Useless sprayer

Buyer beware, as always, when buying equipment, I searched for something not made in a country where authoritarian rule suppresses peoples freedom, read China Russia for a start, so was thrilled to find "RAPIDSPRAY",a company claiming Australian manufactured spray tanks. So I purchased their "RAPID MIX SPOT SPRAYER". On assembly, I found the pump labelled MADE IN CHINA, further inspection failed to show any other made in labels so I contacted the company. Finally they admitted the entire product, tank and all, was made in CHINA! Unsurprisingly, I found the unit near impossible to prime and then, when I finally got it going, noticed after an hours spraying and 2/3's of the water used, no chemical had been drawn through to mix into the spray. Needless to say, the unit is being returned and replaced with a sprayer from an honest company, one that doesn't support CHINA and , hopefully, works.

User's recommendation: avoid.

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#2549001 Review #2549001 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Perth, Western Australia

Rapidspray Knapsack Rechargeable sprayer

Purchased from Roberts in Tasmania. Used once during which performance from the pump was erratic. ( the product being used was 10% Glyphosate and 90% water ) After recharge, failed to start. Returned to Roberts for repair to faulty electronic component which was replaced under warranty. After being returned, worked for 5 seconds and fuse blown ! The weeds continue to grow ! This product item is expensive and very poorly made. It fails to perform and provide a reasonable expectation of service life. A full refund will be sought from the retailer. The purchaser expected good quality due to the price, which it is not.
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#573496 Review #573496 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Tasmania, Australia
Pros
  • Did attempt to fix first fault
Cons
  • Poor quality and poor reliability
Reason of review
Damaged or defective
Loss
$190
Preferred solution
Full refund
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"Rapid Spray" = an Australian Joke

Update by user Sep 22, 2011

Despite the inclusion of the company name \"Wimmera Aquatrail\" in the review below, that company is in no way responsible for the products offered by Rapid Spray, simply the sale of those items.

The company is mentioned merely because of the sale representative\'s lack of product knowledge regarding these items. It was explained to me that he only works one day a week, and that\'s the EXCUSE.

An e-mail received 21 September 2011, from rapidspray.com explains: \"In regard to the SSV3412V that you have purchased, they only come equipped with the 3.8lpm 40psi pump and this pump will not adequately run that two nozzle boom. At 40psi each nozzle will discharge 2.27lpm. Therefore, you will see product leave the boom but the spray pattern will not be efficient and the maximum two metre swath will probably not be achieved\".

Oh, and I did receive a couple of so-called \"missing\" parts from Rapid Spray today, but don\'t what they are, and as they\'re not numbered, don\'t know what they do. They look very similar to parts I already had. Clever!

Wimmera Aquatrail did give me (almost) a full refund today, but needless to say was not enthralled by having to do so, given the circumstances. But I guess overall, they suffered the consequences with good form.

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Original review posted by user Sep 21, 2011
I bought a Rapid Spray Tank and Boom Kit from Wimmera Aquatrail in Horsham. Despite research, don't have any idea of where they're made. Got it home to assemble, and it looked like I got less parts than I was missing. Figured it all out, let the seller know by e-mail and following a phone call TWO DAYS LATER, got a response. I also e-mailed the local distributor (I think?) in some little dinky town in Victoria, told them of the problem and they come back stating that some parts aren't part of the kit or tank and haven't been for two years, yet the missing parts are shown in the manuals for the units and on a web site called "rapidspray.com.au", which this bloke claims "Unfortunately, RapidSpray does not own the web site www.rapidspray.com.au and therefore has no control over content". Well, I'll be stuffed! This web site is the Nationwide Distributor's site. DINKY PRODUCTS - DINKY TOWN - DINKY COMPANY - for Dinky read "***". The whole dinky thing is going back to the "experts" for a refund - that'll be FUN.
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#263204 Review #263204 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Dallas, Texas
Loss
$350

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