Recommend Me an Electric Garden Sprayer for Herbicides

I have a 1400 square meter property & weeds are out of control in places, particularly on the edges & internal borders. I have endemic "morning glory" (Ipomoea indica) which is a climbing weed which grows everywhere, and suckers from a coral tree.

I would like people's thoughts on control options:

I'm 57yo with diabetes & looking for a labour-saving solution.

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    A goat

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      Looked at horses & goats. Its illegal according to the local council with properties under a certain size, although I have seen a lot with a horse on it.

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    But seriously, kill off the morning glory.
    Are you saying it is parasitic to the coral tree? "suckers from a coral tree"

    If so, you need to work out the value of the coral tree versus killing off the Morning Glory (and likely the coral tree) for good IMHO!
    Inject herbicide directly into the Morning Glory trunk. Drill holes and use a syringe (wearing suitable PPE) to feed poison directly into the plant.

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      The house is an old Queenslander about 1 meter off the ground & the morning glory completely covers under the house. Very difficult to access.

      I did a bit more research & the coral tree is classified as a weed. The suckers are growing 50m away in a neighbour's yard.

      Another neighbour says the dividing hedge has privet. I seem to be growing weeds.

      https://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/weeds/common-coral-tree

      "This species does not produce viable seed and only propagates vegetatively, via stem segments and suckers. Logs, branches and even twigs will grow into new plants and they break easily, thereby aiding its spread during floods. The spread of common coral tree (Erythrina × sykesii) is often aided by the dumping of garden waste in bushland areas."

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        So no issues killing the lot then?
        Getting the poison directly into the vascular system of the plant in concentrated form is your best bet to poisoning success.
        Spraying relies on the plant absorbing the diluted poison into the Vascular system through the leaves… The dose isn't going to be sufficient if the plant is enormous.

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    personally i would get a manual backpack and petrol trimmer

    and if you did decide electric, why would you get 2 different brands? you need to buy 2 different batteries + charger.

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      I decided some years ago to go 2 battery systems. Most of the battery-powered tools I have are second hand.

      The ebay one I listed is recharged with 240V.

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    I got the 16l Silvan from Bunnings, it's perfect for what I need (200 M2 lawn). You wouldn't need that much for just some spot spraying. Go the small Ryobi, can always return if it doesn't perform

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    I’ve used a back pack manual pump one a few times. Works quite well. Pump the handle to pressurise, pull the trigger to spray. Not a lot of additional labor and less to go wrong (and less weight). Don’t really see the need for an electric unless you are spraying hundreds of litres at a time.

    Stick with the same battery system, the battery is where kirt of the expense is.

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    I just got a 30l trolley sprayer from mydeal.com.au. It has a li-ion battery. Such a beast! Will never go back to a backpack sprayer.

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