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somewhereinkansas
Posted 6/22/2011 00:11 (#1829757)
Subject: weed wipers


north central Kansas
Has anyone used weed wipers? What was your experience? do they work, are they messy, hard to get enough chemical contaact? how much flow do they require? I was considering one to add to the boom of a self-propelled sprayer for killing shattercane in milo. a quick internet search found these two:

http://smuckermfg.net/weedwipers.aspx
http://www.acrsales.com/speidel.asp

Any experience with one of these two particular models? or another model you liked? Thanks.

Brent
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big jt
Posted 6/22/2011 00:25 (#1829781 - in reply to #1829757)
Subject: Re: weed wipers


No experience with the models shown. We ran rope wicks in the late 70's and early 80's. One we did before there were kits and one of the Monsanto kits they gave away. What we had and at least one of the ones you showed need no flow rate. Put in a mix of 2 parts roundup 1 part water and go, probably 1 to 1 ratio with newer formulations. Go slow is key. We did this at the same time as cultivating so the speed wasn't a real issue.

Main weed we were after was volunteer corn which at the time was very susceptible it would get other stuff but needed to have good contact.

Are they messy? Yes, remember glyphosate is sticky stuff and at least we dumped it out every day to put back in the next.

Round here in Corn and Bean country they have gone the way of the DODO bird with the advent of roundup beans.
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redbloodedfarmboy
Posted 6/22/2011 06:53 (#1829893 - in reply to #1829757)
Subject: Re: weed wipers


central Mi.
we have a smucker that worked good. Now with RR sugar beets we no longer need it and its for sale. I f you are interested just email me. thanks. Theron
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Illini Fan
Posted 6/22/2011 10:02 (#1830114 - in reply to #1829757)
Subject: Re: weed wipers



Greene County, Illinois
I have a Smucker. I haven't used it for years, but it worked well. Just remember to rinse it off every once in a while because the juice from the weeds tends to gum it up and it won't work as well. I always mixed 3:1 water to RR and if you want to heat it up a little add some antifreeze.
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mkr
Posted 6/22/2011 10:44 (#1830164 - in reply to #1829757)
Subject: Re: weed wipers


South Central MN
<p>I have one for sale also. Speidel 30 foot pull type. Pulled them with ATV's. Looks like you have several to chose from.</p>

Edited by mkr 6/22/2011 10:49
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Radiehl
Posted 6/22/2011 11:18 (#1830215 - in reply to #1829757)
Subject: RE: weed wipers



Colorado
We have used SPEIDEL wipers for years in a attempt to control rye in wheat, with mixed
results. At the end of each day the 3:1 Roundup mixture needs to be drain and replaced with water to prevent the canvas form gumming up overnight.
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JoshA
Posted 6/22/2011 15:17 (#1830499 - in reply to #1830215)
Subject: RE: weed wipers



Alberta, Canada
This is another company that Thud showed me yesterday in CropTalk ---- http://www.vogelswickweeders.com/

They make units from 7-inches to 80-feet. I'm looking at a loader mount unit:
http://www.vogelswickweeders.com/loader_models.html
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Bristol Hillbilly
Posted 6/22/2011 15:42 (#1830510 - in reply to #1829757)
Subject: RE: weed wipers



Palestine, IL 62451

These are a couple of pics I took last week of the ropewick I built for crp,quail buffers and waterways where Johnsongrass thrives and don't want to broadcast and kill everything. I got the wicks out of Fontanet In from  Greenleaf Ind.



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tfr454
Posted 6/23/2011 06:28 (#1831536 - in reply to #1829757)
Subject: RE: weed wipers


ks
How wide is your self-propelled sprayer? We wick alot of rye in our wheat and 20' is plenty, when the 20' doesn't flex. But if your shattercane is 1'-2' higher then your milo, then it won't be too bad. Sometime the rye is only 4" taller than the wheat and you can wick alot of wheat in a hurry, if your not careful. I might know of a 20' self-propelled wicker for sale, email in profile.
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somewhereinkansas
Posted 6/23/2011 07:51 (#1831605 - in reply to #1831536)
Subject: Re: weed wipers


north central Kansas
my Hagie is 90' but folds at 50'. I would probably put 50' of wiper on it, or 60' to match a 30' planter if these things are stout enough to leave 5' protruding from each end. The booms do flex and the cane is generally a couple feet taller than the milo. I've heard you're only running 5 mph or so? I may have to slow down or miss some cane around terraces.

Hillbilly, how does that rope wick work compared to the canvas or foam systems? do you get plenty of product in the ropes to get good contact on the weeds?

Thanks for the replies.
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tfr454
Posted 6/23/2011 08:18 (#1831648 - in reply to #1831605)
Subject: Re: weed wipers


ks
Yes, it is a slooooow process. But 60' would speed things up. I run the canvas, and never had a problem with it. It does not use very much roundup mixture.
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djg4307
Posted 6/23/2011 09:23 (#1831744 - in reply to #1831648)
Subject: Re: weed wipers


ANDALE KANSAS
The canvas tube type wicker seems to work very well for me....us it mainly for shattercane and pig weed if we have escapes in milo....
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Life
Posted 2/23/2014 19:04 (#3711757 - in reply to #1829893)
Subject: Re: weed wipers


I am taking a big chance to ask if you still have weed wiper for sale or know one for sale?
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