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.




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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  • 104 of 109 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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  • 98 of 177 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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  • 69 of 76 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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  • 51 of 53 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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  • 51 of 54 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  Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer
    By Jeff in Wenatchee on 07/20/2017

    The best crab/orchard grass killer I've ever used. Kills the crab grass and doesn't effect the lawn.

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  Drive XLR8 Herbicide
    By Dan in Great Falls, VA on 07/18/2017

    I applied at the recommended rate and after 10 days it had no effect on the crabgrass. I contacted DoMyOwn and they said it can take 6-8 weeks to see results. If that is true, I do not think this product is good since I expect to see results in 10-14 days.

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  • 4 of 5 stars  Torpedo!
    By Targeting in Tampa, FL on 07/18/2017

    Drive XLR8 has been effective in combating Torpedo grass and St. Augustine intrusion into my Zoysia lawn. It is the only thing, short of Round-Up, that I have found so far that has been effective against Torpedo without killing everything else. Torpedo grass is HIGHLY resistant to seemingly everything. But for me spot treating with Drive XLR8 hurts it with yellowing and dead stalks within a week and without too much damage to the Zoyzia. There is yellowing to the Zoysia and even death if too much is applied, but the Zoysia usually recovers within a couple of weeks. It's necessary to retreat every two weeks, two or three consecutive treatments, or the Torpedo will recover. But, after the second or third treatment visible Torpedo will be dead. It is probable that you will need to treat again next season as Torpedo has deep underground tubers that will likely send up more shoots until completely killed. Drive XLR8 KILLS ST. AUGUSTINE quickly and thoroughly! This is good if you have Zoysia turf with St. Augustine neighbors.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Seven days
    By Tim in St. Louis, MO. on 07/15/2017

    I sprayed Drive XLR8 on Sunday, July 9th. Temp was ~78 but clearly heading to the mid 90s that day. I used roughly 2oz per gallon. The change to the crabgrass was obvious by Wednesday morning. The weeds took a nose dive by Friday and were dead by Saturday morning. I took daily pictures hoping to load them here but don't have that option. Drive XLR8 worked extremely well for me.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    3 of 5 stars  Has yet to work for me. I had a BAD crabgrass outbreak.
    By Stanley in Belmont NC on 07/13/2017

    In a matter of a week my entire back yard was taken over. I ordered XLR8 thinking it would cure my problem. I only have a gallon sprayer but that just happen to be about the amount I spray while walking 1000 square feet (or so I thought). I mixed the 1.45 ounces as directed with the seed oil and walked my yard spraying 6 days ago. The crabgrass has tuned a ever so slight yellow, but is still mostly green. I used an areal sf calculator app to break down my lawn into 1000 foot section rectangles and it turns out I needed to mix my gallon tank at least 6 times. I only mixed it 3 times originally. So tomorrow I will give it another try and amend my rating.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  It Works Great, But Be Careful with Dosage!
    By Logan in San Antonio, TX on 07/09/2017

    I got this quinclorac-based herbicide after spot testing a different quinclorac-based brand that didn't do much. I applied it to my whole lawn and it sure did knock out the crabgrass on my new Zoysia lawn. Two months now and it hasn't come back. Now to the application rate. Don't exceed the dosage! I put the recommended amount into my 5 gallon pump sprayer to broadcast my lawn entirely. I thought it wouldn't be all THAT bad and in the following 2 weeks the crabgrass died off as expected. All good, right? No way. There a large spots on my lawn where the Zoysia has been either completely killed or totally bleached and dry. I have these brown to gray spots on my Zoysia that don't appear immediately so it leaves you to the false assumption that over application won't harm a healthy lawn. It's really a delayed effect on your lawn if you over spray. I'm hoping that the spot will rebound where it has bleached and/or the Zoysia grow back in over the next year. Else I'll have to re-sod in places. Overall, product works great. Just don't over do it or you'll damage your lawn like it did.

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  • 1 of 5 stars  Crabgrass killer didn't kill
    By Robert in Texas on 07/09/2017

    It's been almost three weeks since I applied it in my hay meadow. I followed the application instructions. Crab grass is still alive. Not showing any discoloration to be wiltering. I'm not satisfied at this point.

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  XLR8
    By Steve in LEXINGTON on 06/19/2017

    My crabgrass problem was as bad as it gets. It was not to be a spot spraying, it was going to be a complete spraying of the front lawn. I mixed according to specifications and sprayed the entire lawn. Three days later the only crabgrass is where i missed--a great product! I live in South Carolina where it is hot and humid and rains almost every afternoon, but the product withstood the elements.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Thank you!
    By Francis in FL on 06/02/2017

    My notes basically said that I purchased Drive XLR8 from you and wanted to tell you how delighted I am with the results of using it. About 80% of my Bermuda lawn was taken over by Torpedo Grass. I discovered that you sell the Drive product made by BASF and wanted to inform you of the outstanding performance of the product. Should you ever need a reference for it's use I am happy to be that resource. I have also written BASF and thanked them for the product. I am guessing that the purchase of this product saved me more than $3000+ which is what it would have cost to replace my lawn. Thank You!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Works Great
    By Todd in Shelby on 05/31/2017

    The company I began working for had been using 2, 4-D for years to the point it would not kill anything at the maximum rate. I started using Drive XLR8 and now the turf is clover, dandelion and crabgrass free. My problem now is finding 3 other herbicides that work just as good to put them in rotation.

