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Old 08-28-2014, 06:39 AM
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Slit seeders

As I do more and more small seed jobs the idea of adding a slit seeder for fescue and Bermuda renovations starts to make sense.

I've used various models from the rental company in town and most of the time rent the turfco ls22 as it seems to be the best one available around.

What are the other choices on the market worth looking into? The exmark seeder looks awesome.

I'm on flat ground and could possibly go without hydro drive depending on what others say.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:25 PM
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I own model that is similar to the Exmark, but the name evades me right now. I think it's the best made . But I would like to demo a Billy Goat seeder. The head articulates with the ground.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:53 PM
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The Lesco Renovator is a good machine. Would recommend a hydro unit.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:12 PM
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Don't buy the Turfco, it's underpowered. I sold my turfco and bought a Billy Goat. I love it it has 2x the power, and the head does follow the contours of uneven ground better or ditch bottoms because the head does float with the terrain.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:11 AM
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We used to have a Ryan Mataway seeder did a nice job, well built just too big and bulky. We now have a lesco renovator hydro drive, haven't used it much yet but easy to operate
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:30 AM
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We used to have a Ryan Mataway seeder did a nice job, well built just too big and bulky. We now have a lesco renovator hydro drive, haven't used it much yet but easy to operate
Yes, yes. My Mataway was a pain on small jobs. A hydro would be nice. I never had much luck overseeding. Usually the seed would dry before it got going good enough to survive. It was really good on fall seeding, and it can dethatch nice in early spring but those Spring seed jobs I did were all loosers. I did some patch work at home August last year. Covered with straw mat and watered it with the hose and it got going fine but I babysat it all summer.
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Yes, yes. My Mataway was a pain on small jobs. A hydro would be nice. I never had much luck overseeding. Usually the seed would dry before it got going good enough to survive. It was really good on fall seeding, and it can dethatch nice in early spring but those Spring seed jobs I did were all loosers. I did some patch work at home August last year. Covered with straw mat and watered it with the hose and it got going fine but I babysat it all summer.
I agree Spring seed jobs do need to be babysat to establish. Spring rains will get them going. Its up to the customer to take over watering during the hot summer months. Most don't do it. Their bad.....that's why you DO NOT guarantee overseed jobs into established turf areas.

I run the Turfco unit and it is a good basic unit. They put a new engine on it recently as the Honda had problems with the oil shutoff. Good move.
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