BASF Pistol reclassification enhances RIVERLYNX weed control offering

February 10, 2020

BASF’s Pistol herbicide brand is now tested and approved for use with Rotary Atomiser and Controlled Droplet Application (CDA) devices. This means the popular and efficient RIVERLYNX Eradicator weed control system becomes the equipment-of-choice for local authorities and facilities maintenance professionals, with RIVERLYNX being specifically mentioned on BASF’s new product label.

James Wilson, Director of RIVERLYNX, comments: “This is great news for our clients. It means that, provided they use our RIVERLYNX CDA handlance system with our unique and easy-to-fill Ecomark carrier liquid for long lasting weed control, then they are now reassured that it is legally safe to do so. Using BASF Pistol means that operators are able to control active weeds as well as those yet to germinate. This gives RIVERLYNX users the option of a residual action herbicide, as well as translocated or contact herbicides.”

RIVERLYNX Ecomark is a biodegradable and non-hazardous carrier liquid designed for use with the company’s CDA lance applicators. Ecomark has been scientifically formulated to incorporate a white pigment to work in conjunction with BASF Pistol, providing a visible marker during use whilst ensuring the correct droplet size to reduce drift and aid plant adhesion. Ecomark is supplied in a turtle pack which functions as a comfortable back-pack for use with RIVERLYNX’s robust Eradicator CDA handlance.

The RIVERLYNX system is a safe, cost effective and operator friendly method of weed control and would typically be used for weed control along mowing margins, around street furniture and in gravel areas. The key advantages include:

  • Significant productivity and efficiency savings
  • Reduction in labour force requirements
  • Manual handling and back injury issues reduced
  • Material/chemical cost per hectare is less when compared to alternatives in the marketplace
  • Easy to use – no measuring or weighing. Simply fill BASF Pistol to a mark on the turtle pack
  • No need to add extra Glyphosate to kill green growing weeds

RIVERLYNX products are backed by responsive after sales support including training, spare parts and servicing. Options available include both CDA Cleaner as well as Filling Stations. All RIVERLYNX products are designed and manufactured by the company at its Yorkshire facility. RIVERLYNX products are available from £396 ex-VAT.