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Q: kerosene, pressurised, single head weed burner. ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: kerosene, pressurised, single head weed burner.
Category: Family and Home > Gardening
Asked by: rpruddy-ga
List Price: $8.00
Posted: 05 Jan 2006 10:27 PST
Expires: 04 Feb 2006 10:27 PST
Question ID: 429518
i am having no luck searching for an item. i am after an internet
source that ships from the US. the item is a kerosene, pressurized
weed burner. new or if used, in good working order. the LPG units are
not of use in my situation (rugged terrain). these burners were common
not all that long ago.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: kerosene, pressurised, single head weed burner.
From: irlandes-ga on 09 Jan 2006 21:52 PST
We had one in Iowa in 1958. You had to pre-heat the coils, as I
remember it. Wonder if the smog issues has obsoleted them.  They
really weren't that efficient, it was a lot faster to cut the weeks,
or hit the roots with a pick-axe.
Subject: Re: kerosene, pressurised, single head weed burner.
From: rpruddy-ga on 10 Jan 2006 08:24 PST
thanks for the input irlandes. they are real efficient for roasting
the seeds that have not germinated from an ancient gorse infestation.
i am still actively hunting one. believe that emissions are not reason
for demise, convienience of LPG did them in. way less "smog" than 2
cycle gas engines.
Subject: Re: kerosene, pressurised, single head weed burner.
From: evenrude-ga on 18 Mar 2006 19:57 PST
I have the weed burner that you have just descibed. My grandfather
bought it in the early 1950s. I have been surfing the web, trying to
find out what kind of fuel it used. (I am glad that you mentioned
kerosene as I was just about to try some coleman fuel in it.) It has a
small tank w/shoulder strap and pumps up like a coleman stove. I am
sorry to say it is not for sale as I have an immidiate need for it.
It has no label or stamp on it to identify its manufacturer but it
looks similer to a 89FB21282MS Ward's "Flamethrower" I saw at another
I will continue looking for information and will contact you if I find something.
Subject: Re: kerosene, pressurised, single head weed burner.
From: fandangler-ga on 02 Jul 2006 10:03 PDT
I've been looking for something like this.  I've got a large gravel
drive that currently requires a lot of roundup to keep clear.  I
remember seeing these wheeled kerosene-fueled weedburners in my
childhood in the UK.  I always wanted one, even then!

I found this link:

The unit is quite expensive (probably $400+ after shipping etc.) and
may only be available in the UK.

btw - if you're still searching, try using 'paraffin' in your search
terms - that's what the brits call kerosene.

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