Old 10-28-2013, 04:40 PM
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Recent Patent Information: High capacity walk-behind slice seeder

Patent info for a high capacity walk-behind slice seeder. I wonder who will be building it.

Link to full patent information: http://www.faqs.org/patents/app/20120298022

Patent jargon: Thus, embodiments of the invention provide a walk behind slice seeding machine or slice seeder for the seeding of turf grass in residential and commercial lawns. A walk behind slice seeding machine according to embodiments of the present invention is self propelled with hydraulic pumps and drives powered by an internal combustion engine. The walk behind apparatus is distinguished from larger ride-on or towed seeders by lower weight, lower cost, and greater efficiency of operation. By contrast to larger seeders designed for commercial turf farms, walk behind machines are suitable for use on smaller properties such as residential lawns or golf course greens. During steering, the ground-engaging blades of the walk behind slice seeder are raised out of the ground by a hoist, in contrast to requiring an operator to push down on the rearward end of the machine. This not only allows for virtually effortless operation, but also improves accuracy and stability of steering. Also, by eliminating the need to physically lift and turn, the inventive slice seeder enables use of a high capacity seed hopper, which in a prototype embodiment can hold up to about fifty (50) pounds of grass seed. The high capacity seed hopper thus enables sowing up to about a half acre (20,000 sq ft) without pausing to refill the hopper.

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Old 10-29-2013, 07:43 AM
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Wonder what that thing will weigh? From the side, it looks a little like the old Ryan Greensaire 24's.

It definitely looks heavy duty/high capacity.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:15 AM
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Dual hydro wb seeder? Will have to keep our eyes peeled.....
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:23 PM
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It looks as big as the old Olathe walk behind power seeder I had to use about 15 years ago. It weighed prob close to 500 lbs. I like the caster wheels on the front of this one!
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