Deep Root Feeding equipment

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by sulston, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. sulston

    sulston LawnSite Member
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    I'm looking into offering deep root fertilization of trees/plants and just wondering if I could get some feedback from those who offer this type of service about what kind of equipment your using. All I could find were the spike type feeders that hook up to a hose and feed liquid, and then there is a Webster deep root feeder which has a 2hp engine that powers a 1 1/2"auger with an attached 20lb hopper that deposits granular fert after the hole is drilled. Couldn't find a single other company that offers a gas powered root feeder. I'd love to hear some reviews on this type of power granular feeder or the liquid spike type or any other options that are available/being used. Thanks, I appreciate any info on this.
     
  2. boats47

    boats47 LawnSite Member
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    We use a 300 gal split with a ground inject needle and works great. This enables us to us merit inject or arbor green as some of the services for trees and shrubs. Very good $$$$
     
  3. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    Been using a ChemLance for years. It's the best in my opnion.
     
  4. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    We use 2-200 gallon tanks and a 20 gal nurse tank. One set-up just flip the ball valves. And we use a JD-9 converted with a 4 ft extension and a tip for the injections. Works very well. Quick and simple.
     
  5. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
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    JD-9 with "fert lance" from Westheffer in Kansas. Liquid feed. Use Arbor green whenever possible, but possibilities are endless with liquids. Run off 200 gal. spacesaver with 1/2" hose for volume.
     
  6. sulston

    sulston LawnSite Member
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    Hey thanks for all the info guys, much appreciated. Anyone know a good place online to browse some of this equipment?
     
  7. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,369

    Any good spray rig will work. Size depenmds on how much business you will be doing. Used the JD-9 conversion, and Lesco's feeder is very good too.
    I like Arbor Green, Bolster, and Lesco's Macron ferts.
     
  8. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,860

    Ditto --- Westheffer bought much of the original ChemLawn parts inventory when TruGreen bought 'em out. This includes ChemLances (fert lance). It features a J-D9 gun. Before that, ChemScape used the plastic ChemLawn gun. Before that (prior to 1981), ChemScape used local hardware/plumbing parts for their root feeders.......they caused many hand blisters.

    1/2 inch hose is a must.:usflag:
     

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