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3/4 Gallon Fertilizer Applicator with Hose Thread for up to 5000 sq.ft.


3/4 Gallon Fertilizer Applicator with Hose Thread for up to 5000 sq.ft.
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The 3/4 gallon fertilizer applicator (fertigator) is an easy-to-use, effective, and environmentally friendly automatic fertilizer dispensing system with hose thread connection for use in residential, commercial, grower and municipal applications with up to 5000 square feet. Four precision settings can be selected using our easy-to-use feed adjustment knob on the top of each unit's cap for maximum proportioning flexibility.

Part #: A051
$53.20 $47.88
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The EZ-FLO All-in-One Garden Hose and Drip System Connections are commercial grade automatic fertilization (fertigation)and chemical application systems. These are the best high capacity hose-end feeders available to consumers and professional alike for distributing water-soluble fertilizers and chemicals evenly, at adjustable proportioning rates. The hose thread and drip connection units can attach to any hose bib (the end near the faucet) so the tank doesn't have to be carried with the hose when feeding. The units work with all water soluble and liquid fertilizers, which can be combined in the unit with other chemicals and nutrients to provide "All-In-One" plant and landscape care. This line of applicators is ideal for residential gardens, landscape applications, nurseries or small farms. The units use a patented flow process built on the principles of precision, port water entry, agitation and flow control to deliver non-hazardous fertilizers and supplements to your landscape.

Model No. Description Shipping Weight Diameter/height Coverage (2 months) Fertilizer Capacity

A051 3/4 Gallon Hose & Drip Connection 2 Lbs 6" x 9" 5,000 sq ft 5 lbs dry
A053 3 Gallon Hose & Drip Connection 5 Lbs 7" x 19" 20,000 sq ft 20 lbs dry

Note: In order for the applicator tank to operate properly if used with PVC pipe or with a sprinkler system, the system will need to have at least 120 GPH drawn from it. If the system uses less, then use PVC connector model A085, 3/4" or model A086 for 1" with each has a ball valve at the center coupling.

By: jansmudski, 05/03/13

It works but it is tricky. In my setup I have a number of circuits with different flow rates depending on how many drippers are on it. I had to select a disk filter to match up depending on the circuit. If you have too wide a flow-thru opening no fertilizer will be drawn out. Too narrow and you get too much pressure drop in the injector and some drippers may not drip!For the fertilizer they sell here I calculated 1tsp would supply 30 sq ft or approx 30 drippers so on that basis i put in 1-2TBSP in the 1 gal tank per cicuit. I had to add food coloring to really see what was going on. bottom line it worked. It emptied out to clear in about 20 minuites depending on flow rate. Since once you got drippers you pretty much need to fertilize thru them this solves my fertilizing issue for the drop setup. In my case I put in coupling so I can move the injector from circuit to cicuit. Kind of painfull.
With more experience and use one may end up putting one in permanently in each circuit - depends on head loss too.

  • Available in three sizes
  • Available with hose or pipe thread connection
  • Can be installed in minutes
  • Use with drip or sprinkler systems
  • Used by commercial growers to apply fertilizer, reducing complexity of fertilization in greenhouse and nurseries

Installation for Fertilizer Applicators

The most common installation of this applicator is to the faucet or hose bib, and in this type of installation the hose bib adapter is included. If the unit is installed into a faucet a backflow device is recommended; if installed with standard anti-siphon valve the backflow devise is not needed.  If you use this unit for a sprinkler system we suggest ordering the PVC connector model A082 for 3/4" A083 for 1” or A084 for 2”.

  1. Determine the type of installation that is correct for your system and insert the flow disks (consult flow disk chart) if your total flow is under 120 GPH
  2. Install the Ez-Flo hose bib adaptor fitting in the correct position – last in line before the swivel adaptor.  Timers, filters, and pressure regulators should not be installed downstream of the unit’s hose bib adaptor.
  3. Attach pickup tubes to the hose bib adaptor fitting (black tube to blue fitting, clear tube to green fitting).
  4. Attach clear tubing to the green connector nut on cap.  DO NOT REMOVE COMPLETELY THE BLUE AND GREEN CONNECTOR NUTS.  Slightly loosen each nut and insert the tubing through the center of the nut until it stops.  Then tighten the nut over the inserted tube.
  5. Fill the container with 1 pound water soluble fertilizer for every 3,000 square feet.  Fill the tank up with water.

Set the flow adjustment on the cap 

It is important to note that the applicator tanks are made of polyethylene plastic and the tank is not designed to withstand constant water pressure. The applicator should be depressurized after each use in order to ensure a long service life. The applicator can handle up to 80 PSI in operating mode, which is the maximum pressure suggested for this unit.

Fertilizer Distribution Rates

EZ-FLO's applicator ensures that the proportion of fertilizer to water remains constant from the beginning of the cycle until the tank is depleted of fertilizer.

The units have an adjustable cap with four basic settings relating to the amount of fertilizer mixed with the water.  The proportionin

g rate

is determined by the connection type with the hose bib connection feeding at a faster rate than when a coupling connection is used.

 

Hose Bib &
Drip Cap Setting

Hose Bib
Feed Ratio

Coupling
Connection
Feed Ratio

 

 

 

Slow

1,000 to 1

15,000 to 1

   1

500 to 1

8,000 to 1

   2

250 to 1

2,000 to 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model No. Description Shipping Weight Diameter/height Coverage (2 months) Fertilizer Capacity
 
A051 3/4 Gallon Hose & Drip Connection 2 Lbs 6" x 9" 5,000 sq ft 5 lbs dry
A052 1 1/3 Gallon Hose & Drip Connection 3 Lbs 7" x 11" 8,000 sq ft 8 lbs dry
A053 3 Gallon Hose & Drip Connection 5 Lbs 7" x 19" 20,000 sq ft 20 lbs dry