Drive 75 vs. Drive xlr8

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawn king, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  2. SimonCX

    SimonCX LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was going to get more acclaim on monday but have been thinking of trying xlr8, maybe I'll give it a try.
     
  3. chrisby316

    chrisby316 LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  4. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    I just use it for spot spraying in a backpack. Not too expensive that way.
     
  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    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
     
  6. LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
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    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.
     
  7. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    The xlr8 is rainsafe faster, easy to mix and There is no settlling out.
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2009
  8. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  9. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    That was my experience as well, big time settling out with the D 75.
     
  10. WETSCAPE

    WETSCAPE LawnSite Member
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    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?
     

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