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air presure application for deep root feeding?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by burnandreturn, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. burnandreturn

    burnandreturn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Germany
    Posts: 303

    Anyone ever hear of use high volume air compressor instead of pump for doing deep root feeding?
     
  2. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    I have seen and heard of air spade uising compressed air to relieve compaction, but not for feeding.

    EG
     
  3. burnandreturn

    burnandreturn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Germany
    Posts: 303

    I have an air spade and was wondering if I could rig a tank to feed the roots and use air from the big compressor instead of buying a separte pump. I have the compressor with me anyway so I could use it without any trouble. It wouldn't be a big deal to make a tank that would take the pressure. I would use a wand with a flow meter on it to regulate how much is being injected. Just a thought.
     
  4. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    B+G,

    100-200 P.S.I.


    Pete D.
     
  5. burnandreturn

    burnandreturn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Germany
    Posts: 303

    Please explain what B plus G means, I know what 100-200 PSI means. Thank you in advance.
     
  6. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    Whoops........
    I ment B+R for burn and return.


    Pete D.
     
  7. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    I doubt somehow that you will be able to find a tank that will be able to withstand 100 psi, cheaply. For that, you would need a metal tank of some sort, it's not like you can run to TSC and buy one of those for $100....

    I don't the the air spade is the appropriate tool either. There's a reason the deep root feeders are made....


    Dan
     
  8. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    i would not do it as the air is forced in it has to come out and with it the fert so i think it would be a big mess and no good way to regulate it
     
  9. burnandreturn

    burnandreturn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Germany
    Posts: 303

    I thank you for your responses. I have a tank that would work just fine. I would not use the "air spade" nozzle for the deep root feeding, I would use a deep root feeder with a flow meter on it. The air wouldn't come out only the liquid, until the tank was close to empty.
     
  10. Lawn Sharks

    Lawn Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
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