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fertilizer injector

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by muddstopper, May 2, 2006.

  1. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    Looking for a good source to purchase a injector for doing subsoil root treatments in lawns and around trees. I Need one I can hook upto a hose running from a spray tank. Not the ones that have the mixing container built in and you hook a garden hose to. Anyone know of a good source.
  2. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 17,386

    Lesco makes one for ferting trees.
  3. firedude26

    firedude26 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mich
    Posts: 269

    I just seen one at lesco today, actually i used to have one i'll look for it. I dont use it.
  4. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    I dont have a lesco close to me. I guess they let you order online, I will have to check it out, thanks.

    Rob, hold on to the one you got, I will Pm you a new add on to your business I think you will be interested in.
  5. firedude26

    firedude26 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mich
    Posts: 269

    send it on mudd................................
  6. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    You got mail.
  7. vegomatic40

    vegomatic40 LawnSite Senior Member
    from 6
    Posts: 406

    The Lesco one had a foot-plate for pushing the probe ito the ground and found it cumbersome,heavy and virtually useless. Westheffer offers the Chemlance for about $175. It attaches to a standard jd-9 tree/shrub gun, made of aluminum and is very lightweight and for a few more dollars more comes with a splash-shield/drench cup that can be very useful when doing soil-drenches with products like Merit or Micro-nutrient apps around shallow rooted stuff like Az's/Rhodo's.
  8. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    I like the "green garde" model from Westheffer.

    I'm tall and it saves my back. Lesco model makes me stoop too much.
  9. Chris@CRU

    Chris@CRU LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    depending upon how much you want to spend, they have a treatment rod for termite treatments that will work. It is commonly called a "versi-tool". It has a "T" handle with trigger, stainless steel rod approximatly 4 foot long and will handle alot of abuse. Several manufacturers make different models, but all are perfect for what you are looking to do. I have used them to deep root inject funigicide and fertilizer into cypress root zones.
  10. Rhett@Gregson-Clark

    Rhett@Gregson-Clark Sponsor
    Posts: 36

    The Green Garde HD-8 Rootfeeder or "chemlance" is is in my opinion the most user friendly. The thin needle and the handle orientation make it easy to push in the ground and the cup shield is lightweight and easy to work with. The cup shield also makes it easy to drench ground-covers etc. A couple things to keep in mind- These come extra long and are meant to be cut to length. We usually cut about 6" off. Also the threaded adapter works well on the real JD9 gun from Green Garde. The knock-off JD9 guns are sometimes more difficult to thread on, at least in our experience. Customer feedback on these rootfeeders has been very positive.

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