Anyone have topsoil screeners?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by dirtybiz, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. dirtybiz

    dirtybiz LawnSite Senior Member
    from MT
    Posts: 255

    Do any of you guys have topsoil screens?? If so what kind and how do they work?? Looking into it as we have a rather large pile of topsoil, sure would be nice to screen some of it. Any pics would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. EA Quinn

    EA Quinn LawnSite Senior Member
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    we bought a thomas pro screen 400 screener. We make all our own topsoil for the whole year. We compost all our leaves we suck up, mix it with all our chum from dig outs for new patios, driveways, walls etc as well as all the sand we sweep up in the spring. We run them all through the screener and it comes out as black gold. We got it for right around 20k. works awesome!

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    heres a pic of what it looks like i grabbed off the internet. I dont have any pictures of us screening.
     
  3. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thats impressive.
    Mike
     
  4. jreiff

    jreiff LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 402


    We do the exact same thing as you. Except we rent a screener every year. Works out really well for us.
     
  5. dirtybiz

    dirtybiz LawnSite Senior Member
    from MT
    Posts: 255

    EA Quinn, did you guys buy that new or used. The cheapest ones i have seen around here a 30k+. Also is that diesel powered i am assuming, looks similar to the ones i have seen around here (not many around).

    JReiff, how much does it cost to rent out their?? I checked into it last year and around here they get $1,800 a week!! You'd have to keep it busy for the whole week at that rate.
     
  6. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
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    We use a royer the screens don't do well with our soil.
     
  7. EA Quinn

    EA Quinn LawnSite Senior Member
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    yes we bought it brand new two years ago from united rentals. We got a price quote from a place in VT and we got United to match the price since they were closer. Back then they were just a tad over 20k. Maybe the pricing has gone up? The machine is diesel powered. I beleive its a kubota off the top of my head.
     
  8. jreiff

    jreiff LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
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