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Old 04-07-2012, 10:45 AM
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I to prefer the Earth & Turf over the Eco spreader. The question I have is instead of a "slicer" to break up the cloggs, have you considered a stiff brush like on the Earth & Turf SP100 that adjusts for height.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:15 PM
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I to prefer the Earth & Turf over the Eco spreader. The question I have is instead of a "slicer" to break up the cloggs, have you considered a stiff brush like on the Earth & Turf SP100 that adjusts for height.
With my new supplier of compost is 1/2 screen material there is rarely a clump that needs to broken. I don't even have the clot buster installed anymore. It's working pretty good me and a helper aerated and top dressed 14 cy in 3.5 hours Friday. That included a 1 trip back for more material and a 15 min lunch break.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:11 PM
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The material available right now has a lower moisture content then earlier this spring and weighs less. It's screened to 1/4" and has 30% sand mixed in. I have my biggest load yet of 16 yards loaded up in my trailer and ready to go. Earlier this spring a 12 yard load would have weighed as much as this 16 yard load.

It's too far out of the way to get refilled during the day for me. Hauling big loads is a must. I'm spending $3800 to add disc brakes to my trailer and another $2200 to to a gear swap from 3.73 to 4.10.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:08 PM
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Will you make & sell this equipment once any kinks left are worked out.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:27 PM
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I love it. Nice work.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:36 PM
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I charge $100/1000sqft. From what the two of you charge I seem to be high. That's no seed,just cotton burr compost spread about an 1/4"r more.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:53 PM
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Will you make & sell this equipment once any kinks left are worked out.
Ill make you a good deal on this one. I will sell this one for 7k. Ill even deliver half way.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:56 PM
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I would charge 100 per k if I could get it. People around wont pay it. If your area will support it then go for it. If you are selling jobs then I wouldnt change. If you arent selling jobs then maybe a decrease is needed. Its kind of hard to charge a 100 per k with this set up I can do a 6k sq ft yard in less than 15 min.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:03 PM
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Yes,the customers have money but are not familiar with organic services like topdressing or especially compost tea.
Where are you located?
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:07 PM
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Im in Texas. You know what I do to convince customers. I get them to let me put a 4x4 area of compost down in the middle of the yard. 9 times out of 10 they are wanting me to come do the rest of the yard. It will sell itself.
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