Momentum FX

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by LwnmwrMan22, May 10, 2005.

  1. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Just wondering if you guys farther south than MN, have tried the new Momentum FX and have had any results with it yet??

    I've still got about 5 gallons of the old Momentum left over, but I'll need to get some new stuff before the end of round 2. Just wondering if I should search for the old Momentum, or go with the new FX??

  2. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
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    My Lesco guy does not even have results of the FX. He still had (5) 1 gal bottles of the old momentum, so I picked those up. I know that with the cold temps, it takes a week for good signs, even with the old formulation. I heard the new was "tweaked" and the impression I got was not as effective.
  3. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yeah, I've been spraying the old formulation this week, but temps are taking a nosedive here in MN, a high of 47 tomorrow.

    I too have heard "rumors" that the new stuff isn't as effective, but I was wondering if anyone here has been running it yet.

    I'd much rather have 80+ right now and be spraying these dandelions. They'd be dead tomorrow.
  4. lx665

    lx665 LawnSite Member
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    My Lesco Rep said they are having good results with FX. One nice point is they claim it is rain fast in one hour. I sprayed my lawn with it today. I'll let you know how it does.

  5. turfsurfer

    turfsurfer LawnSite Senior Member
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    I bought 25 gallons of the old + 10 gals. of Battleship (contains chlopyilid and trichlopyr) but have almost gone through it all. I can't justify the $330 a case lesco wants for the new FX formulation, especially with no real evidence it is any better as of yet. Even if it rainfast in 1 hour, I think Speedzone would be a better option for the price. Are you listening Lesco reps? The price needs to come down.
  6. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I used it and works just like Momentum. All weeds were wilting when I drove by the next day.
  7. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am comming up with $51 - $54/gal (depending on when purchased) and I am in the crappy price plan (I buy 1 gal at a time for now). Why so high for you???
  8. Williams Services

    Williams Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    Lesco has adopted the used car lot mentality. "We can't charge any less for that." When it becomes a competitive situation, though, it does seem to affect it quite a bit.
  9. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    CANNOT run FX in a Perma green or any low volume sprayer. It gels. Learn from others mistakes. Sava-lawn just returned a huge quantity of FX b/c of this problem. Not even registered in good ole NY anyway.

    What about Eliminate ? any body try it? Lesco here just brought in a case. I hate being a guinea pig but 3-way sucks.
  10. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    How could it gel in a Perma-Green and not in a reg. tank sprayer??

    The volume of water??

    But if that's the case, how could it not just come out as a gel, since there's no water in the plastic jug???

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