lime in hydroseeder

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by mclrob71, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. mclrob71

    mclrob71 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    has any one every tried powder or pellet lime in there hydroseed slurry?
  2. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    I put it in every tank load. Adding lime is no more abrasive than adding granular fertilizer. I have also used my hydroseeder to apply lime and fertilizer to areas that other wise couldnt be reached. Adding lime or granular fertilizer to a hydro seeder will excelerate the wear on your pump, especialy a gear pump machine, unless you are adding massive amounts a centrifical pump will last for a long time. I have a banjo centrifical pump on one of my seeders and the impeller and wear plate along with the seal cost approx $180. to replace. I replace it on adverage of once a year. To extend the live of the impeller and wear plate I made a shim of .040 sheet metal and placed behind the wear plate when it gets worn. This allows me to set the clearance between the impeller and wear plate back to factory specs for almost new performance and extends the lifespan between replacement.
  3. mclrob71

    mclrob71 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Is there any apparant differance between powder/pellet compared to liquid in your expereance

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