Lily Pad Root Ripper, Cutter, Killer & Remover
The only sure way to kill lily pads is to break their roots enough to drown them. When the Lily Pad Ripper is pulled along the bottom of your lake it digs deep into the bottom and literally rips open and tears through the rhizome root system.
The Lily Pad Ripper can be pulled by boat or from land using an ATV or Tractor. is attached to your boat and is pulled along the bottom, in turn breaking and pulling up the roots of lily pads. Larger, heavier boats tend to work best for this. After breaking the root system it will flood the interior of the rhizome in the portion that remains in the water killing any water lily / pad that is attached. Some of the rhizomes will float to the surface and some will remain on the bottom.
How To Remove and kill lily pads in a lake or a pond with this tool?
The Weeders Digest offers many tools to "manage" your lily pads. Our Lily Pad Ripper is a one-of-a-kind tool designed to REMOVE lily pads and rhizomes once and for all!
Simply connect the Lily Pad Ripper to boat by using your own rope, tied to a 1.5" by 6' stabilizer pipe (that you supply.)
(The reason that we recommend that you supply these 2 items is so that you can reduce shipping costs. IF you are a local buyer and intend to stop by The Weeders Digest, you can certainly purchase a complete set up for an additional $55.)
Once you are all rigged up and ready to go lower the Lily Pad Ripper down to the bottom of the lake or pond and inch forward slowly until the rope becomes tight. Once the rope is tight, it is important to apply steady forward momentum until the Ripper rips through the root and continue on in a straight line popping each root as you move forward.
Next, return to the beginning spot and move over 7' to begin the next ripping path and complete the same ripping motion as in the previous step.
Once you have completed 2 parallel rips, you will see the pads in their entirety, i.e.; pads stems and roots, pop to the surface for easy removal with one of rakes like our Long Reach Lake Rake. Remember, thorough clean up is the responsible way to manage your waterfront.