Root Feeder?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by rcreech, May 10, 2008.

  1. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Messages: 6,163

    I have searched the net for over an hour.....and can't find a "root applicator" of any kind!

    I have seen them and know what I am looking for, but don't have any names or must not be using the right terminology when searching.

    I am looking for an application device to apply fertilizer (deep root) and possibly Merit for Ash Borer.

    Can anyone help me out here?

  2. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,519

    bg sprayers makes mine . lesco sells a deep root injection feeder
  3. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

  4. PHS

    PHS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 724

    I use a custom built soil injector but I also have a chemlance and that's the one I would go with.
  5. vegomatic40

    vegomatic40 LawnSite Senior Member
    from 6
    Messages: 406

    Like PHS, I prefer the Chemlance (available from Very lightweight, adjustable to different heights so you can reach under shrub canopies, optional splash-guard, attaches to a standard JD-9 gun in minutes. Nice piece of equipment but a little pricey. You get what you pay for.
  6. vegomatic40

    vegomatic40 LawnSite Senior Member
    from 6
    Messages: 406

    I looked around on Westheffer's website and the one I'm referring to is called the "HD8 Heavy Duty Surface Root Feeder". Another bit of advice..if you go with something like this or the clunky, Rittenhouse thing, be certain to get a heavy duty ball valve and quick-disconnects so you can attach/connect easily when swapping between materials.
  7. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    for the EAB there are BETTER ways to apply the insecicide, pentra bark with merit and a new insecicide that i saw at the expo here in indy, they are both applyed to the baisel (trunk) of the tree and are faster in the uptake of the insecicide. give me a day or to to get the info to you. (and yes they are both LABLED for you state)
  8. PHS

    PHS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 724

    I think Safari is what is being applied with pentra-bark.
  9. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,955

    Huge ditto veggie........Westheffer bought most of the original ChemLawn stuff after the Duke family sold. The Chemlance is the best of the best. I've used it since 1978 when the original gun was made up of local hardware parts. Shortly after, the plastic ChenLawn gun was used. Then the J-D9 gun was used as it is today.

  10. PHS

    PHS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 724

    Here's a picture of the root feeder I use primarily, well part of it anyway. The only assembled ones I have are at the shop. A 1/2" pipe connects the two together. A more direct connection to the gun, larger diameter pipe, and sturdier ground plate are the reasons I use it instead of the chemlance for the most part but the chemlance is way better than the rest of the crap out there.


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