Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer

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Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer

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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.4

212 Reviews | 192 Q&A

Product Overview

Drive XLR8 Herbicide is the latest technology in providing unsurpassed post-emergent crabgrass control. A proprietary, water-based formulation, Drive XLR8 improves the control of crabgrass, torpedograss, kikuyugrass, several broadleaves (clover, speedwell) and numerous other troublesome weeds that you have relied on Drive 75 DF to control. When compared to Drive 75 DF, the new formulation in Drive XLR8 provides faster, more effective weed control, delivers quicker uptake by the plant, and is rain fast quicker (in less than an hour).  Drive XLR8 recommend that you use a methylated seed oil to apply the product with.  Our Dyneamic surfactant has methylated seed oil and is recommended to apply with Drive XLR8.

Drive XLR8 herbicide replaces the older Drive 75 DF Herbicide.

For smaller jobs consider QuinKill Max Crabgrass and Weed Killer which is available in pints and quarts and contains the same active ingredient quinclorac.

For use in California: Biotypes of large and smooth crabgrass in California have shown varied response to Drive XLR8. If control failure occurs following a full or split application, DO NOT reapply Drive XLR8. Change to a herbicide with a different mode of action.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Quinclorac 18.92%
Target pests: Barnyardgrass, Bindweed, Crabgrass (large & smooth), Clover, Dandelion, Daisy, Dollarweed, Foxtail, Kikuyugrass, Signalgrass, Speedwell, Torpedograss, and others
* See label for complete list
For use in: Bermuda grass, Kentucky bluegrass, Buffalo grass, Fescue, Ryegrass, Zoysiagrass
NOT FOR USE ON: St. Augustine, Centipede, Bahiagrass, Bentgrass or Dichondra, Fine fescue unless it is a seed blend
Application: 0.5 to 1.45 fl oz per 1,000 sq. ft.
* Use a Surfactant to Increase Effectiveness
* See label for complete application instructions
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on Label
Formulation: Professional Product
Group 4 Herbicide
NOT FOR SALE TO: CT, HI, NY
Shipping Weight: 5.06 lbs
Manufactured By: BASF

Details

Drive XLR8 Herbicide is the latest technology in providing unsurpassed crabgrass control. A proprietary, water-based formulation, Drive XLR8 improves the control of crabgrass, torpedograss, kikuyugrass, several broadleaves (clover, speedwell) and numerous other troublesome weeds that you have relied on Drive 75 DF to control. When compared to Drive 75 DF, the new formulation in Drive XLR8 provides faster, more effective weed control, delivers quicker uptake by the plant, and is rain fast quicker (in less than an hour).

Drive XLR8 is labeled for use in: residential, commercial and industrial turfgrasses, golf courses, sod farms, sports and recreation fields.

TIPS FOR USE:

Spray coverage should be uniform and complete. It is recommended to not mow two days before or after application. Irrigation may improve weed control, if soil moisture is not sufficient. Drive XLR8 may be tank-mixed with other pre- and postemergent grass herbicides, along with postemergent broadleaf herbicides.

Drive XLR8 for Crabgrass Control can be used as a spot treatment only on problem areas of crabgrass.

  
  • 1 of 5 Stars

    over priced roundup

    By Ken on 09/05/2011

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    I learned the hard way, tried to spray this on crabgrass in a st. Augustine lawn and works like roundup, killed everything it touched. Please bring back asulox somebody...

    Expert ResponseExpert response:
    This product specifically says to not apply to St. Augustine grass, which is why it killed it.  St. Augustine cannot handle a product like Drive XLR8. 

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Excellent stuff

    By Dan on 08/24/2011

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    I have for years been wrestling with various different varieties of late summer crab grasses in the lawns that I manage, even after high quality pre-emergent and several OTC post-emergent herbicide treatments. This summer with everything looking truly horrid with nasty crab grasses growing everywhere, I used the Southern Ag surfactant along with Drive XLR8 to absolutely knock the crap out of my crab grass problems. I applied the Drive XLR8 and the surfactant combination to the lawns prior to any heat stressing/stunting and well between mowings as specified. My results were outstanding and visible with yellowing in 36-48 hours and then obviously terminal yellow-tan in 96 hours. The Drive XLR8 and surfactant combination is a bit pricey, but the coverage is excellent and the combination actually works as advertised.

