Birchmeier backpacks are the best backpack sprayers on the market. Just because you buy a quality piece of equipment, doesn't mean you can ignore service and maintenance. You have heard me say that Birchmeier backpack sprayers, like all spray equipment, can be long-lasting if you follow a few simple rules:
- Clean it out
- Don't overpressurize it
- Let the pressure off after each use
- Perform preventative maintenance.
Birchmeier backpack sprayers have an additional requirement. Birchmeiers must be lubricated to ensure proper operation. The backpacks contain a piston that must be tightened to apply grease to keep the pump mechanism lubricated. The grease is stored in a reservoir. Right - photo of the grease reservior. Give the grease piston a quarter turn once a week to apply lubrication. More if used frequently, less if not.
Birchmeier sells a grease designed specifically for its backpacks. You can buy grease, and all Birchmeier replacement parts on our website.
With proper care, your Birchmeier should last many years.