See the links above for more information about
our equipment, technology and treatment results.
The photos below show leaves immediately after treatment, the
objective being to wilt the green leaves (not incinerate
Thumb prints should be visible after pressing a treated leaf between
thumb and forefinger.
for our newsletter,
where we will be covering many aspects of using our equipment, upcoming
innovations, and principles and techniques of thermal vegetation
management and flaming for weed control.
We also want to get feedback about your weed control needs and your experiences with and questions about using thermal methods!
PO Box 21108
Eugene, OR 97402
"WetIR is Better"™
Sunburst, Inc. has been developing and testing superior thermal vegetation management technology and equipment while pioneering methods in advanced modernized flaming for weed control in a wide range of settings for over fifteen years. Our innovative products are excellent for reducing reliance on herbicide use and other more costly or less effective alternatives. Our equipment fits perfectly in the arsenal of tools for integrated pest management / vegetation mqanagement (IPM / IVM) programs.
The Sunburst difference is our Wet-Infrared™ patented technology and durable, carefully designed and engineered equipment that provide a distinctly more efficient and effective option in thermal technologies for weed control. Our equipment applies relatively small amounts of water at ambient temperature followed by intense heat in several forms within an enclosed, insulated housing in a manner that makes it more effective, efficient and economical than other types of thermal weed control equipment such as open flamers, hot foam and steam.
Introducing the SpHot Weeder™
Available as of August 1. ORDER NOW for earliest shipment.
Use our online shopping cart below
for convenient credit card purchases!
The Sunburst SpHot Weeder™ (Patent Pending) is the most efficient and effective hand torch for flame weeding on the market today!
- An innovative tool design for flaming weeds that
use of open flame torches more efficient, more effective, and less
- First major innovation in open torch technology
- The SpHot Weeder™ makes flaming weeds more
controllable with greater impact at less cost.
benefits are achieved by capturing, containing, focusing, and directing
the thermal energy produced by an open flame torch.
- Highest quality materials and construction,
including stainless steel for durability.
- Easy and simple to use.
- Low Maintenance
- Easy Care & Storage
- Accessible Parts
Compared to commonly available “open flame torches” the Sunburst SpHot Weeder™ is:
- More Efficient & Effective
- Focused Impact
- Improved Control
- Less Hazardous
- Innovative Uses
MANY USES such as Fencelines, Walkways, Plazas & Courtyards, Patios, Curbs, Pavement Cracks, Driveways, Gravel Parking & Storage Areas, Gardens, Landscaped Areas, Sports Facilities, Greenhouses and Nurseries, Electric Substations, Ditches, Culvert Openings, Moss Control, Ice Melting
Kill seedling weeds outright. Kill established plants with a few treatments at 10-14 day intervals.
Regulate vegetative growth where plant cover is needed but management of height and density is desirable.
Routine application of flaming treatments provides increasing benefits over time!
* Patent Pending *
SpHot Weeder™ Shopping Cart
See below for ordering individual parts and combination packages:
Combination Packages:Prices on Combination Packages reflect an approximately 10% discount off individually priced items.
All sales final. 90 Day Warranty on all components and workmanship. Damaged items returned to Sunburst will be replaced free of charge (plus shipping). Sunburst is not responsible for any damage or abuse to a unit or its components by the shipping company or by any user. Shipping damage: contact your freight carrier. Replacement parts are available, contact Sunburst Inc. with the details of purchase and your current contact information.
Delivery: standard ground shipping via UPS based on location unless otherwise noted.
Shipping & Handling Charges: included in calculation for Standard Shipping. Shipping of small orders less than $25 are shipped via USPS for a $5 handling fee plus shipping cost.
Shipping Time: Orders are processed as they are received; unless back-ordered or out of stock, items are usually shipped within 2 weeks of receipt of payment.
Terms of Sale
All prices, terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Purchaser agrees to the Sunburst Terms of Sale as a condition of purchasing all items provided by Sunburst, Inc. and acknowledges reading the Terms of Sale agreement.
NOTE: The sales of our Cart and Wagon have been temporarily suspended pending integration with the SpHot Weeder™ and converting them to a 12 volt pumping system for our wet systems.
The Push Cart is for small-scale applications; the Wagon is larger and pulled by hand (inquire about modifications for towing behind an ATV or similar vehicle). Our carefully engineered and tested small and mid-size models are powerful and effective!
Both configurations come with a Sunburst Thermal Deck™ and mounting carriage, seven gallon water tank with 12 volt pumping system and switch-activated water spray, throttle-controlled flame with pilot light, propane pressure regulator and hosing. Supply your own standard propane tank due to shipping and re-sale restrictions.
Easily maneuverable, two-wheeled cart with rugged liner-coated chassis and tubular steel handle.
Four-wheeled rugged steel chassis,
rotating front steering assembly and pull handle.
Custom Large-scale Equipment
has designed and manufactured a number of custom units
for large-scale applications ranging from roadsides, railroads, blueberry fields, orchards, water canal rights-of-way, and wetlands.
Mounting configurations for these have ranged from rear-mounted three-point hitch, articulated boom, hi-rail trucks with independently operating multiple units, and retroffitted railroad ballast regulator.
Other models suitable for various agricultural crops and methods
are currently under research, design and development.
Examples below of effective
applications in various settings
during late Winter 2008 field trials.
See Treatment Impacts PDF for more information.