1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community on the Franchising Forum.

    Dismiss Notice

Push-type topdress applicators

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    Hi guys,

    After applying compost to a decent sized portion of my lawn last fall (with a shovel and rake, mind you), and seeing the vast benefits reaped this season in the form of higher lawn drought tolerance, I am really interested in a manual, perhaps push type compost applicator.

    Has anyone used the Earth & Turf 24D model?
    www.earthandturf.com/tf24d.htm
    If so, what is your assessment of it? Is it hard to push with a hopper full of compost? How much does that unit go for? My intention would be to use this machine for 1/4 acre or less resi yards as either stand alone topdressing OR overseeding then topdressing applications. I believe I could sell these services pretty well around here, topdressing is almost unheard of in these parts.

    Any other topdresser models that I should take a look at?
     
  2. wrager

    wrager LawnSite Member
    from ATL
    Posts: 164

  3. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,767

    how much do those run? did you see anything on prices?
     
  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    The previous poster said $895 + ship for that Rittenhouse model.
    Otherwise, that is what I am asking you or someone who has used these machines. Would really like to know about their functionality first, though.
     
  5. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,767


    Yeah I saw the price on that one, I was talking about the one you posted about.
     
  6. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,354

    I was also considering this top dresser for this fall....Bump!:waving:
     
  7. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    I just fell in love and actually think I got a boner :laugh:

    I got two pallets of 40 Lb bags to spread by hand this fall and was really concidering having that homemade top dresser someone posted a while back, I was going to have someone build it.

    I like this better, can see already how easily it can be engineered to weld a handle of the front to tow with a lawn tractor. :walking:

    More info please.
     
  8. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    Getting a lot of posts on here from people considering these machines.

    NOW, lets hear from someone who has used one or something similar.
     
  9. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    Bump - no one uses a push type topdresser out there??
     
  10. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Can I second that bump?

    I just found a place locally to get my compost so I'm really concidering one.
     

Share This Page