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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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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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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.

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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

10/23/2016 Ike from Richmond, Tx

QWhat is the best mix per gallon of Drive XLR8 and DyneAmic Surfactant?
I bought XLR-8 Crabgrass killer and Dyneamic Surfacant to kill crabgrass. What is the best measurement of each to mix with 1 gallon of water and how much area would this cover.

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The mixing ratio for Drive XLR8 is 1.45 fl oz per gallon of water. The mixing ratio of DyneAmic Surfactant is 1-2 teaspoons of per gallon of water.

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09/01/2016 Robert from Auburn, Me

QHow long after Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer application before I can let my child (14mo) play in the treated area?

A

You can let your child re-enter the†Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer†after the treated area has dried. †This can take at least 2 hours.

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08/31/2016 Vance from Fargo, North Dakota

QHow much Drive XLR8 do I mix in a 14 gallon tank? How much Surfactant is needed?

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You would dilute approx.†Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer†per 14 gallons water. You would add into that approx. 8 tsp. of surfactant.

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08/31/2016 Daniel from Chantilly, Va

QHow much Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer is needed for 25 gallons spot sprayer to treat Crabgrass in Tall Fescue lawn?

A

Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killercan be mixed at a rate of approx. 10 oz per 25 gallons water.

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08/29/2016 Larry from Grand Rapids

QDo you recommend using Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer without a surfactant?

A

When using Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer we recommend using a surfactant, and so does the manufacturer on the product label. They recommend using a methylated seed oil, and our recommendation for that is Prime Source Duo Stick.

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08/28/2016 Bryan from Powhatan Point ,ohio

QIs is better to apply Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer to wet or dry grass?

A

The product label states: "If soil moisture is not sufficient prior to Drive XLR8 application, irrigation may improve weed control. For best results, DO NOT water or irrigate for 24 hours after application. If rainfall does not occur in 2 to 7 days after application, irrigation of at least 1/2 inch is desirable."

As long as your turf is not under stress from drought, you would not need to water before application.

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08/26/2016 Mariska from West Chester, Pa

QHow soon can chickens graze on lawn that was treated with Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer?
My lawn company accidentally applied quinclorac to the part of our lawn that is dedicated to our free ranging chickens. Now I am afraid to let them out. Is there anything I can do to make that lawn safe for them again? How long do I need to wait?

A

When using Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer the active ingredient quinclorac has dissipation values that can range from 60 to over 500 days. Because quinclorac does not bind well to soil, some dissipation noted in field testing could be due to chemical testing. The persistence hazard of qunclorac is rated high (likely to take over 60 days to degrade to half of the applied concentration). We would recommend waiting an entire season before any grazing took place on the area that was treated for this reason.

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08/26/2016 Rashad85 from Atlanta, Ga

QHow long will take to notice results of Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer after application?
I've recently applied a mixture of 5 ounces of Dive Xlr8 herbicide killer and 5 ounces of Dyneamic Methylated Seed Oil with 2.5 gallons of water to post-emerged crabgrass weeds, how long will the uptake process by the weed?

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Normally we suggest giving the product 3 weeks to see results using Drive XLR8 or any selective herbicide. Depending on if you are spot treating or broadcasting the solution determines the mix rate.

Spot Treatment: For a 2 gallon sparyer, Mix 6 tbsp + 3 tbsp of Adjuvent. Apply at the rate of 1 gallon per 1000 sq ft. (1 tablespoon = 0.5 fl oz (0.25 lb ae/A)

Broadcast Application: 1.45 fl ozs per 1000 sq ft / Methylated seed oil at 0.55 fl oz per 1000 sq ft (0.75 lb ae/A)

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08/14/2016 Jim from Glen Arm, Md

QDoes Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer kill japanese stilt grass and/or moss?
Does Drive XLR8 kill japanese stilt grass and/or moss? I want to kill stiltgrass but not the moss,

A

Unfortunately, Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer is not labeled to kill Japanese stiltgrass. We would recommend a product like Bonide Over the Top II Grass Killer instead. This would not damage the non-grass ornamental plants you have while taking care of the stiltgrass when use based on the product label.†

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08/12/2016 Kent from Wv

QIs Drive XLR8 effective on Dallisgras and how would it effect Tall Fescue if treated?

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Drive XLR8 Herbicide Crabgrass Killer†will not harm established Tall Fescue. It can harm Fine Fescue and also potentially Dallisgrass.†

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