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Old 01-08-2004, 06:13 PM
Chipper36 Chipper36 is offline
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Lesco Lawn Renovator

Does anyone use the Lesco Lawn Renovator (slicer, seeder, dethatcher) to overseed existing turf?

It seems like it is only designed to seed bare ground...
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Old 01-08-2004, 07:35 PM
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It is a wonderful machine, We Bought ours last year and did a few renovations, overseeding (within existing turf) and dethatching. It has worked wonderful and given good results on all but one customer, but they chose to water only for 1 week after seeding, then everything we did dried and died.
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Old 01-08-2004, 08:22 PM
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I've owned the renovator 20 for 4 yrs and its a $$$ maker. The only thing I use it for is slice seeding. Min. charge $200 and thats just for a few spots, lawns are sliced in at 10 cents sq. ft. and if there watered and cared for like a new lawn that is what the results look like. I never used it to seed bare ground on a new install.

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Old 01-11-2004, 06:59 AM
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I bought one last fall and did several overseedings with it. It does a great job and is a real money maker.
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Old 01-11-2004, 09:57 AM
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great machine but u need 2 cut the grass short or u make a mess
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Old 01-11-2004, 10:17 PM
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great machine but u need 2 cut the grass short or u make a mess
Very true. It will also kick up a lot of thatch while seeding.
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3 Grasshopper 223 61"
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Old 01-12-2004, 06:06 PM
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Iv used one as a rental and liked it a lot the one I used had a chain that kept falling off but I think that was more to poor maintenance of the rental company. I wish to buy me a slit seeder this year I'm just not certain yet if it will be the renovator or if there is another brand that has some better features. If anyone has a different preference id be happy to hear about it.
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Old 01-12-2004, 09:27 PM
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the chain comes off because of poor maint. it has a woodruff key that holds it all together and if the allen set screw comes lose or moves it will fall off
great machine if u take care of it
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Old 03-07-2004, 01:29 AM
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my machine is up for sale but i'll tell you alittle about it. we have hard clay ground here and in new construction yards it does great . its better on patch work in old yards. i'm selling because most people in this area wants sod laid (quick jobs). very good machine!!!!
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Old 03-12-2004, 01:43 AM
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i was thinking about buying a ryan overseeder.. heard they were the best
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