Does anybody own a hydroseeder?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Bill Renda, May 24, 2003.

  1. Bill Renda

    Bill Renda LawnSite Member
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    If so what brand do you have and how do you like it? I am looking at getting a 1,500. gal. Finn or a Bowie any feedback would be great thanks.
     
  2. worthbrown

    worthbrown LawnSite Member
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    I own a 600 gal Easy Lawn (jet agitation). It is great for what I do. All residential, usually 1 acre lots. I like the ease of the my machine, but this won't help you much because it is a completely different animal from the Finn or Bowie.
     
  3. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've been thinking about getting into hydroseeding too. I'm also wondering what a good setup would be to get going, tank size, pump size, brand ect... Do most of you guys that do it do work for other contractors, developers or just privte residential cutomers.
     
  4. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We have a 900 gallon and an 1100 gallon Bowie. Love 'em. Have had them almost 10 years. Had to overhaul one engine in that timeframe.

    Would highly recommend Bowie to anyone.
     
  5. Northwest

    Northwest LawnSite Member
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    You are correct in looking at a mechanical agitated machine. I have a jet machine (Ketchum industries) and it is time consuming and annoying to load. You have to break the mulch in very small pieces so it does not clog the machine.
     
  6. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
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    John,
    Are they mechanically agitated?

    Thanks! ;)
     
  7. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes they are. Owned a jet agitation machine once.... for a year. Had to upgrade after a short stint because of all the issues with that method. Now... that was 10 years ago, and there may have been some advancements with that type of unit of which I am not aware - so please don't misconstrue this to mean I'm badmouthing jet agitation.... it's just that 'way back when' it was a bad move for us with the volume of hydroseeding we were doing.
     
  8. MLI

    MLI LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 464

    I have a 400 gal mech. aggitated machine. Works great! I run 70/30 mix in it...covers around 4000 sq ft. If anyone wants pics of it let me know....im selling it after I finish spraying this Spring....im gonna eventually move into larger Finn unit.
     
  9. Bill Renda

    Bill Renda LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the input guys. I have checked around and I'm finding most people prefer the Bowie because it has a chopper in it that shreds the bails and I guess the Finn doesn't. So it looks like its going to be a Bowie. Thanks again for the opinions.
     
  10. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    yah thanks for the advice guys
     

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