Register free!


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-25-2013, 01:04 PM
precator precator is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bel Air, MD
Posts: 70
Classen Ts-20 Overseeder

Anyone have any experience using one of them? Does it work well for overseeding?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-26-2013, 03:33 PM
Othertime Othertime is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Northern, VA
Posts: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by precator View Post
Anyone have any experience using one of them? Does it work well for overseeding?
works great as long as you don't use the seeder box on the machine (box is inaccurate). Broadcast your seed first then slit seed with the machine.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-26-2013, 03:44 PM
precator precator is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bel Air, MD
Posts: 70
isn't the opposite? slit seed first without seed, then do broadcast seeding?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-26-2013, 04:02 PM
Othertime Othertime is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Northern, VA
Posts: 41
I used one last year and broadcase 1/2 rate seed first then slit in one direction, then broadcast the other 1/2 seed then slit 45 degrees to the first pass then watered in. I found that the disc on the slit seeder busted up the 1/4 to 1/2 top dirt and combined with the seed to make a nice seedbed. Most of your rental seeders drop seed infront of the verticutting discs so I would rather trust my broadcast spreader than the drop seed box on the front of the slit seeder.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-26-2013, 04:05 PM
precator precator is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bel Air, MD
Posts: 70
I killed off a lot of my grass with round-up. Would you still broadcast seed on top of that? Just trying to get the best germination possible, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-26-2013, 04:09 PM
Othertime Othertime is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Northern, VA
Posts: 41
I killed off 10k last fall with RU, scalped the lawn, added starter fert, seeded with the above method, watered 3 times daily for a month at about 10 minutes a zone.

oh I used the classen ts-20.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-26-2013, 04:11 PM
precator precator is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bel Air, MD
Posts: 70
nice did it come in well?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-26-2013, 04:16 PM
Othertime Othertime is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Northern, VA
Posts: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by precator View Post
nice did it come in well?
very nice. Make sure you use the best seed you can get your hands on and has 0 weed seed, 0 other crop on the bag.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-08-2013, 08:59 AM
mooch91 mooch91 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NJ - zone 6
Posts: 74
Just picked up a lightly used TS-20. I agree - the hopper on the unit is not so good, especially for small seed (KBG). Maybe mine could use to be replaced, but it does not seal very well when closed and I can't imagine it spreads with any accuracy. Did my first lawn with it using the above method - broadcast, slit, broadcast at 45 degrees, slit at 45 degrees. I won't know how it's working for a couple of weeks...

Mine was a former rental unit, picked it up for $400. Changed oil, greased shaft, a little Seafoam in carb, plug and air filter were new. Runs great!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-11-2013, 02:21 PM
Colonel Forbin Colonel Forbin is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 84
I will be renting one of these, I already purchased top quality seed and starter fertilizer.

My plan was to:
Cut grass short
Broadcast Starter
Slit using Clausen
broadcast seed
45 angle with Clausen
Broadcast seed

Water

Does this sound right.

My yard needs aeration how should I factor this in?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:21 AM.

Page generated in 0.07209 seconds with 7 queries