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NorthStar ATV Broadcast and Spot Sprayer - 26 Gallon, 2.2 GPM, 12 Volt

Item# 26812101
Broadcast spray a 14-ft. swath plus spot spray with the NorthStar ATV Broadcast and Spot Sprayer. The NorthStar NSQ Series pump ensures outstanding reliability and time-saving convenience season after season. Uses a unique boomless broadcast system. Broadcast Width ft. 14, Pressure PSI 70, Spray Height ft. 19, Flow GPM 2.2, Spray Pattern Cone, stream, Tank Size gal. 26, Hose in. x ft. 3/8 x 15, Power Supply 12V DC, Pump Type NorthStar NSQ Series, Spray Gun Type Spot. 12V 2.2 GPM open flow NorthStar NSQ Series on-demand pump provides faster priming and longer life 70 PSI max. 100 continuous duty rating Honeywell MICRO SWITCH for enhanced durability and efficiency Santoprene diaphragm and Viton valves have superior reliability and chemical resistance Unique pressure switch design slowly cycles the pump for less switch and motor wear Quick connect ports for easy changes Proprietary tank design features extra-thick walls made with a special chemical- and UV-resistant polymer Single nozzle broadcast lance sprays a 14-ft. wide swath with no boom arms to break Large droplets for minimal drift Approved for use with Roundup agricultural herbicide Spray gun nozzle adjusts from cone to stream stream shoots up to 30 feet horizontally and 19 feet vertically 15-ft. clear poly vinyl chloride hose makes monitoring chemical flow simple Easy to fill 6in. diameter tank lid Bottom tank drain for easy empty Includes remote switch with battery clips and tie-down straps
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Questions & Answers for NorthStar ATV Broadcast and Spot Sprayer - 26 Gallon, 2.2 GPM, 12 Volt

Question

Can you purchase an extension for on off switch

asked 1 week, 1 day ago
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Johnv123
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answer 1
Northstar Expert
No we do not offer an extension for the remote switch.
answered 5 days ago
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NorthstarExpert9
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What gauge are the wires?

I want to use a plug and receptacle instead of battery clips
asked 2 months, 1 week ago
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PoisonIvy
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answer 1
Northstar Expert
The wires on the NorthStar ATV Broadcast and Spot Sprayer are 16 gauge.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
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NorthstarExpert12
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answer 2
You might need to make a small harness to plug into a 12V adapter. I had an old 12 V plug and harness that I clipped and taped to the sprayer and fed the sprayer from the 12V system instead of clipping to the battery.
answered 1 month ago
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mbrown03
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Is it ready to broadcast spray the 14ft or do I need to buy all those extra parts it is trying to sell me? It looks complicated for a novice??

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Monch
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answer 1
Northstar Expert
The NorthStar ATV Spot Sprayer includes the broadcast nozzle kit and comes complete for use. To us the broadcast nozzle, just snap the gun into the position shown in the manual, and it is ready for operation.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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NorthstarExpert12
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answer 2
Item# 26812101 is ready to broadcast right out of the box
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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JIGuy
 - Johns Island, SC
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answer 3
You do have to do a little assembly. I spent about 30 minutes putting it together and all of the parts are included.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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kyhuntr
 - Kentucky
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answer 4
see my review of this product. It couldn't be easier to set up and use. It is ready to use after a few minutes of simple assembly, and you dont need to buy anything extra
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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apoiuyt
 - upper NH
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Is the spray pressure adjustable?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
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wgstarks
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There is no adjustment on the sprayer to adjust the pressure.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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NorthstarExpert6
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answer 2
There is no pressure adjustment. The pump develops about 40 PSI.
answered 5 months ago
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MS123
 - Portland, OR
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answer 3
not that i am aware of in my experience with it
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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apoiuyt
 - upper NH
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Can you adjust the width of spray on the boomless sprayer?

asked 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Anonymous
 - Mn
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The width of the spray pattern cannot be adjusted on the boomless sprayer.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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NorthstarExpert6
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answer 2
The width of the broadcast spray is fixed.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
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CaptainBob13
 - Columbus, OH
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answer 3
Apparently not. However, you can rotate the nozzle so it only sprays to one side, so you'd get more material coming out, but in a more narrow patter to one side.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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apoiuyt
 - upper NH
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type of battery

What type of RV battery do I need to run the motor on this unit? I'm not sure if I need a "home" RV battery, or just a "starting" battery for it.
asked 1 year ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Northstar Expert
The on demand pump on the sprayer can run off of any 12 volt battery. It comes with a battery harness to connect to the ATV or lawn tractor battery.
answered 1 year ago
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NorthstarExpert6
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answer 2
I use the starting battery on the 4 wheeler & if I pull start the generator alone works fine.
answered 7 months ago
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jim161
 - denver
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answer 3
I hooked it up to the battery on an ATV without any issues. I believe the draw is small enough for use with most battery/alternator equiped equipment. If trying to operate with just on battery power, the reserve capacity of the battery will determine run time.
answered 7 months ago
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jrbigsky
 - SW Montana
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answer 4
Most anything that is 12v will work. It's 26 gal and 2.2 gpm, so it's only going to run for about 10-12 minutes at a time. A car battery, an RV battery, even a small motorcycle battery would work fine.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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apoiuyt
 - upper NH
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Can this sprayer spray chemicals that require the use of an oil base adhesion additive like kerosene? An example would be Remedy and kerosene at a

