Which Battery Sprayer is Better? - Tomahawk eTPS18 vs Flowzone Cyclone 2

From the battery, nozzles, straps, pressure adjustable, durability, warranty, customer support and more - we will explore each battery powered sprayer's features to help you make a more informed purchase!


Starting off, we will focus on the designs of each:

Coming in just short of 5 gallons, Tomahawk’s eTPS18 battery powered sprayer includes a rugged, durable frame with a lifting handle. This frame can easily be knocked around in your truck and handle rough movement without any damage.

Flowzone’s Cyclone 2 tank holds 4 gallons and is built from material and components that appear very flimsy. From the added wand holster assembly to the battery cover, the sprayer should be handled with care, as these parts have the potential to snap off.

Both sprayers include a wand and adjustable nozzles. Tomahawk’s sprayer includes a  . FlowZone’s sprayer includes a conical nozzle with a straight jet nozzle.

Although the FlowZone’s design does include a quick connect, Tomahawk’s wand does provide for much more versatility from their own line of attachments, guns, and irrigation rods. The universal compatibility with TeeJet® nozzles allows you to achieve the exact spray pattern desired.

With greater nozzle versatility comes improved droplet size. With the Tomahawk conical nozzle, you can reach a droplet size of 25 microns versus the FlowZone, which hits around 70. Lower droplet size is important for Ultra Low Volume (ULV) chemical applications.  This provides a more efficient treatment of larger areas against pathogens and vector carriers such as mosquitoes and ticks.

The backpack straps on both models are excellent, but useful for different reasons.

Tomahawk’s straps are made from durable, chemical resistant polyethylene water-resilient closed‐cell foam. Complying with the latest Health, Safety, and Environmental requirements – these straps are incredibly important to avoid chemicals soaking into the material, causing injury to the user. These are a must-have for professionals, specialists, and public works applications.

On the other hand, FlowZone’s straps are well padded for user comfort and include a hip belt for extra support. While these straps may be more comfortable, they are not chemical-resistant. Because of this, the straps will absorb any chemicals that spill from the tank – which may cause injury to the user if the proper precaution is not taken.

Next, let’s discuss the batteries:

Tomahawk’s eTPS18 runs on a 12V/7aH lithium battery, which will maximize utilization and allow for an abundance of spraying rounds. At low pressure, this battery can hold its charge for up to 12 hours, making it great for professionals and do-it-yourselfers alike. At maximum pressure, this sprayer will run for up to 8 hours.

FlowZone’s Cyclone 2 is powered by an 18V/2.6aH lithium battery, which understandably offers a much shorter battery life. On low pressure, this battery will only last up to 2 hours and around 45 minutes at max pressure. This may cause some headaches if you do not have spare batteries to use and need to frequently stop and charge.

Tomahawk’s sprayer reaches 320 gallons per charge vs the 220 gallons per charge for the Flowzone’s sprayer. With a larger battery and longer battery life, you will achieve more tank output.

Each sprayer does have adjustable pressure. Tomahawk’s ranges  from 5 to 70 PSI and the FlowZone’s ranges from 8 to 60 PSI. The Tomahawk sprayer not only edges out the FlowZone sprayer in max pressure but also in its pressure adjustability. You can easily fine-tune this sprayer’s pressure with this variable knob, whereas the FlowZone only has 2 speeds- high and low.

With more pressure comes more spraying reach. The Tomahawk can spray upwards of 30ft, whereas the FlowZone can reach up to 25ft. Spraying range is an important feature, as it can help you access high up into trees and the eaves and roofs of taller homes and structures.

Lastly, we will focus on each company’s customer support:

Both sprayers include a 1-year warranty from the purchase date of the product. According to each manufacturer’s website, they both offer phone support for customers. As we dig deeper, we found that Tomahawk provides dealer service centers throughout North America. This may come in handy if you prefer a local dealer that is not only knowledgeable about the product but can produce further tips and techniques for your day to day operation and spraying. When analyzing FlowZone’s customer service abilities, we did not find the same type of consumer care.

 

Conclusion of our analysis:

To summarize our report, here are the main points of each sprayer.

Battery Powered Sprayer Comparison Tomahawk Flowzone

Tomahawk:

  • Battery: 12 V. 7 amp / hour
  • Battery Life: 8 Hours. 12 Hours at 25 PSI.
  • PSI: 20 - 70 PSI. Up to 150 PSI with FG Gun.
  • Spray Pattern: A lot of volume with a wide spray.
  • Electrostatic: Yes, with FG Gun.
  • Backpack Support: Padded back.
  • Spare Parts: Spare parts are available on Tomahawk’s website, as well as local hardware stores.
  • Tank Size: 4.75 Gallons
  • Warranty: 1-year commercial use, 2-year residential use.
  • Accessories: 3 TeeJet® nozzles made for use in the USA.
  • Price: $399.99

 

FlowZone:

  • Battery: 18 V. 2.6 amp / hour
  • Battery Life: 2 Hours
  • PSI: 45 - 60 PSI
  • Spray Pattern: A lot of volume with a wide spray.
  • Electrostatic: No
  • Backpack Support: Padded back.
  • Spare Parts: No spare parts available directly from FlowZone.
  • Tank Size: 4 Gallons
  • Warranty: 1 year warranty
  • Accessories: 2 non-standard nozzles. Made for use in Asia.
  • Price: $305.99

When comparing backpack sprayers, it is important to consider the functionality of each feature. Every part of the sprayer, from the small accessories to the warranty, all play into the overall quality of the product.

Evidently, Tomahawk Power’s eTPS18 provides a better overall backpack sprayer. With the quality of each part in conjunction with customer support, the eTPS18 proves to be the best option for both professional and personal use. Although the eTPS18 is at a higher price, the value and durability exemplify it’s worth. This sprayer will last longer, providing a more cost-effective option in the long run.

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