Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 by BBhunter A professional grade dependable tool
I have 5 acres and use a back pack sprayer with Roundup for weeds/grass and carry the Stihl SG 10 filled with Oxbow for blackberries and other woody weeds. Once adjusted, this unit sprays a very precise amount of Oxbow accurately which really cuts down on total Oxbow use and damage to adjacent plants. Because of the spray range, it also allows me to reach areas 6+ feet wide without having to wonder off my the spray line I'm walking. I hold the SG 10 sprayer in my left hand which I also use to pump my back pack sprayer so it's ready to go instantly when needed. There isn't a trigger guard so you have to be careful to not accidentally trigger the unit but that learning issue. I've never had a leak or crack in over two years of routine weekly use. The SG 10 is a real time and Oxbow saver for me. I have Stihl chainsaws, a pole saw, back pack blower (which is awesome) and protective equipment and all work well. My dealer is rock solid for support and product information.
March 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by CraigM Great concept . Poor product.
Purchased in March 2013, used 3 times and the seals that builds pressure went out ( June 2013 ). Returned to place of purchase and was given a new one. New one would not work coming straight out of the box.
Hopefully, Stihl and/ or dealer will stand behind it and return my money.
September 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by DRH56 Cannot get the canister seal to stop leaking
The sprayer overall is a good sprayer. However, all that is overshadowed by the fact that the canister seal leaks contunuously. This seriously detracts from the value of the product. It appears that the seal should be made from a different material --possibly viton?
July 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by dexter445 love them but the bottoms on the canister cracks and leaks after 6 or 7 months of use
We love these hold a lot pump and spray forever quality parts but we have noticed the grey tank cracks on the bottom after 6 or 7 months causing them to leak. we have gone through about 7 or 8 of these. can you just get the grey base ive got a ton of tops
April 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TSIGuy Tough and well built
I use this sprayer to treat freshly cut stumps with herbicide to prevent resprouting. I carry it on my belt through the brush and briars. It is very tough and I have no worries about breaking it. I really appreciate how easily the sprayer can be broken down, cleaned, and rebuilt. The decompression valve is a nice touch when I want to top off with herbicide. It would be nice to have a flat spray pattern nozzle in addition to the hollow cone nozzle. The biggest problem I have had is dust and dirt getting into the piston area, getting the piston seal dirty, and causing a loss of pressure.
February 16, 2013