Slit Seeders

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Rob Spread & Spray, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. Rob Spread & Spray

    Rob Spread & Spray LawnSite Member
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    Anyone own one? Have you found one better than another? I have used Lesco's in the past but they stopped renting them. The local rental places rent these crappy Blue Birds. Its time to buy one!
     
  2. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    We purchased a lesco renovater last year very pleased with this 1.
     
  3. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    lesco model does a good job and is user friendly. I have a ryan mataway, it does a great job but really gives you a workout. I usually try to talk my customers into aeration and overseeding instead.
     
  4. Rob Spread & Spray

    Rob Spread & Spray LawnSite Member
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    Indy, do you think that A/O does a better job than slitseeding?
     
  5. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    Cross aeration & overseeding over sliceseeding here in the northeast,
     
  6. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
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    I like to aerate two directions, then overseed two directions. Makes a really nice seed bed, especially if you give the plugs a chance to dry out.
    I've run several different slit seeders over the years. The Ryan does a better job, but is not worth the aches and pains at the end of the day. The Lesco is easier to use, does a great job, and cost ALOT less.
     
  7. The Ranger

    The Ranger LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 208

    We have 2 Ryan mataways and one Lesco overseeder. Love the Ryans. We bought the Lesco from a guy going out of business. Selling it, but haven't set a price yet.
     
  8. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a classen, there are better. I also had the mataway. To big and clunky on hills and will not drop a decent seed in the slit on side hills. Try a turfco if you can.
     
  9. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    probablly not a better job but it does a good job for overseeding a established lawn. I recomend it because it easier,faster and I can do it for less $ so the customer is happy.
     
  10. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    lesco and classen are the same design with a lesco you will get a bigger engine for less money.
     

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