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rcreech
05-10-2008, 10:54 PM
I have searched the net for over an hour.....and can't find a "root applicator" of any kind!

I have seen them and know what I am looking for, but don't have any names or must not be using the right terminology when searching.

I am looking for an application device to apply fertilizer (deep root) and possibly Merit for Ash Borer.

Can anyone help me out here?

Thanks,
RC

humble1
05-10-2008, 11:26 PM
I have searched the net for over an hour.....and can't find a "root applicator" of any kind!

I have seen them and know what I am looking for, but don't have any names or must not be using the right terminology when searching.

I am looking for an application device to apply fertilizer (deep root) and possibly Merit for Ash Borer.

Can anyone help me out here?

Thanks,
RC

bg sprayers makes mine . lesco sells a deep root injection feeder
http://www.rittenhouse.ca/asp/product.asp?PG=1510

tremor
05-11-2008, 12:53 AM
http://www.rittenhouse.ca/asp/product.asp?PG=713

http://www.rittenhouse.ca/asp/product.asp?PG=753

http://www.rittenhouse.ca/asp/product.asp?PG=917

http://www.rittenhouse.ca/asp/product.asp?PG=1510

http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/product_pages/View_Catalog_Page.asp?mi=2128

https://www.oescoinc.com/index.php?cPath=103_136&osCsid=720d4653d4ddcb80d125dde31424bd9f

http://www.arborist.com/Detail.tpl?rnd=6778&cart=3F3BF6C3-AE65-4C5C-811F-0F5A0E17F4B6&sku=R180207-00

http://www.treecaresupplies.com/v4/go.gnf?session=4be5a7052ee01a65c5b6a07c148b2473&s=treecare&t=&product=1522&n=default&d=products&listTemplate=1

http://www.northeasternarborist.com/store/index.htm

PHS
05-11-2008, 08:40 AM
I use a custom built soil injector but I also have a chemlance and that's the one I would go with.

vegomatic40
05-12-2008, 12:00 PM
Like PHS, I prefer the Chemlance (available from www.westheffer.com/). Very lightweight, adjustable to different heights so you can reach under shrub canopies, optional splash-guard, attaches to a standard JD-9 gun in minutes. Nice piece of equipment but a little pricey. You get what you pay for.

vegomatic40
05-12-2008, 12:15 PM
I looked around on Westheffer's website and the one I'm referring to is called the "HD8 Heavy Duty Surface Root Feeder". Another bit of advice..if you go with something like this or the clunky, Rittenhouse thing, be certain to get a heavy duty ball valve and quick-disconnects so you can attach/connect easily when swapping between materials.

teeca
05-12-2008, 11:07 PM
for the EAB there are BETTER ways to apply the insecicide, pentra bark with merit and a new insecicide that i saw at the expo here in indy, they are both applyed to the baisel (trunk) of the tree and are faster in the uptake of the insecicide. give me a day or to to get the info to you. (and yes they are both LABLED for you state)

PHS
05-13-2008, 12:11 AM
I think Safari is what is being applied with pentra-bark.

americanlawn
05-13-2008, 08:07 PM
Huge ditto veggie........Westheffer bought most of the original ChemLawn stuff after the Duke family sold. The Chemlance is the best of the best. I've used it since 1978 when the original gun was made up of local hardware parts. Shortly after, the plastic ChenLawn gun was used. Then the J-D9 gun was used as it is today.

Like PHS, I prefer the Chemlance (available from www.westheffer.com/). Very lightweight, adjustable to different heights so you can reach under shrub canopies, optional splash-guard, attaches to a standard JD-9 gun in minutes. Nice piece of equipment but a little pricey. You get what you pay for.

PHS
05-13-2008, 09:34 PM
Here's a picture of the root feeder I use primarily, well part of it anyway. The only assembled ones I have are at the shop. A 1/2" pipe connects the two together. A more direct connection to the gun, larger diameter pipe, and sturdier ground plate are the reasons I use it instead of the chemlance for the most part but the chemlance is way better than the rest of the crap out there.

teeca
05-13-2008, 10:04 PM
I think Safari is what is being applied with pentra-bark.

could be, i used merit last year with pentra bark, good, but very slow to circulate.. this other insecicide was in the vasculaer(sp?) system of the tree within 2-3 days.

PHS
05-14-2008, 10:39 AM
GNC built the root feeder in the picture for a company I used to work for. Looks like they have the same unit for sale on their mag 1 gun instead of the 757.

http://www2.gnci.org/lawncarecatalog.pdf