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slice seeder of choice

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by DUSTYCEDAR, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    what is your slice seeder of choice for lawn renovation?
    brand, size, etc....
     
  2. cenlo

    cenlo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 322

    I have the BillyGoat, vertislicer with the 5.5 hp Honda. Never tried a different machine. Works pretty good but it is a ball buster on any type of grade or on soft soil. Very time consuming.
     
  3. FINN

    FINN LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA.
    Posts: 280

    Dusty,

    I used the Ryan Mattaway with great results last fall. It kicks azz unfortunatley it's a bear to operate and will kick your azz too. I did about 30k with it.

    I have not tried but am told the lesco renovator is a good unit but not a slit seeder.

    If I could find a slit seeder that work like the Ryan with out the beating I would grab it.

    I'd like to see a slit seeder on a commercial walk behind mower platform with hydro. I don't expect I'd like to the price tag.
     
  4. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    I'd like to see a slit seeder on a commercial walk behind mower platform with hydro
    now there is an idea
     
  5. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,643

  6. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 592

    I have a classen. I guess it works ok. I wanted a turfco because it is self propelled and the seed drop would be more even. I never got a response from turfco on the overseeder.
     
  7. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 592

    I have a classen. I guess it works ok. I am sure there are better. I wanted a turfco because it is self propelled and the seed drop would be more even. I never got a response from turfco on the overseeder.
     
  8. FINN

    FINN LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA.
    Posts: 280

    Natty,

    I see what your sayin about the Lesco. I guess the real difference between the lesco and Ryan is the Ryan drops the seed in the slit and the lesco drops it just before. The Ryan disc's are beveled and the seed tubes "empty out" onto the beveled face of the disc. I might be wrong about the lesco. Just going by what i have been told. Does'nt really matter. I hear good things about the results you get with Lesco. That's what counts.

    The bigger areas I did last fall with Ryan I can now do with compact tractor.

    I tried to get people to scalp but you know how that goes. Actually had one guy do it and he went over board and "tore up" his mower deck. I felt bad but he was ok about it.

    You're still welcome anytime to check the z out. If you have'nt seen one yet and still want to. I did'nt forget, just got busy with work then hunting season and soon to be work again.
     
  9. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    We run a lesco renovater we looked into the billygoat but wanted self propelled glad we made the choice it is so simple to run a breeze.
     
  10. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Hi Finn, the Lesco renovator is a self propelled Hydro, fully calibrated seed hopper holds 35lbs and doesent Beat You Up like the ryan also has power reverse.....has fixed blades that slice ans seed gets cut into the soil, also has a back brush that drags loose soil over the slice/seed bed.....most effient machine I've ever operatedpayup
     

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