They dont stock parts, you drop it your up for a new one
Rang company because being a 80 dollar machine you would think they stocked parts, the unit fell over on me and cracked the lid that holds the pump in. No go, would not buy another Hills product if they don't care about their customers problems. Went back to purchase place of Mitre 10 and to be honest they were very reluctant to help also. They begrudgingly contacted the Rep after personal persistence. Waste of my time over a 2 dollar plastic lid, but that is what they want isn't it, throw away society.
8 ltr garden sprayer
I have had my sprayer for 6 years and yes ot has a 5 year warranty but in saying that never had a problem untill now and it is in the wand rang to ask is i could get a replacement but they don't have but must be a lot of complaints as the girl said they are Working on it they really should have complete wand[the whole thing] as the bottle will never wear out So come on Hills get your act together as it is every ones complaint I have bought another on so if i have this complaint after 5 year i want to be able to buy the complete attachment
Purchased at Bunnings Rothwell for A$85.99.
Many sprayers just dont work
We have tried so many expensive and cheap garden sprayers including Hills, have yet to find one that works. The latest one Ryset bought today doesn't work. Pump it to the exact amount of pumps Though we adjust the nozzle as per the directions, the solution dribbles out and stops after exactly 1 - 2 seconds and have to pump again, Hills reacted the same. We refuse to use deadly Roundup instead use a great organic one.
Purchased in June 2020.
Hills 5ltr spray pack
have had that spray pack for about 2 years. Only one spray nozzle supplied but thats ok but
the spill tray at the top over time crimps the plastic tube due to the large cone and it restricts the flow. Would not buy again. Bought a nylex 5ltr heavy duty and all is good and a lot cheaper.The wand holder on the Hills is rubbish and will break after a dozen uses. Bad design from .Hills.
Try to replace the Hills plastic tube but not possible. Threw it in the bin.
Purchased in January 2018 at bunnings for A$60.00.
Waste of money
Don't waste your money on the Hills 5 litre pressure sprayer. I have bought a few and they last about 6 months max before the trigger/valve mechanism misfunctions and you cannot turn it off. I have cleaned them out, reset the seals, time after time but hopeless. Have learnt my lesson now, keep your receipt, you will need it.
Purchased in December 2019 at Mitre10 Nambour for A$26.00.
I have now had 3 Hills 16L spray packs and they have ranged from being faulty on arrival to lasting a very short period. Issues have been from spray wand leaking on me to just not working at all.
I had 3 because the supplier kept replacing the faulty units but I have now given up and looking for a reliable manufacturer.
Not fit for the purpose intended!!!
Looks the part but that is where it finishes. This issue was bought to their attention over a year ago by another reviewer, seems that they really don't care to make improvements to fix the issues related to their sprayers. Obviously another great Australian company being run into the ground. l will be returning this crap sprayer to the store where it was purchased for a refund and l can say that l will NEVER purchase a product from "HILLS" ever again.
5lt Hills Sprayer
Purchase sprayer ay 3-4 yrs ago. Has been sitting under house for over 2 years because the handle trigger off/on switch wont switch off. Only way to stop is to let the pressure out and that is really a nuisance. Appears you have a problem here. Replaced all seals but same problem- was told by the Mitre 10 that it is the handle an no replacement available. That is the only problem I had.Oh well, another good looking sprayer to the tip with not much use. I bought another sprayer yesterday and it wasn't a Hills.
So disappointed with Hills sprayer
Only bought this morning, picked Hills over a cheapy. Not even half way through my first spraying and the plunger broke clean away. Hardware shut now so back tomorrow. Paid $35 Never again.
I hear Hills is moving overseas are they making their escape.
Purchased in August 2019 at Thrifty Link Hardware for A$35.00.
Have had two of these for years. One for pesticide and another for roundup. Have had them for years, still going strong never missed a beat. Would give these two 5 stars no worries.
Purchased a third to spray white oil onto my citrus trees. Lasted a few months and one day, went to pressurize it and it failed. Thought i must be unlucky. Went to the local hardware a few weeks back, purchased another. Put it together today, went to pump it up and the handle came off in my hands. I thought, wonder if the spray handle will work, pulled the trigger...and it leaked everywhere. And of course i threw the receipt out as i expected the thing not to fail. The plungers are a massive weak point. Not sure what has happened in the last few years, but the product quality is terrible. Spend your money on a better quality unit.
Just managing to keep it going
Mine is about 3 years old & use for killing wandering jew and other tough weeds (as we adjoin bushland). Have used two maintenance kits so far to replace the pressure release valve. Trigger is useless as it doesn't cutoff - have to release pressure to stop flow (I can live with that). Just noticed some orange plastic and springs in the bottom, possibly failed parts from the previous valves? Hopefully not a new problem. Wouldn't recommend paying extra for the "name".
Purchased in September 2015 for A$50.00.
Short lived useability
I am so disappointed in this product! Always preferring to purchase Aus company product I bought one last Summer and after 4/5 weeks it ceased to hold pressure and became frustrating. Had lost receipt so made the mistake of buying another similar version but still Nylex .Yet again after 3 months it has stopped spraying. I've cleaned all tubes in case of blockage but there is a definite fault at the handle/trigger
- Verified purchase
Absolute rubbish, leaks from button from first fill, returning it.
Edit. I have since spoken to Hills, they were not aware of the bad feedback on the garden sprayers. I am also receiving replacement. I would advise all who have a faulty unit. Contact Hills direct via email. I received response promptly.
Hills once had a great reputation but I will no longer buy anything Hills, I've bought cheap sprayers from the reject shop that lasted years. Decided to go with Hills for the name and well, I thought quality. The unit feels cheap and sub standard. Obviously they no longer care for their reputation. Its items l...
Low quality product, poor design, shocking user manual
Almost all of the bad reviews here complain about the sticking trigger mechanism. It happened to me too. The Made-in-China "Australian" Hills sprayer comes with incredibly poorly written instructions that deliberately leave out information on how to service the trigger mechanism.
Suffice to say that once you have disassembled the mechanism and pulled out the yellow insert that has 2 small o-rings on it, you need to slop some Vaseline on those o-rings and the sticking trigger will be fixed.
It's quite tricky to get the yellow insert out o...f the handle frame, unfortunately. I needed to use needle-nose pliers.Better design would have made it much easier to keep the o-rings serviced. Nobody at Hills cares, apparently, because the design has not changed in a decade!
POOR QUALITY MATERIALS
These things can't be used with any type of corrosive liquid as the trigger spring is plain old mild spring steel, it has corroded and broken into 2 pieces. It needs to be 316 grade of stainless spring steel. Also the lance is not the required grade to resist corrosion, it also needs to be the 316 grade of stainless steel. I used diluted pool chlorine to bleach paving that had become stained with black mould. Made the mistake of leaving the mixture in the bottle and in the wand etc. Went to use it again a few weeks later and the liquid came out of 3 holes in the lance.
Questions & Answers
How can I get container cap off cannot remove it.
I have the 8ltr one and have never had this problem [D Tuckwell] the only thing i have had is the srayer the washes wear out from the chemicals They told me when i rang to see if you can buy the accessories that they should have all the accessories to buy this year some time But the only thing i can suggest is ring them up they have a 13000 no You have made sure the air is out haven't you?
Have Hills 5Lt sprayer and the sprayer handle wont switch off. As pumping air into sprayer the water comes out the nozzle Lance and you can place the switch in any position and it wont stop water from spraying. Would it be the plunger assembly (298) in the handle or perhaps the (313) pump valve at bottom of pump barrel. I replaced seals in handle but couldn't get the plunger out- is there a secret in this as maybe the problem.
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