Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer

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Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer

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.




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.

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  • 113 of 118 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Excellent stuff
    By Dan in Ohio 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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  • 107 of 194 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  over priced roundup
    By Ken in LAKE MARY, FL 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 Response   Expert 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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  • 78 of 86 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  amazing results
    By Roger in Orange, CT 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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  • 55 of 57 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Great stuff
    By in Marietta, ga 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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  • 53 of 56 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Drive
    By John in Louisville 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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  • 5 of 5 stars  crabgrass killer is right!
    By Patty in Yakima, WA on 09/01/2017

    this stuff works great!

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  the best against crabgrass
    By Remi in Miami on 09/01/2017

    Very good product, i saw effects after 3 days. I'm using 10oz of xlr8 / 25 gallons

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Fragrances
    By Donald in Apollo on 08/29/2017

    I live in PA and this chemical will kill crabgrass but no broad leaves. I spent a extra 250.00 just to kill them. So if you have crabgrass and broad leaves you should use something else along with crabgrass killer.

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  • 1 of 5 stars  Not happy
    By Grace in Texas on 08/29/2017
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    I mixed 3 tbsp of XLR8 with 1 gallon of water and sprayed to crabgrass area. After 14 days of waiting, crabgrass looks healthy and green. Don't buy this product.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Worked Great
    By Mbf1238 in St. Louis,MO on 08/29/2017

    Read the other reviews online and it seemed this was the best option to defeat the crabgrass. I had tried several off the shelf crab grass killers to no avail. My yard was starting to get taken over. I followed the directions and I mixed with Southern Ag Surfactant. By the third day the yellowing was apparent. I am at day 6 now and I can tell it is dying. I just need to hit the spots I missed now.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Works like it says
    By Brandon in Pittsburgh, PA on 08/26/2017

    Killed large amounts of crabgrass in my yard in a single application. Might have to do some spot spraying but overall works like it should. 15000 sq foot yard took about 1/3 of the bottle using a quad sprayer. So I will have more for next year.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    3 of 5 stars  Works but not as described
    By Tom in Garland, tx on 08/21/2017

    I bought this due to all the reviews stating it killed their crab grass; however after 3 weeks, it did not work for me. It did kill all the other weeds and not my Bermuda grass. Instructions were carefully followed and used MSO also. I even followed up with a concentrated spot spray on the crab grass with no results. I will say i noticed the young crab grass yellowing but the mature crab grass is too resilient which is taking over my lawn. If anybody has other suggestions, please inform me!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Works great
    By Michael in Pleasant lake indiana on 08/20/2017

    This product works great. I didn't know they had anything available to kill crabgrass in a yard. None of the grass was killed and all the crabgrass was eliminated. Highly recommend.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Great product
    By Phil in Indiana on 08/18/2017

    Used Drive XLR8 on my lawn. (Midwest) killed crabgrass within days! Worked perfectly. Will be using again.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Crabgrass Killer Awesome
    By Kelly in Layton on 08/16/2017

    After reading the reviews and most had great results, so I tried it. I bought XLR8 and Methylated Seed Oil. I live in Utah middle of the state, My grass is Kentucky blue grass maybe a little mixture of other grasses because in small areas the grass turned a lighter green, looks to be recovering. I mix 12 Tablespoons to 4 gallons XLR8 and 8oz Methylated Seed Oil, Temperature was about 90deg. Did not water day before and then I sprayed and did not water for 24hrs after. Sprayed August 10th by August 16th all of the crabgrass is dead, as in BROWN. Before that crabgrass seemed to be growing out of control and very healthy. I did see one or two new starts but just pulled them out and for 4 days nothing. This stuff is amazing, I will be using this on my other properties.

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05/08/2011 Sue

QHow 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.

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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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08/04/2013 John from Cape Girardeau Mo

QCan I tank mix Drive XLR8 with 2,4-D with Trimec?

APer 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.

30 of 31 people found this answer helpful.
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10/17/2011 Garey from New Orleans, Louisiana

QWill 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.

ADrive 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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03/29/2012 John from Saint Marys, Ks

QCan Drive XLR8 be applied during seeding of Tall Fescue?
If not, how long should I wait after seeding (tall fescue).

AAccording 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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07/30/2015 Jay from Decatur, Il

QHow 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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Most Recent Customer Questions

08/20/2017 John from Toledo, Oh

QDoes XLR8 kill from the plant or the root?
I cut the lawn completely down to the dirt. Now I want to prevent any growth of crabgrass.

A

Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer is taken up through the leaf of the†plant†and translocated to the†root. It is a post-emergent herbicide only.

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08/19/2017 Rob from Clarkston, Mi

QDoes Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer kill spurgeweed?

A

Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer†is not specifically labeled for spurge. We do offer pre and post emergent herbicides that are labeled for spurge that will be effective. Please provide more information on the treatment area and desired turf for a product recommendation. Thank you!

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08/03/2017 Debi from Montezuma, Ks

QIs it best to mow 2 days prior to spraying Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer?

A

The†Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer†label states that grass should NOT be mowed two days before†or two days after an application to maximize weed control and minimize potential turf grass injury. †

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07/30/2017 Royal from Youngsville,nc

QWhat temp is best when applying Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer?

A

Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer works best when temps are between 60-70 degrees at time of application.

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07/28/2017 Russel from Slinger, Wisconsin

QHow long between rainfalls should I apply Drive XLR8 Herbicide?
It rained recently and I will apply now. More rain is NOT in the forecast for several more days. Is that a problem.

A

Drive XLR8 Herbicide should be applied where there is no rain in the forecast for at least 6 hours.†

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07/20/2017 Ron from Kingston Springs, Tn

QIf the temperature is going to be in the 90's could Drive be applied early in the morning before it gets hot?

A

Yes, morning applications of†Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer†are best in hotter weather as it should only be applied in temperatures below 85.

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07/19/2017 Diana from New Caney

QIs Drive XLR8 a glyphosate or not?

A

Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer†does not contain glyphosate. The active ingredient is quinclorac. We do carry non-selective herbicides that contain gyphosate.

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07/16/2017 Todd from Allen, Tx

QWhat is the shelf like of Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer?

A

Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer†has a three year shelf life from the date of purchase if stored in a cool, dry place away from extreme temperatures. Once mixed with water and surfactant it should be used within 24 hours of mixing.

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07/04/2017 Bobby from Marksville

QWill Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer kill dollar weed and is it safe for St Augustine grass?

A

Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer†is labeled to control dollarweed but cannot be used in St. Augustine lawns.

Speedzone Southern†is labeled for Dollarweed and for use on St Augustine grass. According to the Speedzone Southern product label: The turf tolerance to this product may vary and temporary turf grass yellowing may occur on St Augustine. Do not apply Speedzone Southern to Floratam, Bitterblue or other improved species of St Augustine. Do not broadcast or spot spray St Augustine during the fall to winter transition or if temperatures are expected to fall below 40F within 10 days of the application.

Please take a few moments to read through the†product label†completely for full instructions and other precautions.

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06/30/2017 Tony from Pendleton, Sc

QWhy cannot Non-Ionic Surfactant be use with Drive XLR8?

A

You could use any non-ionic surfactant with Drive XLR8 Herbicide, however the manufacturer recommends to use a methylated seed oil (MSO) surfactant for best results with this active ingredient. Prime Source Duo Stick is an MSO surfactant that would work well with this herbicide.

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