Homemade hydroseeder. It was cheap and works well.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by WHIPPLE5.7, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 958

    I kind of made this as a little project knowing it may or may not turn out. it turns out that it works great and I've lined up a crap load of work for it already without even trying. I had no idea these things could be so profitable. For what I'm spending on fert., seed, and paper mulch I make a killing and customers love the price as well.

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?p=2931080#post2931080
     
  2. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,582

    Nice hydro seeder have any shots of it in action
     
  3. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    how mutch did it cost and wat the rate on that every one around here doses it.
     
  4. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 958

    My total cost was in the first post of the link, I think $1,130. My rate is about .15 sq ft
    My cost per full tank in material is around $75-80 and a full tank pays about $350. It only takes about 10 minutes to run a tank thru. I scored a bigger job thats going to be about 4 tanks at one location so for that one I came down to about $300 per tank. Still a ton of profit for not much work.
     
  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    What is agitating the mix? I don't know much about hydroseeding, but I am pretty sure something has to stir the pot.
    Post some pics of it in action. I would like to build one.
     
  6. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,597

    Looks nice, pics are bigger than hell but still looks good lol
     
  7. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230

    Can you PLEASE size down your pics and post some more? I would love to see what you have done, but the HUGE pic makes it tough!
    Thanks!
     
  8. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 958


    The same pump that pushes it thru the hose agitates it as well. Thats the reason for the valves. Use the pump to cycle it thru for a few minutes to mix it well and open the valve to the hose to spray it. Those wanting more pics will have wait. I'm doing my first this weekend and I'll get some pics of the results then.
     
  9. lawsonc

    lawsonc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Where did you buy your spray gun from? Also what is your current mix? I have a honda trash pump and a 300gallon tank and i am going to make a unit just like yours. Thanks for the ideas and the help!!
    Have you had success in your jobs?
    What kind of seed do you use?

    Sorry for all the questions
     
  10. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    Ditto, here !!
     

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