After the original Weed Wipeout from Quad-X comes the Wipeout 2. According to Quad-X, this 2nd generation patented design boasts a further 14% less chemical usage. This is all due to further R&D on the chemical application process for even more valuable savings on chemical as well as protecting valuable grass and clover.
JP Scullion, a design engineer involved in the development of Weed Wipeout 2 explains how it achieves better chemical application. ‘Through considerable development time and investment, we at Quad-X have pioneered a process of unique atomisation technology where chemical is applied in the form of a micro-bubble which attach themselves to the open fibre roller without bursting.’ He explained how this achieves greater results, ‘upon contact with the weed the micro-bubbles burst and provide better stem coverage than the standard chemical film approach.’
The Quad-X Wipeout comes standard with dual rollers which rotate in opposite directions for optimum chemical application. The first roller lifts the weed leaf and applies chemical to the sensitive underside, rather than the waxy surface for faster kill rates, while the second roller acts to separate out clumps of weeds for better application. With chemical applied to the underside of most weeds, this means they are less susceptible to chemical run off if rain should appear.
The Wipeout 2 boasts many 2nd generation features, in addition to many other extremely beneficial features. The Quad-X Wipeout offer the largest height range on the market, as well as knobby 22×11-8 flotation tyres which makes the machine suitable for use on soft/wet ground. A unique drawbar design ensures that the weeds are first to come in contact with the roller after the towing vehicle.
Quad-X claim these latest design and development advances means the Wipeout 2 can offer a weed kill solution that can save up to 92% in chemical. The Wipeout 2 can achieve 100% kill in one pass with no dangerous offspray, all while protecting your clover with no risk of stunting the grass. Quad-X also offer a range of manually operated weed wipers, the Xterminator and weed destroyer for those with a budget in mind.