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    145 of 153 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    amazing results

    By Roger on 09/14/2011

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    This crabgrass killer really works!! First I was skeptical, I had a serious crabgrass problem, with big mature crabgrass. I used scott's and Bayer's weed killer with crabgrass controll, they didn't work. I used this one in early september, all the crabgrass were dead in a few days, I just reseeded my lawn...

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    96 of 106 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Great stuff

    By on 08/28/2013

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    In the past I had a lawn control company and have more crabgrass now than ever it seems like. I could have called and they would send someone out to kill everything but I don't like that so I let the lawn service go. I put a premium fertilizer on my lawn a few weeks ago and my Bermuda greened up nice and is very full. I mixed up 1.5 oz of Driver DLR8 along with 0.5 oz of Southern AD Surfactant per gallon of water and used my pump sprayer to spray a fine mist early in the morning with a heavy dew on the grass. About 12 hours later (as is normal this year in the south) the heavens opened up flooding my lawn. I just knew it was not going to work. WRONG! The very next day it looked like the crabgrass was turning yellow, the second day I know it was. Within 4 days the crabgrass was dead. It has been 5 days now and I cut my grass again last night. I can see some yellowing of the Bermuda where I sprayed but I can live with that. Apparently I missed a few spots of grab grass walking around the yard with my sprayer so I will hit it again in a week or two. The same day I sprayed my lawn I sprayed my son's lawn but I did his on dry grass in the sun maybe 4 hours before the rain came. His did not work as good as mine but it did work. I am going to hit his again in the morning dew the next time. I would highly recommend Drive DLR8 w/a surfactant (Southern AG worked great for me.) I have used herbicides before but never with a surfactant. But then again nothing as ever worked this good before either.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Drive

    By John on 09/25/2011

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    Easy to remember, a neighbor told me about it. The mixing instructions were easy enough to follow and one has to know what application he is making. The sprayer I am using mixed it automatically once I knew the tbsps/gallon to set on it. The crab grass simply started to disappear after a few days.

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    62 of 67 people found this review helpful

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Q
How much do I need to mix with a 2 gal tank? The directions say to mix 1.45 oz of Drive to treat 1000 feet.

Does this mean I need 2.9 oz for a 2 gallon tank. I've gotten conflicting information on how much 2 gallons will treat. Thanks.
A

The first thing you need to know when using an herbicide such as Drive XLR8 Herbicide is that the exact amount of water you dilute it with is not important. It is only important to make sure you are using the correct amount of product per 1,000 sq ft of lawn. Use too much and you risk damaging your lawn, use too little and you will not get adequate results. You will need to use 1.45 oz per 1,000 sq ft . To decide how much water you want to use, you should mark a 1,000 sq ft area, fill your sprayer with water ONLY, and start walking and spraying just as if you were doing the actual application of herbicide. When you are done walking and spraying the 1,000 sq ft area note how much water it took you to spray that area, and that is the amount you will want to mix 1.45 oz of product with for each 1,000 sq ft area that needs to be treated. You will need to make sure treated areas are irrigated with at least 1/2 inch of water (either by rainfall or by sprinkler) following the application.

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Can I tank mix Drive XLR8 with 2,4-D with Trimec?
A
Per the Drive XLR8 product label it is labeled to be tank mixed with 2, 4-D, triclopyr, or other broadleaf herbicides to increase spectrum of control.

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Can Drive XLR8 be applied during seeding of Tall Fescue?

If not, how long should I wait after seeding (tall fescue).
A
According to table 4 (page 9) on the Drive XLR8 product label you can seed before, at the time of application and after the application if you are dealing with Tall Fescue.

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How much Drive XLR8 do you mix in a 50 gallon tank? How much of the methylated seed oil surfactant is needed?
A

In a 50 gallon tank, you will use 8.25 cups of Drive XLR8 herbicide. You will use 12.5 fl. oz. of Dyneamic surfactant in 50 gallons of water.

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Will Drive XLR8 kill Torpedo grass without killing my Empire Zoysia?

Torpedo grass has spread from my next door neighbor's yard and is taking over my entire front yard. I am looking for a product that will kill the Torpedo grass and also help me maintain a Torpedo free lawn.
A
Drive XLR8 is labeled to kill torpedo grass in zoysia and you can use it for that.  However, it will typically require at least 2 applications at 21 day intervals.  Please read the product label for complete instructions on treating torpedo grass.

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Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer 4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.4 (212 Reviews / 192 Q&A)

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