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lawn king
08-01-2009, 04:13 PM
After several years of good results with D 75 (wettable powder) we have gone to the liquid (xlr8) Its big bucks but it works great! I checked back on several accounts today, multiple stages of crabgrass maturity, and all plants were melting down.

SimonCX
08-01-2009, 05:48 PM
I was going to get more acclaim on monday but have been thinking of trying xlr8, maybe I'll give it a try.

chrisby316
08-01-2009, 06:29 PM
we also just made the switch from the powder to the xlr8 and we were a little skeptical about the price but it is worth every penny.

lawnspecialties
08-01-2009, 06:32 PM
I just use it for spot spraying in a backpack. Not too expensive that way.

grassman177
08-02-2009, 06:52 PM
is it night and day difference? i used to use d 75 but it seems it was very finicky on control most likely due to mixing well, but that was annoying. is the control much better and easier to use over all. right now, we are using q4 which has the quinclorac in it and it does very well, curious

LIBERTYLANDSCAPING
08-02-2009, 07:32 PM
Never had a problem with Drive 75, but I always followed the label-ALWAYS use MSO & use sufficient volume of water (I use at least 1 gal/k thru Z-Spray) & water in after 24 hrs. NEVER had a problem with control that way & I use cases of it a year on new mid season customers & Spring & Summer seaded lawns.

lawn king
08-02-2009, 08:35 PM
The xlr8 is rainsafe faster, easy to mix and There is no settlling out.

RigglePLC
08-02-2009, 08:47 PM
I get irritated with Drive 75 wettable powder. It seems to settle out overnight in our hand sprayers. Sometimes it does not resuspend well, even if shaken vigorously.

lawn king
08-02-2009, 08:57 PM
That was my experience as well, big time settling out with the D 75.

WETSCAPE
08-02-2009, 09:12 PM
I was heading down myself to pickup some Drive75.
Anyone know what the mix rate is for a 4 gallon sprayer is? Use the MSO with this as well?

lawn king
08-03-2009, 07:05 AM
That info is on the label.

liqcentral
08-04-2010, 08:18 AM
I was heading down myself to pickup some Drive75.
Anyone know what the mix rate is for a 4 gallon sprayer is? Use the MSO with this as well?
I know this is an older question, but I see that no one really answered it, so I provide this answer not so much for the original asker, but for all those who come after.

Apply 1 lb. of Drive per acre (0.37 oz per 1000 sq. ft.). Do not apply more than 2 lb. of Drive per acre (.74 oz per 1000 sq. ft.) per year. The product label does also have quite a bit of information.

For 1,000 sq ft applications that works out to about 1 1/2 tbl. (.367 oz) with no less than 1/2 gallon of water. Plus, isn't the real question how much water will your sprayer put out for 1,000 sq ft? Or more specifically, how much water will your sprayer put out for the amount of lawn you want to treat?

If you are going to use the whole pound to apply to one acre, use no less than 20 gallons of water. Therefore, if you are going to treat one acre with a four gallon sprayer, mix 1/5 of a pound of drive with the four gallons of water and make sure to squeeze in about 1/4th of a quart of MSO. So, you will have to refill the sprayer five times to cover the entire acre.

By the way, Drive 75 is out of production, but there is still some in various marketing channels. The best price we've found is the Drive 75 Special (http://crabgrasskiller.org/review-how-good-is-drive-75-df-from-basf-for-killing-post-emergent-crabgrass/) over at crabgrasskiller.org.