1:5 ratio.
asked 11 months ago
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Brushkiller
 - Texas
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The NorthStar ATV Sprayer can not be used with kerosene. This can only be used with non-flammable liquids such as pesticides and water based sealants or stains.
answered 11 months ago
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NorthstarExpert12
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If the resulting mixture is flammable, I would not use this sprayer. The pump motor has a warning label related to flammable liquids.
answered 5 months ago
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MS123
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I used a crop oil additive which I believe was a soybean based oil. This helps the chemical mixture adhere to the weeds.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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kyhuntr
 - Kentucky
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answer 4
I haven't tried it, but the tank seems to be made of the same plastic as a plastic gas can, so my guess would be that it should be no problem.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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apoiuyt
 - upper NH
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I have a polaris 6X6 ranger, is the cord long enough to reach the battery.

Must you use the clips to attach this unit to a battery or is there an adapter to plug it into a cigarette lighter.
asked 4 months, 4 weeks ago
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Moby1953
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This broadcast/spot sprayer includes a 6' wire for connection to the battery. It's necessary for you to measure the distance on your Ranger from the sprayer placement area to the battery to ensure 6' is long enough. A wire with a cigarette lighter adapter is available but not included with this sprayer. The wire with the cigarette lighter adapter is item #779179. It can be ordered over the phone since it doesn't appear on Northern's website. Please call 1-800-221-0516 to verify price and availability.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
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NorthstarExpert11
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answer 2
Dear Moby1953:
Yes the cord is long enough.
I would suggest that you buy a cigarette lighter plug and wire it directly to the sprayer cord.
answered 3 months ago
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ELanders
 - Sacramento area, California
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answer 3
The clips are hard wired to the switch. You would have to either create an adapter for the clips or cut and splice the wires.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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kyhuntr
 - Kentucky
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answer 4
Comes with clips only. You could always modify that & attach a plug adapter. The power cord is 8' long. The switch is 2.5' from the clips. For a rear battery setup, like my Gator, the switch is so close to the battery clips, I can't reach it from the seat. I thought about modifying the cord and adding some length between the switch and the clips. In the end, I just put a car battery temporarily in the bed of the Gator, so it's up front near me, and then I can run the switch from the seat as I drive around spraying.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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apoiuyt
 - upper NH
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Sprayer coverage

How far does 26 gal go as far as acreage? I have 3 acres I would like to treat. Any info come with it as far as fertilizer and weed control products to use and the correct amount to mix/ratios?
I have a john deere zero turn mower. Could this mount on the rear?
asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
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Gregg111
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answer 1
Northstar Expert
The gallons per acre is determined by the speed traveled during application. Please view application chart in the manual. The sprayer is designed to strap to an ATV rack and a lawn mower would require a similar rack.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
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NorthstarExpert13
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answer 2
Depends on how fast you drive the ATV. I tried to drive at about 3-4 MPH and easily covered an acre with 26 gallons. Info on mixture rates comes with the product you purchase to put in the sprayer. The sprayer mounts perfectly on the rear ATV rack; nor sure if it would fit a ZTR.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
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Bearguy
 - Chatham County, NC
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answer 3
I have over 3.5 acres and used to tanks filled to the 24 gallon level. I found a better coverage and spray pattern when I used it on my ATV and went between 3 and 4 mph.
answered 4 months ago
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JS2969
 - Wisconsin
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answer 4
I got about 1 acre with 26 gallons going at roughly 3 mph, fairly slow.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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kyhuntr
 - Kentucky
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answer 5
If you are spraying the full 3 acres, it will take quite a few refills. If you are spot spraying, it will last pretty long.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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mmm1inmt
 - Montana
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answer 6
The answer is "it depends". Mainly it depends on how heavily you want it applied and thus how fast you drive. I put down 26 gal of Roundup on a plot probably between 3/4 acre and 1 acre. A few weeks later, I drove the same area and killed what had come up new, using about 12 gallons that time - so I drove faster.

It doesn't come with instructions on how heavily to apply things. You will need to get that info from the packaging on whatever product you are using. The product mfg will tell you how heavily it should be applied.

With 26 gal and 2.2 gpm, figure you have about 10 minutes to empty the tank and so drive accordingly. So for Roundup, my guess is you'd need 3 tanks to do 3 acres. If in doubt, I'd suggest driving faster, then go over the same area again if you covered the area and still have material left in the tank.

You could always start by filling it with water and try a test run to see how much ground you cover at a certain speed before it runs out.

You could mount it on most anything, with a little ingenuity and making some brackets, etc
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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apoiuyt
 - upper NH
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can i buy extra length of hose for this ? would like to have 100 ft on the sprayer handle

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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cajun54
 - slidell, la
on NorthStar ATV Broadcast and Spot Sprayer - 26 Gallon, 2.2 GPM, 12 Volt
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answer 1
Dear Cajun54:
The sprayer comes with a 15 fool hose, also the entire unit is portable.
By adding as much as 100 feet you will reduce the flow rate and the sprayer may not give a spray pattern that will work for you.
answered 3 months ago
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ELanders
 - Sacramento area, California
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answer 2
Northstar Expert
The NorthStar Broadcast and Spot Sprayer is designed to be used with only the hose included for maximum performance. Any alterations to the unit would void the warranty.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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NorthstarExpert12
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