Pros & Cons of Gas Powered Sprayer Motor

Pros & Cons of Gas Powered Sprayer Motor

Posted by Andrew Greess on Feb 12, 2015

And now to the pros and cons of gas power sprayer motors.

Pros of a gas motor:

Volume. Gas sprayers generally can generate significantly more volume than electric-powered sprayers. This is helpful for applications where you need to put down a lot of product and you don’t want it to take all day. Example are: Termite pretreats • Weed preemergent jobs • Driving a large spray boom or boom less nozzles • Large tanks requiring jet agitation • Granular products requiring a lot of agitation to stay in suspension

Pressure. Gas-powered sprayers generally generate more pressure than electric sprayers. Pressure is helpful when throwing water long distances. High pressure also can be useful when pushing water through a long hose and in varying droplet sizes. Example are spraying eves on homes, tall trees and distant, difficult-to-reach areas.


Selection. There’s a larger selection and variety of gas-powered pumps available for a pestor weed spray rig. It’s easier to find the needed combination of volume and pressure with a gas-powered sprayer than it is with a 12-volt electric sprayer.

Vehicle flexibility. Because the gas-powered sprayer has its own power source, it can be moved to another vehicle easier than an electric sprayer that relies on the vehicle’s battery. This flexibility can come in handy if a vehicle is down or is needed for another purpose.

Cons of a gas motor:

Higher cost. Gas sprayer generally cost more than electric sprayers. More space. Gas sprayers generally take up more space in the vehicle. More maintenance. Gas motors have more moving parts and more complex plumbing than electric power sprayers. Gasoline must be carried on the vehicle to run the engine. The engine oil must be checked and refilled for proper operation. No green image. Because they use gasoline, these motors aren’t considered green. Gas and oil must be stocked. Noisy. Gas engines can be quite noisy. During early or late hours, these engines might disturb customers and neighbors.

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