Lawn Solutions Turf Revitilizer

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by EastCoast, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. EastCoast

    EastCoast LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 310

    So, any user updates on this product? Good or bad experiences?

    I think I will be making the investment for my home in the winter, so I have it on hand when spring arrives.
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  2. kenny s

    kenny s LawnSite Member
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    EastCoast,
    I have owned my Revitilizer for a year now and have done numerous slit seeding jobs for my customers. The machine does a great job! You can use it as a thatching machine, (although to be honest I have a thatcher as well, and I prefer using it for thatching). The thatcher does not slice up the ground like the Revitilizer does, but for overseeding or planting new lawns, the Revitilizer is very good. The machine's handling is the key, the hydro forward/reverse, the hand grip control, the speed control, etc all make this machine worth the investment. In your case, you might use it twice a season, (spring and fall), so I would suggest the lesser hp machine, (6 hp I believe), as a homeowner. Your other alternative is to rent one the one or two times a season you will need it. Just remember to use grass seed for the season you are planting in, (warm/cool), and water as prescribed.
     
  3. cpa4t9r

    cpa4t9r LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    I've used the 6 hp machine the past 2 years with fantastic success. Used to dethatch this year and agree it will tear up some areas if you're not careful - especially in uneven areas. Highly recommended.
     
  4. EastCoast

    EastCoast LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 310

    Any way around the risk of not tearing up the lawn, because I would like to seed throught the year, except during the winter and summer months?
     
  5. cpa4t9r

    cpa4t9r LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    Make sure you don't have the tines set too low and I usually will kind of lift up in areas that are uneven - kind of like a mower deck scalping. Do it once and you'll figure it out pretty easily.

    One other thing - 99% of the tearing that I refer to was when I was dethatching i.e. lower tine height. Slit seeding you only need it to be set ~1/4" to 1/2".
     
  6. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    No doubt, it's the perfect seeder for the homeowner. :rolleyes:
     
  7. EastCoast

    EastCoast LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 310

    Many thanks for your input!
     

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