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Old 01-23-2009, 07:56 AM
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Hey Treegal, How many yards of compost do you think you can spread in a day with the ecolawn? Have you had any problems with your machine at all and how long have you had it? Would it be possible if i could contact you to discuss this machine with you? If so, please PM me with your information.

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Jason, there are variables involved here, but one person can spread 40+ yards in one day if you have a loader.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:06 AM
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The Commander in Chief from Eco Lawn Applicator was here today to adjust my applicator.

We are going to up-grade the conveyor belt to ribbed, switch out to improved agitator and a use a larger pulley to bring it up to date, 09 standards.
My machine was built in late 07 then sold in 08.

The compost we tried he said, was dry with little sand, which caused bridging in my machine but with his machine, it was a slight issue. The product needed to be screened more and better finished.

Daniel stands behind his machine and he didn't leave here until he was satisfied with the improvements to be made.

So far, I would recommend the machine. I will up date this report after the up grades are done. Parts should be here within two weeks.
Yes, the new run of machines will have the textured (ribbed) conveyor and an improved agitator/fluffer. I had one of these machines (but honestly did not try it) for a few days before delivering it to a customer. I like the improvements.
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:40 AM
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DO YOU have any pics of the new belt and such?
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:50 AM
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yes, got to go pay some bills and such, but then I will post some pics............
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:45 PM
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DO YOU have any pics of the new belt and such?
Demo'd the machine yesterday, but forgot to take pics. It's a cool machine that will definitely save you a lot of back pain and labor time. I did ask about the new belt and agitator and Daniel pointed those out to me. We had some sewage sludge worm castings that are on the chunky side and those spread great, but I'm bummed we didn't have chunky compost or wood chips to run through there.

If you have a lot of top dressing to do, I recommend the machine.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:38 PM
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dusty I spend weekends at the farm, oh and I am bone head and don't have a belt pic, some how......
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:39 PM
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Thats cool tree
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Demo'd the machine yesterday, but forgot to take pics. It's a cool machine that will definitely save you a lot of back pain and labor time. I did ask about the new belt and agitator and Daniel pointed those out to me. We had some sewage sludge worm castings that are on the chunky side and those spread great, but I'm bummed we didn't have chunky compost or wood chips to run through there.

If you have a lot of top dressing to do, I recommend the machine.

Matt,

Have you tested the Earth & Turf self propelled for comparison? Mine works great & spreads fine compost & chunky stuff equally well. I know some don't like the fact that it's a drop spreader, but I find it very efficient and since it holds more material once the sides are built up, that means less trips back to the truck to fill up.

At my age, I wouldn't be able to offer topdressing service without a top dresser of any brand. Yeah, I still work in the field.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:17 AM
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I demo-ed it last fall, good machine, but more walking. if most of my yards where smaller I may have gone that way....
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