through to ones for use on vehicles.  They spray neat herbicide, using a battery driven atomiser to create the spray.  They are meant to use far less of the herbicide than a traditional knapsack sprayer.      I think that they were original designed to use Roundup type herbicides. I just wondered if anyone had used the hand-held ones and was aware of their pros and cons when actually used.

  • they do seem to be pricey especially if you are only using it once in a blue moon just get a hood for the sprayer you have 

  • Dave, that is sensible advice - but I saw a couple being sold on Ebay within travel distance and tried to find out some more.  I think that was even an article about the use being compulsory in Holland, instead of Knapsack sprayers, in order to cut down the use of glyphosate.  Up to 80% less is what they claim.  The press releases emphasize  the saving of money - no water to transport, no chemicals to mix, little weight to carry.  They are sold by PitchCare and no-one would know better what they are really like than a user.

  • PRO Supplier

    We have a similar CDA made by a different company - Herbi 4 by Micron. They are excellent for glyphosate spraying over a large area with limited access to water. The Nomix CDA I put in a separate category as the herbicide is via a plug in/ pull out self contained cartridge and not a 'wet' product. In addition the Nomix has the unique Nomix Dual weedlkiller/ residual product.

    I don't think you can use it to fully replace a knapsack as so many (non-glyphosate) products cannot be used in a CDA, but they are a good investment for frequent use on very large areas.

    • PRO

      Hi Richard, I'll wait for the Herbi 53 version :).

      However a serious question - is there likely to be any future approval of a NoMix "Selective" product reintroduced ?

      I do so like our NoMix for large hard surface spraying, makes life easier/faster and a little safer.

      • PRO Supplier

        Sorry site crashed with my reply...

        Yes, we miss Tribute Plus but that obviously got canned a while ago in the whole MCPA review/ handheld application that affected a lot of lawn selectives.

        No plans to bring out a replacement but I'm inferring its an economical reason rather than a formulation issue....

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