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Old 08-30-2012, 03:04 PM
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Plug-N-Poop Package, doing it right now

Im finding that both aeration & compost topdressing services work well packaged together.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:27 PM
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Im finding that both aeration & compost topdressing services work well packaged together.
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Absolutely!! For cool season turf, complete the package with seeding and you will provide your clients with a great lawn.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:49 PM
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adam.neusbaum....what type of compost spreader are you using?

This is something I would like to add in the future, compost spreader. Any info. would greatly appreciated!

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:09 PM
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Was using the Ecolawn-applicator yesterday & to my aggravation the Black Kow compost moisture was too high causing a terrible bridging issue. I'm determined to find a way to dry store inventory but without a barn or lean-to that's going to be tough. First thing I should do is form up & pour a nice elevated concrete slab. With the Turfco Mete-r-Matic topdresser its not an issue but I prefer the Eco.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:40 PM
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Was using the Ecolawn-applicator yesterday & to my aggravation the Black Kow compost moisture was too high causing a terrible bridging issue. I'm determined to find a way to dry store inventory but without a barn or lean-to that's going to be tough. First thing I should do is form up & pour a nice elevated concrete slab. With the Turfco Mete-r-Matic topdresser its not an issue but I prefer the Eco.
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Spreaders continue to be a problem, in that it is simpler to have a helper and a wheelbarrow to tote a decent volume about the lawn, quickly and easily...
I'm sorry if this offends certain people, but for the amount of money involved it is worthwhile to,,, step it up a notch!!! requiring perfect compost to function properly is not the solution...
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:01 PM
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No offense taken. This statement merely reflects your topdressing service volume. Thankfully the machines paid for themselves their first 3 months in service. Thirty-eight cubic yards spread <evenly> over 7 hours time with machines goes unmatched by any wheelbarrow. Where most of the time spent was in the drive time to reload the trucks. Of course the type of grass greatly determines the maximum thickness. Many lawns here in Central Florida are Zoysia that's cut at 2.25-3" and to prevent smothering you must be careful not to leave any area too dense. In the end i'm not looking to win any argument, to each his own. Obviously we're all mentally stable enough to determine what is the very best method of service as necessary. If i was convinced any other way was more efficient i'd be the first to try it. I consider myself an Evolutionist in the service world, i'm quick to dump something if its not working. Best regards. Happy Labor Day weekend!
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:13 PM
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So Eco-lawn is worth a look, once I get into high volume... the North doesn't really get into compost as much as the South, but I'm glad to know there are applicators worth the expense... 38 yds/day is definately a look see...
Thanks for not arguing about it...
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:17 PM
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Yes they are nice. Turfcos have way too many moving expensive parts to replace/adjust. Anytime you include a Reverse feature they are going to add up. Besides Eco is only 275 pounds compared to 670 Turfco. I have 2 out of 3 Turfcos left & 1 Eco.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:24 PM
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It is a good combo for sure.

I am not sure the demand is high enough in my area.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:57 PM
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Plug-N-Poop Package, doing it right now

I have a compact tractor. Is there an attachment that would allow me to top dress compost with some productivity. I was thinking of some sort I'd harrow or land leveler Any one have any experience.

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