Max 2 Compression Sprayer - 5 litre
2.5 meter recoil hose and FPM seals combine to give excellent reach with ease of use and good chemical resistance.
The Max2 (also known as 3275M) is a sprayer that sits between the units that are designed for the home or light professional user and the sprayers that suit those users who require greater chemical resistance and sprayers that can handle a lot of work.
The Max 2 has a number of features that mean we consider this an entry level sprayer to our Profi range. It has a 2.5-metre recoil hose which gives superb reach without the hassle of a long hose dragging over the floor. It is also fitted with FPM seals meaning that it can handle acidic chemicals and has, generally, better chemical resistance than those with NBR seals. It also has a larger total tank volume compared to the working volume which gives a longer spray time between pressurising. The build of the Max2 is more 'heavy duty' than comparably priced sprayers meaning that it will handle more 'rough & tumble' so professional users will find this a good addition to their kit.
- Tank capacity - 8 litres
- Tank working capacity - 5 litres
- Tank Ullage - 3 litres
- Working pressure - 3 bar
- Unit weight - 2.5 kg
- Tank construction - plastic, single piece construction
- Carried by a shoulder strap
- pH range - 5-7
- Nozzle supplied - brass hollow cone 1.1mm (we offer a full range of nozzles and inserts)
- Lance - 400mm
- Hose - 2.5 metres (recoil hose)
- Pump - plastic
- Compressor Compatible with accessories 0649 or 0746.
- Seals - FPM - Synthetic rubber with high elasticity properties which makes it a very good product for the protection of seals and O-rings. FPM seals are are highly resistant to hydrocarbons, oils, strong acids, aromatic and chlorinated solvents and has a high temperature resistance.
The box in which the sprayer is packaged is aesthetically pleasing, with bright colours and clearly laid out information. The top of the box has been cut in such a way that a handle can be formed, facilitating the carrying of the unopened sprayer. The packaging feels sturdy and, after giving the box a shake, it seems that the contents have been packed well.
Upon opening the box, I find that this is indeed the case. The pieces fit together like blocks in a game of Tetris. There is little danger of damage to the individual pieces through heavy-handedness in transporting the box. Unpacking the contents, I am presented with a coiled hose. Having a coiled hose as opposed to a standard long type is incredibly handy. Not only does it save space when packing the sprayer, it is also far less likely to get in the way when one is spraying. Next, I pull out the trigger handle. The trigger handle itself is lockable, useful in avoiding inadvertent spraying. The pressure gauge on the handle is pleasing on the eye. Its clear layout and colour scheme make it easy to read the pressure, whilst the ability to read the pressure in both psi and bar caters for either preference. The box also contains a strap, packed individually in a small plastic bag, making it possible to carry the sprayer on one's shoulder, should one so desire. The lance included with the sprayer is made of brass and has a 360° rotational nozzle for difficult-to-spray areas. Included with the sprayer is a service voucher, guaranteeing service of the sprayer by MESTO-SPCB within the first 24 months after purchase (please find further details within the service voucher), as well as a comprehensive instruction manual. Instructions are written in numerous languages, from German to Romanian, but all clear and comprehensive. Within the instruction manual is a smaller leaflet, which gives information on metering and liquid distribution for plant treatment.
With the box otherwise emptied and the instruction manual read from cover to cover, I finally pull out the sprayer itself. The sprayer is light and easy to remove from the box using the handle on the top of the tank. Placing the tank on my desk, I find that it is a compact piece of equipment that it is both aesthetically and functionally satisfactory. The yellow/black design found in most MESTO products gives the tank a smart appearance. The compression chamber is easy to unscrew with the same handle used for lifting it, and filling to the desired level is made easy with the levels given down the side of the product. To the rear of the sprayer I find two holes for holding lances, as well a pressure release valve.
Assembling the sprayer is simple, with only a handful of pieces to connect. The hose attaches to the bottom of the tank, passing through a clearly visible hole in the black base of the tank. The trigger handle is then attached to the other end of the hose. I found this a little tricky but, after dipping the end of the hose in hot water for a few seconds, the handle could be connected by pushing the two pieces together. Finally, the lance is screwed on to the handle. These pieces all connect in a relatively simple manner, but step-by-step instructions can be found in the manual should one have any difficulty with the assembly.
This just looks like another 5-litre sprayer why is it more expensive than some other 5-litres in your range but cheaper than others?
You get what you pay for. The price of a sprayer depends upon what features the sprayer has such as hose type, seals, internal coatings and connectors. It may not always be obvious what the differences are but our technical specifications should give much of the information for you. This particular sprayer is a very high specification for its type. It has the 2.5-metre recoil hose, FPM seals, pressure gauge and a 3-litre ullage which is well above average for this size of sprayer.
What does Tank Ullage mean?
Ullage is the name given to the gap between the maximum fill and the total tank capacity. It is important with sprayers as the larger the ullage is then the more space there is for compressed air. The more compressed air you have then the longer spraying time you have before you run out of pressure. This sprayer has an ullage of 3-litres which is very good for a sprayer with this size of tank.
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